Year 4 Children
  • Welcome to Teme Class

    Literacy and History

    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 marked 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 also be studying and looking at different forms of poetry, myths, suspense stories and riddles throughout the term.

    Reading will be heavily focused in Year 4 this year.  I will read with the children at least once a week during a guided reading session, however I am expecting your child to read at least 5 times a week to an adult at home also, as frequent reading really helps their development in this area.


    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 I introduced in Year 1 and 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.


    We will be identifying the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle.  This will include time zones for day and night, whilst looking at the effect this has on the world’s weather.


    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 and participation occurs. 


    Our P.E. sessions this term will be on Monday and Tuesday.  However, can you please ensure your child has appropriate P.E. kit in school at all times, suitable to the weather conditions, as we do like to have extra PE lessons anytime we can in Teme!  The Monday session will be run by our new PE specialist from ‘Paces’, which I am really looking forward to taking part with.  On Tuesday, your child will be enjoying a fitness skills programme with Adriano, our sports specialist. 


    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 canopic jars and death head masks.  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 clarinet with Pete from the Hereford Music Service.  They will be given the opportunity to bring their clarinets home for further practise, which I am sure you will enjoy!

    In addition to this, they will be learning about E-safety and coding/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. Homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in by Friday.


    Our Amazing Ancient Egyptian Assembly 26.09.2018


    Mrs Kerry - Teaching Assistant

    Things to remember:

    Monday - P.E. kit

    Tuesday - PE kit

    Thursday - Musical Instruments

    Friday - Hand in homework and spelling 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!