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Welcome to the Year 4 Page!

It's the summer term! We thought we would take this opportunity to let you know some of the great things we will be learning about in Year 4.

English:  Our chosen novel this term is Matilda by Roald Dahl. We will be looking at how the speech is portrayed in the book, and then writing our own stories, learning from some of Roald Dahl’s techniques.

Maths:  This term, we will be focusing on statistics and geometry. We will be looking at representing data, properties of shapes, measures and co-ordinates. We will continue to focus on times tables to support progress through our Really Rapid Recall maths.

Science: In Science, we are looking at Electricity and its different uses. We will be carrying out investigations with circuits and their different components, and reporting our findings.  We will be exploring and discussing the different ways of generating electricity and its effect on the environment.

PE: PE is on a Wednesday for all classes and we will be learning about cricket and athletics, starting with cricket, focusing on the skills of throwing, catching, batting & bowling. In athletics, . We will start with running and how it links with being fit and healthy. Swimming is for the whole term on a Friday afternoon.

History: This term we are looking at the civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, and how people in ancient times lived.

Art/DT: Our Art work this term is focused around our history topic –the Ancient Egyptians. During the second half term we will be focused on creating death masks and Egyptian cooking.

RE: This term, we will be exploring why some people consider life to be a journey and why Jesus is inspiring to some people. We will also be looking at different religions and how they can teach us about knowing what is right and wrong. Children will have chances to listen and reflect on others’ thoughts and opinions, and contribute to discussions. 

Music: 4L will learning the Ukulele with Pete Groves. 4TI and 4TH will be working on composition and appraising different styles of music through ‘Charanga’.

PSHE: This term we will be using Picture News. Children will have opportunities to think, listen, and share their opinions and ideas about current affairs, and reflect on their own and other’s thoughts and ideas.


Homework for English and Maths will be set by Friday, children have until the following Thursday to complete the tasks.

Spellings will be given on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

We also ask that you help your children when learning the times tables each week. Please could you also continue to support their reading too.


Miss Tmmerman, Mr Thomas and Miss Lampitt