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yEAR 4

Welcome to Year 4!

The children have settled back into school brilliantly and are working so hard.

Well, what an exciting year we have in store for your children! We will be travelling in time from the Romans to the Saxons and finally The Industrial Revolution. We are thoroughly looking forward to this academic year and can't wait to share all of the wonderful learning opportunities we have planned with Year 4!

Thank you,

The Year 4 Team

Meet the Team:

  • Mrs Turton - Phase Leader
  • Miss Anderson - Year 4 teacher
  • Miss McCulloch - Year 4 teacher 
  • Mrs Staphnill - Teaching Assistant

If you require anything, please contact the school office:

Key Information:

  • PE: lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure children have PE kits in school on these days.
  • Homework: TT Rock Stars tournaments will be set every Sunday and will run to the following Sunday.
    The children have chosen their own reading books from our bookshelf which matches their Accelerated Reading colour; please read regularly with the children at home. Reading diaries are checked every Monday.
  • Music: in Year 4, the children are learning the violin and have been allocated an instrument. Our lessons are every Monday. Please make sure your child brings their violin to school on this day.
  • Multiplication tables check: in June, all children in Year 4 will be taking a multiplication tables test online. This will test the children's recall of all tables up to 12.
  • Library: The children can visit every Wednesday lunchtime and Friday mornings.

Useful links for supporting learning at home:

Useful Links for Multiplication Tables Check

Curriculum in Year 4:

Autumn Term

This term, we are travelling back to Ancient Rome to discover what life was like. Our learning will take us on an incredible journey as we study the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius; why the Roman Army was so successful; Julius Caesar's reign and explore how the Romans have influenced our lives today. In science, we will be exploring states of matter through practical investigations and research. We will study volcanoes of the world in geography and learn about the process of an eruption. We will create clay busts of key Roman figures such as the Boudicca and Emperor Hadrian in Art. In design and technology, we will be making an Italian pizza! You can find more information about our exciting Year 4 curriculum on the 'Curriculum at Barnfields' page on the website!

Spring Term

During the Spring term, the children in Year 4 have a very exciting date for their diary: on the 29th February, we will be visiting the ThinkTank Museum in Birmingham to take our science learning to the next level in an Amazing Animals workshop! The children will learn all about life cycles and get to explore the wonderful museum for the day! As well as that, the children will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, applying their historical knowledge to creating a print of the Staffordshire Hoard in art. In geography, the children will be learning about the United Kingdom to further secure their knowledge of place, and in computing we will be creating our very own website on Microsoft Sway! There are so many things to look forward to in the Spring term - if you'd like to find out more, please see the Year 4 Curriculum Outline on our website! 


Summer Term

For our final term in Year 4, the children will be learning all about the Industrial Revolution! They will exploring the exciting and innovative developments of the steam locomotive and how it transformed Britain. Science will be truly electrifying this term as the children will be constructing simple circuits and investigating how different insulators and conductors affect electrical currents. The children will deep dive into their local area in Geography where they will be learning all about The Potteries and how it put Staffordshire on the map! In Design and Technology, the children will be using their knowledge of electricity to make their very own torch. It's an exciting final term and we can't wait to get stuck in!


In June, the children will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check and we are inviting you into school on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 5:30pm to share all of the information you need about this.