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Year 4

Welcome Year 4 from class teacher Miss Southgate!

Hello Kestrels! Welcome to our class webpage. Scroll down to find your homework and useful links for year 4.

This will also be a space where we will share our amazing work – keep an eye out and see if you can spot yours.

Miss Southgate
Miss Southgate
Mrs Kenvin
Mrs Kenvin

Homework and Home Learning


During the first half term we will be revisiting place value and calculation. We will focus on learning all our times tables in our maths lessons and will recap addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with an aim to work more abstractly. Whilst recapping the key areas, we will be progressing to learn about negative numbers, numbers past 1000, and decimals.

Later in the term, we will be applying these key skills, solving measurement problems.


We will be reading Bill’s New Frock this term.  At the start, and end of the half term we will be writing letters, focusing on time        adverbials and informal language. Later we will be writing diaries and newspaper reports. We will be building on our         punctuation and grammar knowledge, by learning how to use fronted adverbials and apostrophes accurately in our writing. Later in the term, we will be reading Georges Marvelous Medicine.


We will be building upon our knowledge of animals including humans, this term.  We will be learning all about digestion, how we eat our food and where it goes. During our science     lessons, we will also    discuss how to keep our teeth healthy. We will    compare our teeth to an animals, and explore why they are different and the jobs each tooth has. Throughout the term, we will develop our Scientific enquiry skills, taking part in a range of experiments.

Our class reading books

Our class texts for this half term is as follows:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
  • The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry and Mark J. Plotkin
  • The Minipins by Roald Dahl

Spelling practice

There is a good resource for spelling practice. Use these activities/ games along with the weekly spellings set in homework and the statutory year 3/4 spellings attached below.

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Useful sites

BBC Bitesize

Recommended reads for Year 4

Bacton Behaviours!

At Bacton, we have 6 behaviours we try our hardest to follow and show whilst we are at school, they are:

Be kind, honest and helpful
Always make good choices
Co-operate with others
Try your best
Organise yourself and be ready to learn
Nurture your curiosity


How we teach the 4 operations in maths

Calculation Policy Year 4

Questions to ask your child while they are reading to develop their reading skills

Reading questions