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Year 4


Thank you parents and carers for your hard

work supporting your children

at home!

Well done to all of the Year 4 children, you have shown amazing determination!

Have an enjoyable and safe summer. 

Welcome to Year 4!


Mrs Clarke

Miss Jones and Mrs Harbour


Home Learning During School Closure


Every Monday I will upload links onto our 'Class Page' for the week's Maths, English and Project Learning. You will also find a story for the week on the 'Video Resource Centre'. I will post a video to explain some of the project learning tasks and you'll find those there too. Don't forget to write a blog post or send me an email once a week to show me all of your fantastic learning!


Expected Weekly Learning for Year 4

Daily Reading, 5 Maths lessons, 5 English lessons and 1 or 2 Project Learning tasks depending on the complexity of the tasks.  Also, try and have a few games on Times Tables Rockstar during the week too.  

This is our suggested expectation but we do understand that this may not fit in with the circumstances of all families so please do not worry. As long as children are taking part in small but regular learning experiences this will support a smooth transition back into school.


Other Optional Learning Resources

Feel free to visit and use other optional learning resources available for Year 4 further down this page or use the Robin Hood Weekly Learning Project document.

Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July

This week Year 4 have the opportunity to attend a transition morning session (Monday or Friday 9:15-11:15) in their new class with their new teacher.

Below is a week long transition project that the children might like to dip into during the week.

We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:

There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'

Why are we not at school?

These resources may help the people looking after you to remind you why we are not in school at the moment. They may also help if you are feeling a little worried or upset. It is completely understandable to feel this way in unusual situations, like the one we are experiencing at the moment. Don't forget talking about your feelings is really important and might help you to feel calm and supported.

If you are missing school and your friends, don't forget you can always chat through our class blog too!

                               Useful Links to Practise Key Skills 

Literacy Links

Free e books - just register  




Maths Links


P.E Links  

Look out for information being sent to you with login details to use this at home!


Daily half an hour workouts Monday - Friday 9 a.m (Don't worry if you missed it, they are all saved)



Curriculum Links                                      Myleene's Music Klass






Welcome to Year 4!


Mrs Clarke

Mrs Vickers, Miss Jones and Mrs Harbour


Spring Term 






Geography is the main focus of our new theme of Rivers.  The children will have a good understanding of rivers and the features of rivers.  They will learn the features of the river from the source to the mouth and all that is inbetween.  They will learn new vocabulary so they can explain clearly to others.  They will then use their D and T skills to make a 3D model of the river showing all these features.  They will find out why a river is not in a straight line and will use the terms erosion and deposition.  They will learn about the watercycle and will find out how rain is create.  They will study cloud formations and will learn how to spot the different types of clouds.  They will find out about the major rivers around the world and will find out why cities are built next to rivers.  They then will consider the impact of flooding and the use of dams.  They will find out the impact water pollution and how we can reduce it.  Finally, we will then look at paintings of rivers and waters by great artists in some art sessions.  We will be learning how to use watercolours and be creating our very own painting. 



In Maths we will be completing some work on data handling.  Year 4 will be finding out the difference between discrete and continuous data.  We will be looking at a variety of graphs including pictograms, bar charts and time graphs. We will also be learning about fractions this half term.  We will recognise fractions in different representation and will be able to find equivalent fractions.   Towards the end of our unit we will be adding and subtracting fractions. 


We will be looking at changing states in our science lessons this half term.  We will be figuring out what solids, liquids and gases are and will be able to describe them and give examples of each.  We will be doing lots of different experiments to show the properties of each state. Finally, we will be looking at how we can change states by evaporation, melting and freezing.




Autumn 2

The Romans! 



Welcome back! I hope you all had a great half term and managed to have some precious family time.  


This half term we will be learning all about those Rotten Romans and will be finding out what they were really like.  We will look at how the Roman Empire began and find out the impact the Romans had on Britain.  We will find out who Boudicca was and also learn somethings about the Roman Gods and Goddess.  We will then learn about Gladiators and Roman Soldiers and imagine what life would be like for these people.  Finally, we will look at Roman houses and the other inventions the Romans created.  We will begin our new theme with our Roman Day where we can dress as a Roman and take part in some stories, games, art and drama.


In our English lessons we will be linking our reading and writing with our theme.  We will start with learning some Roman Myths and Legends.  Romulus and Remus is a great story describing how Rome came to be.  We will be taking part in some drama to help us understand the story and to get to know the characters.  We  will eventually write our own story creating some fantastic and mysterious beasts and some heroic brave characters.  We will also be reading a book called 'You Wouldn't Want To Be A Gladiator!'.  We will find out what it was like to be a gladiator in Roman times and will consider whether we could be a gladiator - or not!

In Maths we will be learning more about multiplication and division.  We will be using our known facts to help us solve other equations.  For example, if I know 4 lots of 5 is equal to 20 then 4 lots of 50 is equal to 200.  We will be learning how to calculate using short multiplication and division.  We can use our place value counters to show what is happening when we complete the calculation.  We are solving lots of word problems too!  We will also be completing some work on data handling.  Year 4 will be finding out the difference between discrete and continuous data.  We will be looking at a variety of graphs including pictograms, bar charts and time graphs. 


In Science we will be learning about animals and how they are grouped.  We will be using keys to help us identify some creatures from a pond and from the sea shore.  The children will be using yes and no questions to help us distinguish the unknown creatures using our key.  We will then be finding some differences between living things and non living things and then will be writing some key characteristics to help us classify vertabrates and invertabrates.  



Autumn 1 Learning - Italy



Welcome back!  I hope you all had a lovely summer and managed to do some lovely activities and see some amazing places.   We have an exciting and challenging year ahead of us! 


This half term our theme is all about Italy.  We will be looking closely at the country and will be learning how to use maps to focus on Europe and Italy.  We will compare the physical and human geography of Italy and the UK.   On Monday 9th September we will be having a day devoted to Italy.  We will be making a tower of Pisa  (hopefully not leaning), finding out about the story of Pinocchio, learning some Italian phrases and also making and eating some cheese and tomato pizzas.   Towards the end of our Theme we will be making a short TV programme about what we have found out about Italy. 


In English this half term we will start by reading an Italian fairy tale called The Frog.  We will be using this to gain some ideas when we write our own Italian tale.  We will also be reading a book called ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ which we will use to show how a character feels and to describe a setting.  We will also be using a range of non fiction books about Italy to find lots of interesting information about the country and the culture. 



In Maths we will be focussing on reasoning with 4 digit numbers.  We will be finding more or less than a number and will be doing activities to explore place value.  We will be ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000 and will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and a 1000. 


In Guided Reading we will be reading fluently and accurately out loud, as well as summarise the main ideas from the text.  We will learn to answer questions about the text in detail by retrieving the information from a text. 

Our Core Skills area is ‘Learning With Others’.  We have three targets which we will be focusing on during our lessons.  In RE we will be finding out more about Buddhism and how Buddhists live their lives. 


A few reminders!

PE – Lessons will be on a Wednesday afternoon and Friday afternoon.  Children will need to have a full PE kit in school during the week.  This includes:

House colour T-shirt                            Black Shorts/joggers


Earrings to be taken out or taped up   

Reading – we encourage daily reading and discussions.  Please record in the reading log and bring into school every day.  Also, reading activities in the homework books. 

Spellings – Weekly spelling rules and words to be learnt at home.  We will have a ‘speed spell’ activity during one of our lessons on these.  The rules and words will be put on the weekly letter.   Please can log books be in school every day. 

Maths homework.  We will be using the homework activities that link with our Maths Mastery lessons in school.  Please see the weekly letter to know which activity you will need to complete during the week.  If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask.


Please check here for weekly letters and other information.


If you have any questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us.


Learning and Achieving Together
  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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