Year 4 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 4

Thank you for visiting the Year 4 class page. Here you can keep up to date with your child's learning journey!

***Please ensure that your child has wellies and a P.E kit in school.***

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Class Teacher - Mr Taylor

PPA Cover Teacher - Mr Whiteman


Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday 
Collective Worship
Reading Reading Reading Reading Reading
Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
English English English English English
Spelling Handwriting Spelling Spelling Mile walk/run
Humanities RE 

Computing  Art/DT
PE Music 

Home-school support

In Year 4, many children can access free choice reading books from our class or whole school library. Children will be heard read as often as possible in school but we encourage them to read a few pages every night at home. Please record when your child has read to you in their reading record. Reading logs will be checked each Friday.

The children also have access to ReadingPlus, we would like for the children to aim to access this for 15 minutes each weekday evening and they will be given time in school, regular use of this site will give them the opportunity to extend their understanding of different types of text, vocabulary and comprehension.

Please make sure your child brings in their reading record and reading books to school everyday. 

Children also have access to Timestables Rockstars- an online learning platform to support with rapid recall of known multiplication facts. This software will support the children as they head towards completing their Multiplication Check in the summer term. Please ensure your child accesses Timestables Rockstars for 5 minutes each day. 



Our English lessons are based on a half termly book.

This half-term, children will be exploring 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea' and learning all about the structures of Information Texts. The children will look at a range of writing features and grammar techniques including; subordinating conjuntions, possessive apostrophes and higher level punctuation with a focus on commas for clarity. 


Below are the areas of maths that we will be covering this half term:

•Converting fractions to decimals
•Understanding and representing tenths and hundredths
•Problem solving and reasoning.
Children will also have regular access to multiplication and division strategies during 'Early Bird Work' each day. 


Classifying Living Things and their Habitats
Children know lots about animals from an early age, such as where they live, the sounds they make and whether they are wild or kept as pets. This unit consolidates this learning, and
develops it to a more scientific level through classification.
Learners are encouraged to group animals dependant on different factors, such as: Are they a vertebrate? Are they warm or cold-blooded? What is their diet like? From this point, learners will be able to distinguish between groups of animals and understand how they adapt to the habitats they reside in..


Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Mount Vesuvius and othervolcanoes around the world.

In this theme, children will investigate earthquakes and volcanoes: what they are; why they happen; and how they
affect the landscape and human activity. They will learn that the Earth is constantly moving and changing, inside and on
the surface (plate tectonics) resulting in physical features such as earthquakes and volcanoes. They will begin to ask questions about what they hear in the news and make links between what is happening around the world (e.g. natural disasters and fracking, etc) and what they have learned in school. They will use the Volcanoes Map app to research the activity status of volcanoes. 



Are all churches the same? 

Give children an understanding of the church in its widest sense. To ensure pupils know that Christianity is a multi-cultural worldwide faith. To enable pupils to see the similarities and differences between denominations and to develop further their understanding of symbolism. To further develop children’s understanding of places of worship from faiths other than Christianity e.g. Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism etc. 


Children will be taking part in football lessons this half-term. The children will be developing their hand-eye co-ordination as well as their technique and control over the ball. The children will also take part in some competitive games in small groups.


Children will have access to IPads and Green screen. The children will learn how to cut, paste and edit video clips and combine clips together to create a 'Youtube' video based on endangered animals.


Lean On Me
All the learning is focused around one song: Lean On Me. Throughout the unit you will be encouraged to keep focused on musical learning; the integration of musical learning/practice is key when delivering your music lesson.


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Hale CEPrimary School

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Hesketh Road, Hale, Liverpool L24 4AN


Suzanne Mullarkey | School Office Manager

0151 425 3023


Yvonne Buckley


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