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Welcome to Year 4


Hercules Class

Mrs. Gibson (Class Teacher Mon-Wed)

Miss  Jones (Class Teacher Wed-Fri)

Miss Khatoon 

Mrs. Akram



Robin Hood Class

Mrs. Greenfield

Mrs. Spencer

 Mr. Garvey




Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both  Year 4 classes on this page and on Class Dojo. If you need to speak to one of the Year 4 members of staff, please make an appointment at the school office.


Our Projects

As well as our usual projects we are also excited to announce that this summer Y4 will be performing, alongside many other schools in Rochdale, at The Curtain Theatre.

Working with Rochdale Music Service and The Royal Opera House -

We will be performing the famous opera The Magic Flute written by Mozart

We will give out more details nearer the time about this exciting opportunity for all of the children. 

Summer A

 Why do volcanoes erupt?

In English we will be exploring the story of The Magic Flute and using The Last Bear as a stimulus to create setting descriptions and explore issues and dilemmas.

In Maths we will be exploring decimals.  We will also be practising out timestables using TTRockstars. 

In Science we will be continuing with our learning about animals and their habitats.

In Geography we will be exploring volcanoes.

In Computing we will be programming. 

In PE we will be continuing with dance(Hercules), swimming (Robin Hood) and outdoor PE will be OAA (team building skills and problem solving).

In Music we will be learning to sing and perform songs from The Magic Flute. 

In PHSE we will be learning about relationships. 

In Spanish we will be learning how to order at a Spanish cafe..

In DT we will be designing and creating our own pizzas. 

In Art  we will be working with collage and learning about the artist Alma Thomas.



The children will have weekly spellings to practise and will be set up on Spelling Shed, the spellings will also be uploaded to Class Dojo weekly. Each Wednesday your child will have a spelling test.  If your child does phonics they will only be tested on the first 5 spellings from the list.

They must access Spelling Shed at home to help practise their spellings using their individual log-in. 



The children have timetables and maths facts to learn and can access Timetables Rockstars at home.

The children take part in a Government “Times Table Check” in June, along with all Year 4 children across the country. It is important the children practise ALL their times tables at least 3 times per week if not more, throughout the year.



This is very important that children read EVERY DAY. Please encourage them, listen to them and show interest in their reading by asking questions. This helps them to understand their books. Children will be given a reading book within their book band plus a sharing book that they have chosen, this might be trickier for them to read but it has perhaps grabbed their attention and they want to read it. 


Children need to have their reading records signed by an adult every time that they read at home in order to move up the Reading Tree. 

They need to bring their book bags everyday with their reading book. Books will be changed regularly.


PE Kits.

Children have PE twice a week. 

Hercules should come to school every Wednesday in their PE Kit so that they are ready for PE in the afternoon.

They should then bring their PE Kit in a bag with them on Thursday so that they can get changed for their outdoor PE lesson.

Robin Hood should bring their Swimming Kits into school every Wednesday and should bring their PE Kit in with them on a Thursday to get changed into ready for their outdoor PE lesson.


Swimming is part of the national curriculum and therefore is compulsory.  All KS2 children are expected to be able to swim 25m unaided by the end of the unit.  Some children will achieve this and others will take a little bit longer to become confident. It is an important life skill and therefore we encourage all children to take part regularly and any additional swimming outside of school will benefit them.

Swimming will take part in 2 blocks -  block 1 will be Hercules and block 2 will be Robin hood. 

What do you need to bring for your swimming lessons?

-swimming costume 

-swim shorts (above the knee)


-hair tie (to tie long hair back)

-a named bag to put all of your swimming things in 

 These items must be brought into school every week. 

Here are our class newsletters-


Here is the medium term plan