Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 with Miss McKinney, Mrs Kavanagh and Mrs Blamer!

Our teaching assistants this year are Mrs Murphy-Jones, Mrs Jump and Mrs Case.

Our Year 4 team is friendly and approachable and we will always make time to speak with you about anything you might like to discuss, whether that is any concerns that you might have or simply clarifying some of the learning, for example the maths methods that we teach. Please come and say ‘hello’ and introduce yourselves as we would love to get to know you.

Twitter is a great way we can keep in touch throughout the school day and for us to share with you all the exciting and fantastic activities your children are getting up to. We will post regular photos of the work we have been doing in school. 


English - Writing 

Escape to Pompeii- This book is about 2 young children who live in Pompeii when all of a sudden the Volcano, Mount Vesuvius erupts in their home town. The story takes them on a frightening experience trying to escape the disaster.

We will be focusing on the following genres; setting description and Narrative recount 


Arkspire- This is a magical story about a city controlled by 5 marvellous beings who wield unbelievable magic powers. The Relic thief Juniper Bell gets a surprise when one of the relics explodes to reveal a creature who gives her magical gifts of her own. Soon, she discovers the Arcanistis are not quite what them seem.



This term, we will be working on numerous maths skills. These are:

  • Multiplication and division

  • Length and Perimeter

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

In Summer Term, the children will be completing the National Multiplication Timestables Check. Therefore, to prepare the children as much as possible we will be having daily times tables practice through a variety of activities including rapid recall activities, songs, games, etc. The children will also be carrying out fluency activities when they come in to class in the morning. These are based on previous learning and will help to consolidate and embed their knowledge of key maths skills.

Timestables Rock stars is an excellent resource that helps children practice and improve their rapid recall and knowledge. We celebrate children’s engagement on TTRS during our assemblies.


Year 4 Multiplication Check

Please read and watch the video to find out more information about the check 



In Science, we will be learning about Sound. We will also be studying the work of the key scientist Miller Reese Hutchison, an inspiring British physicist and inventor.

Key information

  • Make sure to read a minimum of 3 times per week with an adult and sign in your reading record.

  • PE is on Monday’s and Tuesdays.

  • Practice your timestables regularly


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