Year 4

Class Teacher:

Miss Davenport

Learning Support Assistant:

Miss Knott

Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.  



We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided and 3 independent sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.

On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday ready for the following week.

Spring 2 Overview

Times Tables

This year, every Year 4 child in the country will take part in a Government Multiplication Tables Check. This requires them to answer times tables questions (up to 12x tables) fluently (within 6 seconds). With this in mind, it is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible. They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions. They have also been shown how to use ‘maths frame’ which is an online website where they can practice their time tables in conditions similar to that of the Multiplication Tables Check. They must access Times Table Rockstars for at least 10-15 mins at least 4 times a week. If not, they will have to lose some of their breaktime on a Friday.


Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 


PE lessons are on a Friday. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.

Miss Davenport will have her time out of class during this time where Mr Seary will take the lessons.

Brass Lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Children should bring their instruments to school on this day and then take them home again to practise using their Charanga Logins.

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

Times Tables Rockstars

Developing Experts (Science)

Language Angels (Spanish)

Spring 2

English: This term, we will be exploring the text ‘When the Giant Stirred’ by Celia Godkin. For our final big write, we will be creating a narrative in the point of view of one of the children from the book. We will be focusing on including fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases and we will also be refining our use of speech punctuation.



Maths: During this term, we will be continuing our learning with Multiplication and Division however, we will be exploring and practising how to multiply and divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit. We will also look at multiply and dividing by 10 and 100. After that, we will move onto our length and perimeter topic where we will learn to find equivalent lengths and calculate the perimeter of shapes. 

Other areas of the curriculum:


Our unit this term is ‘Living things and their habitats’. Through this unit, we will start by learning about different types of habitats. We will then be finding out about how animals are catergorised based on their features and will have a go at grouping animals ourselves. 

BBC Bitesize Classification


This term, we will be learning about Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We already have some prior knowledge on this as we have spent Spring 1 learning about Pompeii in our English Unit. Through this unit, we will be exploring the world’s Tectonic Plates in order to identify why earthquakes occur and how volcanoes are formed. We will look at the structure and make up of a volcano and create a Newspaper report on a recent Earthquake disaster. 

Earthquakes and Volcanoes


In RE, we will be exploring Christianity with a focus on the question ‘Is sacrifice an important part of Christian life?’ We will discover who Oscar Romero is and discuss sacrificial love. 


This half term, we will be learning about Money. We will discuss how to use money responsibly and we will get the change to work out budgets when creating our biscuits during DT week.


For DT week at the end of term, we will be planning, designing and making our own biscuits. We will test out different types and flavours of biscuits to see what we like and dislike. We will then set a budget and create a biscuit dough as a class. From this, we will cut out and create our own biscuit shapes and decorate them to our own taste!



Please see ‘Curriculum – Long Term Plans’  for a more detailed breakdown of objectives