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Year 4 / Blwyddyn 4

Croeso i Blwyddyn 4 / Welcome to Year 4  -Miss. Tipple

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Our themes for the year are; 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Castles and Dragons

Sportswear Designers

Disaster Zone 

Wild Wood 
Children of the Revolution
New Vision



EnglishExplanation Writing
Narrative Writing based on the Welsh Myth Dinas Emrys
Poetry Writing
Narrative Writing - The Tale of Talesin
Non-chronological Report Writing
Recount Writing

Formal Presentations

Comprehension skills

Mathematics1. Place 4-digit numbers on landmarked lines; 0–10 000 and 1000–2000; round 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
2. Use expanded and compact subtraction using 3-digit numbers (one ʻexchangeʼ)
3.  Use mental multiplication and division strategies; find equivalent fractions and use them to simplify fractions (halves, thirds, quarters)
4.Recognise and compare acute, right and obtuse angles; draw lines of a given length; identify perpendicular and parallel lines; recognise and draw line symmetry in shapes; sort 2D shapes according to their properties; draw the other half of symmetrical shapes
5. Understand how to divide 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers 
6. Recognise, use, compare and order decimal numbers; understand place value in decimal numbers; recognise that decimals are tenths; round decimals numbers to the nearest whole number; divide 2-digit numbers by 10 to get decimal numbers; multiply decimal numbers by 10 to get 2-digit numbers; divide 3-digit multiples of ten by 100 to get decimal numbers; multiply decimal numbers by 100 to get 3-digit multiples of ten
7. Add four digit numbers using written method with answers greater than 10 000
8. Add amounts of money using written methods
9. Tell the time on a 24 hour clock, using am and pm correctly; convert pm times to 24 hour clock and vice versa; use 24 hour clock in calculating intervals of time; measure and calculate perimeters of shapes; convert from one unit of length to another; solve word problems involving lengths including those involving perimeters
 Science Sustainable Earth
* Researching natural disasters, climate change and global warming
*Pollution - Litter survey (seeking patterns in data)
* Waste Audit - What happens to our waste locally
* Conservation Awareness
*Future of our planet/ the importance of being a global citizen

 Topic Disaster Zone
* Floods and erosion and the effects on the environment
* Write simple reports and leaflets to explain how environmental issues like global warming, can effect flooding and/ or erosion
* Write a neswpaper report on flash floods

 ICT Spreadsheets
 Welsh Illness - Salwch
Health, Fitness and Well Being
 R.E. Fast and Festivals


The most important homework for your child will always be their reading. Your child will bring home his/her reading book every night with their own reading record. 

Please sign the reading record book to indicate your child has read.

 The class will also have as set of spelling words to learn each Friday and will be assessed on these the following Friday. The children have been given their spellings in a yellow book which they should bring back and forth to school everyday.

 Mathematics homework will be given out on a Friday and should be completed and returned the following Wednesday. 

 From time there may be a topic-based project that will require more time to complete. 


We will have P.E. on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school (shorts, trainers, t-shirt – no hoods) on these days and that they are wearing no jewellery.  All children are expected to participate in PE lessons.

 Helping your child 

There are a variety of websites that can be helpful to assist your child with their learning. There are so many to list the best case is often simply to google what you’d like to find. The Welsh assembly have created a website where parents can gain access to a range of materials. This can be found at

For example, the children have to complete Mathematical Reasoning tests at the end of the year. Here is the link to the support materials. (You’ll see how difficult they are and what they children in each year are expected to achieve.)

 We also use a range of devices in school to assist with learning. Some of the key apps we used that are linked to the ipads include pages, imovies and numbers. See the 'Helping your child' section for a list of apps.   

If you have any concerns or queries anytime throughout this term, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come and discuss them with me.

 Many thanks,

 Class Teacher