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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!



Easter Activities


Over the Easter Holidays, we will not be posting full time tables to follow but please see the ideas below for some Easter fun!

Enjoy the break, and hopefully the sunshine!

Mrs Davies and Mrs Burns

  • Complete the Easter Story 2do on Purple Mash.
  • Create your own Easter themed wordsearch: make a grid any size you like using vertical and horizontal lines, enter your chosen words in any direction - forwards, backwards, up, down, diagonal. Then fill the missing squares with random letters. Make sure you make a list of the words you choose to help whoever is completing it! You could always send a photo to a friend or family member for them to edit and complete. 
  • Create your own Easter Quiz on Purple Mash 2Quiz
  • Create an Easter Garden using junk modelling, You will need a cross (or three), a tomb and a garden. 
  • Have a go at creating a 'palm cross' using the link to instructions below. 
  • Make an Easter card


During school closure


Please use the following websites where there has already been work set by your child's class teacher or there is the opportunity for your child to complete tasks and activities. Where your child needs login details, these have already been given to your child during school hours.


MyMaths: (requires login)   Your child's class teacher has set a task for each day. 

Times Tables Rockstars: (requires login)

Purple Mash: (requires login)   Your child's class teacher has set tasks for during the closure.

Maths frame multiplication checker:  Your child                has used this weekly in class.

Ed Shed:

Oxford Owl: (requires free login)

Twinkl: (requires login. free during closure)

GoNoodle: (requires free login)

Thinkuknow:   Offers activities to keep your child safe online

Childline:   Has a 'locker' area where your child can play games and watch video clips offering                               reasurance during this time.

BBC Bitesize:  Lots of videos, subject knowledge and video clips on all subjects.

Super Movers:  Learning while singing and dancing!

Year 4 Overview 


Autumn 1: Author Study - Roald Dahl 

Autumn 2: Leon, Poppy Field and Flander's Field

Spring 1: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Spring 2:The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Summer 1: The Explorer 

Summer 2: Beowulf 


During each half term children will have the opportunity to write around their texts, using a range of grammatical features and text types. There will also be a poetry topic covering Flanders Fields and related poetry, during the Spring term.

Useful websites to use from home: - online reading provides activities related to the story being read - popular children's story read by performers free online, provided with hand on activity guides - provides a variety of online interactive games to help children deepen their understanding in certain areas of learning - tablet friendly games available - a wide variety of SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) games for children to explore - covers a wide variety of topics that children and adults can explore with educational videos to support understanding 


Autumn1: addition and subtraction with four digit numbers, multiplying 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2 digits. 

Autumn 2: Fractions and decimals, including money

Spring 1: Multiplication facts, negative numbers and Roman numerals

Spring 2: Measures including translation and angles

Summer 1: Time and statistics 

Summer 2: Targetted key areas for revision


Children also have short arithmetic and time tables sessions during the week to practice their skills. This can also be completed at home on Times Tables Rockstars.

Times Table 12x12 grid

Useful websites to use from home: - Help with your child's time tables ( your child would have received their login and password)  - a range of top tips, eBooks and activities to help your child with their maths  - wide variety of topics covered with interactive games and revision lessons  - interactive tablet friendly maths games  - toolkit designed for parents and adults with a wealth of advice and tips for teaching Numeracy 


Autumn 1: The Romans in Britain

Autumn 2: World War 1

Spring 1:Japan

Spring 2: Mountains and Rivers

Summer 1: South America

Summer 2: Anglo Saxons


Big Question Autumn 1

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

Harvest Festival


Big Question Autumn 2

What is the Trinity?

Hanukkah Festival studied


Big Question Spring 1

What is it like for Christians to follow God?


Big Question Spring 2

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday?'