Year 4
Year 4

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Spring Term 2 (2024)
Welcome to the Year Four website page


Welcome back and say HELLO to the Year 4 webpage! Here you will find all of the key information about what the children are getting up to this term. The door for Year 4 will be opened at 8:45am and will close at 8.55am for registration. Please ensure children arrive on time to ensure that they can settle into the school day successfully.


Our novel this half term is ‘The Wizard of Oz‘ by Frank Baum. This iconic book is guaranteed to get the children excited about our London residential next half term as we are lucky enough to go and see WICKED on stage! The children will follow Dorothy on her journey through a magical world where she tries her upmost to get back home.

Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluency and comprehension. Our library day is Friday, however the library is also open every lunchtime for children to peruse books.



As writers, we will be focusing on creating suspense in our writing as we learn the story ‘Adventure at Sandy Cove’. The children will develop their ability to use short sentences, empty words, threatening sounds and making the setting sound spooky in order to entice the reader! The children will also be doing some exciting writing during Book Week all about some of the characters in our last class novel and focusing on Sir David Attenborough as we write a biography about his life.


In Maths, we will begin by learning about length and perimeter, fractions and decimals.  Please also encourage your children to learn their times tables as this will be integral to helping children with all areas associated with maths. A great, interactive way for children to do this is by logging onto TT Rockstars. Children can even achieve certificates and badges if they can reach Rockstar, Rock Legend and Rock Hero status!

Next half term, the children will be doing an online ‘Multiplication Check’. 25 random questions all the way up to 12 x 12 and the children have 6 seconds to answer each question. We firmly believe that TT Rockstars is the best way for children to become fluent and competent in their times tables.


Project Learning

We will be continuing to brush up on our geography skills in our project, Misty Mountain, Winding River. In this project, children will learn all about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them. The children will also learn all about the water cycle and our changing environment.


Physical Education

This term, children will be doing PE on a Thursday afternoon and our first unit of work is basketball. PE kit is to be worn to school on this day and the children will begin with tag rugby. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately and are ready for physical activity.


School Trip

This half term, the children will be visiting Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre where they will learn all about mountain climbing. They will also have basic first aid training to talk about the many ways they can stay safe when climbing and playing in/near water.

Home Learning

Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and times tables for your tests the following week.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email me at:


Mr. Prior