Year 4 2023 - 2024

Miss Halsall


Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page

In Year 4, we are learning to be more independent with our learning!

What a great first term we have had in Year 4 – the children have settled in brilliantly and are making super progress in all areas!


Class Teacher: Miss Halsall

PPA Teacher: Mrs Collantes - Thursdays

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dolman (Wed) and Mrs Brant (Mon,Tues, Thurs, Fri), Mrs Williams (Mornings only)

Volunteers: Mr Corbett :)


This Term's Learning: 

Our values for this term are Trust and Responsilbility.

This term our learning is History focused, where we will be learning all about Ancient Egyptains!

In English we will be basing our writing around the book 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna.

Our maths learning will be focused on fractions and gettting ready for the Multiplication Check!

In Art we will be looking at landscapes, particularly photography! We will hopefully be able to take a little trip to Botantic Gardens to take our own photos and then recreating our own version in the style of David Hockney.

Our first Science unit is sound where we will explore what sound is and how it is made, before getting the chance to investigate how it travels, can be blocked and how different pitches can be attained. After half term, we will then learn about States of Matter! 

Our RE learning will be focusing on Islam. In PSHE, we will be looking at economic wellbeing!

P.E is on Thursdays with Neil from PDS - please come to school in your PE kit! Please see the uniform list for the appropriate kit that will be needed. Trainers are allowed to be worn. Don't forget to remove/cover any jewellery (including watches -and earrings) and make sure your hair is tied up if it is long.



Our brass lessons will still continue every Friday with Mr Fogg. Please remember to bring your instrument in and keep practicing at home! We are working towards performing in a concert towards the end of the year!


Homework : Reading, Spellings and Timestables 

Reading - you should aim to read at least 3 times per week - this is the minimum expectation! Reading records will be checked on a Friday and will need to be signed by an adult. 


Spellings - Year 4 have weekly spelling lists that are sent home at the start of each half term and spelling tests will be on a Friday. Please also practice Common Exception Words too – see files below for the list!


TimesTables - It is really important for Year 4 to practise their times table as they should be working towards knowing up to 12 x 12. Year 4 should continue to access Times Tables Rockstars. The children will be having weekly slots in the Computer room using this programme and they will also have in-class sessions to improve their accuracy and speed when using the keyboard. Children can access TT Rockstars from home from a computer or an iPad/tablet. All they need is their login details which are stuck inside their reading records. If they don't have them, please see Miss Halsall.


Please follow this link to find out about the Year 4 Multiplication Table Check (MTC):


Files to Download

Year 4: JOY items

Year 4 let loose!, by Mr Thomson

Easter Service in Church, by Mr Thomson