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Year 4

Introducing the Year 4 Team:


4SP:  Mrs Pawelczyk – Class Teacher, Miss Malcolm - Trainee Teacher, Miss Garbutt – LSA, Miss Whittaker – LSA

4GJ:  Mr Jones – Class Teacher, Miss Tompkins – LSA

4LA:  Miss Adcock – Class Teacher, Mrs Winter LSA (Senior)


This term during our History and Geography lessons, we will be focusing on the Geography topic of ‘Rivers and Mountains’. During this unit of work, the children will be learning all about significant rivers and mountains in the United Kingdom and across the world. They will discover how these are formed and the ways in which they are used by humans and wildlife.


The children will also learn about this topic through their other subjects including English, Art, Design and Technology and Science.


In our English lessons, we will be spending four weeks on a particular text type to ensure children build confidence in their own personal writing styles. All writing has a purpose and we will be looking at, ‘Writing to Entertain’ and ‘Writing to Inform’.


In Maths, the children will start the term by looking at number and place value before revisiting the four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and their various written methods. We will also be continuing our ‘Multiplication Marathons’. Children have three minutes to answer their questions and have to achieve full marks to be able to move on to the next mile! These weekly tests will support your child’s multiplication knowledge and general mental maths.



The children are expected to read every day and they will also be given a spelling rule to learn each week. Reading each day does not have to mean finishing an entire book; a few pages will do. Please remember to log in your child’s school diary if you need to keep the book or get a new one. You will also be able to find a homework grid on our website, which outlines six homework suggestions, in line with what we are learning about at school. The homework is optional; however it is a great way for you to get involved in your child’s learning and to complete them together, as a family. We would also love to see photos of you completing your efforts; these photos can be emailed into the school office. Please make sure you put your child’s name and class in the subject line.


The children’s home school diary will stay in school under the current restrictions and we will complete when they read books within class time.



All of Year 4 will have PE on Mondays.  4LA will also have PE on Tuesdays, 4GJ on Wednesdays and 4SP on Thursdays –Please send the children to school on both these days wearing their PE kits. Most of these lessons will take place outside due to the Covid restrictions so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.


Mrs Pawelczyk, Mr Jones and Miss Adcock

Full details to follow soon