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Year 4

Week beginning 1st November

Well done Year 4! You have made it to the end of a long half term and we couldn’t be prouder of how well you have all settled in.

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Here’s what we’ve got coming up during the first week back…


In English, we will be looking at Diwali poetry and thinking about different figurative language techniques such as: similes, metaphors and personification.

In Maths, we will be starting a new unit of work on ‘measurement’. We will be looking at finding equivalent lengths and kilometres.

In Ark, we will be continuing with our ‘Love’ topic and thinking about the choices we make and how they can impact others.

In Design and Technology, we will be looking at designing our own Diwali lamp; thinking about materials and exploring colours.

In Computing, we will be starting the term by thinking about E-safety with particular focus on private and personal information.

Other news

Could we please ask that children come into school every Tuesday wearing their PE kit. This week, the children will be going to King’s park.

After half term, Madrid will start their swimming lessons. Please ensure your child brings their one piece swimming kit, goggles and a swimming hat in a separate bag on Wednesday 3rd November.


The children will be set weekly MyMaths homework on a Friday. This will be based on the learning we have done that week. This week’s homework is ‘Number and Place Value 4-OW’ and ‘The 7 times table’. This is due in on Friday 5th November.

In Year 4, there is a national times table test. There is an expectation that by the end of the year, the children will know all of their multiplication and division facts up to 12×12; this includes rapid recall and out of order. We will be having a timestable test every Friday morning and encourage them to use ‘Timestable Rockstars’ at home.

We have set up a TTRS battle between Madrid and Rome class, so would encourage the children to take part- who will win? We will find out who the champions are on Friday 5th November during celebration assembly.

We will also be starting our weekly spelling tests after half term. Please can the children focus on learning week 1 spellings. The Year 4 spellings for the year are attached below.

Week 1 







Year 4 spelling list


Have a wonderful, well-deserved break and we will see you after half term!

Mrs Clark and Mr Slattery


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