Year 4 – Chipmunks and Mammoths

Year 4 – Chipmunks and Mammoths

  • Year 4 Long Term Plan 2020-21


Important Information

Welcome 4 Chipmunks and 4 Mammoths

Spellings and reading books

We will be sending home spelling sheets.  Please work with your child to practise their spellings.

Each week, we will focus on a spelling rule and the children will practise words associated with this rule on a daily basis by completing their look, say, cover, write, check in class.  A second sheet will be sent home on a Monday for practise at home.  Please check that your child is bringing home their spelling sheet and practising for 5-10 minutes per day. Spelling books will be kept in school and the children will be tested on their spellings on a Monday.  Weekly spellings will be displayed here.

Here are some spelling websites that you may wish to use to practise your spellings:

All children will be issued with a reading book.   If your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school.  The children have the opportunity to select books from the school and the class libraries and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be taking part in one to one reading with their class teachers. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read with their class teacher or Mrs Macdonald.

Reading – 

All children will be issued with a home reading record.  These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book.


We love reading in Year 4! ERT (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place 3 times a week.   This is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books.  The teachers and teaching assistants also read their books!


Wow Work!

The children in Year 4 have completed amazing pieces of writing linked to our ‘Coastal Locations’ Geography topic.  They have produced coastal descriptions and postcards home.  The children have worked extremely hard to incorporate a range of grammatical features including similes, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials for time and adverbs.  A selection of the work completed is displayed upon our ‘Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’  English corridor display.  As we move through our English work this half term and study our texts – ‘The Secret of Black Rock’ and ‘Flotsam,’ the work will be changed and new work added.  In addition, pieces of our Art and D&T coastal projects will be placed upon the display.

A huge well done to everyone in Year 4 : ) and a big thank you to Mrs Macdonald for putting together the super display.



Year 4

The Year 4 teachers are Mr Czartowski and Mrs Mower.  We are assisted by Mrs Macdonald.

Miss Czartowski’s class is 4 Chipmunks and Mrs Mower’s class is 4 Mammoths

Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Crook will teach for one afternoon a week.


Helpful Maths websites.

Please click on the links:

Top Marks maths games

Prodigy maths

Sum Dog Maths

BBC Supermovers

BIG Maths

Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:


Learn Its

It’s Nothing New


The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths CLIC tests where they aim to beat their previous score.

In school, we keep the last test of each half term.  The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.

Learn Its

The Learn Its for this week are the x12 tables

Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below

What is BIG Maths?

Go Noodle and Supermovers

Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity.  Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice.  Both websites are free to use.

What happened in Year 4 last year? 2020/21

Fairground Art 

The children produced super pieces of Fairground Art work.

The children selected bright, bold colours and based their work upon Pop Art!

Professor Bubbleworks Science Session 

The children in Year 4 took part in exciting sessions with Professor Colin from Professor Bubbleworks.  During the session, they saw Science in action in the form of steam machinery, the internal combustion energy and static electricity.  The static electricity experiment was a lot of fun!


We have used our TagTiv 8 resources to recognise, estimate and round money! It was lots of fun and the children enjoyed being outside playing maths games and applying their knowledge of Sammy Snake (the rounding snake!) 1-4 goes down the tail, 5 and above goes up to his mouth!


Homework – 

Please return homework electronically either using SeeSaw or Teams.

PE and Swimming 

At present, swimming will not be taking place.

For each swimming session your child will require the appropriate kit, for girls the ideal swimwear is a one piece bathing suit and for boys close fitting above the knees trunks or shorts.  We have been advised by the swimming teacher that baggy shorts hamper your child’s ability to swim.  Children can bring goggles and they will need a swimming hat.   Your child should also have a towel and a bag to carry all of their things.

No jewellery must be worn for swimming sessions – it cannot be simply covered up. This does include pierced earrings. 


Please be aware that no jewellery is to be worn for PE and this includes fitness watches. If your child wears earrings, please cover them with plasters for P.E lessons if they have been recently pierced or remove them if your child has had them in for longer than 6 weeks.

Please ensure that your child arrives in their school PE kit (no bright coloured leggings/football shorts etc).

Year 4 Multiplication Test – This did not take place in 2021 due to COVID – 19 

Children in Year 4 will be sitting a Year 4 Multiplication Check Test set by the government.  This test will test all the times tables up to 12×12.

The downloadable resources below explain the Multiplication Check Test in more detail.  There is a presentation and a leaflet containing information about the check.  A paper copy of the leaflet will be sent home with your child.

Multiplication Check Presentation for Parentsfo (1)

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The test will be interactive and below are some sites to practise.

Golden Time

Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon.  At present due to the current situation no toys are to be brought into school at present.  Thank you for your support.

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