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 2020/21 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 4 Overview 2020-21

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.

Please find the ‘Welcome to Year 4’ powerpoint below to find out more information about Year 4 2021-2022.

Welcome to Year 4 powerpoint 2020

Miss Taylor (Year Leader) – Denzil

Mrs McDowell – Castle

Mrs Green – Grange

Denzil – Monday and Thursday

Castle – Tuesday and Thursday

Grange – Tuesday and Thursday

Please make sure you bring appropriate kit for the weather.

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


Your child will receive weekly spellings. 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 2021.

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.

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

Reading VIPERS for parents

SPAG glossary for parents

NAJS Calculation policy_2016






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

Autumn Term

Year 4 have returned to school with a fantastic attitude! They have shown brilliant learning behaviours and are keen to work hard.

In English this term, we have already looked at the book called Winter’s child and are currently enjoying Tin Forrest. We have reminded ourselves of the skills needed to describe and have certainly shown our teachers our vivid imaginations.

In Maths, we have looked carefully at place value and built on our learning from Year 3. We have got started with practicing our times tables regularly.

We can’t wait to start our DT project!

Spring Term

Year 4 have started their term with online learning!

Although we have found this to be different to being at school, it has been fun. We start our home learning day by watching our morning video where we get to see what our day looks like and who has made it onto our proud clouds from the previous day’s learning.

Our teachers record our videos and show us what to do. We then upload our work onto Seesaw for our teachers to see.

In English we have been looking at the story of Alice in Wonderland. We started our topic by pretending to be the White Rabbit and writing a letter to the Queen of Hearts to tell her about finding Alice. We enjoyed writing in a different form and kept our writing very formal. In our next learning, we then had to encourage tourists to Wonderland, as they have had a dip due to recent events. We did this by writing leaflets to persuade people to visit. Look below for some examples of our work.


In Maths, we started by looking at fractions. Although we found it tricky, we really wanted to use the Netley Learning Model to show our best learning. We have also practised our shape knowledge. We are confident to work out if an angle is acute, obtuse or a right angle.

We can’t wait to be back at school to see our friends when we are allowed again.

Summer Term 

This term, we are learning about the Titanic. We are looking at the book by Tom and Tony Bradman called Death on the Water. We have already learnt about the main character called Billy who has been given the opportunity to work on board the Titanic as a Bellboy. In our first piece of writing we are going to be writing a diary entry as a person who lives in Southampton.

In Humanities, we are learning about how Southampton has changed overtime. We looked at some photographs and saw how the Blitz changed the city. We couldn’t believe how much busier it now is!

In Maths, we have been working really hard on our times tables and feel we have all made progress. We are now looking more closely at the related division facts.

We are looking forward to our DT project that is coming up at the end of the half term.