Primary & Nursery School

Year 4

Staff: Mr Coe and Mrs Somerton

This half-term we will be looking at the digestive system, the different types of teeth and food chains.


In English we will be working from Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants.  A story about a Viking boy, which links into our History subject.  

In this 15 session unit, children will create recounts, character and description settings, letters and short explanations.  The main piece of writing will be retelling the story, but from an alternative perspective.

For guided reading we will be continuing with the Polar Bear Explorers Club.

Spelling lessons will come from the text, Odd and the Frost Giants.


We have three maths topics this half-term:

Symmetry in 2 dimensional shapes.

Telling the time

Division with remainders.

Children will also be taking the Year4 Multiplication tables check online.

General Notices

Discovery Learning

Discovery Learning

The main focus in Discovery learning this half-term will be the Anglo Saxons.  Why did they come to this country, what did they  bring and what did they leave behind. We will be visiting Norwich Castle as part of the topic.

We will also be doing some geography work, looking at lines of latitude and longitude, the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  And what makes up the British Isles.


In Science, children will be learning about Humans and other animals.   WE will be focussing on how the digestion system works, and the function of each part.  We will be learning about the function of teeth and have a special session on dental hygiene and how to look after our teeth.

Outdoor Learning

Our outdoor learning day this year is Tuesday afternoon. It is important your child comes to school already dressed appropriately – long sleeves and trousers as well as suitable footwear in a bag.

We spend our time exploring our fantastic outdoor space, taking part in a variety of hands on activities and learning new skills. 


The great half term of PE continues this term too. They will continue swimming, Tri-golf and gymnastics all on one day at Alderman Peel High School.

Please make sure they come in school PE kit wearing school shoes and bring a spare pair of shoes e.g. trainers to change into AND their swimming kit. Swimming kit should consist of a one-piece swimming costume, a towel, and a swimming hat (which can be bought from the pool). Children can bring goggles but they are not essential.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo will continue to be used this year. It is a great space where you can view photos, videos and information about what is happening in Year 4 and across the school. If you require another invitation to join, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Home Learning

Each half-term a new homework menu containing six activities will be given out. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half-term, by submitting this on their Class Dojo profile by Friday each week. 


Please can you ensure that all belongings and named (PE Kits – Wellies – School Uniform – Bags – Coats – Water bottles etc).