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Year 4 Staff


Class Teachers:

Jaguars: Mrs Babbage


Leopards: Mrs Warne


 Learning Support:

Miss Greenway, Mrs Etherington, Mrs McKeown & Mrs Healy


Key Information

We will post all relevant information for Year 4 pupils to this page alongside curriculum overviews. However, please see our Year 4 Online Learning Page for a more detailed curriculum in the event of a Year 4 bubble closure or whole school closure. If you are self-isolating individually, please contact us via email so we can send you plans and resources for your child to complete at home. 


PE Days:

Wednesday PM and Friday AM - come to school in PE kit


Please ensure that your child is wearing a full PE kit (white t-shirt, black leggings/skirt/shorts/jogging bottoms, white socks and plimsoles or trainers) in school each PE day. Whilst we still await the warmer months, it is advised for children to wrap up. Long hair should be tied back and earrings must be removed or covered with tape for PE. Trainers can be worn daily as we will make the most of any good weather to get outside and complete daily exercise.


Library Day:

Tuesday PM


The children will be given an opportunity to visit our school library at least once a week, during which time they will be able to select one free-reading book of their choice. We will read daily in class and there will be opportunities for independent and pair reading throughout the day. If your child would like to take this book home, please make sure it is brought back into school only on our library day.

Welcome to Year 4

Hello Leopards and Jaguars!


Our new topic will be: Was Alfred the Great really great?

Cultural depictions of Alfred the Great - Wikipedia

A British hero Alfred the Great King of Wessex

Throughout our lessons we aim to answer the question 'Was Alfred the Great really great?'

We will record our initial thoughts, think about the characteristic features of the period, address and devise historically valid question’s about change, similarity and difference. Understand how knowledge of past is constructed from a range of sources and construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant information.

BBC - Hampshire - Entertainment - Alfred the Great Exhibition King Alfred The Great Jewel | Alfred the great, Jewels, Royal jewels






 Especially with the new Year 4 statutory multiplication assessment, it is important that your child continues to practise their times tables regularly – even if they have passed a particular one. They need to be able to apply these facts in order to solve problems involving larger numbers and other operations so it is vital that they can not only recall them fluently, but that they can build on them in other ways too. Here are a range of websites children can use to practise.




 Spelling Information

In Year 4, our spelling tests take place on a Friday morning based on the SPAG focus of the week. We encourage children to practise their spellings daily. Any help you can give your child to support them with learning their spellings at home would be greatly appreciated. You may wish to try some of these spelling activities. Do email your child's teacher if you need clarification as to which group your child is in. 


Additionally, it is important for your child to practise the Year 3 and 4 that are linked below. It may also be worth revising Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words and High Frequency Words. They should be able to read and spell the words and apply them in their writing in line with the end of Year 4 expectations. These will be sent home to you at the beginning of Autumn Term.


Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

High Frequency Words

Mrs Babbage and Mrs Warne Spellings

Spellings Summer 1 - group 1

Mrs Street and Mrs McKeown Spellings




We would like you to read every day with your child for 15 minutes. This is really important for them to continue building their reading stamina and fluency. Reading frequently has a huge impact on your child's literacy and progress in class.


We are developing a love of reading in Year 4 using a range of strategies and incentives. We will be introducing a 'reading suitcase' in each class which will be sent home with one child each week.  Details to follow.

Here are examples of questions that should be answered as children read to deepen their understanding. See if you can complete the Reading Challenge.

 Struggling to know what to read? Find some great book recommendations grouped by age group or by theme. Free audiobooks can be found here.

Alternatively you can access spot books on Oxford Owls by clicking the picture below. Usernames and password were emailed to you at the beginning of term.





Our homework is linked to our main topic and will be given out during the first week of the half term. To reduce the amount of items being taken home, homework will be posted via Seesaw. Children should aim to complete at least one piece of homework each week. Homework is a very useful way for you to keep in touch with what we are teaching in school. It also allows the children to practise skills we have covered in class and we appreciate your support in helping your child to complete this important learning at home on a regular basis.


If possible, we would like you to complete tasks on Seesaw or in your homework book. This book should remain at home rather than being brought backwards and forwards to school. Feel free to upload pictures of completed tasks onto Seesaw or email to the class teacher, so that we have an opportunity to praise the children's efforts. 


For more information about the Year 4 curriculum, click here.