Welcome to Year Four!

Welcome to Year Four’s Web Page.

 We are a class of 28 children aged 8 - 9. Our teacher is called Mr Prior and he is the Curriculum Lead, NQT Mentor and Senior Student Mentor at our school.


Year Four

This year, the whole school is focussing on learning how to learn. To be a good learner, you need to be on fire:


F – Focussed: If we are being focussed, we will stay on task when we are doing work, not being distracted by anything. It also means that we are single minded and passionate to learn new things.

I – Independent: We can work on our own, using our initiative to decide what to do and when. Also, we will aim to extend our learning at home, by reading and consolidating our in-school learning by finding out new things on our own.

R – Resilient: What we do when we make mistakes is the key to our learning. Resilience means that we see an error as a chance to grow and to learn. It means that we keep going, even when work is challenging or takes us outside of our comfort zone.

E – Enthusiastic: Passion is important in learning. It helps to drive you on and to make sure that learning is embedded into whole lives.

 Term One

In Maths, we are looking at place value and then moving on to addition and subtraction. In Year Four we need to be able to handle numbers up to 100 000, which means that we need to learn the vocabulary associated with this. Here is an online game that you can play to help practise these: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4766


In Literacy, we are starting the term by looking at the story Just a Dream. It is an example of a time slip story. Why not try reading another one at home – some examples are The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Tom’s Midnight Garden.


On an afternoon, we will be asking and answering the question: Do any animals call Fonthill their home? At the end of the term, we hope to build our very own bug hotels. Please start collecting useful things that we can include. You can find out more information here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

Below you will find our homework challenges for this term: