Year 4


Hello and a BIG welcome to Year 4!

We are looking forward to a fantastic year together and starting our new topic for this term which is Traders and Raiders. This predominantly history topic focuses on learning about the Vikings and what they brought to England. We will be looking at 2 books in English: Dragon Stew and How to be a Viking. The children will be writing a short story and creating a non-chronological report and using different sources to gain information. In maths, we will be revisiting time, shape and statistics. We will continue our regular fluency tasks and times table tests.

Music is on a Monday, so please ensure instruments are brought back into school on Friday.

PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays- please remember to bring your child’s PE kit to school!


  • Children are expected to read regularly at home: being a fluent reader is key to learning across ALL subjects and it’s a key life skill. It is ideal to read a book over a few days to allow your child to discuss what they have read to embed learning and demonstrate a clear comprehension of the text. You may wish to ask the children questions or discuss the meanings of key words within the book. Please remember to encourage your child to complete a task from their reading journal once every 2 weeks.
  • Spellings- sent out on Fridays and children are tested the following Friday.
  • Children are encouraged to practise their times tables at any opportunity: in the car on the way to the supermarket/ walking to school/ preparing meals/ walking the dog- where ever the weather takes you. By the end of Year 4, your child ideally should know all times tables up to 12×12.
  • Maths/ English/ topic homework- this may vary weekly. Some homework will be research-based, sometimes it will be a sheet or two to complete and on some occasions it may be a project to complete over a few weeks. Usually, homework should be handed in by the following Wednesday, unless otherwise stated.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Potter, Miss Francis and Mrs Arrowsmith