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Edward Bryant

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

In year 4 we have three classes.

Mr Goodman teaches 4G, Miss Taylor and Mrs Field teach 4F and Mr Thomas teaches 4T. Throughout the year, our classes will also be taught by Mrs Wayne, Mrs Kempson and Mrs Bennett. Our wonderful TLAs are Miss Hooper, Mrs King and Mrs Sinfield.

This year we have some fantastic learning themes!

Autumn term consists of two areas of history: the Victorians and World War 2.

So far, the children have enjoyed an interactive workshop with Rainbow Theatre to explore Victorian life; the children looked fantastic in their costumes and really enjoyed learning about life in the Victorian era! Our class text for this term, Fair's Fair, is also set in this period of history. After the half-term holiday, we will begin our topic of the Second World War, where the children will be 'evacuated' to Tilford Rural Life Centre.

Multiplication Check

In preparation for the Year 4 multiplication check, happening in June, we will be vigorously practising our times tables in class.

We have come across a number of fantastic resources but have found the following sites to be particularly useful:



It would be fantastic if your child could spend 5-10 minutes a day practising their times tables, as it would really support all of their hard work in class!

Guitars will begin within the coming weeks, and the timetable for this can be found below:



19th September

All classes in hall (no guitars needed)

26th September

No guitar lessons today

3rd October



10th October



17th October



24th October



13th December



Useful Information

All Year 4 classes will have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will need full PE kits (preferably named!).

We will be swimming every Tuesday, so please ensure children bring in swimming costumes, goggles, swimming caps and towels. A gentle reminder for PE lessons that long hair should be tied back, and that no jewellery should be worn, including earrings. When the weather turns colder, the children are allowed to wear tracksuits, as we will still be completing lessons outside.

This year the children will be learning to play the guitar! They will need to have their guitar (loaned from the school, or their own if they already have one) every Thursday. After their lesson, the children should take their guitars home to practise, bringing them in again the following week.

Homework will consist of reading, spellings, times tables, Maths and Home Learning Journal tasks.

Reading expectations: 3 x a week to an adult, signed each time in their reading diaries, due every Monday.

Spellings: individual word lists to practise at home with a test every Friday.

Times tables: the children should be becoming more confident with their times tables and learning associated division facts at speed.

Maths: activities will be set on Mathletics and/or Purple Mash, with each child having their own individual log in to access at home.

Home Learning Journals: activities will be set regularly with clear hand-in dates on each task.

Curriculum Overview for Year 4