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Year 4

Year 4 Staff

Year 4 Staff 1 Miss Bell - Beech
Year 4 Staff 2 Mr Byrne - Mulberry
Year 4 Staff 3 Mrs French
Year 4 Staff 4 Mrs Streten

Welcome to Year 4!


We have lots of exciting things planned for this year.


The following plans will show you some of the topics we will be learning about.


To assist your child's learning, the school's expectations are:


The children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Friday.


Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate all that you do.




Year 4

Spring 1 - Anker Away!


From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and in to the sea. 

Put on your wellies and wade right in... How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? Let's get down to the river banks and find out!

This half term, the children will be learning about rivers, river features and tracking our local river: the River Anker on Ordnance Survey maps. They will learn key river vocabulary and understand how to measure how fast a river is flowing. We will also be making our own river in D&T. 

Autumn 2 - I am Warrior!


I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, Romans versus the Celts, the fight is on...

Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us.


Autumn 1 - Raging Planet

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature's awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds.


This half term we are learning all about volcanoes. We will begin by learning about the Earth's structure which will help us understand how volcanoes are formed. Then, we will learn about tectonic plates and where the majority of the world's volcanoes are located. Eventually, we will finish the topic by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of volcanoes and how they affect people's lives. This will then lead to us learning about Pompeii and the devastating effects the eruption of Mount Vesuvius caused on this lost city.

Volcanic eruption!