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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 book 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy'. At the end of the half term, children will be writing an explanation of the digestive system. We will be looking at conjunctions and fronted adverbials. 

In Maths the children will be learning multiplication and how to multiply 2 and 3- digit numbers. We will start by using counters and place value grids and then move on to the written method. 

This half term our topic for IPC is 'Temples, Tombs and Treasures' 

In History, we will be finding out:

  • What daily life was like in Ancient Egypt
  • How to write using Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • About the different rulers of Egypt
  • About Ancient Egyptian religion and burials
  • About the treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb


In Geography, we will be finding out:

  • Where Egypt is on a world map
  • Where Egypt is in line with the equator
  • Identify Northern and Southern Hemisphere


In Science, we will be finding out about:

  • About the human digestive system
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions


In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the instruments used in Ancient Egypt


In Art, we will be:

  • sketching and painting the Egyptians and the pyramids


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 1st April.

Parents are invited to the IPC Exit Point on Monday 30th March 2020. 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.