Hello! There is so much to look forward to in Year 4!  Please find below more details of routines, events and activities for life in Year 4.


Our first topic in September will be ‘The Shang Dynasty’.  We will be exploring and Shang Dynasty of China and exploring evidence around the Shang Kings.  We will find out about Shang royal burials and what life was like for ordinary people.  We will also explore the story of how the Zhou Army attacked and took over the Shang Palace.

Not only will we be working hard on our Maths, English and Reading, we will be learning French with Miss Thompson, and learning how to play an instrument in Music with Mr Scarterfield. We will begin our PE sessions during the first full week with Mr Szemberski and Mrs McCourt. You will need shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers, joggers and a sweatshirt will be needed for Games. Please bring these in your PE bag with all kit named.


Our class Novel will be, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman.


This Autumn in science we will become experts in Electricity.  We will be learning about batteries, building circuits and hopefully lighting bulbs or sounding buzzers.


We will reinforce our knowledge and understanding through dance where we will move our bodies as sparks of electricity through a circuit.


In RE we are looking at the religion of Judaism.  Mrs Fisher will be teaching both classes on a Tuesday afternoon.


Please ensure your child is reading daily and recording this in their reading log.  We ask that children hand in their reading folder with log and book daily so that we may be able to provide additional support during the school day.


Physical Education

Outdoor Games Lessons will be on a Monday afternoon with Mr Szemberski.

4ET will have a dance lesson with Mrs McCourt on Thursday afternoon.


Lessons are every Thursday at the Leisure Centre. We leave school promptly, before 9.00am. Children will need to have an appropriate swimming attire and a towel; a one-piece costume for girls and swimming shorts / trunks for the boys. NO bikinis OR long holiday-type shorts allowed. It is also advisable that girls wear a swimming cap.

4RM will be swimming for 11 weeks from September – December and 4ET will swim from January to April.

For children that has not met the statuatory requirement of swimming one length, there will be booster sessions held after Easter.

Outdoor P.E.

Weekly lessons

P.E for year 4 will be on Mondays; Please refer to the school website for recommended list of indoor / outdoor kit required.



Please see the file below (Year 4 timetable) for a more specific look at what our week looks like.

Homework – Maths, Spellings and English will be given out on Fridays.

Spellings will be sent home every week and we will match words sent home with what we have been teaching in class, plus core words for Year 4 pupils.

Times tables challenges / Spellings Test will be completed every Wednesday


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Mrs McCourt and Miss Thompson

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