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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Your teachers are Miss White (4W) and Mrs Culshaw (4C).

Your teaching assistants are Miss Barnett and Mrs Valente.


REMINDER: Please bring your musical instrument every Wednesday



Our topic this term is: Leon and the place Between

Our book we are studying in our writing is:The focus for our main piece of assessed writing is to write a narrative based on the story of 'Leon and the place Between'.


  • use Standard English forms for verb inflections
  • use wide range of conjunctions - when, if, because, although
  • use possessive apostrophes (including for plurals)
  • recognise the difference between plural 's' and possessive 's'
  • use rich and varied vocabulary



Reading: Volcanoes by Maria Gill

This is the book our guided reading is based on for this half term.


We will be focussing on:

  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied (2e)
  • Clarify vocabulary Explore the meaning of words in context (2a)
  • Read and retrieve Retrieve, record and present information (2b)
  • Read and explain: Mastery focus Retrieve and record information from non-fiction (2b)
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read (2b)  
  • Ask questions to improve understanding (2b)
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise (2c)
  • Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence (2d)
  • Identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books (2d)
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning (2f)
  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination(2g)


In maths this half term we will be:

  • Multiplication focus x10, x100, x3, x6, x9, x7, x11, x12
  • Division x10, x100, x3, x6, x9, x7
  • multiplying three numbers
  • factor pairs
  • efficient methods of x
  • written methods multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit, 3 digits by 1 digit
  • written methods dividing 2 digits by 1 digit, 3 digits by 1 digit

Focus tables:

  • x3, x4, x6, x7, x8, x9, x7, x11 and x12


Science: Sound, Changing states

History: Roman Britain

Geography: Our Angry Earth

Art: Mosaics Pointillism art movement (develop from mosaic making)

PSHE: Self- esteem & Positive Thinking

RE: Judaism






Year 4 have PE on Tuesday and Friday.

On these days we ask that children come to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and House PE sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for lessons.

Long Term Plan

Remote Learning

While you are away from school, please access the following work in order to stay up to speed with the class. You don't need to print everything, as there is a lot. Some of it is there as a guide but you can make notes or just follow the powerpoint if you like.

Week beginning 17.1.22

English- both classes

Monday and Tuesday- we are starting a new book today

Use the powerpoint to access the hook lesson and complete the activities over the next two days. Try to email over your work and your teachers will mark it. (FAO your teachers name)



Use this as an opportunity to assess previously taught mastery skills from the autumn term and apply Gateway keys:

• Use punctuation at Y2 standard correctly (full stops, capital letters -including for proper nouns, exclamation marks, question marks, commas in a list, apostrophes for contraction and singular noun possession)

• Use adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions to express time, place and cause

• Create characters, settings and plot in narrative

• Group related ideas into paragraphs

Use the image of the front page of the book to answer these questions in a short narrative (there is a copy of the front cover in the docuemnt below) What has happened to the characters on the front page? Why are they in this situation?


  Pupils plan and write their narrative idea independently, applying the Gateway keys above.


Complete the vocabulary sheet below for our new book.



Follow the instructions in each slide and complete the writing task on the last slide.


Reading- both classes

Access the PPT for Monday and Tuesday's work (predict and clarifying vocabulary)


Wednesday and Thursday

Access the PPT and complete the questions



Mrs Culshaw's Class

Monday: to multiply multiples of 10 and 100

Use the PPT to complete the activities in it.


Tuesday: to divide by multiples of 10 and 100

Use the PPT to complete the activities in it.


Miss White's class

Monday and Tuesday aim:recap multiply and divide by 3

Use the video link above and complete the worksheets below.



Wednesday Maths- both classes

aim: to x and divide by 6

Use the video link and the worksheet below to practise multiplying and dividing by 6


Thursday maths-both classes

aim: to x and divide by 9

Use the video link and the worksheet below to practise multiplying and dividing by 9


Friday maths both classes

Use the following web links to practise your x3, x4, x6 tables


Class assembly



Use the website links in the useful links folder of this page and match a date to each of the events on the sheet below and then order them earliest date to the latest date (becareful of the BC/BCE and the CE/AD dates.



We have been looking at Jewish Kosher food. Reserach what the word kosher means and the links to the rules around food and the preparation of food in the Jewish religion.


Practise your cold cross buns piece of music.

Week beginning 10.1.22

English PPT for all week Year-4-Autumn-2-3.pptx

This is a copy of the last few pages of Leon as you may have missed them: 


Monday- use slides, 66- 71 to read the diary entry from Adir (the boy in the place between) and then complete the plan for your own diary entry from Leon's point of view.


     Pathways to Write keys




Feature Keys

Leon and the Place Between




  1. Use details for time, place and mood
  2. Use 1st person consistently
  3. Write in consistent past tense
  4. Chronological order
  5. Write an opening paragraph to share thoughts and feelings and to summarise the day
  6. Finish with a personal comment about hopes or concerns for the future




















Tuesday- Use slide 72 to begin writing your diary entry- the introduction and event 1. On the slide there is some guidance to what to include in this section. 

Wednesday - Use slide 73 to write event 2 and 3. On the slide there is some guidance to what to include in this section. 

Thursday- Use slide 74 to write the ending of your diary. On the slide there is some guidance to what to include in this section. 

Friday- Use slide 75 to edit and improve your diary.

Please email your diary entries to FAO your teachers name for us to mark it.


Monday- divide by 100

Use the video link above to practise dividing by 100 and then complete the worksheet below.


Tuesday- multiply by 1 and 0

Use the video link above to practise multiplying by 1 and 0 then complete the worksheet below.


Wednesday-divide by 1 and itself

Use the video link above to practise divide by 1 and itself then complete the worksheet below.


Thursday-recap multiply and divide by 3

Use the video link above and complete the worksheets below.




Monday- we are starting a new book today!

Use the PPT and the activity sheet to complete the predict activity.



Tuesday- Clarifying vocabulary



Wednesday- Read and retrieve

Use the PPT below slide 1 to complete the read and retrieve activity



Thursday- Read and explain

Use the Wednesday PPT sides 2 and 3 to complete the read and explain activity



History- cold task for the start of our new topic

Please complete the cold task from the sheet below- please do not ask for the answers from anyone at home as we would like to know what you know now (even if you don't know a lot about the subject yet).


My Happy Mind

We are starting a new module today- Celebrate

Work through the pages and find out more about your strengths


Useful Links