Year 4 2022 - 2023

Mrs Jones

Welcome to Year 4


Mrs Jones

Miss Hardern, Mrs Higgins, Mrs Johnson.

Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Gadsby

Class Project Summer - Road Trip USA


Road Trip USA!

Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions ‘Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?’ Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sunshine. It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off.

Our Autumn text is Gorilla by Anthony Browne

We will be covering these objectives throughout the unit.

Writing composition 
• Plan writing by discussing the structure, vocab and grammar of similar writing
• Discuss and record ideas
• Compose and rehearse sentences orally
• Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
• Build an increasing range of sentence structures
In narratives, create settings, characters and plot
• Assess the effectiveness of own and others’ writing

Our Autumn 2/Spring 1 text is Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister.

Leon and the Place Between : Mcallister/Grahame Baker-Smith, Angela,  Baker-Smith, Grahame: Books

In this unit our writing outcome is to write Leon's secret diary about what is really happening in 'the place between', including conversations between Leon and the boy.

We will be masterring

  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause. Using when, if, because,although.
  • Recognise the difference between plural and possessive 's'
  • Use small details to describe characters, time, mood and place.
  • Use first person consistentlyand write in consistent past tense.
  • Write in chronological order with an opening and closing paragraph.


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Spring 2 - Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit.

Our final outcome will be writing about the day Mount Vesuvius erupted, from the point of view of a child that was there.

We will be mastering

• Write a sequence of events to follow the structure of the model story
• Write an opening paragraph and further paragraphs for each stage
• Create dialogue between characters that shows their relationship with each other
Use 3rd or 1st person consistently
• Use tenses appropriately
• Add historical detail to characters, settings and events.


Summer - When the Forest Meets the Trees by Jeannie Baker

Our final outcome will be to make a zoo information board for a rainforest exhibit.

We will be mastering 
• Propose changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
• Use paragraphs to organise information and ideas around a theme
• Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural 
nouns and revise Y2 singular
Recognise the grammatical difference between plural and possessive ‘s’ 



  • Please read daily with your child and record it on the Go Read app. 


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


Tattenhall wednesday 17th of May 2023.

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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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