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Year 4

Welcome to the class page for year 4 - Please find all the information for year 4 below.

This week's homework (due in Wednesday 18th October):

English - Create a shape poem on a rainforest animal. Don't forget to use plenty of 'wow' words.

Maths - Abacus ( on the computer),  'Diamond Demolition', plus additional for those of you that have been selected this week. 



Reading morning:

Come and enjoy reading with your child on Tuesday mornings from 8:40 to 9:00am. Also, we would welcome help in hearing children read. If you are free any afternoon, or part of an afternoon, we would love to have you. Please let the office know as you would need to have a DBS check.


Maths and English homework, including spellings are set on Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Home School Diary:

These will be handed out on the first day of term. Please ensure that it is in school every day. The children will need to use this daily and the teacher will be checking and signing weekly. You can also use it for passing on messages from home. Please remember that reading with your child is very important and to comment in the Home School Diary when you have read together. This should be at least 5 times a week.

Forest School:

We are lucky enough to have an amazing Nature area where the children will now be having outdoor lessons fortnightly. These will start on Wednesday 6th September for Miss Cookson’s class and Wednesday 13th September for Mrs Ely’s class. The children need to bring in waterproof trousers and wellies for these Wednesday sessions. They can be kept in school unless extremely muddy. Please supply a carrier bag for these occasions. The children will be wearing their wellies and waterproof trousers regardless of weather, as they will be sitting on the ground and would not want to wear out their school trousers. There are also a lot of stingers!

Topic - Saving the World

Over the two terms, Year 4 will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Rainforests’. During this unit we will be focusing on Geography, Art, Science, Technology, Music and P.E,

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About where rainforests are in the world
  • About the lives of rainforest people and how they compare with our own
  • How and why the rainforest is being destroyed
  • Discovering the ways that people are trying to save the rainforest

In ICT, we’ll be finding out:

How to program and share our own rainforest-themed computer game

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

How we can use art to create a rainforest scene

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different rainforest animals
  • Where different animals and plants live in the rainforest
  • How to classify a range of animals of the rainforest using classification keys
  • About food chains and what happens if part of the food chain is affected

We will need shoe boxes to create our own rainforests so please save and send in.


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and make our own tropical fruit drink


In Music, we’ll be:

  • Composing music to depict the movements and personalities of rainforest animals.


In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to represent a rainforest scene using dance and mime


All of the work we are going to do will develop the children’s reading, researching, writing, illustrating, independence and cooperation skills. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest are most important.

If you have had a change of personal circumstance i.e. change of address/phone over the summer, please let the office know of these new arrangements.

Finally, if you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.