Year 4

The staff and pupils of Year 4 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school. If you have any suggestions about how it could be improved, please contact a member a staff.

St Matthias

Miss Aina-De-Haan (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

St James the Greater

Miss Leybourne (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

What Year 4 are up to this term!


Term 3
In year 4, using Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, we will begin by looking at information leaflets as another form of non-chronological reports, where the classes will explore the features of leaflets and begin to plan and eventually write their own.
Following on from this, we will learn another form of perspective writing through letter writing, where your child will put themselves into the shoes of someone else to write from their point of view.

Term 4
In Term 4, we will be planning our own narrative with a historical setting using Goth Girl and the Ghostly Mouse as a stimulus.

Throughout the terms, grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading will have a massive impact on your child’s learning and it will be imbedded in every lesson. It would be wonderful if you could support your child at home in these areas.


Term 3
The focus will be on Fractions and Decimals. The children will:

– Count up and down in hundredths.
– Recognise common equivalent fractions.
– Find fractions of amounts.
– Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
– Recognise and write fraction and decimal equivalents.

– Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
– Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places
– Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

Term 4
In term 4, we will focus on Measurements, focusing on:
– Converting between different units of measure.
– Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure
– Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.
– Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
– Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
– Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.


Term 3
In term 3 our class area will be States of Matter. The children will be:
– Leaning the properties of liquids.
– Investigating what materials are best to use
to change a solid to a liquid.
– The processes used in changing the states
of water.
– Learning the steps in the water cycle.

Term 4
In term 4 we will be looking at sound. The children will be:
– Identifying how sounds are made
– Recognising that vibrations from sound
travels through a medium to the ear
– Finding patterns between the pitch of a
sound and the features of the object
– Finding patterns of the volume of the sound
and the strengths of the vibrations
– To recognise that sounds get fainter as the
distance from the source is increased.


Term 3
The topic is ‘Jesus the Teacher.’ The children will be learning:
– That Jesus was born a Jew
– About the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
– How the Holy Trinity was present at the Baptism of Jesus.
– Why and how Jesus chose his disciples.
– About Jesus and his teachings (Parables).

Term 4
The topic is ‘Jesus the Saviour.’ The children will be learning:
– That Jesus is truly God and truly human.
– About Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem.
– The different days of Holy Week.
– To begin to understand why Jesus died on the Cross.
– To know about Jesus’ resurrection.

In Physical Education, we will:

  • Learn about the importance of exercise
  • Understand that exercise has an effect on our body and level of fitness


Reading:  Each child will receive a reading book which should be read daily.


Spelling: Children will be given a spelling list every MONDAY and tested every FRIDAY.

A spelling list will be stuck into homework books and learning journals every Monday. It is important that pupils bring in both their homework books and learning journals every day to ensure they have every opportunity to learn spellings. The pupils will have a spelling test on Fridays and incorrect spellings will be identified to parents, so that further work can be done on them at home.

Times Tables: The children will have a times table challenge every Friday. Based on their progress each week they will be informed which times tables they should be revising.

Some topics will require additional homework such as a research task. Children will be notified about this in class. All homework will be written into homework journals.

Year 4 Homework

Click the button to view posts that your teacher has put up about homework or look for an uploaded file in the directory below.

Year 4 Homework


    Create an information booklet on the vikings.

    Write a formal or informal letter on a topic of your choice


    Create an information poster showing the fraction and decimal equivalents


    Create a viking longboat.



    Practise your portrait skills


    Research one of the Parables. Create a comic strip based off this.


    Create a play script in french based on all the language you have learnt so far!


    Can you change the state of water? How? Draw diagrams showing this!

    Year 4 Housekeeping Letters

    When your teacher uploads a housekeeping letter to the website it will appear in the list below.

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