Year 4 – Wombats and Mammoths

Year 4 – Wombats and Mammoths

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Welcome 4 Wombats and 4 Mammoths

The Year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Mrs Mower.

We are assisted by Mrs Petts and Miss Wilson.


 The start time in Year 4 is 8:50 and the finish time is 3:20.

Y4 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1 2023

Important Information


Swimming information from Sun Lane Pool: 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 the pool advises the wearing of swimming hats. 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.

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 spelling homework 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.

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



All children 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 another adult.

Reading – 

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. Reading raffle tickets will be handed out for each occasion of reading at home!


We love reading in Year 4! ERT (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place during the 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!

Helpful Maths websites.

Please click on the links:

Top Marks maths games

BBC Supermovers


BIG Maths

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

Counting – Ordering 4-digit numbers

Learn Its – 6 times table

It’s Nothing New – Jigsaw numbers upto 1000 (e.g. 563 + ____ = 1000)

Calculations – bus stop division (2-digit numbers / 1-digit numbers)

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 – 6 times table

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.



Homework – 

Homework is issued each Monday and is to be returned by the following Monday.


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).

PE in year 4 is Friday.  This is swimming and outdoor PE.  The children in Autumn 1 will also be taking part in Forest Schools on a Thursday (either am or pm).

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.



We will also be working with the children throughout the year in our classrooms to improve their times tables skills.

Golden Time

Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon.

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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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