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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.


Miss Ruddock is the class teacher and Mrs Murrill is the classroom assistant and will be supporting in class every morning.


Year 4 is the second year of Lower Key Stage 2 and we continue to build upon the foundations developed in Year 3 whilst preparing the children for Upper Key Stage 2.  The children will be encouraged to continue to develop their independence and further develop their responsibility for their personal belongings, learning in school and with their home learning.  


Year 4 is a very exciting and busy year where children will be continuing to develop a range of skills and knowledge alongside discovering and learning lots of exciting new things.  The children will be encouraged to develop their 'Behaviour for Learning'.   We will   work very hard but also have lots of fun learning together.


This year we will cover a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding including the following topics:

  • The Ancient Egyptians
  • The Anglo-Saxons
  • Digestion and teeth
  • Persuasive writing
  • Pablo Picasso


The children will continue to have the opportunity to be involved with many pupil groups around the school.


We look forward to helping Year 4 develop and grow.



Welcome to Year 4 Parent Presentation

Year 4 Curriculum Overview Spring 2022

Week Commencing Monday 10th January 2022 - LI: To perform using stage directions

This week, year 4 have been reading and writing play scripts. They acted out a scene from James and the giant peach ensuring that their character followed the stage directions carefully. 

Week Commencing Monday 13th December 2021 - LI: To conclude from an observational experiment 

Over the past week, year four have set up an experiment investigating which drinks effect the enamel on your teeth. This week, they took the eggs out of the liquids and observed the changes that the drinks had made. They then concluded which drinks are best for your teeth. Water and milk came out on top! 

Week Commencing Monday 6th December 2021 - LI: To make a Christmas stocking

This week, year 4 have been working extremely hard to create their own stocking for Christmas. They looked at designs of existing stockings before practising different stitches and decorations. The children then planned their own stocking and spent two mornings bringing it to life. 

Week Commencing Monday 29th November 2021 - LI: To understand and describe how settlements are connected

Year 4 enjoyed using the maps to identify which roads linked different towns and cities this week in Geography. They identified different A roads and motorways which would get them from a specific place to a different destination. 

Week Commencing Monday 15th November 2021 - LI: To practise times tables

In maths, year 4 have been practising their times tables. Today they used purple mash to play some times tables games. They enjoyed playing monster multiplication, 2race and using the multiplication times tables check. 

Week Commencing Monday 8th November 2021 - LI: To identify different types of teeth

This week in Science, year 4 began to learn about teeth. They learnt about the 5 different types of teeth - incisors, canine, pre molar, molar and wisdom teeth. They then used mirrors to identify which teeth they have and which teeth they are missing. 

Week Commencing Monday 1st November 2021 - LI: To understand how different countries celebrate festivals (Diwali focus)

This week, year 4 have enjoyed performing a play about Diwali to the rest of the school and to their grown ups. They retold and acted out the story or Rama and Sita being sent into exile for 14 years. Year 4 also spent their RE lesson learning how different countries celebrate Diwali and compared the similarities and differences. 

Week Commencing Monday 18th October 2021 - LI: To write a non-chronological report 

This week in English, year 4 have been writing their own non-chronological report about an animal of their choice to link to our science topic 'Animals and humans'. The children have research lots of information about their animal and included a front cover, contents page, subheadings, paragraphs and lots of pictures. 

Week Commencing Monday 11th October 2021 - LI: To interpret Picasso's art

This week, year 4 began learning about Pablo Picasso in art. They looked at the blue period, rose period and abstract period and interpreted some of his paintings from these times. They also looked at drawing faces using the correct proportions and had a go themselves. 

Week Commencing Monday 4th October 2021- LI: To write a myth

Over the past 4 weeks, year 4 have been learning about different Roman myths and the features included in myths. They spent a week writing their myth and then published them as their own myth book with a front cover and detailed pictures. 

Week Commencing Monday 27th September 2021 - Yoga - LI: To practise different yoga balances

Over the past five weeks, year 4 have enjoyed taking part in weekly yoga sessions. This week they were practising different yoga balances including the flying flamingo and tree pose. 

Week Commencing Monday 20th September 2021 - LI: To understand how Hindus celebrate Diwali

Year 4 have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita. This week we focused on the Hindu festival of light 'Diwali' and what Hindus do to celebrate their new year. 

Week Commencing Monday 13th September - LI: To increase confidence in dance

In dance this week, year 4 were practicing their straight leg kicks across the hall. Then they were encouraging each other during confidence circle where one child performs a move in the middle of the circle for the others to copy. The lesson was finished off with some theatre dance where the children had to use their bodies to become different objects or people including Venus the goddess of love. 

Week commencing Monday 6th September LI: To label the main parts of the digestive system

In Science, Year 4 have begun our Animals including humans topic. We looked at the organs involved in the digestive system and labelled the outline of our own bodies.