Year 4


This half term, in English lessons, the children will be completing a book study on ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn before moving onto writing recounts on the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb. In maths, we will be continuing with some multiplication and division work and then looking at the topic of geometry. Our science lessons will be physics based where the children will be learning about electricity and they will be making simple electrical circuits and learning about electrical safety.

In R.E, we will explore the big question, ‘What do people believe about life?’ where the children will look at stories from Christianity and Buddhism. In our computing lessons, the children will be programmers, learning how to sequence dialogue. Our new history topic will be the Ancient Egyptians where the children will answer the question, ‘What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?’ Our art topic will focus on sculpture and the children will create a canopic jar.


As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing tag rugby and hockey. Both of these sessions will be taught by the class teacher. As mentioned last half term, the children should come to school on their PE days in PE kits. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top. Please note that the PE timetable has changed.



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Homework is set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children may also have a written or alternative task linked to the project that they will be completing throughout the half term. As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 4 with secure recall of all times table and division facts up to 12 x 12, we are encouraging daily practise using TTRS and we are seeing great progress from those children who are using it regularly.

We will also be completing regular practise for the multiplication test which takes place in June. Here is a link to a website which is very similar to the test –


All of the Year 4 classes will be continuing with WCIT this half term. We are so proud of how hard the children have been working and we hope you enjoyed the WCIT concerts last half term. Below is a reminder of the days that the children need to bring their instruments in for.







Friday PM


Trumpet or clarinet

Wednesday PM



Friday PM


Upcoming events and diary dates

Friday 3rd February 2023 – Mongolia Class trip to the British Museum

Monday 6th February 2023 – Cambodia Class trip to the British Museum

Tuesday 7th February 2023 – Bangladesh Class trip to the British Museum

Wednesday 8th February – Safer Internet Day

Friday 10th February 2023 – Last day of term

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully

Ms. Smith, Ms. Clinton and Ms. Ross

(The Year 4 Team)

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