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Year 4

smileyWelcome To Year 4!smiley

With Mr Purewal, Mrs Belani, Mrs Gregg and Mrs Newitt



A huge welcome from myself, Mrs Gregg and Ms Belani, your Year 4 team! I hope you all had an exciting summer and are raring to start the academic Year. I am really looking forward to teaching your children and I hope they are as eager as me for this wonderful learning journey! During this first half-term we will be learning many different topics within various subjects.


English and Topic


In English, we will be exploring the book ‘Oliver Twist’, the children will be writing recounts, character and setting descriptions, diary entries and learning about poetry. Through our topic work we will be learning about Crime and Punishment and how it was different in the past compared to now. Children will learn about different points in British history from the Roman and Victorian era.




This half-term, we will be studying Creation in R.E.  Pupils will examine different versions of the Creation story, looking for similarities and differences, as well learning how they have been made in the image and likeness of God. Children will be learning about the Catholic Monstrance, the stories of Isaac and Abraham and how God tempted Abraham to sacrifice his only son.




In Maths we will be looking at the following:

  • Place Value
  • Ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Solving one step and two step word problems
  • Counting backwards through 0 to include negative numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction


A very useful link here is This tests children on their times tables up to 12 but can also generate divisional calculations. In Year 4, I cannot stress how important it is for your child to learn their tables on a continuing basis. We will be doing a lot of work on times tables in class, involving children being able to record their results and looking to improve them each time they take the test. The goal is to get one hundred percent within a

minute and a half on a mixture of times table questions up to 12 x 12.




In Science we will be learning about living things. The children will find out what the features are of living things, they will be investigating habitats in our local area and will have the opportunity to produce some artwork through our science topic.


Reading and Spellings


Please continue to keep reading with your child daily. Building vocabulary, confidence and understanding in what they read is crucial. Spellings will be taught using our No-Nonsense Spelling Scheme. Your child will be given a Maths homework booklet for the whole Year, they will be given math’s homework weekly.



Mr Bromley does P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please ensure your child always has their kit in school. If you have any questions regarding anything at all, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day. Otherwise you can book an appointment with me via Mrs Brown.

The children had plenty of fun during our art week, where we focused on the book 'The Lost Words'. In our art lessons we discussed the importance of tone, lighting and effect for our drawings. We also considered how simple shapes can form the outline of our pictures and how we can fill in the minor details afterwards. The finished drawings were marvellous. A massive well done Year 4!

Statutory spellings Years 3 and 4