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Year 4

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome everybody to Year 4's class page

Class Teacher: Mrs Ryder

LSAs: Miss Madden, Mrs Monks and Mrs Bancroft


If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask one of the Year 4 staff

Summer 1 - Key Messages

Our Christian value this half term is Forgiveness


"Forgive as the Lord forgave you." Colossians, 3:13

Reading at home

In Year 4, we ask your child to bring their reading record and reading book into school every day. 
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. 

Reading at home doesn't always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.

To encourage a love of reading, we are encouraging children to share any books that they would like to recommend to their friends.

Follow the link to access the Oxford Owl Ebooks library for a wide range of reading choices - you will need your login details. 

You can also access EPIC which is an online book library. 


In line with our school policy, children in Year 4 will be expected to complete the the following homework each week:

  • Read 5 times a week and bring their reading book into school every day.
  • Weekly spellings and timetables which will be quizzed in class the following week.
  • Play Time Tables Rock Stars twice a week. (see note below)
  • A weekly Seesaw task relating to any area of the curriculum as a pre or post teaching activity. For example, an activity relating to learning in Arts, Humanities, R.E, Spanish, Science, Maths, English and Wellbeing. The tasks will vary each week.

TTRS - To support children’s fluency in recalling their times tables, every week children will be asked to complete 10 minutes to play on TTRS at home. We ask that you encourage your child to play a few 2/3 minute games throughout the week rather than completing this in one go.





P.E Day

P.E. this half term will be on a Monday and a Thursday where we will do dance and also have the opportunity to work with Swinton Lions Rugby.

PE should be brought into school in a small PE bag and it can stay in school for the duration of the term.  Children will get changed in school ready for the start of their session - children must come to school in their full school uniform on  PE day.  

PE kit consists of:

*a plain white t-shirt;       *black shorts;       *black PE pumps.


Bags, Water bottles & snacks

Please remember to bring a small water bottle in every day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please clearly label your child's water bottle. These are to go home every night to be cleaned, re-filled and brought back to school the next day.  Water bottles should be carried to avoid leakages in their book bags.

Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term, this is payable through Parent Pay or children can bring a healthy snack for break time.




Our focus this term is multiplication and division, decimals, money, time and position and direction.


In Maths, we will continue to rehearse multiplication facts in preparation for their multiplication check in June. The check will be administered the week beginning Monday 10th June.


In English we will continue to study the play King Lear by Shakespeare in preparation for our performance at the Lowry, which the children are thoroughly enjoying.


In science we will be splitting our learning into the three areas of biology, physics and chemistry in preparation for high school. We will continue to build upon the skills already taught this year whilst looking at aspects of the water cycle (chemistry), forces, magnetism, sound and electricity (physics) and living things and their habitats, humans - teeth and the food chain in biology.

R.E – When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?

This half term in R.E. we will look at 'The Kingdom of God,' with the focus on making clear links between the story of the Day of Pentecost and Christian belief about the Kingdom of God on Earth.

History –How has Salford and the Bridgewater canal changed over time?

In this topic we will be finding out Salford and the Bridgewater canal looked before the 1800s and now. We will also look at how the industrial revolution impacted on this. 

Geography Where does our food come from?

We will be looking at the geography of the world and identifying where different foods come from. Using this knowledge we will look at the environmental impact of purchasing food from across the world.

Design Technology – What makes a healthy packed lunch?

 In this area we will look at the principles of a healthy diet, then plan and prepare a healthy packed lunch.

Art – textiles - Lucie Bellion

In Art we will be looking at the patterns that Lucie Bellion uses in her textile work. We will explore pattern and colour, finally building to printing our own patterns.