Year 4




This is our year to be….


I am thrilled to be welcoming the children back into school and can’t wait to get started. Our newsletter will be out in the next few weeks and our Home Learning page will continue to be up and running with ideas and activities to support learning at home. Have look below.

Year 4 Home-School Learning

What can we learn about life in the Stone Age? 

As a school we are reveling in this being the year that will be…. Strong, Brave and Fearless! Our focus in class will be discovering more about life in Britain between the Stone and Iron ages!   In support of this, we will be reading the story of The Stone Age Boy and using this to inspire our writing. We will be journeying back in time as we visit the sites of Skara Brae and Stonehenge. In  Geography we will be using this focus to investigate the how the United Kingdom has changed over time.   In English, we will also be studying the well-known classics, The Witches by Roald Dahl and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

In RE, Art and D&T the children will be working alongside Miss Ferrara.  In RE the children will be learning about important people in the Bible and in our own families. We will also be learning how Christians are called by God and we prepare for Jesus’ coming during Advent.  In Art, we will be continuing our journey back in time as we learn about the cave painters of the Stone Age and we compare them with more contemporary examples of street art. In Design and Technology we will be using cooking methods of the Stone Age era to inspire us as we bake typical,  unleavened bread from the period. 

Our scientific investigations will also be inspired by this period in history. We will learn more about both the human skeleton and its muscles. We will also be fossil hunting and have chance to investigates key different types of rock as we imagine more about life in this era. When we are in the Computer Lab, we will be learning about internet safety and preparing a PowerPoint on how life changed for people throughout the Stone Age era.

In Mathematics we will be working hard to develop our understanding of place value and to perfect our addition and subtraction strategies. We will be improving our knowledge and recall of our multiplications facts up to the 12 x table and we will be using both Times Tables Rocks Stars and Mathletics on a weekly basis to hone these skills further at school and home.

Hymn Practice will also continue on a weekly basis, as will music lessons.  In MFL the children will  be learning to ask and answer simple questions in French whilst learning to write some words and phrases in French from memory. 


Keeping fit and staying strong in Year 4!

BRW are committed to active learning. As part of this commitment Year 4 will be taking part in a ‘K a Day’ from September 2020. Our aim is to increase our energy and fitness levels by engaging in regular movement and activity breaks. On a daily basis the children, alongside myself and the Year 4 team, will be putting our active feet forwards every day to engage in walking or jogging one kilometer a day. In support of this, please ensure your child has trainers  in school daily. They will also need a water proof jacket in school in order that we can remain active even when the weather  worsens.

Further more, Year 4 will be engaging in PE sessions each Wednesday this term. The children will be taking part in PE sessions focusing on the            fundamental skills of Agility, Balance and Coordination  with myself and Mr Fearn on a weekly basis.  Once we have built upon our existing skills in these areas we will  have chance to showcase them as Year 3 and 4 will compete together as a house competition at the end of the term. Details to follow in due course. 

We will also be taking part in a series of Yoga sessions this term to help develop flexibility and focus!

Here is another copy of your holiday homework too, in case you need it.

Summer Holidays Year 4 2020

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday 3rd September 2020!

Mrs Henderson


  1. Paddington Bear, who sat on a squashy chair, ate a marmalade sandwich.
    Paddington Bear, who loves marmalade sandwiches, is from Peru.
    Paddington Bear, who is the most mischievous bear, always wears a blue coat and a red hat.

  2. Paddington Bear who, filled his face with marmalade could not see his face.
    Paddington who, travelled to London, ate marmalade.
    Paddington Bear who, stuffed his hat with marmalade, explored London.

  3. It had always been there.Many people passed without hesitation never looking at the dragon.I took my second look and the dragon moved his head slowly. Then the next day I heard the dragons claws scrape on the bandstand. I thought It was more than just a statue.Each day I would freeze on the way.I grew goosebumps as I went closer to the statue. I thought I was imagining it or being incredibly crazy. As I went to my classroom desk I saw my best friend Joanna and I told her about the creature. How would she believe me?Amazingly she did. As the sky darkened the dragon went to hunt when people were asleep.

  4. She went to her classmates and said that she heard a suspicious noise from the dragon and then the classmates paused like frozen ice.Then the classmates said “Did you just say that you heard a noise from the dragon “Yes I did hear a noise from the dragon? Then she sneaked out onto the playground and she gazed at it one more time. She got caught out on the playground looking at it . Soon it was the end of the day. She told her mother what happened. Today for a split second . It’s claws had moved then a blazing hot bolt came out of the sky. Like a rocket. Then it was bedtime she was sleeping with her family. She was scared that it was going to come back. The next morning I was very tired because of that busy day. I was sleepy and I hesitated doing the work at school.

  5. I love doing work and I cant wait for the next weeks of the witches and learning about
    the stone age and doing more and more homework and I can wait for more spellings and work. My favourite subject is engilsh because I love writing.

  6. i loved doing work because i want to go back to school and have fun and i wanted to do my homework and it was so much fun so i wanted to do more school homework and it was nearly fun as my head burst right now because i liked my work i loved being at school i can be at school so learn i go to school to work i go to school to do my English and maths and science and come and see so i kept on doing my mathletices to earn points
    so i kept doing my mathletices so i kept on doing and doing and doing and doing until i win all the points

  7. I love working about witches I can’t wait to write The last paragraph I also love learning about the Stone Age and the world I love doing education city and times table rockstars and Mathletics I also love learning about the skeletons and all the Bones in our body the best thing I learned in this month is that we got to measure different people and we also got to work together
    I can’t wait for what’s next

    • WOW Taylor! I love your enthusiasm! I’m so pleased that you are enjoying our work in class! Keep the energy up – you are a super star 🙂

  8. I love this class but sometimes it gets hard and I go in the pit but I always work it out in the end.🙂🙂🙂🙂

  9. My sister is on the the top of this page and she saw the post and had deja by its the Paddington comment

    • I’m pleased that you are enjoying life in Year 4 Taylor! We love teaching you! Don’t forget to have a read of The Stone Age Boy – it’s on the blog ready for you 🙂

  10. 1. The boy was relieved when he met someone because he thought they might help.
    2. She had animal skin as clothes, she went up to a stranger as a child which is something children today would not do and did not wear jewellery with gold or jewels but with shells and stone.
    3. Om was different because she used stone knives, she had shells and rocks as jewellery and used fire to scare animals.
    4. I think they yelled at the reindeer because they wanted to scare it.
    5. Everybody had a party because they had caught a creature that could run fast.
    6. I think they thought it was strange because they didn`t know what a guitar was as the boy was from the future and since the boy didn’t have a real guitar, he pretended to have one.
    7. She started a fire by strucking flint stones together.
    8. He felt small when he saw the bear because it was a big, furious cave bear, a bear in its perfect environment.
    9. I think the boy became an archaeologist when he was older because he wanted to find Om.
    10. The experience he had was a dream because he said he was gone for weeks but everybody else said that he had gone for a few hours.

    • Hi Daniel,

      Thank you for your message and the answers to all the questions. I’ve really enjoyed reading them and seeing the detail and effort you have put into each answer. Each answer includes words from the question and your accurate punctuation is a real strength! Well done. It sounds like you enjoyed the book.
      Have a wonderful rest of the half term. I’ll see you Monday!
      Mrs Henderson

  11. I can’t find the maths sheet for the 9th of November and I can’t find it on the blog
    Can you please help me.

    • Hi Taylor, it’s on the Year 4 Blog, called Homework. There are always sheets in the drawer too.

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