Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Leake

Mrs Hover

Mrs Finch


Spring Term – First half

'Happy New Year' Year 4 and welcome back to the start of the Spring term!  

As always, we have lots of exciting activities planned and without giving too much away, our main theme this term is volcanoes with a closer look at what happened in Pompeii.  Pompeii was a Roman town in southern Italy and on 24th August 79AD, it was buried under volcanic ash and rock following the eruption of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius.  Have a look at the photographs above. Today, you can walk through the streets because the ash that buried the city and its people preserved everything where it was at the time of the disaster.  This helps historians to understand a bit more about Roman Life as it is a bit like having a snap-shot of the city in 79AD.

This theme will run throughout English and Shared Reading but we will need to use our detective skills before we reveal our new books.  In Design & Technology, we will be learning about the foods Romans ate including some revolting delicacies! We will learn about Roman banquets and 'takeaway food' and we will be making some Roman bread.

In Science, you will become experts in 'States of Matter'!  On Earth, all matter is one of three different states: solid, liquid and gas and materials can change from one state to another. This will help us to understand how volcanoes erupt.

In R.E. we will be looking at Sikhism and in French, we will be learning new vocabulary linked to animals.

Mr Brown will be teaching Computing and we will be focusing on the following themes in Maths:


- Multiplication and Division

- Graphs


Remember to keep practising your times tables, using ‘Times Table Rockstars’ and please see Year 4’s Maths Class Page (above) for further games and activities.

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.


Music For Life will appear online!


Link to Google Classroom Music Room

Click on the link and then choose PRESENT to enter the classroom. Click on the images in the classroom for musical activities and websites. There is some information on Samba, a Samba band and some body percussion games which are great for focus and timekeeping. On the bookcase there are links to the BBC Ten Pieces Website, Bring the Noise and the Sing Up website. There is lots for the children to explore and use to improve their music skills.  Every two or three weeks, Helen and Vikki will change the activities.


Associate Teacher: This term, we welcome Miss Preston to the Year 4 team and Mr Sloan will be returning in the Summer term.


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


Music For Life Lessons 




P.E. (Children will need to come to school in their P.E. kit)


Guided Reading - reading books exchanged


P.E. (Children will need to come to school in their P.E. kit)

New spellings and H/W sent home


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)



Spellings to be tested 26th Feb are '-ssion' words:- 













Please see letter formation and joins below:


Latest news:

Welcome to the incredible Blue Peter YouTube channel! Here you will get to see all the best bits from the show and more! (it’s free to subscribe!)



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