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Year 4

Autumn Term - First Half


This half-term our topic is: Ancient Egypt

We will be finding out about life in Ancient Egypt, considering the importance of the River Nile and how it was crucial to the survival of this ancient civilisation.

As part of our studies, we will be discovering how and why the pyramids were built, researching Egyptian gods and pharaohs, exploring the contents of ancient tombs and creating a range of artwork based on Egyptian art.



An Egyptian workshop will enable us to further explore Egyptian art and dance, enhancing our knowledge to share as part of our end of half-term Egyptian Living Museum.



Below, you will find our knowledge organiser with key information that we will be learning as part of the topic.

The homework planner for this half-term can also be found below.



Important Information- Year Four

Information about days and expectations:


Monday: Spellings handed out (every other week)

Read Write Inc. Spelling: Log Book 3-4 Pack of 5 (Read Write Inc Spelling  Second Edition): Pursglove, Janey, Miskin, Ruth:  9780198305392: Books

Tuesday: PE day - don't forget to come in to school in your PE kit. 

This half-term, our Tuesday PE session is outside - we will be refining skills in invasion games with a focus on football.

File:Football (soccer ball).svg - Wikipedia

Thursday 15th - Thursday 8th December - Swimming at Lancing College.

Please remember to bring in your swimming kit!

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Friday: PE day - don't forget to come in to school in your PE kit. 

Friday PE is also an outside session this half-term, and we will be covering badminton.

The Health Benefits of Badminton

Weekly Home learning marked.

KS2 Maths 10-Minute Weekly Workouts - Year 4 | CGP Books  KS2 English 10-Minute Weekly Workouts - Year 4 | CGP Books

Spelling Test every two weeks.

Year 3 Spelling w/b 8th March 2021 | St Joseph's Catholic Junior School  Birtley

Reading Journals in to be checked, these should be filled in by your child at least four times each week.


Home Learning in Year Four

Read at Home

Reading - Year Four children are expected to read for a minimum of 25 minutes a day. 

Weekly Home Learning Books (10-minute workouts)-Marked in the class each Friday

Spellings: Children are given their spellings to learn on a Monday and then tested 11 days later, on a two-week cycle. 

Half-Termly Topic Home Learning: below is a grid with options for our topic and cross-curricular based home learning 

TT RockStars and Numbots: Using the links below, children are expected to be using these websites regularly, to help with their speed and accuracy in multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - TT Rockstars & Numbots

We expect the children to use it in short bursts 4-5 times a week.

(Short bursts being about 5-10 minutes)


TT Rockstars link

Numbots link

Hit the Button link