The two year 4 classes are China: Miss Dickie, Miss Yates and Miss Sheppard

chinese flag

South Africa: Miss McCullagh and Miss Yates

S Africa flag

Our Spring 1 topic is Invaders and Raiders.


In our History topic we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons, their journey to England and how they changed the way of life. We will look at their lasting legacy and its impact on British values.

We will start our topic with a Saxon invasion!! We will use this to inspire further learning, including children designing and making their own Saxon shields.

Spring 1 Topic Overview


Invaders and Raiders Homework







In reading

In reading we will be looking at a variety of texts and genre types which will feed into our writing, exploring their features of the texts, as well as using them to improve our comprehension and inference skills.


in the school

In writing we will continue to use and apply the different skills of a writer. We will develop our fiction writing, using a range of images to explore character, setting and plot. We will also use a range of sentence types and increase our range of vocabulary to engage the reader.



In maths we will continue to use our reasoning and problem solving skills. We we will apply our addition skills to calculating perimeter and learn how to use formal written methods to add and divide numbers.



In science we will learn about temperature and how good thermal insulators can keep cool objects cold or hot ones hot. We will also compare good thermal insulators and conductors to electrical ones.



PE for the Autumn 2 half term is on Thursday & Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit.

Click below to view the information from the year 4 parent workshops we held earlier in the year.

Parent Afternoon

How you can support your child’s learning:

supporting learning

  • Ensure that your child is prepared and on time for school each day.
  • Practise their times tables.
  • Support your child with their homework.
  • Test your child on their spellings.
  • Test/support your child on their mental maths challenge and spelling bee booklets.
  • Read at home every day.


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