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Year 4 - Chestnut and Maple

Welcome to Year 4


Chestnut Class

Mrs Yates & Miss Farley


Maple Class

Mrs Row and Mrs Eaton



Reading: at least 3 times a week with parental signature in reading journal. These will be checked every Monday and a step up the Diamond given for reading more than 3 times a week.

Spellings: Will be put on the class page every Friday and tested the following Friday.

Times tables tests will be every Friday - the children are aware of which times table they are focusing on.

Please ensure that your child’s reading journal is in school on a daily basis.


This terms learning : United We Stand - geography of the UK


PE days




Outside - Tuesday           Inside - Wednesday




Outside - Thursday         Inside - Wednesday


PE kit should be worn on both days.

PE kit - white t-shirt, navy or black shorts / joggers, trainers.




TT Rockstars - January 2022


Each week, we would like the children to complete 15 minutes of TT Rockstars to help improve their times table knowledge. This can be accessed from any device and their log ins details are in their homework book.

Homework 21st January 2022


Children have been set a Maths task on Education city to complete and is due in by next Wednesday.


The website is


In order to log on, each child has a copy of their username and password which is stuck in the inside front cover of their homework book.


Weekly Update 21st January 2022


Another busy week in both Y4 classes!


In English, children have been exploring the feelings of each of the characters in Charlotte's web, writing questions and hot seating that character to see what answers they came up with, pretending to be that character.


During Maths, children have been practising their skills of  column addition and subtraction and checking their answers using the inverse operation.


Children have had great fun with their combing techniques in Art this week, creating a large version of the Union Jack as a group.


In Science, children have been learning about pitch and volume and had a go at playing bottles / glasses that had different amounts of water in them, deciding which would have a high or low pitch and why.

Weekly update - week 10th January 2022


In year 4 this week, the children have started reading Charlotte's web. They have written their own character descriptions about two of the characters and have been focusing on using detail in their description as well as higher order adjectives.

In Maths, children have been practising their skills of rounding to 10, 100 and 1000 and applying this knowledge to solving word problems and puzzles.

In Art, children have learnt and explored the skill of combing following the work of the singing American artist Joe Everson. The children were really surprised at the results!

Weekly update - 7th January 2022


In Year 4, children have been busy being aspiring writers for the Rotary Young Writer's competition. They have written about the environment which is the title in a variety of different ways, each child has chosen their own genre of writing.

In Maths, children have consolidated their knowledge of place value, revisiting 10, 100 and 1000 more and less than a number as well as counting in 25s and learning about negative numbers.

In Topic, children have been introduced to the new Topic of United We Stand, thinking about the 4 different countries that make up the United Kingdom and they have thought about questions they would like to find out the answers to.

During Science, children went on a sound walk around the school, identifying the quiet and louder areas within school and they were surprised at what they heard in each different place.

Home learning for children isolating.

Suggestions for different ways to learn spellings...