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Year 4

Welcome to all of our parents, carers and pupils of Year 4. 

Teaching Class 4 Barbara Hepworth is Mrs Mir and Mrs Shaw.  Teaching Class 4 David Hockney is Miss Haughin. Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Malek, Miss Talia and Mrs Briggs.

In English we are reading the E-book ‘The Most Incredible Sports.’ At the end of the unit, the children will be writing a Newspaper Report. We will be looking at the features of a newspaper and will also be looking at including the writing skills of fronted adverbials, conjunctions, adverbs, expanded noun phrases.

In Maths the children will be learning Place Value: Rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. They will be leaning Roman Numerals to 100 and how to add and subtract these. We will revisit the skills of addition and subtraction and will practise these further through fluency and reasoning questions, also looking at how to estimate answers.

This half term our topic for IPC is ‘Land, Sea and Sky.’

In Science and Geography, we will be finding out:

  • How water plants are different to other plants
  • How fish have adapted to living in water
  • How birds are adapted to flying
  • How to create a classification key to group animals
  • About food chains in different world habitats

In Technology, we will be:

  • Creating an undersea collage.

In International, we will be finding out:

  • How environmental changes are a threat to the world’s coral reefs

In ICT, we will be:

  • Using search engines to research an undersea creature to create a fact file.


To help your child at home you could help them to complete their homework tasks. Spellings are given weekly so please help your child practise these during the week.

By the end of Year 4 there is a Curriculum expectation that all children MUST know all their multiplication facts to 12 as well as the division facts. The children will have a PIXL Times tables test in June so it is important that you regularly practise the times tables with your child and play different games so help them memorise the facts.

When you are reading with your child please ask questions about what your child is reading and their opinions on the book as well as signing their reading jotters.

Homework is given at the start of a half term and activities should be completed weekly. The ‘St. Matthew’s Super Six’ homework tasks should be completed by Wednesday 12th February.

Parents are invited to the IPC Exit Point on Wednesday 12th February at 2.15pm. Children will share with parents all the exciting work they have completed over the weeks in their IPC lessons and parents will have the opportunity to share the fantastic homework tasks they have completed with their children.