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Welcome to Year 4


Dear Parents

We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 4 where we hope that they will have a fantastic year.

Our topic for this term is Ancient Greece.  Listed below is an overview of what your child will be learning about this term.  Please be aware that some aspects may change depending on the children and what they would like to find out about.  A copy of this can also be found on the school website.



 Greek Myths & Legends

Diary recounts & description



Newspaper reports

Letter Writing



Lancashire New Curriculum



Digestive System & Teeth/Changes of State


Ancient Greece



Mamma Mia



Hindu Dharma/Christianity



Drawing Skills/Painting

 Greek pots



I Movie

Data Handling





Dance & Invasion Games




Rights & Responsibilities




Journeys, Number & Food



It is expected in Year 4 that your child should read for at least 25 minutes four times a week.  Children should complete a reading task once a week, these can be done in any order. Home reading and tasks should be completed in the reading challenge book.  Reading challenge books will be checked and marked on your child’s guided reading day highlighted below.   Unless your child has been given a reading scheme book, they may choose their own book from home or the library to complete their tasks.  We also encourage children to read other texts such as newspapers, magazines and non-fiction books.  Please comment and sign your child’s reading challenge book to show what they have read.  Children will receive house points for their efforts.


Blyton – Monday                   Walliams – Tuesday             Wilson – Wednesday


Dahl – Thursday                   Morpurgo - Friday


Speedy Tables

By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all their tables and the related division facts up to 12x12.  This year the government have introduced a new online multiplication check for all children in Year 4 which is expected to take place in June 2020.  All tables up to 12 x 12 will be tested.  To help the children learn their tables we complete speedy tables in class and use times table rock stars.  Please help your child to learn their tables at home.  Ten minutes every day makes a big difference. This half term we are focusing on 2,4 & 8 x tables. 




Your child will bring maths homework home on a Friday and this should be returned/completed by the following Monday.  Maths homework will usually be My Maths but may vary depending on the topics being taught.



Children should complete one reading task each week.



Spellings will be sent home on a Monday to be learnt for a test the following Monday. Children should write out their spellings three times and put each of their spellings into a sentence as part of their homework.  These will be checked on a Monday.



PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays, therefore children must have their full PE kit in school on those days. Whenever possible we will be outside for P.E. this half term so children must bring trainers, as well as pumps. On Fridays children will be developing their football skills and will need shin pads, long socks and their outdoor PE kit.  If children have football boots, it would be advisable to bring these.  Swimming will begin in the Spring term and more details will be sent out nearer the time.


In Year 4 we expect the pupils to become increasingly independent and responsible so please ensure children return their homework on the correct day.  Children may be kept in during break time if homework/reading is not completed.


We look forward to getting to know you and your child this year.  If you have any queries or worries,  related to anything in class,  please do not hesitate to contact us.


Many thanks for your continued support.


J.Barton                                                            W. Buck


Mrs Barton                                                        Mrs Buck