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Picture 1 Mr Elliot
Picture 2 Mrs Questa

NEWS FLASH!! Orienteering sessions for year 4 on a Monday afternoon. Please wear Outdoor PE kit to school. Thank you Mr E


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:


Monday 4th September - Staff training day

Tuesday 5th September - School reopens to children

Thursday 14th September - 1st Swimming session of the term

Wednesday 20th September - Y4 Orienteering (Outdoor PE kit must be worn)

Thursday 28th September - National Poetry Day

Wednesday 4th October - No Pens Day

Thursday 5th October - Parent Consultation Evening

Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October - Dside Safer Internet Sessions

Wednesday 18th October  - Whole School Harvest Celebration

Thursday 19th October - Break for October Half Term

Friday 20th October- Staff Training Day





Latest News:

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. 


Lesson 1 - I am learning to show passage of time and to order events using conjunctives and adverbial phrases. Children create a story board.

Lesson 2 I am learning to organise my writing into paragraphs. Children develop sentences into paragraphs.

Lesson 3 I am learning to use a variety of word classes and the five senses in my writing. Children write a setting description.

Lesson 4 I am learning to use pronouns and possessive apostrophes. Children write sentences or a narrative paragraph.

Lesson 5 I am learning to manipulate clauses for effect. Children identify various clauses/sentence types and write their own.

Lesson 6 I am learning to punctuate direct speech using inverted commas. Children write a conversation between characters.

Lesson 7 I am learning to use emotive language. Children complete resources about thoughts and feelings of characters.

Lesson 8 I am learning to vary my sentence openers. Children produce a written narrative.

Lesson 9 I am learning to plan and organise my writing. Children write a narrative independently.

Lesson 10 I am learning to edit, improve and re-draft my work. Children attend an in-class editing workshop.



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



i) identify common appliances that run on electricity

ii) construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers

iii) identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

iv) recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit

v) recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors


Working Scientifically

i) asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them

ii) setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests

iii) making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers

iv) gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions

v) recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables

vi) reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions

vii) using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions

viii) identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes

ix) using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings



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