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Year 4

Welcome to Magpie and Starling Class


Year 4 Meet and GreetYear 4 Leafletear 4 Curriculum Overview 


This year we have planned many exciting topics for the children in Year 4. The children will be working hard to develop their skills to reach the standard of the Year 4 curriculum. As well as developing their confidence as independent learners, they will also be given opportunities to peer and self-evaluate and become more active in deciding their own next steps. 

In the Autumn term, our work is inspired by London and the River Thames. We will start by reading and retelling the story of Paddington who travelled to London from Peru.  We will then go on to produce an informative leaflet for tourists documenting all that London, in particular the area surrounding the River Thames, has to offer. 

In the Spring term, we travel back in time to Ancient Egypt. Our geography focus throughout the whole year is ‘Rivers’ and we will explore this more by comparing the River Thames to the Nile. We will also deepen our geographical knowledge of the parts of a river and locate relevant places on maps. Through English, we will research and write about Egyptian Gods, as well as imagining we were there at the time Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

During the Summer term, we move onto Anglo-Saxons and their settlement in Britain. Adventure stories is one of the text types we focus on. In science, we will be using our ears and learning about sound during the first half of the term, moving onto ‘Animals, including Humans’ during the second. This will support our final topic of World WildLife and Conservation


Homework will be set on Google Classroom on a Friday and should come back on the following Tuesday. There will be skills practise based on class work and spellings will reflect the topic or high frequency words. In addition children will be set maths homework via the platforms - Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars. There is a big push on times tables in year 4, any additional support at home will be a huge benefit to the children.


The children will read to adults on a regular basis, both in a group and independently. They will have the opportunity to change their books every day and they will be expected to write a comment in their reading record each day. Children are expected to read for 20-30 minutes each night, please read with your child at home and encourage reading for pleasure. There is evidence to suggest that children that read consistently perform better at reading and writing.


We will have P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All children must change into a full P.E kit to participate, consisting of a white t-shirt, navy/black shorts and trainers. 

We look forward to an exciting year in Year 4 and thank you for your support

Ms McLoughlin and Ms Simpson