Year 4 Children
  • Welcome to Teme Class

    I hope you have all had a super summer holiday and are fully rested, ready for our new school year to begin. The children have settled well into Teme Class and I am enjoying getting to know them all. Here is a brief outline of some of the things your child will be enriching their learning with this term and deepening their learning experiences.

    Literacy and Topic

    Our main topic will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The children will be studying the Gods which the Egyptians worshipped and why they believed they gave them good fortune, the after-life which they believed in to mark the start of a challenging journey, mummification and hieroglyphics. In literacy they will be researching facts from Ancient Egypt and will be writing non-fiction texts. This will include a non-chronological report, of an interest your child has in this exciting era of history.  They will be enjoying our class story book of Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and writing their own version of the story.  They will also be studying and looking at different forms of poetry, myths, suspense stories and riddles throughout the term.


    This term they will be focusing mainly on place value, number work and heavily on our times tables. The new 2014 National Curriculum states by the end of Year 4 pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables facts for all of the multiplication tables to 12. The children will be having a times table challenge set each week to embed these important life facts. With this in mind, they will be continuing the challenge of the ‘Froggy Maths Club’ which should encourage your child to learn their tables and number facts in a fun and easy way. It is a challenge which will be given to them each week to improve their number bonds, complements to 1000, multiplication and division facts. Froggy Maths aims to encourage children to become more fluent through varied and frequent practice, to recall and apply their knowledge of fundamental Maths skills.  I am endeavouring for the sheets to be sent home each week so you can see which area they need more practise with – practise, practise makes perfect!  Also, in Maths they will be focusing on using formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division techniques, whilst progressing their learning in time and data knowledge.


    In Science this term we will be learning about Electricity; why do we need it; what does it do? What are insulators and conductors?  How does a circuit operate in order to light a bulb or make a buzzer work?  We will, after half term, be learning about different states of matter including solid, liquids and gases and will learn how particles behave in different states.  We will also be learning about the water cycle and understanding how evaporation/condensation occurs.  If anyone has any electrical/material items which they do not need, eg: plugs, wires etc then I would be most grateful!


    Our P.E. sessions this term will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. However, can you please ensure your child has appropriate P.E. kit in school at all times, suitable to the weather conditions.  On Tuesday, your child will be enjoying a fitness skill programme with Adriano and on Thursday afternoon they will be enjoying P.E. with me, learning about invasion skills and will be applying the principles for attacking and defending by playing hockey/netball and football.  During the winter months they will be learning skills in gymnastics.


    This term they will be learning about Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism religions and why people worship them. They will also be focusing on the Christmas Story through Christianity.

    Art and Design/Music

    In art and design we will be discovering Egyptian head mosaics, hieroglyphics and making our own Egyptian head mask. Could I please ask that your child is provided with an old,  oversized T’shirt to protect their school uniform during these activities. The children are very excited about enjoying Wider Opportunities this year and will be learning how to play the cornet!


    In addition to this, they will be learning about E-safety and programming in ICT and focusing on new beginnings and consequences in PSHE. We might even have some time to fit in some French!  Spellings will be given every Monday, to be tested on Friday.  Please encourage your child to learn these at home.  Can I please ask that you return the Read, Write Inc Spelling log book (A5 size) to me as soon as possible, as these will be used again this year.  Homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in by Friday.


    Please feel free to pop in to discuss any matters or concerns you may have at any time or just to check on your child’s progress. If you have any free time, perhaps you would like to come in and listen to some of our children read to you.

    Kindest regards,

    Miss Glover 


    Things to remember:

    Tuesday - musical instruments

    Tuesday and Thursday - PE kit

    Friday - Hand in homework books


    Friday Frog Club

    Image result for frog jump lilly pad

    In Friday Frog Club the children have 5 minutes to complete the times table questions at their level and the number of questions increases as they rise up through the clubs.

    It begins with 33 questions on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables in the 33 club, to the all the tables in the 99 club! In the 99 club the children must answer 99 questions on their times tables in 5 minutes!

    To jump onto the next lily pad the children have to get all the questions right in 5 minutes!

    Use this website to test yourself.
    Select the tables of the club you are in and see if you can answer enough questions correctly in 5 minutes.

    Use these timers
    Select the timer you like and set the time to 5 minutes.

    The Mordiford Mile

    Please ensure that you have your trainers in school so that you can participate in the daily mile.


    Don’t forget to visit our Twitter page to see what we’ve been up to.


    Click on the picture below to see the National Curriculum Spelling List for Years 3 and 4. Helping your child to learn these words will really support their English development.


    In Teme we love to read. We make sure that we read at home every evening to an adult; Miss Glover checks our reading diaries every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Times Table Challenge

    Can you complete this terms challenge of learning all times tables up to 12 and divisions by the end of Year 4?


    Click on the flag above to link to some games. Have fun!