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

We are now entering Week 7 of the first half term and this is the final week before the half term!

Spellings and reading books

We will be sending home spelling sheets this week.  Please work with your child to practise their spellings and we will be testing them on Monday 19th October.   This week’s spellings all end with ‘sion’

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.  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:e











A quiz has been set on Purple Mash to enable your children to practise their spellings.

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.  We are excited to start hearing the children read in the classroom. 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.  Mrs Mcdonald has really enjoyed reading with the children.

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.

Reading – We are hoping to get this up and running shortly!

All children have been 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.  Once the record has been filled in, please ask your child to pass it to 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.

English – This week, the children have worked extremely hard upon their half termly assessments.  Next week, they will be completing their final week about ‘Eliot – Midnight Superhero.’

Maths  – In Maths this week, the children will be completing addition problem solving using the column method.  They will be carrying tens/hundreds and thousands as part of this work.

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 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 x7 tables

BBC Supermovers is a brilliant site for learning times 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.



Our topic this half term is superheroes!

This week in Science, the children have investigated melting.  The superheroes have now been released from their ice prison.  We will be investigating water in more depth this week.

In Art, the children have completed string printing and have completed repeated printing designs.

In PE, the children have enjoyed locating places in the school grounds and Mr Wales will be back on Monday to complete the final PE lesson.

In Geography, the children have learnt about the Equator and the tropics. This week, they will be planning a journey for Eliot.


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.  This week the homework is:

Decimal number hunt

Times tables snakes and ladders

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.

PE and Swimming 

No swimming will be taking place this half term due to the current situation.  We will display information as soon as we are notified.  We are aware that the children are very eager to begin their swimming lessons as as we!

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 – orienteering with our fantastic sports coach on Monday and then on Tuesday the children will be taking part in outdoor games with their class teacher.

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

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.

Please click below for our welcome letter:

Welcome to Year 4 letter

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