Welcome to Year 4

Overview

In Year 4 there are three classes.  The pupils’ timetable is structured as follows:  Spellings, following the RWI scheme; Maths, following the NCETM planning; and English, which is based on fiction and non-fiction texts linked to our topic themes. Reading Master lessons are based around a variety of genres where we encourage children to explore vocabulary, use inference, make predictions, explain, develop retrieval skills and summarise events. The wider curriculum subjects are taught either discretely or through a whole school creative and connective approach.

Home Learning Apps

Useful Resources

Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.

Downloads

Year 4 Blog Posts

Y4 String Telephones

14th June 2024

Year 4 explored how to make the best string telephone by testing different sizes of cups to see which gave the clearest sound. We also investigated the possibility of ‘eavesdropping’ into others’ conversations. 

Year 4 Litter Pick

10th June 2024

Year 4 considered both the positive and the negative impact that humans can have on the environment. We discussed the different types of litter and how some litter will decompose compared to other litter which will not. We then … Read more

Music Trip

9th May 2024

Some children enjoyed a music recital at Norwich Cathedral this afternoon. They enjoyed hearing the piano, a cello and a vocalist. They represented our school well and we are very proud of them.

Year 4 Recorders

30th January 2024

Year 4 are really enjoying their instrumental lessons as part of their music curriculum. This week they were able to learn the note ‘B’ and even play along to a simple song. Miss Peek was very proud to pop … Read more

Year 4 – Mad Science

12th January 2024

Year 4 kicked off their brand new science topic with a bang this morning as Mad Science led a fantastic workshop. They learnt all about static electricity through the use of a Van de Graaff generator, which raised a … Read more

School Council Christmas Bauble Project

19th December 2023

Back in November, the School Council decided to buy every child a clear bauble to design and decorate ready for Christmas. Each year group chose their own designs and have been busy over the last few weeks creating them. … Read more

Year 4 Christmas Art

14th December 2023

This week, Year 4 have enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit by creating their own Northern Lights artwork. They used chalks to create the colourful light display in the sky and the snow beneath. Finally, they added splashes of … Read more

Year 4 Roman Catapults

8th December 2023

This week, Year 4 have been learning about the history of the catapult and have made their own version of Roman style catapults. They used their measuring skills to measure the wood accurately, then used junior hacksaws to cut … Read more

Y4 Science – The Digestive System

29th November 2023

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 4 have been learning all about the human digestive system. They have learnt the names of the different organs that support digestion and what happens to food at each stage. Yesterday, Year … Read more

Making Musicians!

23rd November 2023

Some KS2 pupils went with Miss Peek and Miss Forrest to Norwich Cathedral for a music recital this afternoon. They were able to enjoy a short concert featuring piano, french horn and violin. The children heard a range of … Read more

KS2 Music

13th November 2023

A big thanks to Norwich High School for visiting KS2 music assembly today. The children participated in a singing workshop before listening to a flute, French horn, clarinet, piano, saxophone, vocal and African percussion recital. Everyone loved hearing the … Read more

Year 4 Music

18th October 2023

Year 4 enjoyed using the boom whackers to learn different songs. They even got to perform in KS2 celebration assembly. They were able to think about different notes and dynamics.