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Welcome to Year 4

Autumn 2021



Year 4 have well and truly settled back into class life after the summer break and we have forged a great team!


This term, Year 4 will be looking at the Ancient Greeks. We will build on our chronological understanding of this fascinating section of history, as well as use our new knowledge to interpret and enquire about aspects of the past.


In maths, we will ensure that our knowledge of place value and arithmetic skills are secure, as well as practise a variety of approaches to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Times table facts up to 12 x 12 will continue to be a major focus this term, which will assist the children in their class work this year and beyond. If you would like to find the time table songs from class, follow this link to the BBC “supermovers” website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8


In English, we will begin by investigating the features of non-chronologival reports before writing our own. Additionally, we will explore poetry, myths and legends and instructions.


In science, we will be learning about electricity, which will see pupils learning how to plan, obtain and present evidence and evaluating a scientific investigation. 


Our focus for P.E this term is a mixture of dance and gymnastic skills, as well as game skills with Mr North. This term, our P.E slots are Monday afternoon (indoor) and Thursday morning (outdoor dependant on the weather). 

If you are unable to remove earrings yourself, please do not wear them to school on P.E days. Additionally, for those who opt for it, swimming sessions will be first thing Monday morning.

What should you bring to school?

  1. Your Reading Record with school reading book.
  2. A jumper for those chilly days.
  3. A healthy snack for break time.
  4. Labelled uniform - much easier to return to the owner!
  5. A positive attitude – ready to learn!



Depending on the weather, suitable P.E. clothes include:

- plain white polo or t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls/trainers for indoors.

- additional hat, gloves, extra socks and dark coloured jumper and joggers (unbranded) for outdoors.



Homework will be given out each half term. There will be a set deadline for completion.


Ongoing tasks include practising times tables and spellings, AND most importantly, reading each evening for at least 10 minutes. Each time you read, record it in your reading record books.


Everything that you practise at home will help your learning in class! If you are unsure of any tasks or need some help, please do come and see me for explanations, examples and resources J I will be only too happy to do what I can to help.