Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Mrs Burch, Mrs Horscroft and Mr Birss are happy to welcome you to our Year 4 page where you can see what we will be getting up to in 2023-2024!

We will update you on what’s happening in school via Class Dojo. Please check the Class Dojo app regularly as this is how we communicate all the information you need to know. We can also message each other via Class Dojo and we’ll regularly put photos on there too! You can also see what’s going on in the wider school community on our Twitter feed – @st_michaels_ham.

Below you will find important dates and information for year 4, our curriculum newsletter and topic webs to see what exciting things Year 4 will be learning about each term!

PE – Children have PE sessions on Wednesday and will come to school wearing their PE uniform –  (white top, dark jogging bottoms / leggings, school jumper, cardigan or hoodie and trainers).
Water Bottles – We encourage all children to bring a water bottle in school to stay hydrated!
Brass Lessons – Year 4 are lucky enough to have brass lessons every Wednesday, delivered by Resonate. Individual and small group string lessons also take place on Wednesdays. Please remember instruments and music folders for these days.

Homework – We will be setting maths homework each week on a Monday. This may be worksheet based work or an online activity. Please return / submit homework by the following Monday.
Spelling Tests – We will be learning different spelling patterns each week in year 4. The children will take part in fun spelling games to help them learn the patterns and we will be sending them home each Monday via Dojo for more practice. The spellings will be tested on the following Monday. Please encourage your child to bring their spelling book to school every Monday!
Times Tables Tests – To support the maths curriculum, all children are encouraged to continue learning and practising their times tables up to 12 x 12. Regular practice is the best way to make times tables stick, so having them up around the house, listening to times tables songs and regularly using Times Tables Rockstars will help!

Spring Term 2024

Romans on the Rampage

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We had a brilliant Roman trip to Chester! The children were able to march around Chester as Romans, led by a Roman centurion. We found out about life in the Roman army and some of the the Roman city of Deva that can still be seen today.

We also got to look around the Deva museum which has had a major revamp. A Roman soldier told us all about travelling by ship to Britannia, what the Romans would eat, how gladiators fought and Roman toilet habits.

Autumn Term 2023

Our Egyptian day was a great success! We loved making Egyptian flatbreads, learning how to embalm a body (including a live embalming) and racing to make the best mummies. A great day topped off with a Kahoot quiz to see all the amazing things we’d learnt!

Into the Unknown

We are so excited about our brilliant topic this term! You will love all our fabulous subjects and the fun way we are going to learn about them! Look out for the date of our Egyptian day – coming soon!

Y4 Topic Web Autumn 1 2023

Year 4 Curriculum Guide

Year 4 National Expectations