Congratulations to Estera who is our Mathlete of the week!!! Well done Estera :)

Congratulations to Demi and Macie, our joint writers of the week for their wonderful note taking during our Anghlo-Saxon topic.


 Hello and welcome to year 4!

This page is designed to give you an insight into what your children are doing in class so we will be posting their work and photos of the children in class.  In addition, we have the curriculum for Year 4.

The children have to achieve certain targets by the end of this year, known as Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and I have put these into a file for your information.  I hope they are useful for you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me in class,


Mr Oliver.


Yearly Plan Year 4

KPI's for Numeracy

KPI's for Writing

KPI's for Reading









 Family: People


Belonging: Called

Advent / Christmas - loving:gift



Giving and recieving


Pentecost - New life

Building bridges

God's people





States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 



Forces and magnetism

Living Things and their Habitats

 Living Things and their Habitats



E-Safety Unit

Multi-media - Create a Comic


(Mathletics all year)



E-Safety Unit

Word processsing


E-Safety Unit






+ Relax kids(all year)


Tag Rugby / Dance - The Haka

Tag Rugby / Dance

Chance to Shine Cricket












 Autumn term 2017/18


Welcome to Year 4!  There are lots of exciting things to look forward to this term including the trip to the Theatre by the Lake to see 'The Secret Garden' which should be fantastic.  Here's what else we have lined up...



We start by looking at narratives especially stories set in imaginary worlds.  To support this we will be using some excellent texts including The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis, The Tunnel by Anthony Browne and Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak.  The children will have the opportunity to create their own stories and their own imaginary lands and creatures.

Following on from this, we will be looking at explanation texts and instructions.  This is where we find someone who needs help and we have to create a special machine to help him!  The children will invent their own machines and then write the explanation text to tell us how it all works.

Finally we will be looking at poetry, performance poems to be precise, looking at the work of Michael Rosen and a new poet for us for this year, Terry Caffrey.


In addition to our main topics, we will pay particular attention again to spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).  As such, there will be spelling homework each week to practice and learn.  Please help your child by practising their spellings at home, ready for our tests the following week.  This term we will continue our work with possessive apostrophes and fronted adverbials.



In numeracy this term,we will continue using Big Maths, the new whole school initiative to help us improve fluency in numeracy. It involves lots of mental maths challenges, especially one digit addition plus one digit addition facts and times tables and, at the end of each week, we will have a timed test.  Please keep practising with your children at home...practise makes perfect!!  Mathletics is great for developing fluency in maths and will help in all aspects of maths work.  

Mathletics will also be used a lot in class and we would like you to encourage your child to go onto the site and have a go at the different topics at home.  Can they get their Silver and Gold certificates?  Congratulations to those of you who already have but don't stop there.  The world maths is a great place for the children to go and test themselves and increase their speed.

During our lessons, we will be working hard on place value, addition and subtraction (using the column method) and also looking at formal methods for multiplication and division (partitioning), multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers.  This is where having a good knowledge of times table facts is very important.  



Our science topics for this term are states of matter and sounds.

We will be conducting experiments to investigate how materials change from one state to another (solid - liquid - gas) and learning what are reversible changes and which are irreversible. Our main focus is water, and we will be looking at the water cycle seeing how water is moved around our environment.

Our second topic is about sound.  Which are the loudest and quietest parts of our school and we will investigate how noise changes through the day.  We will also find out how sound is made.


Using the Come and See materials, we start by looking at families.  We will investigate our own family trees and see that Jesus also had a family tree just like ours.  In Jesus' family tree we will find some very famous names from the Bible; Abraham, King Davis, Ruth and King Solomon. We will look into their lives and the roles they played.

Following this, we will think about how people are called by God and the roles they play.  What does it mean to be called by God? How are people called? Finally this will bring us to the wonderful topic of Advent and Christmas. We follow the route of Mary from the visit by the Angel Gabriel to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.


PE is on a Monday and Thursday - can you please make sure your child has both an indoor and an outdoor PE kit? We will try to get out as much as possible but the great British weather often works against us!

Our main focus this term will be football working on our basic skills of dribbling, passing and shooting.  However, we will be doing a lot of work on mindfulness.  We will be practising some yoga moves and putting together a short routine. In addition, we are implementing something called 'Relax Kids' in the classroom.  Run by Mrs McGlasson, the sessions will be short but focus on the children relaxing and being aware of how special they are.


 Topic work

Finally, our topic for the Autumn term is the Anglo-Saxons.  First, we have to find out how the Anglo-Saxon rule came about in Britain following the fall to Roman rule. Next, we will be looking at the times they lived in and how they built their communities. Following on from the Romans, we will compare and contrast their towns and lives. We will find out how to draw Celtic knots and we will also be doing some weaving.  

It's an interesting topic and we will have fun with the weaving and also finding out about the lives of children in Anglo-Saxon times.


If you have any questions about how your child is getting on or about any of the topics we are looking at this term, please feel free to come and see me in class.