Year 4

Weekly Overview

We are teaching in class for children of critical workers whilst other children are learning online from home.

In English this week Year 4 have continued to read Stig of the Dump and have now finished Chapter 2. We have been discussing lots of the unfailiar vocabulary that Clive King uses and started to use them in our own sentences. In English, we have written our own poems all about night-time adventures that have been inspired by the work of Robert Louis Stevenson.

In Maths this week, Year 4 have applied their knowledge of place value to mentally subtract ones, tens and hundreds. We have also revisited column subtraction and the class have used RUCSAC to answer two-step word problems.

In the afternoons this week, Year 3 and 4 explored magnetism by testing different classroom materials to see if they were magnetic or not. In history, we have learnt about the reign of King John and the Magna Carta. Year 3 and 4 also wrote their own Magna Cartas all about Farrowdale.

It is recommended that children also read daily, this can be recorded in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class. Therefore, children will be expected to read at least 2 stage books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from later stages). Reading books (and reading records) should be the only things going home and returning to school along with water bottles.

P.E. will be on Friday, so please ensure children attend school wearing their P.E. kits.  For P.E. children need to bring suitable clothing for the weather as we will attempt to be outside providing it is not raining heavily. Tracksuit bottoms and fleeces can be worn. Please refer to the school email for a full list of clothing options.

Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and will be spent on tasks that the children have needed further support with. Therefore, I would encourage the children getting in to school on time, to ensure they do not miss any learning.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via telephone or an email to school.


English- Fictional and Non fictional writing based on our class novel ‘Wonder’.

Maths- Time, Place value, addition and subtraction.

In the afternoon sessions:

History – Royalty of Britain

Geography – The UK

Science – Forces

PE – Gymnastics

Spanish- Tell Me When

RE – Islam

Art – Bodies

PSHE – Safety First

Thank you

Miss Campbell