Year 4


Hello and a BIG welcome to Year 4!

We are looking forward to a fantastic year together and starting our new topic for this term which is ‘Blue Abyss.’ This focuses on famous divers, studying a range of sea creatures and where in the world they come from, plastic in our ocean and making our own submarines!

In English, we will be writing a biography about Jacques Cousteau and learning about why he was famous. We will also write a story!

Our maths learning will begin with place value and move on to addition and subtraction and will finish with measurement: length and perimeter.

Music is on a Wednesday.

Swimming is on a Wednesday – please ensure your child comes to school with their swimwear under their uniform and that earrings are removed.

PE is on a Thursday– children should come to school wearing their PE kit on PE days. Long hair is to be tied back and earrings are to be removed.


  • Children are expected to read regularly at home: being a fluent reader is key to learning across ALL subjects and it’s a key life skill. It is ideal to read a book over a few days to allow your child to discuss what they have read to embed learning and demonstrate a clear comprehension of the text. You may wish to ask the children questions or discuss the meanings of key words within the book. Please remember to encourage your child to complete a task from their reading journal once every 2 weeks.
  • Spellings- sent out on Fridays and children are tested the following Friday.
  • Children are encouraged to practise their times tables at any opportunity: in the car on the way to the supermarket/ walking to school/ preparing meals/ walking the dog- where ever the weather takes you. By the end of Year 4, your child will complete a statutory multiplication check which covers all of the times tables up to 12×12. There are 25 questions in total and your child will have 6 seconds to answer each question.
  • Maths/ English/ topic homework- this may vary weekly. Some homework will be research-based, sometimes it will be a sheet or two to complete and on some occasions it may be a project to complete over a few weeks. Usually, homework should be handed in by the following Wednesday, unless otherwise stated.


Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Potter and Mrs Etchells

Year 4 Topics Overview

Year 4 – Autumn Topic Overview

Year 4 – Autumn 2 Topic Overview

Year 4 – Spring 1 Topic Overview

Year 4 – Spring 2 Topic Overview

Year 4 – Summer Term 1 Topic Overview

Year 4 – Summer Term 2 Topic Overview

Year 4 – Essential Skills