This term, Year 4 are practising their programming skills using Logo. We practised inputting basic commands to make an onscreen turtle move, then we moved onto inputting a longer string of instructions to make shapes and digits.


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This week, Year 4 have begun to learn how to multiply using the written column method. We used 10s and 1s place value counters to represent the calculation visually, then we used this to multiply the numbers in a formal method.


Welcome back to school everyone, we hope you have had an enjoyable break.

This half term, Year 4 will be learning about the United Kingdom. We will be looking at the geography of the UK and will be writing our own travel guides. This term we will also be visiting a Buddhist centre for an RE trip (letters will be sent out soon).

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This half term there will be a few changes to our weekly time table. Both Hubble and Pioneer will now have :

  • PE lessons on THURSDAY
  • Spelling tests on THURSDAY

A polite reminder that children should be wearing full uniform on PE day and should bring their PE kit in a bag to change into at school.

Maths and Spellings homework will be set on Fridays. LAC homework is set at the start of each half term.

Children should complete one Maths and one LAC each week in their books. Maths and LAC homework is due on Tuesdays.

Many thanks for your continued support,

The Year 4 teachers

As we are preparing for the festive season, we wanted to share with you our classroom doors decorated for Christmas! Hubble class have created Christmas elves and Pioneer have made a reef from their handprints.


On Wednesday 22nd November, Year 4 were lucky enough to visit The British Museum. We explored the galleries linked to our current topic (The Shang Dynasty) and then had the time to look at some of the other galleries that linked to previous topics too.

In our last two Science lessons, Year 4 have been learning about how sound is produced by vibrations. We have carried out some simple investigations to see and feel sound vibrations. We also looked at how to change the speed of vibrations and explored how this effects the frequency of a sound.

The investigations we tried were:

  • Putting our fingers on our throat whilst talking
  • Speaking to our partner through a balloon
  • Putting rice on a drum and seeing how the rice moved
  • Changing the length of a ruler before letting go

Maybe you could try some of these at home!


Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term!

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This term we will be looking at the Shang Dynasty in our Learning Across the Curriculum Lessons. We will be visiting the British Museum on 22nd November to support our learning about ancient China.

In Maths, we are continuing to practise adding and subtracting using the column method, and will move onto multiplication and division. Please continue to practise your times tables at home!

PE is on Wednesday for Hubble and Friday for Pioneer. All children need the bring in their kits (not wear them to school), unless they have a medical reason- accompanied by a signed note.

Reading Records will be sent home as usual and checked daily (if brought in), children need to be reading regularly at home.

Every week children should be completing Maths, LAC and Spelling Homework.

Maths needs to be completed in their book and they should choose one LAC task every week and spend at least 30 minutes completing it. Homework is due on Tuesday. Spelling tests are on Wednesdays.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 teachers


Safer Internet Day 2023

‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Make time to listen to your children today and make positive change together.

Safer Internet Day 2023 aims to answer the following questions:

  1. What issues really matter to children and young people?
  2. What changes do they want to see?
  3. How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?

Here are some tips from the National Online Safety for encouraging open discussions about digital lives:


A few useful links for keeping children safe online:

  • – Online safety advice for parents
  • – Excellent free resources for educators and parents/carers
  • – The Parent Zone
  • – Resources to support parents in making the right digital choices
  • – Useful website offering answers to questions parents and players have about video games age ratings, and other tips to ensure children play safely and responsibly
  • – Pegi website to help parents make informed decisions when buying video games