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Term 2 Overview

The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Cotton (4FC) and Miss Duffin (4SD). We are supported in Year 4 by Miss Wright.

Topics This Term

Violent Volcanoes! This term, we will learn about how volcanoes are formed and what different types of volcanoes there are.  In addition to this, we will carry on learning about the Romans.  We are really excited to welcome Hands on History to the school.  The children will have the opportunity to learn more using artefacts.  We look forward to our Roman Day when the children can dress up as Romans and we will invite you to join us – adult Roman costumes are optional and welcome!

Number, Calculation, Measures & Problem Solving

This term, our Maths learning focusses on division and multiplication. We will continue our new Maths guidance called White Rose, which promotes learning through physical objects, pictorial representations and abstract numbers.


This term the children will learn about how electricity is generated and where it is used.  They will learn how to make and test circuits using light bulbs.  Safety is paramount and the children will be taught to be sensible and responsible at all times when working with electricity.


In PSHE and RE, the children will be learning about other belief systems and how to respect other people’s opinions and feelings.


IT this half term is exciting because the children will learn how to make programmes using Scratch online.

Reading at Home

Thank you to those of you who are hearing your child read regularly at home. Asking them questions about what they have just read is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.


Homework will be set at the beginning of term. The children will be given a list of things they can do at home. We encourage the children to choose a range of activities e.g. maths, English and DT.

Spelling lists will be sent home regularly and tests given weekly. Please encourage your children to spend time learning these.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. These can stay in the classroom and be filled up in school.


Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.


Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. This includes a blue jumper or cardigan and plain black shoes or black trainers with no logos or other colours on them. Boots are not part of our school uniform.

Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings and that they remove all nail varnish before coming to school. They will be asked to remove or cover earrings for PE lessons.

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