Welcome to our Year 4 Homepage!

Myself, Miss Devlin, Mrs McGlasson and Miss Wilson would like to welcome our new year 4 class back after the Easter break! 

This term is going to be busy with the things we have planned.


Key Dates 

Please keep an eye out for important dates, although a text message, letter or seesaw announcement will be sent on occasions. 

  • Monday 1st May - Monday 8th May - Bank Holiday 
  • Tuesday 23rd May - Class Worship
  • Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June - Half Term
  • Monday 5th June - Forest School
  • Monday 5th June - Friday 15th June - Multiplication Check
  • Wednesday 19th July - End of term 


Summer 2023


RE – In RE we will be looking at The Early Christians. We will learn that Peter was chosen by Jesus to play a special role in the Church and that Jesus gave his followers a mission – to spread the Good News to others. They will learn that Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to help his followers and that Pentecost was the beginning of the Church. We will also learn about the missions of Peter and Paul and about Stephen the first martyr of the Christian faith.

 We will also look at Belonging at the Church and learn that we all belong to a community. The children will learn about different types of community and know what it means to belong to a community. They will develop their understanding of what it means to belong to community of the Church and know that people become a member of the Church through Baptism. The children will be introduced to the Creed – a statement of the Catholic faith and learn about the structure of the Church’s liturgical year.


Literacy - We will be working on looking at the novel ‘The Green Ship’ by Quentin Blake. We will look at doing some role play and drama and looking closely at character descriptions. The children will also be looking at setting descriptions and writing in role as the character. We will be specifically looking at using fronted adverbials, descriptive language and apostrophes for possession. We will also be looking at reports about Palm oil and the children will write their own persuasive letter in this context. We will research more about Palm oil and the issues around it. The children will look at how they are set out and using possessive pronouns and varied clauses. Also using nouns, pronouns and prepositions appropriately to aid their writing.

We will be focusing on reading in class and I would encourage you to read as much as possible at home and help your children with their reading challenges. The more detail they can include in their answers the better. We will change the reading challenge books once a week and we really encourage the children to take their time with the text and find the details.

Our daily spelling will follow the Read Write Inc scheme.


Maths - We will be continuing to look at multiplication, especially as in Year 4 we have our multiplications check. Children will continue to learn their times tables up to 12. The children will also look at decimals and how to order and compare them. We will also be looking at money, specifically looking at problem solving with money. The children will also look at time and how to tell the time and use it in everyday life. We will once again look at shape and the symmetry of shapes and finally statistics.

Also, please try to get your children to engage with Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars, both of which will really help with their maths learning. Especially as in Year 4 we have the multiplication checks.


Science -  Electricity – In this unit, children will be taught to identify common appliances that run on electricity. They will be able to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including: cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. The children will also be taught to identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. Children will be able to recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights a simple series circuit. Children will also be taught to recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

 Sound – In this unit, children will be taught to identify how sounds are made, and associate some of them with something vibrating. They will also be able to recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear. Children will also be taught how to find patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it. They will also find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. Children will also be able to recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.



PSHE - During the Summer term, we will be thinking about, ‘Being My Best’, and what makes me ME!  We will consider the making of safe choices, and why they are important to make.  Children will define the word, ‘Community’ and consider how we can support it.  We will also look at how we can contribute to the care of the environment.

Later in the term, we will look at, ‘Growing and Changing’.  We will consider who helps us to stay healthy and safe.  We will use examples of moving house, school or class, and think about how these changes can make our feelings go all over the place.  We will begin to consider how we personally change, and how we can prepare for these changes.

We will take part in Circle time, Relax Kids and use the resource, called ‘Get Set for Life’.  This will help us to continue to understand the importance and feelings behind our Wellbeing. 



Geography – Children will explore Brazil, focusing on the Amazon Rainforest.  They will locate which continent Brazil is in, and find out how many countries it shares a border with.  They will look at the different regions of Brazil, and begin to understand the differences between them. We will explore the physical geography of Brazil and explore three different natural landscapes of Brazil in more detail.

Children will find out about the Amazon Rainforest, including what and who lives there, and how important the ecosystem is to the world.  They will look at a major threat to the rainforest, and discuss the reasons for, and the threat of this.

Children will learn to recognise the different layers of life in a rainforest, and the features that make up a rainforest. 

To conclude, the children will put together their knowledge, and explain the importance of the Amazon Rainforest.

Throughout the unit, we will make links to Art and Design by immersing in the sights and the sounds of the rainforest, to inspire us to create a series of drawings, forming ideas into a mood board, which will move us into the idea of block designs using repeating patterns.


ICT - This term we will be looking at using a range of media to make different adverts. We will also look at being games designers and how to code and de-bug games. 


PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday, children will need to bring in their school PE Kit, this would be a white top and black shorts with trainers (for indoors) or a white top with black jogging bottoms and trainers (for outdoors). On Mondays we will be doing athletics and on Tuesdays we will be doing Tennis.


Other pieces of homework will be set through the Seesaw app. If you have any problems getting online or using the apps, please do not worry, we're here to help and the children can always access their work during school times.


If you have any questions about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to get in touch.






KPI's for Numeracy

KPI's for Writing

KPI's for Reading





RE - Ten:Ten materials

Module 1 - Created and loved by God


Religious Understanding: The Sacrements 

Me, my body, my health

Emotional well-being  

Module 2 - Created to love others

Religious understanding - The Prodigal Son

Personal relationships

Keeping safe.

Module 3 - Created to live in community.

Religious understanding - The Trinity

Living in the wider world




All living things and their habitats 

Animals including Humans

Animals including Humans 

States of Matter





E-Safety Unit


 Creating comics - Hopscotch



E-Safety Unit


Technology - Finding information and using hyperlinks

E-Safety Unit

 Multimedia - Making adverts using a range of media