Year 4

Y4 Website Links

Interactive time tables battles, practice and games:

Times Table Rockstars

Interactive spelling games and activities linked to the Year 4 rules:

Spelling Frame

Interactive maths games that cover all areas of the maths curriculum:

Topmarks

Printable maths sheets linked to the Year 4 curriculum:

My Mini Maths

A range of KS2 resources:

BBC - bitesize

Welcome to Year 4

  • Class 4a – Mr Masters and Mrs Boileau
  • Class 4b – Miss Chipps and Miss Goldsmith

 

Year 4 is a very busy year group and we have lots of exciting experiences throughout the year.

We study four topics including: “Blue Abyss,” “Burps, Bottoms and Bile,” “Misty Mountain Sierra,” and “I am Warrior!” We also complete two mini-topics on Electricity and The Vikings.

See the topic maps and Y4 Curriculum Overview on this page for more information about what the children will be learning this year.

Reading

Reading is still a very important part of learning in Y4 with the focus now on reading to learn across the curriculum. It is a misconception that as children become more fluent and decode words more confidently (around Year 3 and 4), they do not need to read to an adult. It is still really important that children practise regularly, sometimes reading aloud to an adult, sometimes discussing what has been read or answering questions. It is also important that engaging stories are read to them, as this helps develop a love of reading and motivates them to improve.    See Y4 Recommended Reads for book ideas.

Times Tables

Times tables are an important focus in Year 4 due to the Multiplication Times tables Check that happens in the summer term each year. They will be tested on their knowledge of all tables up to 12 x 12 so it is an expectation that all children should know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by then. The children are supported with this at school but support from home is also vital.

Brass Project

Y4 are very lucky to learn a brass instrument during the first term. Children have weekly brass lessons and learn three pieces of music that are then performed to an audience at the end of the project. They then have the opportunity to carry on learning their instrument in smaller group sessions after this for a small fee. Many children carry on to play in our orchestra and wind bands.

Y4 Production

Year 4’s production takes place in Term 5. All children get the opportunity to audition for a role if they wish, and they are all involved in the rehearsal and performance process. There are opportunities for singing, dancing and acting as well as prop/set making or being a member of the stage crew. We are so excited to announce this year’s production over the next few months.

PE and Games

PE kit should be in school all week. We will have our indoor PE lesson on Tuesdays and outdoor games on Thursdays.

Swimming - as part of Year 4’s PE curriculum, the children receive 10 weeks of swimming lessons. Each class attends a session weekly and during this time, the swimming lesson replaces their games lesson.

Homework

  • All children are expected to read three times a week to an adult. This should then be recorded in their reading logs so that it can be monitored weekly.
  • Spellings and times tables will be handed out on a Monday and they will be tested on these on a
  • Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and it is to be handed in on the following Monday. It will have either an English or Maths focus and be linked to the leaning that has taken place in class. There will often be a topic-themed homework at the start of a new topic.

Residential Trip

In Y4 children have the opportunity to attend a short residential trip during the year. This is usually an outdoor activity based experience with activities such as orienteering, den building and making campfires. The children absolutely love this trip and it is a great opportunity for learning new skills and building independence.