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last updated - 17.04.23

Year 4 | Whitley Abbey Primary School

Our classes are

Class 4T and Class 4S

Miss Turner and Miss Shingfield  

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Foote, Miss Durbin and Mrs Morton-Sherwood. 


Our PPA day is on a Thursday. Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursdays. For PE days could you send your child into school dressed in full PE kit. This should include weather appropriate clothes, trainers and their house colour t-shirt. All items should be labelled. 

Term 5 Learning



Our writing learning this term will be focused around the book The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray.

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Ted  Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books

We will use this story to provide us with lots of writing opportunities. We will be focusing on noun phrases with prepositions, fronted adverbials, speech, conjunctions, figurative language and a variety of sentences. Whilst doing this, we will be ensuring that we have used punctuation correctly.



This term we will also be reading The Iron Man to support our reading skills. 

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Ted  Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books

  This stories are full of amazing vocabulary, brilliant characters and many twists and turns. The skills we will be focusing on are our inference, retrieval and summarising skills, whilst making predictions.



This term, we will be continuing our work on time. We will then be moving on to money and statistics. 

We will be focusing on learning to recall all of our times tables and division facts up to 12x12. This is something that will continue all year as the children work towards completing the statutory multiplication check in June.

Term 5 Wider Curriculum


This term in our wider curriculum we will be doing History, RE, JIGSAW, Science and Computing. Click on the logos for the pupil organiser.  We will be trialling JIGSAW RE this term so there is no pupil organiser for RE.



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Home learning in Year 4


Reading: We ask that you read' with your child 5 times a week. This only needs to be a 10 minute session and you don’t have to finish a whole book every time. We will be continuing with our ‘Reading Challenge’, so make sure you record each read in their log book as this will contribute.


Reading does not have to be limited to the books children bring home from school. It can include any books they have at home, reads with siblings or reading books from the local library.


Year 4 recommended reads


Spelling: Children will be given a list of spellings termly.  These will be included in a weekly dictation.  These spellings and the dictation will be in their homework book.  Spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Friday.


Term 5 spellings can be found here.



The children will be continuing with maths planets.  There are sample papers on the maths page on the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please practise your child’s maths facts at least 3 times a week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than 2 weeks then we will intervene at school.

Alongside these please continue to practise times table facts.  Each Friday we will complete a times table challenge in class, so that by the end of Year 4 the children are able to recall all their times table facts up to 12 x 12.

In Year 4, children need to be able to read digital and analogue 24 hour time.  Continual practice of this at home will hugely support their learning in class.