Welcome to Year 4


Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.

Our 2019/20 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 4 2019 – 2020 Overview

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Mr Wakeford – Priory

Miss Wells- Seaview

Miss Richardson – Wykeham

Seaview – Monday and Friday

Priory – Thursday and Friday

Wykeham – Tuesday and Friday

Homework is handed out each Friday and should be handed in each Wednesday.


Your child will receive weekly spellings with space for them to practise each word five times. They will also receive either an English or Maths piece of homework for them to complete, linked to their learning in class.

Times Tables

They should continue to learn their times tables at home as they will be frequently tested at school to ensure their progress. The expectation for all Year 4 children is for them to know and be able to recall all multiplication facts to 12 X 12 by June 2020.

The children love Times Tables Rockstars so please log on to https://ttrockstars.com/


They should also be reading at home at least 5 times a week for 10 – 15 minutes. Please record your child’s reading in their reading record book.

Telling the Time

We would be grateful if you could support your child in learning to tell the time, as this is a particularly important skill.

The links below may help you when supporting your child with homework:

Reading VIPERS for parents

SPAG glossary for parents

NAJS Calculation policy_2016






Welcome to Year 5

If you were unable to join us for your child’s transition meeting, please see the slides below for your information.

Welcome to Year 5 for 20-21

Summer term

The keyworker children in year 3 and 4 have been enjoying their days with children and adults they may not have normally been grouped with. In the mornings, our bubbles have explored J.K. Rowling’s new book “The Ickabog” and tried drawing pictures for her competition. In the afternoons, we have enjoyed taking part in lots of different arts and crafts activities, including origami and optical illusion drawing. Throughout the day, we have worked hard to keep the skills we have learnt this year fresh by writing stories and tackling maths challenges. We have been making sure we go outside and play games on the field as much as possible, demonstrating the value resourcefulness to work out the different games we can play with the equipment. During the week, we have opportunities to spend time in the pond area and build our communication skills in the ball games we play in the SMUGA. Although it’s a lovely place to be, we look forward to having everybody back as soon as is safe!


Below  are the slides from the year 4 Minstead evening. You should have received a pack of forms and information, either sent home with your child or given at the meeting.

Please complete these and send them back into school. Your child will not be able to attend if we do not have these forms.

Year 4 parents Minstead powerpoint


Reading support

Parents often ask us for suggestions of appropriate books for their children to read. Below is a  list of suggestions of high quality texts suitable for children working towards and at the expected level for year 4.

SLS Booklists Recommended Reads Year 4

For children who are exceeding the reading expectations of the year group, here is a list of suggested books to continue to develop and extend their skills.

SLS Booklists Able Readers at KS2


Parents’ Guide to Grammar

In the link below you will find a user friendly guide to the different grammar terminology your child will be familiar with. Although it is split into year groups, you may need to look at the year group before for skills originally introduced in previous years. We hope that this is a helpful tool for supporting your child with their homework.

A Parents Guide to Grammar