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Picture 1 Mr Elliot
Picture 2 Mrs Questa

DIY Nativity Costume Solutions

NEWS FLASH!! Please can the children bring in their costumes in a named bag on Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th November. This is so that we can be ready for our dress rehearsal on Monday 4th December.


Welcome to Year 4


A very warm welcome to Year 4.  We hope you enjoy reading our class page, especially finding out about all the wonderful things we have and will be doing throughout the year; latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.


Your teaching team will be Mr Elliot, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Questa. Mrs Shaw will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 4 on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please continue to scroll down for further information regarding our PE coverage.


So that you can take your learning as far as possible, this page will be updated regularly with all the learning and events that will be taking place. Each half term our learning objectives will be put up so that you know what we will be doing and fortnightly we will be updating you on all the latest news from class and any upcoming events that you need to be aware of.


We are really looking forward to our time in year 4 this year, and hope that you are too!

Mr Elliot and the Year 4 Team

Upcoming Events:


Wednesday 15th November - Football taster session with Harrogate Town

Friday 17th November - Children In Need - Non School uniform, bun sale and name the bear activities

Wednesday 22nd November - School Open Day for Prospective Parents

Thursday 23rd November - FOCS Movie Night

​​​​​​​Friday 1st December - Non School Uniform Day

Saturday 2nd December - School Christmas Fair

Wednesday 6th December - KS2 Christmas Performances (2pm & 6.30pm) 

Wednesday 13th December - School Council Talent Show


Latest News:

Sensational Learning Logs

Last half term , Year 4 blew me away with their exceptional attitudes towards their home learning tasks. Children created Anglo - Saxon helmets and shields, carried out science investigations and continued to w ork hard on their times tables and reading. Their thirst for knowledge - combined with their passion for learning - has made for some amazing projects being brought into school. The learning shared in class has benefitted not only themselves , but also thei r peers. Well done Year 4!   


Exciting Learning Opportunity

After a successful taster session last week in which the children gained so much learning we are pleased to announce that for the rest of this half term year 4 will take part in orienteering sessions on a Monday afternoon. We ask that children come in PE kit as this is an outdoor sports activity. This not only links in with our PE curriculum but also our Geography curriculum. A fantastic link to allow the children to put their map reading skills into practice. 


Fantastic start to the new year!

WOW! I cant believe this is the start of our 4th week together as a class. In those 3 weeks we have achieved so much, the children have taken part in our orienteering sessions, started our weekly swimming lessons at Wetherby Leisure Centre, improving our skills in dance with our fantastic coach Nicola and we have been working really hard in Maths and English. Our class have shown great courage and perseverance in their learning but they have approached everything with great positivity and bundles of enthusiasm and myself, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Questa could not be any prouder of their commitments and efforts. Well done Year 4!

Homework Expectations:

Please see documents below for learning log homework expectations. 

Curriculum this Half Term:



Our topic will be launched on the first Tuesday back. Once the topic has been launched, we will update you with further information. 



  • I am learning to use appropriate vocabulary to sequence events and summarise a story. 
  • I am learning to describe a character effectively. 
  • I am learning to identify the features of a diary. 

  • I am learning to construct a diary entry using appropriate language, grammar and vocabulary. 

  • I am learning to identify how writers use emotive language to set mood and suggest feelings. 



Read Write Inc. Spellings

  • Unit 1 - 7
  • Alongside these will be the orange words, these are spellings on the word list for Year 3 and 4. A copy of these can be found in the back of their spelling logs and at the bottom of the class page. 



During the Autumn term the children will be taught:

  • Place value, including negative numbers
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Addition and subtraction (problems and inverse)
  • Geometry - 2D shape
  • Measures - Time
  • Multiplication & Division -Mental multiplication & division
  • Multiplication and Division - Written multiplication
  • Measures
  • Length, including perimeter
  • Statistics
  • Consolidate and Assess


States of Matter

Solid, Liquid or Gas?

To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases by sorting and describing materials into solids, liquids and gases.

• I can sort and describe materials. 


Investigating Gases

To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases by investigating gases and their uses.

• I can investigate gases and explain their properties. 


The Water Cycle

To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle by creating a model of the water cycle. • I can identify and describe the different stages of

the water cycle. 


Heating and Cooling

To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) by investigating how heating and cooling can change a material’s state.

• I can investigate materials as they change state. 


Wonderful Water

To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) by exploring how water can change its state to a solid, liquid or a gas.

• I can explore how water changes state. 



Learning objectives linked with our orienteering sessions.

Geographical skills and fieldwork:

  •   use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.


Block coding

Introduction to variables

In this unit children will learn how computers use variables to count things and keep track of what is going on. Children will learn to create simple games which use a score variable.



Our PE days for the Summer term will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that you are wearing your School PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster.

  • Swimming - Children will take part in a year long scheme of work lead by qualified swimming coaches from Wetherby Leisure Centre. 
  • Autumn 1 - Dance
  • Autumn 2 - Basketball