Year 4 Class Page

Welcome to the Year 4 class page!


Teacher - Mr. Hope

Teaching Assistant - Mrs. Craft


Key Information

Swimming is on Monday afternoons

PE is on Thursday afternoons

Spellings and Timestables will be set each week

Twitter: @TheValeY4



We are undertaking a Challenge X curriculum whereby the children are putting on their own Summer Festival.


Week Commencing 11th June

This week has been very busy. We have looked at Roman numerals and division in maths which has been very challenging but everyone has tried their best. In writing we have been applying prior knowledge to describe a character. In our topic work we have been researching and organising what we need to buy for our festival. all of the children have worked extremely hard this week.


Week Commencing 21st May

Year 4 have had a very busy final week of the half term. Maths has been very practical as we have looked at lines of symmetry and reflection. The children were using their problem solving skills to find the other half of a diagram.  We are coming to the end of our speeches, the children have tried very hard and we can’t wait to read them aloud. Our afternoons have been packed full of topic work and we have played rounders outside in PE.


Week Commencing 14th May

Year 4 have been absolutely fantastic this week. In maths we have been looking at grids and coordinates, which have been quite challenging, but everyone has tried their very best. In writing we have been looking at balanced arguments and confidently putting forward our own point of view. The children have thoroughly enjoyed arguing their points. Research has been the aim of our topic this week, looking at ways to raise money for our festival challenge.


Week Commencing 7th May

This week has been extremely busy. In maths we have been looking at the different types of triangles. All children found it challenging but they have tried their very best and I am proud of their efforts. In writing we have been continuing our persuasive letter writing attempting to persuade a music artist to attend our festival. Our afternoons have been full of topic work and team building games. We have been researching different areas for our festival work. We also took advantage of the great weather and had PE outside this week. 


Week Commencing 30th April

Year 4 have worked extremely hard this week. Angles has been the focus this week in maths and everyone has tried their best. In writing we have moved onto persuasive writing. We have been talking about our festival topic and we are trying to persuade a music artist to attend. There has been some fantastic persuasive language been used. In our afternoons we have been looking at our topic and looking in detail at some festival events.


Week Commencing 23rd April

This week has been brilliant in year 4, everyone has tried their very best and shown a resilient attitude. In maths we have been looking at measurement including area and perimeter. We have solved some complex problems and I am very proud. In writing we have been continuing our festival report looking at subheadings, subordinate clauses and conjunctions. In our topic work we have been looking in depth at our festival and thinking about realistic options for what to include.


Week Commencing 16th April

What a great start to the half term. Everyone has come back to school eager to learn. In maths we have been looking at measurements including all the different units of measure. We found this very challenging to begin with but we have all grown in confidence during the week. I am very proud of what we have achieved. In writing we have started a report about the UK festival ‘Latitude’ and we have made fantastic progress. Our afternoons have been packed full of interesting activities such as, French, PE and topic. What a week!

Week Commencing 19th March

This week Year 4 have been working super hard. In maths we have been looking at place value in numbers up to 2 decimal places. The children, even though they have found it challenging, tried their best. In writing we have been looking at autobiographies and writing our own relative clauses to add extra information. Food chains and food webs has been the focus for our afternoons and the children have really enjoyed it.


Week Commencing 12th March

We have a had a challenging week this week as the children have completed the Spring assessments. EVERYONE has tried their absolute best and worked their socks off. I am very pleased and proud and could not be happier. We have had great fun in our afternoons working on our topic and taking part in group and class discussions. Within our writing we have been improving our work and amending it.


Week Commencing 5th March

This week year 4 have worked super hard. We have been dividing by both 10 and 100 and using our brilliant knowledge to find equivalents. We have been using a range of persuasive devices in our writing which has been very impressive. Group work and class discussion has been the focus in our afternoon and it has been great to see everyone working very well together.


Week Commencing 26th February

What an exciting week we have had in year 4. We have started our new class read ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’ The children are really looking forward to reading it! Decimals and equivalent fractions have been the focus in maths and although it has been challenging the children have tried their very best and made me proud. I would also like to say a special thank you for the children who have battled the snow and made it in this week, we have had some fun!


Week Commencing 12th February

Year 4 have had a great final week before half term. In Maths we have moved onto decimals and everyone has worked very hard and show great resilience. Our week this has been very Chinese themed because of the New Year. We have written a diary account as if we were at a Chinese parade. We have tasted food, create fortune boxes and looked at Chinese writing. What a week!! Everyone deserves a week off!


Week Commencing 5th February

Another brilliant week in Year 4. We have been writing character descriptions, using powerful descriptive language and detail. Time has been the focus for Maths, we have been converting 12 hour to 24 hour time. It has been ‘Safer Internet’ day this week and we have had some brilliant and detailed discussions around the subject of internet safety.

Week Commencing 29th January 2018 

Year 4 have had a great week. We have all MASSIVELY improved our writing this week as we have continued our setting descriptions. I am extremely impressed. We have tackled time this week converting seconds, minutes, hours, months and years. Again I am very impressed! We have been classifying animals in our afternoons and we have learned many things as a class! Keep it up Year 4!


Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

Year 4 have had a great week. In Maths we have worked very hard on finding fractions of numbers using the bar method. In our writing we explored the outdoors and wrote a setting decription using brilliant language. Our afternoons have been excellent fun as we have created our own habitat.


Week Commencing 15th January 2018

Year 4 have worked super hard this week!! Maths has been very challenging as we have been looking at fractions and decimals. In Writing we have been using some animal research to write a non-chronological report! Our Reading board has taken a beating this week as someone has been trying to get out. Our afternoons have been great as we have been classifying animals and creating our own species and exploring their potential adaptations.

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.