Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Leake

Mrs Hover

Mrs Finch


Autumn Term – Second half


Welcome back Year 4! We hope you’ve enjoyed a well-deserved week’s break and you are feeling ready for another busy and exciting half-term!

In English, we will be using our imaginations to create our own stories based upon 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne.  We will then be starting our new book, Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McCalister.  Our D&T toy project will tie in with this book too.

In Science, you will be doing lots of experiments linking to Electricity and in Geography (Topic), we will be learning all about Italy (human and physical geography).  We will be continuing to learn about Christianity and Christmas in RE and following on from our lessons before half term, we will be learning about ways of looking after ourselves in PSHE including the importance of sleep.  Our French lessons will link with the calendar and celebrations and this begins with Bonfire Night.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, we have Games and Gymnastics lessons (please come to school dressed in your PE kits).

We will be looking at e-safety in Computing and we will be focusing on the following themes in Maths:

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction

Calculations: Multiplication and Division

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.

Music For Life - Samba

On Monday mornings, we will be continuing with our Samba lessons with our brilliant teachers, Helen and Vikki who have kindly shared a link to their Google Classroom (see instructions below).  Instead of a mini concert this term, the plan is to video the children over the next few weeks and we will then share this this video with you through email.


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.



  • Please bring in a waterproof coat as we will be encouraging the children to go outside lots!
  • PE this half term will be on a Wednesday and Friday so the children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits (joggers and leggings can be worn along with a pair of trainers). 


Associate Teacher: Mr Sloan has joined the Year 4 team and he will be working with us all year!


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)

This half term, Mr Brown will teach PE during the last session on a Wednesday (Mrs Hover's PPA) and Mrs Leake's PPA will be taught by Mrs Turnbull and Mr Bell on a Friday morning (Games & Gymnastics).  



This week homework is to learn Christmas song words

Spellings are:- complete, continue, experiment, famous, favourite, February, naughty, material, knowledge, remember


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!)



See 'Year 4: Gallery Items' tab below to view all photographs from this year.





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