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Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4's class page! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready for some sunshine! I am excited for the new term and to explore some new topics with you all. I hope you're ready to try your best and have fun!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to come speak to me before or at the end of the day or contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Miss Robertson laugh

Useful Documents and Letters

You can find termly newsletters and other useful documents here.

Important Dates and Events

PE: Tuesdays and Thursdays

For the next half term, swimming will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please still wear PE kits on this day.

Spelling test: Every other Monday or Tuesday (due to bank holidays)

17th Apr (anti- and inter-)

2nd May (-tion and -cian)

15th May ('sc' words)

Times tables: With the times tables check fast approaching, we will now be doing a mixed times tables test every Friday.

Spring News


In literacy, we have been exploring the texts 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' and 'The Lost Happy Endings' and written a range of our own texts including a Twisted Tale and a Persuasive Letter.



We have been applying our times tables knowledge in the topics Multiplication and Division and Fractions. We have started to use written methods to multiply and divide. In fractions, we have been finding equivalent fractions, simplying fractions and adding and subtracting them to solve word problems.



During the Autumn term, Year 4 have learned about the human body including our teeth and the digestive system. We have also started learning about States of Matter - how to classify different objects and Year 4 can now explain how particles behave for each state. 



Our Computing topic last term was 'Repetition in Shapes'. We have started learning about how to programme by giving a list of instructions using code.



In History we have started learning about The Romans and their influence on life today. We will continue with this next term.



We have been exploring the Alps and comparing it to the Lake District in the UK. We have been using maps to better understand how fold mountains are formed with tectonic plates and spotted similarities and difference across the two regions.



In Music, we have started learning to play the recorder and have managed to play our first full piece using the notes G, B, A and C.



We have been following instructions to make a basic biscuit recipe and then making our own recipes by making adaptions and budgeting. Year 4 loved being able to take their biscuits home!



Year 4 have explored balance and control in gymnastic with Mr Manning and will continue this next term. With Miss Robertson, we have been learning some yoga poses and using them to create a yoga 'flow'. We have been feeling very zen on a Tuesday afternoon!


Homework will be set on DB Primary every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday.

Please continue to read with your child every evening and sign their diary (children can write comments in their diaries too!). Reading books and diaries should be brought into school every day and books can be changed once they have been finished.

Spellings will be set every other week - they will be stuck into green spelling books but children can also find them on DB Primary if needed.

Times tables will be a big focus in Year 4 - try to play games at home and practise speed. TT Rockstars and Hit the Button are great games to practise with! Look at the Times Tables tab on the Year 4 DB Homepage for more activities.

Thank you.

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