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Year 4


This half-term our topic is: Music to our ears!


We will be exploring how sound travels as part of our science learning. At the bottom of this page you can find our knowledge organiser to read about the key areas we will focus on and find out what some of the new vocabulary means.


As part of our studies, we will be researching different types of music genres –listening to and appraising what we hear. 

We will be exploring a range of instruments and using what we discover to help us design and make our own percussion instruments.  We will celebrate all the sounds that we can hear!


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

We hope you enjoy your chosen project.



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 netball.

netball #clipart #sports #fitness #exercise | Netball, Clip art, Fitness

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

Please remember to bring in your swimming kit!

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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.

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