Year 4 2023 - 2024


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Year 4 Homework Requirements


Reading nightly - If your child reads 5 times or more in a week they will receive a merit for each night.

Times Tables Rockstars - A new challenge will be set weekly beginning on Thursday at 3:30pm and closing on Monday at 8:30am. Your child is expected to complete 15 minutes of 'Garage' times tables practice.

Each term a new topic will be taught and a selection of possible homework assignments will be provided from which they must choose two to complete by the end of that term.

Additional Homework

Your child may choose to complete additional homework :

Purple Mash -

Gooseberry Planet -


NEW January 2023


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Our new topic is

"Misty Mountain, Winding River"

Homework books have been sent home containing key information and the details of this term's activities.

All children are required to choose at least two activities PLUS the final summary (Activity 9) which is to be completed in the final week of the term before Easter.

There is no limit to the number of activities which children can attempt and videos/powerpoints can be created.

Simply send them to me at

Have fun !


We have also introduced a brand new home learning scheme called

"Reading on your head"

Each week a new homework will be set based on the class text (This term, "King of the Cloud Forest" by Michael Morpurgo) and this will run from Thursday Evening to Monday Morning.


Children have their own personal log-in (In the front of their Diaries) and can access the website at the link below.

Click here to log in


What is the Year 4 Times Tables Test

The Multiplication Tables Check is a newly introduced annual check on the times tables knowledge of Year 4s in England and Wales.



As well as consistent multiplication tables practice within school, year 4 pupils can practise at home using the following link.


Multiplication Tables Check - 2022 -

Have fun ! 

TOP TIP : You can practise on any device BUT it might be useful to use a keyboard, as we will be administering the test using one.

Don't forget, you can practise your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars

We're proud to partner with Times Tables Rock Stars! | Night Zookeeper Blog

WC 9th January 2023

Over the holiday, Lydia Ball visited the railway museum in York.


Lydia's great great granddad was a blacksmith at doncaster around this time so could have been involved in making the top engine of which we see the badge. 

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This week in Science we explored how the digestive system worked.

Some children wanted to attempt the experiment shown in class at home, so to the right is the link to the Digestive Experiment video.

If children wish to film the experiment, you can send it to me at and I will post it here on our webpage.

Link to Digestion Experiment


WC 2nd January 2023


Welcome back ! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. From now on, our webpage updates will appear at the top of the page (so you don't have to scroll through all the old posts to get to the new stuff!)

But before we start with our new term (and we have so many exciting things we're going to learn about!) here are a few final snaps from last year.

Our final STAR OF THE WEEK for 2022 was .....

Mia Hawley!

Well done Superstar!

(Let's face it, you could win it every week!)

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2022 Past Updates

WC 10th October 2022

For our topic "Invasion" we explored the timeline of events following the Roman withdrawal from Britain

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Harvey and Lucas took part in a football tournament and their team came 2nd out of 8 schools. Well done !



Harry won a medal for football - Most goals scored ! (He won a cup as well!)

Go Harry!



Year 4 had a great time becoming meteorite hunters in a special science lesson where they were able to look at very rare rocks which were billions of years old, kindly lent to the school by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council.

They learned the difference between Asteroids (Made of rock, dust and metal and mostly found between Mars and Venus) and Meteoroids ( Usually found beyond Mars towards the Sun.)

Their task was to examine different rocks and decide if they were Meteorites (Bits of Meteoroids which had survived passing through the Earth's atmosphere and crashing to the planet's surface.) 

A fun and very educational lesson!




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WC 17th October 2022

Year 4 P.E.

With a coaching partner, move around a set course, using different modes of travel at different point (Walking, Skipping, Hopping, Sidestepping)

Spatial awareness is key!

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As if balancing on one leg isn't hard enough !

We have to do it with our eyes closed ?!

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WC 31st October 2022

A big 'Thankyou' to all the parents/carers/guardians who came to see me this week or spoke to me on the phone about the progress of their child in Year 4. As always, if you have an queries or concerns regarding your child's education please feel free to speak to me at hometime, write a message in your child's diary or email me at  - Mr Pritchard

Amelia brought in her certificates, medals and trophies from a dance competition !
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Year 6 visited Year 4 this week to teach the class about Ella Fitzgerald. They produced some framed pictures of Ella, decorated with musical notation, song titles and Ella's nickname 'The First Lady of Song'
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This week we visited the Yorvik center in York, investigating various artefacts and learning how they informed us of Viking history in Britain

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Star of the Week

Harry Myers


For showing commitment and resilience in his learning



Our first session of drama with Creative Classrooms
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WC 28th November 2022

Dominic has moved on from drawing dinosaurs to now modelling them out of clay !



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WC 5th December 2022


Christmas Jumper Day !

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Erin's Homework Project (With a sneak appearance of Mr Pritchard's thumb. Sorry.) IMG_3262.JPG IMG_3266.JPG


Our final drama session. So sad it's over ! Everyone worked extra hard to say thankyou to their teacher.  IMG_3267.JPG



Y4L Christmas Chocolate Raffle winners!

Have you opened them and eaten them yet?

I bet you have!



Home learning

The following Home learning is available online  :

Gooseberry Planet - Street 


Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3





*** Don't forget to log in to Gooseberry Planet and complete the activity workbook. (Click on the Gooseberry St sign above to go to the student login page.)

*** Who will score the most points on the Gooseberry Planet online game?

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