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Live to Learn

Year 4 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Year Four!


Spring Term 2021

Welcome back everybody! We hope you have had a lovely break and enjoyed the festive holidays together. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge Well Done to all of our children for adapting to our new school routines so well. We are very proud of them all. We will continue to support all our of pupils and make sure they are all happy and ready to learn whilst adhering to the rules and routines which keep everybody safe.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term in Year 4 and have lots of activities planned.

Our Romans topic will continue for the first part of our Spring term and we have been so impressed with the work the children have produced for this already. We have lots of interesting work planned around this including Green Screen and volcano paintings linking to our class text (Escape from Pompeii). We will then move on to looking at the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 

For further information relating to our curriculum throughout the Spring term, please refer to our Spring 2021 Newsletter on this class page.

We are also hopeful that our class trip to Lakeside will be able to go ahead in May. Further details will be sent out as soon as we have them.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our School Twitter page where we upload some of the things we get up to in Year Four.

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome back to school! We can't wait to begin a new school year and get to know each and every one of you. We have lots of exciting things planned for you in Year Four. Get ready for a fun-filled year!

Year 4 Hawthorn - your teacher will be Miss Bunning.

Year 4 Lime - your teachers will be Mrs Nicholson (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Osholaja (Thursday and Friday).

Mrs Nicholson

The content of our Year Four curriculum raises expectations and inspires our pupils to achieve the very best they can. Central to academic achievements is our ethos of "Learn to Live, Live to Learn". We aim for your child to mature emotionally and socially and feel confident but, above all, enjoy their time in Year Four. 

Please see the Autumn Term Curriculum Letter in the 'files' section of this page for further information about what we will be learning before Christmas. We have included an outline (with some useful websites) below.


We are so excited to explore Leon and the Place Between with you! Where will the magic take us?
We will then be reading Escape from Pompeii and basing our English lessons upon this.


Playing spelling games can motivate your child and be a lot of fun! Here is one that we like. When your child brings home their spellings, try making silly sentences together using the list we have sent home. Your child might enjoy drawing pictures to help them to remember how to spell a certain word, or they may find it useful to write parts of words in different colours.

In Year 4, the National Curriculum expectations for spelling are similar to what they are in Year 3. We will focus on:


Please ensure your child is reading each day. In the 'Files' section of this page, you will find book suggestions aimed at Year Three and Four pupils. If you click here you will find examples of questions you can ask your child when they are reading at home. These are specifically designed to enhance a variety of their skills including: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising. Examples include:

  • Find one word in the text which means......

  • How do these words make the reader feel?

  • What is happening now? What happened before this? What will happen after?

  • Which section was the most interesting/exciting part?

  • How would you describe this story/text? What genre is it? How do you know?

  • Can you summarise in a sentence the opening/middle/end of the story?



The learning of times tables is vital for all aspects of maths. Don't forget to log into Times Table Rock Stars and practise as often as possible! Your log-in details can be found in your reading record.

Our Autumn term maths topics are listed below. Please click on each title if you would like to find how you can help your child at home:

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Problem Solving

The 'NRICH' website has some excellent problem-solving resources that are designed to extend your child's thinking. Please note, the stars next to each activity title give an idea of how challenging it is, with one star being the most accessible to three stars being the most challenging. Please click on the links below if you are ready for the challenge!

Place Value                             Beginner          Confident 
Addition and Subtraction         Beginner          Confident        
Multiplication and Division      Beginner          Confident



We will be exploring Roman life by focussing on when and why the Romans invaded, the reception they faced from native Britons and their cultural influence. Below, we have included some useful websites for you to visit if you would like to find out more about the Romans.

"Uncover unique archaeological remains and fascinating treasures from the Roman empire. Explore the impact of Rome on the province of Britannia as coins, the rule of emperors and Roman gods arrived on its shores." Sound interesting? Visit: The British Museum

Want to find out what life was like in the Roman army? Click: BBC

Explore Roman religions, monuments and cities, wars and Art on the History for Kids website.

Explore The Colosseum, one of the greatest buildings in Ancient Rome, here: DK findout

Find out key facts about the Romans and look at a timeline of their journey here: Timeline

Enjoy 'The Legend of Rome' here: History on the Net


Homework Sent Out Return Day
English Friday Wednesday
Maths Friday Wednesday
Spelling Friday

Tested the following Thursday

Reading Every day Please ensure you are reading each day


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