Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Welcome back to school!  We hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break and are raring to go for all that 2023 may entail!  Class 4 have some wonderful things planned for the first half term!

Class 4 Weekly Timetable

Class 4 Curriculum Maps

Class 4 Curriculum Newsletters

Class 4 Gallery of Glory!


In English, we will be writing to inform and entertain this half term linked to our Sour History work on the Vikings.  This will include a non-chronological report on an aspect of Viking life and a retelling of a Viking saga.  We will continue to work on our key skills in grammar and punctuation as well as our spelling and handwriting.  In reading, we will be working on our reading fluency and comprehension.  The texts we will study will include ‘Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good’ and a range of non-fiction texts.

Our Class Readers

Our reading for pleasure book is ‘Granny’ by Anthony Horowitz – a ‘wickedly funny’ book that the children chose.

Recommended Reads

Here are some ideas for books that the children may enjoy linked to our Vicious Viking Topic!


In mathematics, we continue our work on fractions and progress on to decimals and percentages.

We will also continue to work on our recall of times-table facts up to 12 x 12 and the corresponding division facts.   It would be great if you could encourage the children to continue to work on these at home using Times Table Rockstars.


Our topic for this term is ‘The Vicious Vikings’ which is a great topic that the children will learn what happened during and after the Anglo-Saxons.  We have planned a Viking experience day for Monday 20th March – look out for further information. The children will learn what life was like during this time, in particular homes, children, clothing and religion.

In Science, the children will learn about electricity and in Design Technology they will use and apply their knowledge to design and march a torch.

Have a look at the link below for some interesting experiments that you can do at home:

Electricity Experiments

For computing, we will be working on programming in Scratch!  In music, we will be learning Viking battle songs and preparing for our Easter performance at church.

Our PE sessions will be on a Thursday afternoon with our P.E. coach and will focus on tennis.  The children will continue their swimming lessons on Tuesdays with the aim to swim 25m.

Recommended Reads!

The following titles are related to our Anglo-Saxons Topic!

For more ideas, click here!


Homework this term is designed to:

  • support your child’s learning in class;
  • give them the opportunities to go over and revisit passed taught topics;
  • improve their speed of processing skills and quick mental recall;
  • increase their opportunities to read for pleasure, which improves speed of reading, sight vocabulary, spelling recall and help enhances creative writing and knowledge of the world.

Homework to be completed weekly:

  • Reading 5 times a week and complete reading diary
  • Spellings
  • Times Tables using TT Rock Stars
  • Maths consolidation activity
  • Grammar and Punctuation consolidation activity

Our topic for the next term is Extreme Earth which is Geography based and will look at layers of the Earth, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather.  Here are some examples of some creative work to support your child’s learning:

  • Create a Top Trumps Game on Natural Disasters
  • Volcano artwork
  • Design an earthquake proof building

Maths Games to support learning:

Place Value

In class, we have been learning all about place value in class and these are some great games to support your learning.

Comparing Numbers up to 500

Ordering Numbers

Numbers up to 1000

Compare Numbers on a Number Line

Rocket Rounding

Addition and Subtraction

In class, we have been learning to use the formal column method for addition and subtraction as well as developing our knowledge about the inverse.  Try out some of these games to help with rapid recall of facts:

Subtraction Grids

Funky Mummy



Key Objectives for Year 4 and Year 5