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 Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 and all of its wonderful and exciting opportunities for learning, inside and outside of the classroom. The year will include a variety of exciting topics such as the Romans and Rivers, while also giving your child a sound grounding in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. The year will involve trips to the opera, Roman York and Martin Mere, with a selection of assemblies and visitors to enrich our already exciting curriculum. 


We all look forward to seeing you every day. Please do not hesitate to contact school with any concerns or enquiries you may have!




This half term we will be using a variety of good quality texts to engage and build your child's vocabulary. The texts that we will be using are shown below. There will be the opportunity to explore stories based around our topic of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. It will help to inform our trip to York and produce some exceptional writing.  

'Arthur and the Golden Rope' - Myth Narrative

Arthur decides to make the journey to the great hall and help Thor catch the wicked Fenrir. There, he is set the almost impossible task of sourcing magical elements to make a Golden Rope. In an exciting battle, it seems as if all is lost, until Arthur proves that even a small boy can be the most unlikely of heroes.


This year we will be using the Spellingframe tool to support our spelling. Each child will continue to have a login to practice the statutory Year 4 words. Each week we will practice our spellings using the Ipads and will then test ourselves on the Friday. You to can help your child practice at home, to give them the best chance of achieving their best practice every day. 

Y3/4 Statutory Spelling List - How many of these words can you spell?

More on Multiplication, Division, Length & Perimeter  

This term will be a continuation multiplication, with a concentration on written methods and consolidating our knowledge of tables to 12. This will be followed by length and measure using our multiplication and division knowledge to solve reasoning problems. I am aware that much of the terminology used in school is very different to past teaching, therefore if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.    



The rock stars of the world need your help! They want their children to come to their concerts and rock-out, but they want to protect their precious ears! Find out all you can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. This will be completed using a variety of experiments and experiences throughout the term.


This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.

Indoor Athletics and Cheerleading

 PE is now on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Reminder - Home reading is now being completed and logged using reading journals. This will be monitored and your child's book band will be changed each term following assessments. Please let me know if you have any issues with this. In addition, your child will read with an adult in school each week and this will be recorded using our new reading journals.  


A few reminders; 

Spellings - spellings will be available to download. Please practice these daily. The children will practice the spellings and spelling rules through the week. They will be tested on their spellings each Friday using spelling frame.

Maths - Please continue to practice TTrockstars. Logins will be resent in the first few weeks of term. If you need a new login please let me know. Timestables are a massive part of Year 4 and require a great deal of practice. 

Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at d.allinson@sthelens.org.uk.

Mr Allinson