King Edward Primary School Excitement + Determination = Success

Year 4


Welcome to our Year 4 Page

Our teachers are Mrs. Wilbourne and Miss Langridge.

We work very hard in our classes.

We always aim to try our best, and enjoy our learning.




This half term our topic is 







In this topic, we will be learning about lots of things.





We will be looking at information texts. We will be planning and writing information pages about Roman towns.

We will also be reading the stories of Boudicca, and Romulus and Remus. We will be identifying features of a good recount, and we will write a recount of one of these stories.



We will be studying a variety of numerical topics including area and perimeter, data handling and problem solving using written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also continue with our daily practise of counting, multiplication tables and mental methods of calculation.



We will be studying what life was like in Britain before the Romans came. We will be learning about why the Romans invaded, and how they settled in Britain. We will be finding out about Roman life, and how aspects of this civilisation have influenced our society.



We will be learning about 'Solids, liquids and gases'. This includes understanding the properties of solids, liquids and gases and grouping and sorting materials accordingly. We will also be investigating how materials change state when they are heated and cooled. In addition, we will be finding out about evaporation and condensation, and studying the water cycle.



We will be continuing our French sessions, using the Rigolo teaching program to support our learning.


Art work will be linked to Roman mosaics. We will look at a variety of mosaic designs and plan and create our own mosaics.




We will be studying the unit of work 'Investigating Jesus'. This will include looking at key aspects of his life, his teachings, miracles he performed, and his relationship with others.



We will learn two topic related songs 'Just like a Roman' and 'The Bebop Ballad of Boudicca'. We will also listen to 'The Sorcerer’s Apprentice' by Dukas. We will study features of this work, and then we will compose and perform our own musical piece called 'Invasion'. 




We will be thinking about types of learner and considering how we learn the best. We will discuss how certain aspects can become barriers to learning, and talk about how we might overcome these barriers to achieve our goals. Through this, we will be understanding that we should take responsibility for our own successes and failures. Finally, we will be discussing our own personal goals, and steps we can take in order to achieve them.




Swimming will be on a Monday afternoon.

Outdoor games 

P.E. day for 4SW and 4AL will be Wednesday.





More Information for Parents



Children will be given weekly lists of spellings to learn which will support the spelling patterns they are learning in class.

Spellings will go out on a Monday, and will be tested on the following Monday.


Creative homework will be given out at the start of each half term, and will need returning by the date given on the activity sheet.



We encourage children to read at home regularly to support their progress at school. Reading records and books should be in school every day please. If your child reads at home, please sign their Reading Reward Sheet. Once your child has completed sixty reads, they can choose a free, brand-new book from school.


It would also be very beneficial to your child's learning, if they could regularly practise their times tables and quick mental maths activities. 


We appreciate you supporting your child with their homework, and ensuring it is completed appropriately.


P.E and Swimming


Children are expected to wear the correct school uniform, including appropriate footwear.

P.E. kits should consist of: white t-shirt, black shorts, a long sleeve jumper, long sports trousers and plimsolls or trainers.

Please name all of your child’s property.

P.E. day for 4SW is Wednesday.

P.E. day for 4AL is Wednesday.

We will endeavour to go outside and do P.E. even in cold weather.

Please ensure your children have their PE kit in school on these days, and that earrings are removed.  Thank you.


Swimming will be commencing on Monday 9th September. All children will be swimming on a Monday afternoon, this year.


If you do not wish your child to take part in P.E. lessons for any reason, please send a note into school, or speak to your child's class teacher.
Thank you.



Please call in to see us if you have any concerns about your child.


We are looking forward to a fantastic year of happy learning!



Thank you for your continuous support and cooperation.


Below are some websites you might like to visit.
They will support the work we are doing this half term.

Behaviour for learning