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


Your teachers this year are:

4FM – Mrs Fisher (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs McCourt (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

4RC – Mrs Cutler

They will be supported by a team of fantastic Teaching Assistants:

Miss Ainsworth, Miss Campian, Miss Donald, Mrs Everitt, Miss Hutchings and Mrs Rutherford


This term we are going to learn about ‘The Shang Dynasty’.  We will be exploring about the Kings and Queens of the Shang Dynasty of China.  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.

We will be working hard on our Maths, English and Reading.  We will be learning how to play an instrument in Music with Mr Scarterfield.

PE sessions will resume during the first full week with Mr Szemberski. 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.


We will be reading our new class novel: The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.


In science during the Autumn term we will become experts in electricity.



In RE we are looking at the religion of Judaism.


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 alternative Monday and Wednesday afternoons with Mr Szemberski.

4RC will have a dance lesson on a Thursday morning.


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.

4FM will be swimming for 11 weeks from September – December and 4RC 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 alternative Mondays and Wednesday’s; 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 have been sent home on a grid for the half term 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


If you would like to contact us, please feel free to email:





Mrs McCourt, Mrs Fisher and Mrs Cutler

Files to Download

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Spelling Lists

Word Lists