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Year 4

Awesome start to the year

Awesome start to the year 1
Everybody in Year 4 has made an excellent start to the new school year. High expectations have been set and the thirst for challenge is clear. School councillors have had their first meetings, classroom roles have been distributed and school life in Year 4 has quickly settled down.  This half term is already looking like a busy one with professional tag rugby coaching, tarantulas visiting school and a celebration event of the school being open 50 years! Topics for this half term can be found on the link below. 

Times tables


All children now have log-in details to access 'Times Table Rockstars' on a computer. This is a fantastic website that operates in a similar way to sumdog, but just focuses on times tables. This will help supplement our in-school tests and will boost confidence for children at every level. 


Another app that looks lots of fun and a great way to learn times tables. It can be found in the app store. It's called mathsrockx.


Skip Counting By 3 Song The 3 Times Tables Song For Kids.mp4

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Skip Counting by 4 Rap Song Dance the 4 Times Tables.mp4

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Skip Counting by 6 Rap Song Dance the 6 Times Tables.mp4

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7 Times Table Song Skip Counting by 7 Song by NUMBEROCK.mp4

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Multiples of 8 Dance Song an 8 Times Tables Rap (2018).mp4

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Multiples of 9 Dance Song a 9 Times Tables Rap (2018).mp4

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We expect all our children to read every evening and at least once over the weekend. In Year 4, 15 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed, that's the magic of reading.  Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place. We visit the school library once a week and regularly update the children's Oxford Reading Tree books every week on Mondays.


Within your child's reading journal you will find this terms reading challenge card. This card challenges the children to read a variety of texts from different authors. 


Here is my top 10 list of must-read books for any Y4 child:


1. War Game - Michael Foreman - amazing illustrated account of WW1  and that famous Christmas truce with football.

2. The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy - climb aboard for broomstick mayhem.

3. Fairy Tales - Terry Jones - updated, with a twist, traditional tales, told in a modern style.

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - forget the film, the book is infinitely more brilliant.

5. Diary of a Wimpey Kid - Jeff Kinney - yes it's full of Americanisms, but a truly funny book.

6. Up for the Cup - Simon Bartram - Seaburn City's star player Julio Poom faces a crisis of confidence as the team count down to cup glory.

7. It Was A Dark and Stormy Night - Allan Ahlberg - beautifully told story of brigands and a boy.

8. The Iron Man - Ted Hughes - one of the greatest opening chapters in children's literature.

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C S Lewis - heart-rending tale of hope - in the darkest of times.

10. Charlotte's Web - E B White - another modern classic of a pig, a spider and a girl.





Spellings are handed out on a Friday ready to be tested the following Wednesday.


Where necessary, additional homework such as handwriting or times tables practise will also be handed out on a Friday

Red Words


Along with our spelling lists and weekly tests we will also make sure that basic spellings, that do not follow set rules or can not be spelt phonetically, are secure. Please find a full list below. 

French numbers 1-100

Uploaded by HAARBAL on 2016-11-17.

Don't forget to check out our class gallery too, you'll find lots of lovlely photos of what we have been up to each week during our lessons!