Year Four

Welcome to Year Four

On our Year 4 page, you will find information about our current topics, homework, learning challenge questions, PE kit requirements, as well as any other information you may need.

In Year 4 we cover six fantastic topics:
Autumn 1: How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?
Autumn 2: What would you have done after school 150 years ago?
Spring 1: Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?
Spring 2: What happens to the food we eat?
Summer 1: Why is the River Trent important to Nottinghamshire?
Summer 2 : How can we catch a thief?


In Year 4, we endeavor to provide the children with varied opportunities within their Bingo Homework. The link below shows the 6 pieces of homework for this half term.

Spring 1 Y4 Romans Homework

Meet the Teaching Staff

Mrs Munnoch- 4KM
Miss Trolley- 4JT

We are also fortunate to be supported by:
Mrs Knowles- Teaching Assistant
Mr Unwin- Sports Coach
Mrs Harvey- Languages Leader

Reading and Times Tables

To support your child in their reading and times tables, our school planners have dedicated pages to enable this. Children are encouraged to engage in daily reading to promote a love of reading, practice fluency and understanding whilst also achieving our Reading Challenge certificates awarded in our celebration assemblies. Your child also has access to DoodleMaths, TimesTables Rockstars and PurpleMash to facilitate the practice of Maths skills, especially their times tables.

Spring 1 Topic: Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?

Learning Challenge Questions:
What is it like to be invaded and which countries have been invaded recently?
Who were the Romans and would they have enjoyed coming to Britain?
Could you have been a Roman Gladiator?
What did the Romans do for us?
Why did the Romans need to build forts?
Who were the famous Romans and what do we know about them?
Who was Boudica and why did she become so famous?

Our third Year 4 topic focuses on the Romans and what Roman life was like. We will delve into the history of the Romans, famous Roman figures and also their impact on our history. We will explore Roman mosaic art work and our Science this half term focuses on sound.

School Diary

Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school planner. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These planners will be checked on a weekly basis and any reading children complete in school will be recorded in their planners too. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. We encourage all parents to make a note and to sign all reading that children complete at home as these reads will be counted in our termly reading challenge.

Physical Education

PE is every Monday and Wednesday for both Year 4 classes. We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
  • No earrings are allowed to be worn/covered during PE sessions

Additional Information

As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School