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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to the spring term in Class 4.

In English, our key texts include The Green Ship by Quentin Blake and Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch. We will be writing adventure stories, advertising brochures, instructions and diary entries, working on developing our understanding of writing for different purposes and developing the key grammar skills required in Year 4.

In maths, we start the term by deepening our knowledge of multiplication and division, moving on to formal written methods, multiplying and dividing 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. Later in the term we learn how to calculate the area of rectilinear shapes, extend our knowledge of fractions and introduce decimals.

Our history topic in the first half term is Britain’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. We discuss what it means to be free, what goods were traded between nations, the experiences of slaves and how slavery was abolished. After half term we have a geography topic and take a virtual road trip though United States of America.

In science, we study electricity with hands-on experience building and testing circuits. Later in the term we look at living things and their habitats.

We study Christianity and Judaism in RE and will be discussing the key questions, ‘What kind of world did Jesus want?’ and ‘How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people?’

In addition, we will; learn how to blog in computing, study the art of Piet Mondrian, write a rap in music, learn colours, shapes and the body in French and discuss our aspirations and how be healthy in PSHE.

As last term, our PE lessons are on a Thursday.

For more detail take a look at our knowledge organisers on the website or please get in touch via ClassDojo if you have any questions.


Mrs Maidens



Knowledge Organisers


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Brilliant Book List Y4

Essential reading for every Y4 classroom!

Suggested Books
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Photographs in the Mud
by Dianne Wolfer 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach
The Witches
by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Webb
by E.B White
How to Train your Dragon
by Cressida Cresswell
by Philip Ridley
The Butterfly Lion
Kensuke’s Kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Stig of the Dump
by Clive King
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by - Richard Atwater Stuart
The Fib and Other Stories
by George Layton
The Family Under the Bridge
by Natalie Savage Carlson
The Firework Maker’s Daughter
by Philip Pullman
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by - C. S. Lewis
The Iron Man
by Ted Hughes
The Scarab's Secret
by Nick Would 
The Water Horse
by Dick King-Smith
The Wolf's Footprint
by Susan Price 
by Allan Ahlberg
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum 
by Andy Stanton 
Bill’s New Frock 
by Anne Fine 
Escape from Pompeii 
by Christina Balit 
Fly Eagle Fly 
by Christopher Gregorowski 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 
by J K Rowling 
Mr Stink 
by David Walliams 
Oliver Twist (Abridged) 
by Charles Dickins 
The Abominables 
by Eva Ibbotson
The Indian in the Cupboard 
by Lynn Reid Banks 
by Brian Jacques
by Guy Bass 
The Egyptian Cinderella 
by Shirley Climo
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler 
by Gene Kemp
Perijee & Me 
by Ross Montgomery
Street Child
by Berlie Doherty




ClassDojo letter to Parents

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Home Learning Update – ClassDojo for Year 1 - 6

We are very pleased to announce that we will now be using ClassDojo to send home learning electronically and to enable you to contact your child’s class teacher directly through the messaging function.

This applies to Years 1 to 6; Nursery and Reception will continue to use Tapestry to keep in touch with families.

You will receive an email inviting you to join ClassDojo as a parent – please follow the simple instructions within the message to set up your parent account. Once you have created an account, you can either access ClassDojo online or you can download the free app. By setting up a parent account, you are giving us consent to contact you through ClassDojo. You will be able to send a message to your child’s class teacher through ClassDojo about your child’s learning, ask the teacher questions and share what your children have been learning at home. Teachers will reply as soon as possible during core school hours from 8.45am – 3.15pm – any messages sent outside of these hours will be responded to the next time teachers are available.

Teachers will also use ClassDojo to keep you updated with home learning ideas, to acknowledge your children’s work and keep in touch with you.

Please ensure that we have your most up to date email address on our system – we will be using the one we have on record for you for our weekly newsletter. If your email address has changed please inform us by calling 01684 574984 or emailing Mrs Beale

Thank you

Mrs V. Beale