Year 4 – Mountain Lions and Wombats

Year 4 – Mountain Lions and Wombats

  • Year 4 Long Term Plan 2020-21


Important Information

Welcome 4 Wombats and 4 Mountain Lions

During the academic year 2020-21, we are continuing to implement a varied and exciting curriculum.

Due to Covid 19 swimming is not taking place at present.

Staggered entry from and exit from times will continue to apply.  

4 Mountain Lions enter the academy between 8:40 and 8:50 and 4 Wombats enter the academy between 8:50 and 9:00

4 Mountain Lions exit the academy at 3pm and 4 Wombats exit the academy at 3.10pm

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.  This week’s spellings are all statutory words:











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

All children should now have 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 have been issued with a home reading record sheet.  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.  Once the record has been filled in, please ask your child to leave it on their desk to be stamped by their class teacher.  In both year 4 classes, the children are completing a loyalty system whereby they receive a sticker per week if they read.  In turn, these stickers build up to become merits.


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!

Year 4

The Year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Miss Moody.  We are assisted by Mrs Macdonald.

Miss Williamson’s class is 4 Wombats and Miss Moody’s class is 4 Mountain Lions.

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


In English, the children will be completing character descriptions and writing a diary about tea with the Queen!


In Maths this week, the children will be continuing to work upon their Money topic.

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 x9 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.

This half term we will be:

In Science looking at Animals including Humans.  This week the children will continue with their classification keys.

In R.E we will be investigating The Jewish festival – Roshhashana

In History, we will be discovering more about Horbury and the history 0f Horbury

Focus on Physical activity

As part of the Virtual School Games, the children took part in tennis skills and worked hard to bounce the ball on the tennis racquet as many times as possible – it was tricky! They also attempted to bounce the ball whilst raising their other hand! This definitely required concentration.  The session culminated in a competition between Miss Williamson and Miss Moody whereby they had to bounce the ball whilst raising one hand and hopping! Both teachers worked hard and it was a draw!

Break time sports equipment

Mrs Cartwright has arranged boxes of sports equipment for use during break times.  The children have really enjoyed playing with the different equipment including skipping ropes, basket balls and throw and catch equipment.  The intention is to also have the equipment out at lunchtime after the Easter Holidays.

National Day of Reflection – Tuesday 23rd March

Our Year 4 children produced daffodils for the National Day of Reflection and these are displayed upon the windows in 4 Wombats.  The children recorded the activities they would like to take part in once lockdown has been lifted.  We hope you enjoy looking at them and that they brighten your day.

Homework – 

Please return homework electronically either using SeeSaw or Teams.

Each child will also receive homework that should be completed and returned to their class teacher. Sometimes this will be a short focused task or a longer project. Homework will be normally issued on a Friday to be returned to school by the Thursday of the following week. We will be using Teams and SeeSaw to set our homework.

Your child has been provided with a Year 3/4 common exception sheet to be kept at home throughout the year.  In addition, a handwriting exemplification sheet has been brought home demonstrating the cursive script used in school.  Please encourage your child to use these resources when completing their homework.

Homework for this week is:

English – Roman Coin Comprehension

Maths – Halving and doubling sheet

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. 


Children are to wear their PE kit for school on Monday and Tuesday instead of their usual uniform.  We will be taking part in outdoor PE – on Monday with their class teacher – ‘Skipping School’ and on Tuesday your child we will be taking part in indoor PE (gymnastics) with coach Zoe. 

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 will 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)

2020_Information_for_parents_multiplication_tables_check (1)

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.


Summer 1

Spring 2

Welcome to Year 4 letter

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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