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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


    The team is Mr Wray, Miss Dennison, Mrs Mayo and Mrs Naylor.  





Autumn 1 

Geography and History

Our geography and history this half term will be about life in Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about important events, the social triangle, mummification, gods and hieroglyphs as well as using artefacts to tell us about life at that time.




During maths lessons we will be covering:

Place value





In June 2024 there is a Y4 National Times tables test. Therefore, your child will be expected to know all their times tables (1-12) and be able to answer each question within 6 seconds. We will be giving your children lots of support with this.


In the next week your child will receive their TT Rockstars and IXL passwords again. If it is possible at home, please give your child time to practise on these websites/apps.




This half term we will be writing a narrative inspired by The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. This will link with our question, ‘What is power and how do people get it?’ as we explore the hierarchy of Ancient Egyptian life. We will also be developing our reading skills with a non-fiction text, 100 Facts – Ancient Egypt by Miles Kelly.


We will be looking at year 4 specific grammar expectations as part of the writing sequence and spellings from the year 3 and 4 word list.


For book study, we are looking at A Mummy Ate My Homework by Thiago de Moraes. All texts will be used to support the global curriculum topic of Power and Governance.



Home Learning

Please make sure that you are signed into your child’s Dojo account to receive the latest information from school. We also encourage:

  • IXL
  • Home reading
  • TT Rockstars
  • Spelling Shed



For your information

PE is on Mondays (swimming) and Fridays and the correct PE uniform is needed. This is a white t-shirt and suitable footwear. Children are asked to come to school in their PE kit.



On Mondays, children can come to school with their swimming kit underneath their uniform (please make sure they DO NOT have their underwear on underneath) and can bring a towel and underwear in their swimming bag.

Please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.