Year 4 Class Page

Welcome to the Year 4 class page!


Teacher - Mr. Hope

Teaching Assistant - Mrs. Brown


Key Information

Swimming is on Monday afternoons

PE is on Thursday afternoons

Spellings and Timestables will be set each week

Twitter: @TheValeY4



Our topic for this term is 'Animals Around the World.' The topic map is attached below if you would like to take a look!


Week Commencing 8th January 2018

We have had a great first week back! We have begun our new topic 'Animals Around the World', and we have kicked it off by looking at animal adaptations. We have also recieved a lovely letter from an old friend, and we have been writing a reply to her. Maths has been fun but challenging this week as we have been learning about equivalent fractions.








Week Commencing 18th December 2017

What a brilliant week leading up to the end of the first term. Poetry and fun maths has been on the agenda this week as we have created Christmas themed limericks and acrostic poems. In Maths we have looked at ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ song and solved various Maths problems! The German Market was a great success and our snow globes went down a treat! Have a great Christmas and New Year. I look forward to our next term.


Week Commencing 11th December 2017

This week we have written instructions telling Mr. Hope how to make and indoor den, using specific and accurate language. In Maths we have been looking at pictograms, problem solving and negative numbers. There has been lots of preparation taking place for out German Market Stall next week.


Week Commencing 4th December 2017

What a lovely week in Year 4! We have been looking at 4 digit addition problems and negative numbers in Maths. In Writing we have finally written our newspaper report for the fight between Phantom Skull and Demon Skull. We've also built a den this week and written instructions for how we built it. Our afternoons have focussed on materials. We are currently looking at superheroes costumes and how they are fit for purpose. 


Week Commencing 27th November 2017

This week Year 4 has been tipped upside down by a huge fight between a super hero and a super villain and it has been our job to write a newspaper report on it. In Maths we have moved away from timestables and onto area and perimeter. The children have loved using measuring equipment to find out answers. Our afternoons have again focussed on electricity. We have investigated switches and insulators and conductors.

Week Commencing 20th November 2017

Another busy week in Year 4 as the children have been using their multiplication knowledge to solve multi-step problems. We have been debating in out Writing as we are writing letters to persuade. Our afternoons have agin been packed full of practical Science as we have explored circuits and electricity. Everyone has worked super hard this week.

Week Commencing 13th November 2017

This week we have been writing a letter to Phantom Skull and trying to persuade him not to retire. In Maths we have been exploring out timestables and solving multiplication and division problems mentally. We have been exploring magnetism and investigating items in our classroom that are magnetic.


Week Commencing 6th November 2017

This week Year 4 has been very busy! The children have worked very hard in Maths using the formal written method to solve two and three digit multiplication problems. We have continued our diary entries but this week the children have been imagining they have been stranded on an Island. The work has been fantastic! Forces and creating our own science experiments has been the focus of our afternoons. Everyone has loved learning about gravity, air resistance, friction and magnetism!

Week Commencing 30th October 2017

Welcome back Year 4! We have wasted no time in getting straight back into some excellent work. In Maths we have been investigating times tables and solving multiplication problems. Diary entries have been the focus in Writing this week and the children have done really well writing diaries for 'Stig of the Dump.' Our afternoons have concentrated on superheroes and when they were created. We have also looked at coordinates. 

Week Commencing 16th October 2017

We have completed our final week of this half term and the children have worked super hard and have earned the break. In Maths we have been looking at and investigating 4 digit multi-step problems which have been great. In Writing we have created out own superhero story using out own superhero characters. Our afternoons have been packed full of creativity as we have been looking at Roman Numerals and superhero costumes. Have a great week off Year 4!! 

Week Commencing 9th October 2017

A busy penultimate week to the half term. In Maths they have been focusing on 4 digit addition and subtraction. The children have really enjoyed problem solving and investigating the column method. In Writing we have been creating a story about Superman and they are ALL fantastic! Our afternoons have been very creative, we have alos investigated human and physical Geography. Overall a great week!

Week Commencing 2nd October 2017

In our Writing we have been looking at a Superhero video and writing an exciting introduction for a story for what could happen. Addition and subtraction has been the focus for Maths and the children have worked very hard. This week has been British Values week, so in our afternoons we have looked at Democracy, Tolerance, Friendship and The Rule of Law. Great week again!

Week Commencing 25th September 2017

Year 4 have been working very hard in Maths this week, investigating and exploring nehative numbers. We have looked at thermometers and number lines. Our setting description topic has come to a close this week and the children have done fantastically well! Our afternoons have been jam packed full of topic work, coordinates work, swimming and PE. Great week!


Week Commencing 18th September 2017

In Maths this week we have been rounding not only to the nearest 10 but to the nearest 100 AND 1000 as well as solving rounding problems. In Writing we have moved onto setting descriptions, using fronted adverbials and using differnt language. Our topic lesons have included looking at coordinates on a map which the children loved. We have also started a research project into out favourite superhero!!

Week Commencing 11th September 2017

 We have had a very busy week in Year 4. In Maths we have been looking at numbers beyond 1000 and ordering them from both smallest to largest and largest to smallest. In our writing we have continued with our character descriptions but this week we have been describing Superman! Our afternoons have focussed on the solar system!

Week Commencing 4th September 2017

It has been a great first week backwelcoming everyone into our new classroom. We have kicked off the year with a super hero theme which the children are enjoying. In writing we have been devising character descriptions for super heroes. In Maths we have been looking at complex patterns linking to our timestables. Our topic work in the afternoons has been very exciting, we have been creating and designing our own super hero.