Year 4

A Letter from Mrs Lambert 

Year 4 Autumn 1 Newsletter


Our Topic 

This half term our topic will be related to our Text ‘The Rabbits’ which covers themes of Invasion and Diversity. This links to our History topic about The Anglo Saxons and their invasion of Britain and subsequent integration into the population. 

The children will be learning about how to order events on timelines and begin to develop a chronological understanding of the various invasions of Britain.

The children will learn about the Anglo-Saxon way of life, about their settlements and villages and how they survived. They will examine artefacts and look for clues as to how people in the past lived.

This theme will also relate Geography and to how Britain has changed.  Children will be using ICT, maps and atlases to identify cities, rivers, mountains and other geographical features of our land. 

The children will also be getting creative and making some Anglo-Saxon Jewellery and masks!


Our English topic for Autumn 1 will be the book ‘The Rabbits’. Children will be consolidating and revisiting what they have learned in Year 3 about writing and extending sentences using correct punctuation and grammar. We will be writing some factual reports and some short stories and working lots on our spellings!


In Maths we will be learning about Number and Place Value, revisiting work on 3 digit numbers and extending to 4 digit numbers. We will also practice our addition and subtraction skills!


In Year 4 your child will receive a set of spellings to learn and practice each week. They will have to use the words they are learning in a sentence. They will also bring home times tables to practice. We will be doing weekly quizzes to see how each child is improving with their speed of recall!


Your child is expected to read a minimum of five times per week. Please ensure your child reads to either an adult or an older sibling, and their reading record is signed.

Important Days 

Due to COVID-19 we have had to temporarily postpone curriculum mornings and the harvest festival. We hope to be able to invite you into school as soon as it is safe.

Dates for the diary

Please check the website for advance notice of all school events for the whole year ahead.

Home Learning Activities

If your child is required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 please find below a range of activities and resources that you can access and do at home. Please see the homework grid and activities for your child's class - there is lots on there to keep you busy and some tasks can be done more than once. You can also practise spellings and phonics as well as reading.

In the event of your child's bubble being closed to self isolate more information will be provided relating to online learning and lessons. 

 Websites and Apps

Oak National Academy

BBC Bitesize

 Year 4 Creative Challenges to try at home.docxDownload
 Year 4 Home Learning Ideas.docxDownload
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