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Year 4

Nightingales (Mr Wilson), Skylarks (Mr Iles) and Chaffinches (Mrs Beddow)

Learning Support: Miss Bagnall, Mrs Rochelle, Miss Tunnicliffe and Miss Wilson

Geography Lesson

w.b. Monday 6th February 2023

L: What might life have been like on Mount Olympus?

An opportunity to find out more about mountain ranges in Modern Greece.

Year 4 News


Week Beginning Monday 6th February 2023.

This week we will be learning:

Maths - Multiplying by 10 and 100 and dividing by 10 and 100. 

English - Editing our dialogues of the Greek Gods and Goddesses having an argument; writing a playscript based on our creative project mythical mazes. 


Foundation Subjects - Half Term Overview.

History: The children will be finding out about the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and exploring the big question, 'What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?'

Geography - This half term, the children will be learning about the country of Greece in Europe and exploring the big question, 'What has influenced the development of Modern Greece?'

Science - We will be learning about States of Matter. 

DT - We will be learning about pneumatics and designing and making 'Moving Monsters'.

Art - The focus is on sculpture.  We will be using clay and paint to make and decorate Greek pots. 

Computing - The children will be using Microsoft Excel to help them handle and analyse data. 

MFL - The children will be learning French throughout Year 4. This half term we will be focusing on giving personal information such as saying how old you are.

PSD - This half term's unit is 'Dreams and Goals'. 

Music - children will continue their brass lessons with music teachers from Solihull Music Service.

PE - Indoor PE this half term focuses on working as a team to undertake cognitive fitness challenges! Swimming Lessons also continue. 

How to support your child with learning their Times Tables. 


Top Tips for being Terrific at Times Tables!

  • Complete a times tables grid and put it up somewhere in your house so that you can look at it regularly.
  • Repetition! Repeat times tables over and over again in lots of different fun ways.  Here are some ideas:

        - chant them!

        - sing them!

        - rap them!

       - race to say them out loud!

  • Listen to some times table songs!  Follow these links to dance and sing your way to be terrific at your times tables!

       (Parents, please be aware - these songs are from external sites. We have watched them, but they do have adverts which may be subject to change). 

       - 2 Times Table - Can't Stop the Feeling                              - 8 Times Table Song

       - 3 Times Tables - UpTown Funk                                         - 9 Times Table Song

       - 4 Times Tables - I'm Still Standing                                    - 10 Times Table Song

       - 5 Times Tables Song                                                         - 11 Times Table Song

       - 6 Times Table - Shake it Off                                              - 12 Times Table Song

       - 7 Times Table Song



Creative Project - 'The Labyrinth'.


Please listen to your child read their reading book aloud to you for as much as you can over the course of the week. 

Ideally, this should be between 10 and 20 minutes per day. 

If your child has left their library book at school, why not try an e-book from the Oxford Owl Library - please see link below. 


English homework

Important Information for Year 4


Brass instruments

When children are ready to take their brass instruments home, letters will be sent by email as directed by Solihull Music Service brass teachers. 

Class Routines 2021 - 2022



  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Reading Book
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Reading Book for changing.
  • Nightingales and Chaffinches - Brass
  • Swimming kit for Nightingales
  • Water bottle
  • Coat
  • Reading Book
  • Swimming kit for Chaffinches & Skylarks
  • Nightingales in PE kit


  • Water bottle
  • Coat       
  • Reading Book
  • Chaffinches - Brass       
  • Chaffinches & Skylarks in PE Kit            
  • Water bottle
  • Coat         
  • Reading Book for changing in Library
  • Homework         


Swimming will start week commencing Monday 12th September 2022

All children should have a pair of trainers in school every day. 

These should be in a named carrier bag. 


Year 3 and 4 statutory word list

Year 4 Remote Learning
Term Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Learning Theme Exploration North America Ancient Greece The Tudors 
  • Recounts
  • Descriptive writing - settings 
  • Character description 
  • Diary writing
  • Point of view 
  • Information text 
  • Letter writing
  • Fact files 
  • Descriptive writing 
  • Character description 
  • Non-Chronological reports 
  • Greek myths
  • Fact files
  • Character description
  • Debating 
  • Recount
  • Diary writing
  • Newspaper report 
  • Persuasive writing
  • Letter writing
  • Playscripts 
  • Poetry
  • Non-Chronological reports 
  • Recount
  • Newspaper report
  • Traditional Tales with a twist 
  • Narrative 
  • Balanced arguments
  • Report writing 
  • Place Value 
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Length & perimeter 
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Area 
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals 
  • Money 
  • Time
  • Statistics
  • Properties of shape 
  • Position & direction
ScienceSound ElectricityStates of Matter Living things & their habitats Animals including humans 

Personal & Social


Being me in my world Celebrating Difference Dreams & Goals Healthy Me Relationships The Great Growing up Adventure 
Religious EducationSuffering Good and evil Interpretation Atonement WisdomMarriage 
Physical Education

Swimming & water safety 


Personal best 

Swimming & water safety 



Swimming & water safety 



Swimming & water safety 





Outdoor Athletics 

Outdoor athletics 
Art & Design Artist study - David HockneyPainting Sculpture Drawing Printing 
GeographyEurope North America Ancient and modern Greece Mapwork & orienteering Local Area 
HistoryExplorers & settlers Ancient Greece The Tudors 
Music Wider opportunities - Brass Wider opportunities - Brass Wider opportunities - Brass 

Modern Foreign


French: Je me presente French: La familleFrench: La dateFrench - Tu as un animal?French: Au cafe  
Design & Technology Skyscrapers - Electrical systems & structures Pneumatics & Hydraulics - Moving mythical monsters Money holders - Textiles