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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Mrs Smith and the Year 4 children welcome you to our web page!


Our Autumn 2 topic is ‘What would you have done after school 100 years ago?

Some key questions to consider:

  • How have children’s lives changed in the past 100 years?
  • What did children do to entertain themselves in the early 20th century?
  • How has school life changed in the last century? Why is it so different today?
  • Did World War I and II impact on children’s lives?
  • How has entertainment changed throughout the last ten decades?
  • If you were a wealthy child in the 1900s, how would your life have been different to that of a poor child’s?

We will be going on a trip to Black Country Museum on Friday 22nd November to enhance our learning and investigate the lives of children from the Black Country!

Please have a look at our Autumn 2 topic web where you can find out more about this term’s learning:

Autumn 2 Topic Web

Homework and Spellings

Homework is  sent home every Friday and is due in the following Thursday.  Please support your child with completing their homework. It is vital that learning continues outside of the classroom. You can find a copy of our Autumn 2 homework menu below:

Autumn 2 Homework Menu

Please encourage children to access TT Rock Stars and Reading Eggs at home. They may also complete these homework tasks on school computers. 

Spellings are given out each Friday and are tested the following Friday.  Please support your child with practising them at home.


Year 4 PE sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons and ASM led PE sessions take place every Thursday morning.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on PE days.

Current Learning

    • In English, we will be writing quest tales based on Robin Hood of Sherwood. We will also be writing non-fiction explanation texts based on our topic.
    • In maths, we are focusing on multiplication and division as well as area and perimeter.
    • Our science topic this half term is living things and their habitats.

Reading Books

Please ensure that your child is engaging in their reading book at home. We ask that grown ups write in their child’s blue reading diary at least three times before sending reading books back to school to be changed. Reading books are usually changed on Wednesday afternoons however, children are welcome to read books from our classroom reading corner whilst they wait for a new reading book from the library.


  Take a look at our class curriculum here