Welcome to Year 4 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Spellings Homework



Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

The children’s Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is Tuesday. Please remember your PE kit on this day. 4CR will need their swimming kit.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only.

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Year 4 Curriculum Map

Autumn 2 Topic - Exploring New Worlds

Building Learning Power:

Year 4 will be continuing to develop our learning muscles this term. We will be making links between our moral dilemma knowledge and our stories with issues and dilemmas. We will be persevering, just like the explorers that we’re learning about.

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Perseverance Penguin

Be a Perseverance Penguin

Year Four will be exploring moral dilemmas encountered by characters in their favourite stories. We will be grappling with the consequences of bullying and discussing solutions. The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine will be our class text. To develop our non-fiction understanding, Year Four will be creating a leaflet as we delve into the world of explorers and adventurers.

During Guided Reading, we will be question creators and bridge builders, among other roles, as we understand texts with increasing confidence.

To develop our spelling, Year Four will be focusing on suffixes and prefixes including ‘-ous’ endings. Make sure you get practising by looking at our spelling list.


How much change do I need? How many boxes are left over? This half term, year 4 will be using the 4 maths operations to solve problems. They will be using different strategies to problem solve and mathematical reasoning to justify and prove their answers.

Year 4 will also continue to learn their times tables and apply these to their daily practise.


Year Four will become ‘shockingly’ good scientists as we light up the school with our understanding of electricity. We will be investigating the best electric conductors as well as how to look after someone who has experienced an electric shock! So Watt will you discover? We can think of ample reasons you’ll love this unit!


It’s raining, it’s pouring, and Year Four are becoming… meteorologists. We will be logging and analysing weather data using Excel and will present our own weather forecasts.


Let’s go exploring! Year 4 will be learning about the historical pioneers who mapped the globe and discovered ‘new worlds’.


Year 4 will continue with their ukulele playing. We will be learning more complex musical patterns.

Art & Design Technology

Bright sparks? Year 4 will be designing and testing their own electrical circuits.

Religious Education

Do you know what is right and wrong? In Year Four we will be discussing how different people have their own moral values and how religion influences their views.


Did explorers from the past benefit our world as we know it now? Using old and new maps, Year Four will be rediscovering new worlds.

Physical Education

Splish, splash, splosh. Year 4 are still getting their toes wet at Gurnell Swimming pool. Children will be improving their sporting abilities, whilst also developing their teamwork and listening skills.


Il est tout au sujet de l’argent!

Year 4 will be discussing likes and dislikes and how to control money in French.

KS2 assemblies will focus on Safety this term and include Anti-Bullying Week, Road Safety Week and a visit from our local police force. ‘Respect’ will also feature highly in this term’s assembly themes.
Say no! This half-term Year Four will be considering the difference between legal and illegal drugs as well as exploring what bullying means as part of anti-bullying week
This half term Year 4 will be star performers. We will enjoy rehearsing and performing for a Christmas show.
To link in with our geography unit we will be consider- ing the impact of exploration

What is The Big Talk?

Mr Almond

Miss Voden

Mrs Cross

Mrs Maxwell