Year 4 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hover

Mrs Leake



Summer Term – Second Half

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Welcome back Year 4! We can’t believe we are now in our last half term of the school year! As always there is lots planned including a visit from the very funny poet Paul Cookson, our ‘House of Dance’ performance and Sports Day!

Our new book in English is as always, a surprise and you will need to use your detective skills to find out more. However, as you can see from the photographs above, we can reveal that it is set in a cave. Have you ever been inside a cave? Maybe you’ve dared to enter the bat cave at Chester Zoo? 

Our Guided Reading text links to similar themes and you may come across some very curious and exciting creatures when you read this!

In Science, we will be learning more about animals including humans featuring the human lifecycle and caring relationships and after all our work on rainforests, we are going to start looking at the forests and rivers in Australia in Geography. In Maths, we are moving on to ‘Measurement – Mass, Volume and Length’ referring back to our knowledge on Decimals.  And remember to use this last term to really practise your times tables ready for Year 5. You are doing so well! You can use ‘Times Table Rockstars’ and there are further games and activities on Year 4’s Maths Class Page.  Please keep revisiting times tables you have learnt before so you don’t forget them!

‘Music For Life’ Brass lessons will continue with Colin and Jane and PE with Pat and Andy will begin on Tuesday afternoons. Mr Bell will continue to teach Gymnastics on Friday mornings.


Other things to look forward to:

-The Summer Reading Challenge 2022


The new theme has been announced – Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer.

Science is all around you!

What do you love doing? Are you a brilliant baker? Or a mega music fan? Are you the tech wizard amongst your friends?

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer Reading Challenge to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you, including some of your favourite things!

Curious? Perfect! Your imagination can unlock endless possibilities…

We’re teaming up with Science Museum Group for a very special science-themed Challenge that will inspire you to use your imagination and creativity!

Gadgeteers will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for cool experiments and activities to discover the science all around you.


Contacting Class Teachers

The Year 4 class teachers are Mrs Hover (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Leake (Thursday - Friday).

Please always feel free to come and speak to us or alternatively our emails are:


Year 4 Class Timetable

Monday: Reading books exchanged

Tuesday: PE (Children will need to come into school in their PE kit)


Thursday: Reading books exchanged.

Friday: Gymnastics (Children will need to come into school in their PE kit)


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)

During Tuesday afternoons, Pat and Andy will be teaching PE and on Wednesday afternoons, Ms Anders will be teaching French (Mrs Hover's PPA).  On Friday mornings, Mr Bell will be teaching Gymnastics (Mrs Leake's PPA).



Homework is to research a predator and write a paragraph of information about it.

Spellings to be tested on Friday 30th June are 'sol' and 'real' words:  solar, solution, soluble, insoluble, dissolve, real, reality, realistic, unreal, realisation.



Times Table Rockstars

Remember to keep practising your times tables, you are doing really well! Try and fit in 10 mins each day (regular short bursts are the best way!).  Can you challenge your parents?

Remember the techniques we use in class:

‘Times Table Rockstars’; ‘Topmarks’ games; printable blank multiplication grid in the Maths tab above; ‘Hands high, hands low’ chant…

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NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Use the same login details for ‘Times Table Rockstars’ to access NumBots.

Game Types

1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.

2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.

Bug Club

To access Bug Club it is your child's full name all lowercase, as the username, Bugclub2021 as the password and hwxx as the school code



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