Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Miss Frost
Teaching Assistants: Miss Addison & Mrs Williams

                            Mr Walters & Mr Buttery  

Spring 1 Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: January 2019

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.








  • Subtract numbers with up to 4 digits, using mental and the formal written methods of column subtraction where appropriate.
  • Estimate and secure understanding and the use of inverse to check answers to a calculation.
  • Solve addition and subtraction 2-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Measure and calculate perimeter of a rectilinear shape- e.g. square, oblong, etc in cm and m.
  • Subtract in the context of measures.
  • Recall multiplication facts for tables up to 12 x 12.  
My Maths target is:
I know multiplication and division facts for the 9 times table.



Texts: Anne Frank & My Secret War Diary

Writing- discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write, discuss ideas, compose and rehearse sentences orally, organise paragraphs around ideas, assess the effectiveness of their own and others writing, suggesting improvements, read aloud their own writing to a group using appropriate intonation, tone and volume so the meaning is clear and use expanded noun phrases.

Reading- read books that are structured in different ways, discuss their understanding of texts, draw inferences, discuss words and phrases that capture the readers’ interest and use dictionaries to check the meaning of words read.

Grammar- extend sentences using a range of conjunctions, e.g. when, if, because, although, and choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition.

My English targets are:

Writing- I can suggest ways to improve my own and others' writing.

Reading- I can identify phrases that capture the reader.  
Other useful information for this 1/2 term:


  • Remember to bring your reading book and planner every day.
  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book from page 10 onwards in the planner.   
  • English Homework is set on a Tuesday anddue in FridayMaths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday. Spellings are given out on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Thursdays (weather permitting) this half term. Please tie up long hair and take out earrings or provide plasters.
  • Remember swimming is on Fridays- Remember your kit including a swimming hat.

Please remember to bring a drink everyday- either water or squash.


Active Planet Fantastic Finish

Autumn 1

Our Fantastic Finish

We concluded our learning about the 'Active Planet' by conducting an experiment to see what a volcanic eruption might be like.

Autumn 2

Inspire workshop for World War II

Thank-You to all family members that came to join us for our inspire workshop. We all had great fun completing activities and creating crafts related to World War II.  

See more photos below.

December 2018

We have been busy making crafts to sell at the Christmas fete.

January 2019

Fantastic Finish for World War II

We mixed up with Year 3 to find out about air raids and Anderson shelters, then enjoyed being creative and making our own. They were fantastic! Take a look at the pictures below.


Outdoor problem solving

The children enjoyed being challenged in a range of outdoor activities.

Spring 1

Art work at Walsall Academy

We have had fun going to Walsall Academy on Tuesdays this half term. The children made an Egyptian clay tile then painted it. They also developing their painting skills and made a piece of Egyptian jewellery using cardboard. See more photos below.

Our Classroom

Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor