This academic year, our two Year 4 classes are:

Dahl class

Class teacher: Miss E Noice


Murphy class

Class teacher: Mr A Marshall

Jill Murphy

If you wish to get in touch with your child’s class teacher, please e-mail us at:

[email protected]

[email protected]


Our Autumn term (2) topic is ‘What is crime and how is it punished?’ in which the children will be discovering about historical similarities and differences between crimes and their associated punishments from Roman times up to the modern day.

Autumn term (2) topic overview:

We will be taking a chronological journey throughout history to learn about how different civilisations and societies experienced crime and how they punished them. We’ll be making links between the historical similarities and differences of crime and punishment then compared to how it is treated in the modern world.

To view the curriculum overview for this half-term, please download it via the following link:



Homework expectations in Year 4:

We will be setting homework based on the school’s ‘Must, Should and Could’ policy.

For example, here are some suggestions:

Must – children must read at least three times per week. This should be recorded each time in their individual reading records, signed by the observing adult and then returned to school. Reading records should be updated as regular as possible and returned each day to ensure children are receiving recognition as part of the school’s reading challenge as part of Milton Park’s ‘Year of Reading’.

Should  – children should practise their times tables as frequently as possible, using the school’s suggested website

Could – children could create a piece of art work, research a topic or complete their own independent study based on the ongoing topic in class. This could be brought into school and celebrated for taking the time to improve their learning during their own time.



Our ‘class reader’ this half-term is Gangster School by Kate Wiseman.

In class, we will be looking at a variety of texts and genre types, exploring their features and using them to improve our comprehension and inference skills.

Please click the following link to view the Year 4 National Curriculum expectations for reading:

Y4 NC expectations – READING

Local library visits:

Each term, Year 4 will be taking a trip to our local Beddow Library.



In writing, we will continue to use and apply the different skills of a writer. We will be focussing on writing setting and character descriptions, as well as learning how to understand and write riddles.

We will also seek to consolidate skills using dictionaries and thesauruses to improve the quality of our vocabulary. We will use these skills across a range of genres and learn to edit and improve effectively.

Please click the following link to view the Year 4 National Curriculum expectations for English and writing:

Y4 NC expectations – ENGLISH


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In Maths, we will consolidate our understanding of addition and subtraction using the formal written method. We will use and apply skills we have learnt to a range of contexts including problem solving and learning to explain our reasoning before starting to look at division and multiplication calculations.

Please click the following link to view the Year 4 National Curriculum expectations for maths:

Y4 NC expectations – MATHS



In science we will be looking at ‘Teeth and Eating’, investigating the role of our various teeth and how they help us to eat and digest food. We will also be making cross-curricular links with our PE learning to discover more about health and fitness, including what are the best types of foods to be eating to maintain a healthy and strong growing body.



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For Murphy class, PE will be on Monday and Thursday each week.

For Dahl class, PE will be on Thursday and Friday each week.

Lessons will be based on ‘Fitness and obstacles’ and we will be attempting challenges to promote a positive attitude to keeping active and healthy.

Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit and appropriate footwear for these days.


Digital learning

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In our brand new ICT suite, Year 4 will be learning about ‘E-safety and online crime’.


For more information about your child’s year group, please download the ‘Meet the teacher’ information via the link below:

Meet The Teacher Final

How you can support your child’s learning:

supporting learning

  • Ensure that your child is prepared and on time for school each day.
  • Practise their times tables.
  • Support your child with their homework.
  • Test your child on their spellings.
  • Read at home every day.


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