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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year Four


 Welcome to Koala Class!

Our teacher is Mr Gosling Our teaching assistants are Mrs Wilcher and Mrs English 


Welcome to Kangaroo Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Andrews and Mrs Goss Our teaching assistants are Mr Lovering and Mrs Tring. 


Click here to view our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation

Summer Term  2023

 Welcome to Year 4. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.

English Key Text: The Firework Maker's Daughter

  • Understand what standard English is and how we can use this in our own writing.
  • Identify unknown words in a text and discuss their meaning.
  • Include new vocabulary learnt in our own writing to add greater detail.
  • Organise our ideas into themes, and correctly use paragraphs in our writing.
  • Identify different suffixes within a text.
  • Use suffixes in our writing by applying the correct spelling rules.
  • Use a range of punctuation with increasing accuracy.
  • To evaluate and edit their work and suggest improvements. 

Mathematics:  To make a whole with tenths and hundredths and be able to partition decimals. To compare and order decimals and them to the nearest whole number. To recognise halves and quarters as decimals and write money using decimals, converting between pounds and pence. To compare, estimate and calculate amounts of money and solve problems with money. 

Science: Identify common appliances that run on electricity and construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts. Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

Geography: To know and locate cities of the UK and different human and physical features within them. To know geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography and  understand how human and physical features can change over time. To know similarities and differences between regions of the UK. Specifically Kings Hill and Lewisham and  know how to identify features on maps with an unfamiliar appearance. To know how to use four figure grid references, symbols and a key. 

Music: To explain what samba music is and that it is mainly percussion instruments used in celebrations such as Carnival in Brazil. To clap on the off beat (the and of each beat) and be able to play a syncopated rhythm and to play their rhythm in time with the rest of their group (even if they are not always successfully playing in time with the rest of the class). 

Art: To know about the pop art movement and its impact on the art scene and recognise the pop art style. To use current popular culture as a starting point and to refine and alter ideas and explain choices using art vocabulary. To know the relationships between complimentary colours and use research to inspire drawings from memory and imagination. 

Computing: To know that accuracy in programming is important and know how to create a program in a text-based language. To know what ’repeat’ means and know how to modify a count-controlled loop to produce a given outcome.

PSHE:  To know some reasons why people feel jealousy and  know that loss is a normal part of relationships. To know that negative feelings are a normal part of loss and know that sometimes it is better for a friendship / relationship to end if it is causing negative feelings or is unsafe. 

RE: To reflect on what does the journey of life mean to us and the significance of baptism for Christians? To know how Jews mark becoming an adult and marriage. 

PE:  To improve my ability to run at speed for given times. To develop our ability to jump as far as you can and choose tactics to jump as high as I can. To use and improve the pull technique when throwing and to use the push technique to throw as far as I can. Year 4 have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure children come in dressed in their PE kits with no earrings in on those days. 



  • ou/ch/en


  • Pet vocabulary, wild animals, adjectives
  • cognates and connections – timide, féroce, fort.
  • Habitats – cognates


  • Negative structures
  • Determiners and dictionary use. 

 For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning from home, please click here

 Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations for Year 4

As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 4

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 3 Curriculum Map 

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map


Class Timetable

Koala Class Timetable and Kangaroo Class timetable

Homework in Year 4

 Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads. 


Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday

SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.

 Maths arithmetic

Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

TT Rockstars

We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops

English in Year Four

Reading in Year Four

During Year 4, children will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of new words. They will listen to a discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and reference books and use a dictionary to check the meaning of words. Children will draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify their inferences with evidence. 

By the end of Year 4, children should be able to real aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They would of developed strategies to choose and read a wider range of books including authors that they may not have previously chosen.

In non-fiction, the children know what information to look for before beginning and is clear about the task. the children can use contents and indexes to locate relevant information. 

Writing and SPaG in Year Four

During year 4, the children will develop their use of paragraphs and in narrative, create settings , characters and plot. They will be able to write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught. They will use standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms and be able to use fronted adverbials. Children will be able to choose an appropriate pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition and use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech. 

Maths in Year Four

 During year 4, the children will develop their understanding of place value through counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000. They will be able to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. They will order and compare numbers beyond 1,000 and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. They will continue to solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding on which operations to use and explain why. Children will be expected to know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. 

When working with fractions, the children will be able to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions and count up and down in hundredths. They will round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions to two decimal places. In measure, children will develop their understanding of converting between different units e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute. 

In shape work, children ail compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes. they will identify lines of symmetry in two dimensional shapes presented in different orientations. They will specific points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.

Children will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.