Year 4

Meet the Year 4 Team

Mr Taylor Mr Cox

Miss Ward

Miss Pitfield

Mrs Clode Mrs Dernley

What we will be learning…

Writing ... poetry, recounts and stories from other cultures
We will be writing to entertain and inform this term. We will explore different types of poems, before using the novel ‘Rickshaw Girl’ to help develop our writing skills and knowledge of another culture – Bangladesh.
We will be writing at length in paragraphs and trying to develop the varitey of punctuation and sentence structures that we use.

Top tip – Always read back over your work to check for spellings and punctuation. Could you use a more descriptive or adventurous word? Give it to a partner to read; what do they think?

Children must remember to bring their Reading Records and school reading book in every day. The expectation is that they read to an adult at least 4 times a week. There are times in the afternoon when we have time for free reading; in this time children can bring in newspapers, magazines or anything else they enjoy reading once they have spent some time on their reading scheme book.

Learning Top Tip – Find a book that interests you and ask yourself questions about the text for a deeper understanding.

We are revisiting Time at the start of term. Then we will progress through place value of tenths, hundredths and thousandths, equivalenmt fractions, coordinates and problems using different measures such as length, capacity or mass.

Learning Top Tip – remember the resources and previous learning that you can use to help you with the problems.

GRAMMAR – the expectations, which children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading for Year 4 are:
determiners, pronouns, the possessive apostrophe, fronted adverbials and inverted commas.

Learning Top Tip – “Punctuation goes before the closing inverted comma in speech,”said Mr Cox.

Science – Working Scientifically – We will explore how to design a ‘fair test’ and ensure our results and conclusions are valid.

RE – will investigate Judiasm.
Geography – will explore the Bangladesh, it’s climate, human and physical geography

PE – Outdoor PE will be playing hockey and the indoor PE slot will be used to work on the Year 3 and 4 Show

Jigsaw (PSHCE) – Goals and Dreams – A chance to look at setting goals and how to work towards achieving them as well as ‘British Values’.  Our ‘Edge ‘Project will be based around Organisation and linked to the Independent Home Learning Project the children will complete this term. Year 3 and 4 Show – will provide opportunities for drama, music and art.


Year 4 have been using Twitter to tell the world what they have been up to. Click on the link below to see their Tweets:

Latest Year 4  Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 4 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.

Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

Outdoor P.E is currently on a Wednesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Wednesday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months. 


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

The Top Marks website has fun spelling and grammar activities.

Top Marks Website

Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning:

Woodlands Resources

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code




St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710