Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Leake

Mrs Hover

Mrs Finch


Summer Term – First Half

We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and are looking forward to another busy and exciting term! 

After writing our stories based on an island in the South Pacific, we are now heading to the Caribbean to look at some poetry including the brilliant poem, ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard. We will have lots of class discussions and create shared and individual poems to read aloud to each other.  We will then look at our new text which as always is a secret! However, we can reveal that it is set in the rainforest!

This ties in with our ‘Shared Reading’ text which is all to do with saving our planet and the artist, Henri Rousseau will be our inspiration for ‘dream jungle’ art work!

Linking to the theme of conservation, we will be learning about ‘Forests and Rivers’ in Geography (Topic) and in Science, we will be looking at ‘Animals, including humans’, exploring body parts and the digestive system.

In Maths, we will be continuing with ‘Further Multiplication and Division’ and then we will move on to learn more about ‘Fractions’.  Please keep practising your times tables – by the end of Year 4, you need to know all your times tables up to 12x12.  You can use ‘Times Table Rockstars’ and there are further games and activities on Year 4’s Maths Class Page (click on the Maths tab above).

In RE, we will be learning all about ‘Sikhism’ and Ms Anders will be continuing to teach ‘Computing’ on Wednesday afternoons.  Mrs Turnbull will also be continuing to teach one of your PE lessons on Friday morning and our second PE lesson will be on Tuesday afternoon where we will be improving our ‘Rounder’s skills’ – hopefully in the sunshine!

Finally, we are very excited because ‘Music For Life’ lessons are starting again and this time we will be learning to play guitar! These lessons start on Monday 26th April and you are welcome to bring in your own acoustic guitars if you wish (please make sure your guitar case is clearly labelled with your name).


Other things to look forward to:

- Each class has been asked to create art work and plant seeds/flowers for our Sensory garden

-The Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The new theme has been announced – ‘Wild World Heroes’! The libraries have teamed up with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!


Associate Teacher: This term, we are looking forward to welcoming Mr Sloan back to the Year 4 Team.


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: Music For Life Lessons - Guitar

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


Thursday: Reading books exchanged

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


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)

On Wednedsay afternoons, Ms Anders will be teaching Computing (Mrs Hover's PPA) and Mrs Turnbull will be teaching Games on Friday mornings (Mrs Leake's PPA).



Homework is on telling the time (again)

Spellings to be tested on the 21st May are:

bicycle, biped, biplane, bicentennial, biannual, bilingual, bicuspid, biceps, binoculars, bisect


Please see letter formation and joins below:



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.



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

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