Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Rayner

Mrs Morris

Welcome to Year 4


Mrs Morris (Mon - Wed) Mrs Rayner (Thurs - Fri)

Miss Brown

Who lives in ANTARCTICA?

We will be earning about lines of latitude and longitude and climate zones; developing an understanding of why seasons and climate zones occur; discussing the positions of the Arctic and Antarctic circles.  Children will describe the physical features of Antarctica including its location, weather and landscape.  We'll investigate learning about Shackleton and his expedition; using four-figure grid references to map his route; discussing similarities and differences between children’s own life and life in Antarctica.  The children will plan an expediction round school becoming familiar with the eight points on a compass and planning a simple route referring to them; using a digital map to identify human and physical features.
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Writing outcome:
To write a fact file about Katherine Johnson, including a short biography.

Mastery Keys - Year group national expectations

Expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrasesUse fronted adverbials
Use paragraphs to organise information and ideas around a theme (to organise and sequence more extended narrative structures)
Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
Use commas after fronted adverbials
Recap: Use inverted commas for direct speech

Feature keys - vocabulary, manipulating sentences and tense, structure

Information text:
• Use specific vocabulary
• e.g. NASA, and some technical vocabulary e.g. mathematician, calculations
• Use description to compare and contrast e.g. Johnson is greatest unsung heroes of the 21st century
• Write with clear and precise description
• Use layout features e.g. questions to draw in the reader, headings and sub-headings, paragraphs to group related ideas, diagrams
• Engage the reader through detailed description
• Include eyewitness accounts as quotes using direct speech punctuation
• Write an introductory paragraph including the 5Ws – who, what, where, when, why and how



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During the Autumn term, in Maths we will be covering:

Place Value

Recognise place value of each digit of a 4 digit number

Order and compare numbers beyond 100

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Addition and subtraction

Find 1000 more or less than a given number

Add and subtract numbers usinf the formal written method

Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers


Convert between different units of measure

Measure and calculate perimeters


During the Spring Term we will be covering

Multiplication and Division

Multiply and divide mentally

Recall timestables facts up to 12 x 12 

Factor pairs

Written methods 

Efficient multiplication


Area, length and perimeter


Equivalent fractions

Fractions greater than 1

Add and subtract fractions

Subtract from whole amounts


During the Summer term we will be covering


Recognise tenths and hundredths

Tenths/Hundredths as decimals/on a place value grid/on a number line


Write money using decimals and convert beyween poinds and pence

Compare amounts of money

Estimate and calculate with money

Solve problems with money


Years, months, weeks and days. Hours minutes and seconds

Convert between analogue and digital time.

Convert to and from the 24 hour clock.


Understand angles as turns

Identify, compare and order angles

Triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons

Lines of symmetry 


Interpret charts

Comparison, sum and difference

Interpret and draw line graphs.

Position and direction

Describe position using coordinates/ plot coordinates

Draw 2D shapes on a grid

Describe and translate onto a grid


Y4, children are required to take the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) at the end of the year. The dates for this year are between the 5th and 19th of June 2023. A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise children will learn all the questions and gain confidence. Research suggests that practising for 10 to 15 minutes a day will provide optimal results.

This a link to current government guidance 

Information for parents: multiplication tables check (


We will be doing lots of practice in school, however, if you would like your child to have extra practise at home they will have their Times Tables Rockstars username and password readily available to use on -

The Mathsframe timestables check is set up in a very similar way to the MTC, it is free to access and can be found by clicking on the link below.

Multiplication Tables Check - Mathsframe





Homework will be set online on a Friday and will need to be completed by Wednesday. 

Project homework and knowledge organisers will be available to view every term on this webpage.

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