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Year 4 – King Smith


Your Teacher is Mr Devine


Welcome back!

I hope you are ready for an exciting year in Year 4. We have lots of fun lessons and activities planned across the year for you to look forward to!




Our Focus book this term is:
'The adventures of Robin Hood' by Marcia Williams


Robin of Locksley has lost everything - he has become an outlaw wanted by the evil Prince John. Along with his band of Merry Men, Robin steals from the rich to give to the poor.

Primary Writing Project

In English we are continuing our exciting new way of teaching English called the 'Primary Writing Project'.  This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.

The children have produced some fantastic writing so far. 


 This term we will be focusing on using A Sorceress comes to Camelot to expand our use of grammar and punctuation in our writing as well as being able to show our amazing imaginations!


We are learning maths in an exciting new way!
We are using the INSPIRE maths scheme to help develop skills across all areas of the curriculum. 

We are beginning our lessons with fluency activities to increase working speed across all operations.


Times tables are a big focus for us in Year 4 as we now have a new focused test to sit at the end of the year. 

Please make sure you attempt these at home!

Physical Education


Outside lessons will take place on Friday morning so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt. For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

Swimming lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons at Lea Manor swimming pool.


Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

Reading and Library


We will have one session in the library every week. This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!


Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!



In History we will be learning all about the reign of the evil Prince John and how he was perceived as the ruler of England. We will also investigate the challenges to his throne, including that of his nephew Arthur.



In Science we will be adding to our learning from Year 3 about the human body and will be taking a look at he inside of the human body with the digestive system - Always a big favourite with the children.


Design Technology


This half term we are looking to unlock our inner potters!

We are going to be using air-dry clay to make usable pots that the children will then decorate before bringing home.

(below is one that I made earlier!)



We have been extremely lucky to secure the services of a languages teacher for this school year and the children will get to experience life in another language.


This year we will be learning:



That's all for now - Keep coming back and checking for updates, or new photos that may have been uploaded


In the mean time, if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to come and have a chat to me or ask any questions (I am usually well fed by the time the doors open in the morning!)


I look forward to working together with you to build a happy and successful school year for all your children.


Mr Devine