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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year Four

We have two Year 4 classes - Mr Bold and Miss Thomas/Mrs Woodward

Support Staff - Mrs Howe, Mrs Ward, Mrs Swanson, Mrs Lawson and Mrs Player


Term 6

Welcome back year 4. We hope you have all had a great break. We are looking forward to another busy term. As we go into the summer, please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day. Could you also make sure that your child has their name on everything so that they are easy to find. 





Spellings will be handed out on the first Monday of term. We will not be testing weekly but instead every 4 weeks. 

Please continue to read at home and complete Accelerated Reader checks.

Continue to practise times table challenges on Times Tables Rock Stars.


PE Days


Children will have PE on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that children come to school in their Bitham Brook PE kit on these days. 


When the children have PE they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper).  Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with trainers.  Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important, that as a school, we have pride in our appearance.  It is important that children do not attend school in casual clothing as we want to maintain the children's sense of education being important; pride in their appearance; and belonging to Bitham Brook.

How to Train your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell.

Year 4 learning this term



In Maths, we will be working on shape, statistics and position/direction. We will continue throughout the beginning of the term with our daily multiplication practise in preparation for the Multiplication fact check that will be happening during the first two weeks of term.



We will start the term writing a persuasive argument in the form of a letter.  Then we will be writing a narrative text (adventure story) using our class book How to Train your Dragon.




During reading we will be working our way through our class, How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, and interrogate the text using the skills of inference and prediction as well as developing our vocabulary skills.  The children will be able to continue with their own reading and testing their understanding using Accelerated Reader.



Our PSHE topic this term is called ‘Changing Me’. In this unit, children will learn about how bodies change as they grow older.



 In Science, we will be recapping our learning from year 4 as well as learning about Lewis Latimer. This will help consolidate our knowledge and ensure our scientific learning is consistent and ready to move on to Year 5.




In DT this term we will be working with textiles looking at fastenings and sewing working towards answering the question; ‘How do you keep a tea towel from slipping off a hook?’






We will be learning about the Vikings.  We will look at the changes in Britain during the Viking period and how they fitted into life in Britain.



In computing, we will be looking at animation, using Purple mash to create simple animated stories.




Physical Education

In PE, we will be focussing on the sport of cricket. The children will build on their cricket skills, applying techniques to help defend the wicket, bowl the ball and hit it with a bat as well as learning how to play as a member of a team. The children will also participate in dance sessions.



We will be working on conversational French.





In music, we will be learning evolution of the steel pan and the origins of the song ‘Yellow Bird’.


Previous Class Newsletters

Year 4 Battle Scene

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Our magnificent Year 4 children battled bravely this week - only one side could be victorious...!