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Welcome to Year 4

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to 4SC and 4AC. In Year 4 there are lots of people who help you with your learning – Mrs Chessis, Miss Corboy, Mrs Cundale, Mrs Chana and Ms Knight. On a Friday, Mrs Clifton will be teaching in 4SC. There are other people who will be working with you too – Ms Baynes and Mrs Simmonds.


Our curriculum topic in Autumn 1 is the ‘Ancient Egyptians’. This topic will encourage the children to explore where Ancient Egypt fits into history, what Ancient Egyptian civilisation was like and what evidence we have of Ancient Egypt. They will also look at Tutankhamen’s tomb, Egyptologists, the Pharaohs and what daily life was like. We will also look at where Egypt is, the climate and the Nile and its uses. This topic will be taught over Autumn 1 and Autumn 2. During this topic the children will be looking at a range of texts around this theme.

Our Science is ‘Sound’. The children will learn how sounds are made on a variety of instruments and how they can be changed in volume, pitch and over distance.

In Autumn 2, our Science is ‘Power it Up’. The will revisit some uses of electricity. They will learn how to change a circuit by changing its components. Understanding how to change a circuit by changing its components makes up the third part of this topic, leading in a final application of knowledge and skills when the children design and make an alarm using their knowledge of circuits.

Please find our curriculum newsletter attached.

Things to Know

Things to Know

PE Days

4SC – Thursday and Friday  

4AC – Mondays and Thursday  

Library is on a Wednesday and children must return their book on this day.

Homework is given out on Friday and to be returned by Wednesday.

Please bring your book bag (with books and diary) every day. Your teacher will read with you and you will have a weekly book changing day which will be displayed on the classroom door and a note made in your reading diary to let you know when this is. Parents, please use the diary to tell us how your child read at home, words they struggled with and if you feel the level of the book was not appropriate.

Important Dates

Wednesday 27th September – Curriculum meetings

Friday 20th October – Consultation day

Friday 24th November – Trip to Woodford Forest Synagogue

Wednesday 13th December – Year 4 Christmas performance