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Year 4 - Beech Class

Welcome to Year 4 - Beech Class!


Returning to school on Monday 1st June

The pupils from Years 3 and 4 that are attending school from the 1st June will be working in Beech Class.  Below is a power point with information on what to expect, the measures that will be in place and photographs of what the classroom will look like.  I hope that this will help to ease any worries that you many have.  I am looking forward to teaching the children.  Miss Patterson 

Information for pupils returning on Monday 1st June

 Pupils who are continuing with their Home Learning will have planning and resources provided.  During the day please contact if you have questions in regards to planning.  If you would like to share pupils work with me or ask me anything please contact me on and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Miss Patterson 

In addition to the resources below, please ensure that your child is reading for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, completing quizzes online, now available at and continuing to practice their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars ( All of the children have been given a copy of all of the logins they will need - please keep these somewhere safe. 

Maths for week beginning 18th May

Week beginning 04.05.20


Week 2:  Week beginning 27.04.20


Weekly overview for week beginning 27.04.20

Suggested Reading List for Term 5 'I am Warrior' Topic

PE days - Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure pupils bring in their kit.


Click here to view the timetable

What we are learning in Term 4?

Burps, bottoms and Bile

Open wide, let's take a look inside!  We're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body! 

Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile?  We are going to test the effects of sugar on our pearly whites!

Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system helped by some mouth watering saliva! Mmmmm!  And don't forget the importance of hygiene at both ends!

Make a model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily.  Learn how to look after belching, squelching mixing machine, we call our body!

What are we learning about in Term 3?

Term 3 Predator


Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap.Be inspired to create a wanted poster for your predator and compose a poem about a predator or its prey.


Pupils will be learning about food chains along with scientific vocabulary such as producer, consumer, (primary, secondary, tertiary) and apex predator.  


In English pupils will be reading the graphic novel Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf and will be focusing on improving the composition of their writing along with their vocabulary, punctuation and spelling.


It is vital that pupils in Year 4 know all of their times tables from 0 x to 12 x including the inverse.  This will enable them to progress further within each Maths unit and will also prepare them for the Year 4 times table test in the summer.  


What are we learning about in Term 2?

Mighty Metals

You're an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course).

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials...Expand your mind as you test, trial, build and move.


Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing?  Can you suggest why magnets repel and attract?  Can you make a penny look shiny and new?


Then, meet Hogarth, the Iron Man's companion.  The Iron Man wants a friend...Can you build him one?  You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!


If you were a metal which would you be?  Gold, a shimmering precious and costly mineral?  Or steel, that strong and useful alloy?  Maybe you're just iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust!


Maybe you're not a metal at all- but a force to be reckoned with!


In Year 4 pupils are expected to read their accelerated reader book for 30 mins a night.  I understand that pupils are involved in clubs and life can get very busy so there may be times when this is not possible.  However, reading is very  important so please aim to encourage your child to read as much as possible.  


MyMaths will be set every Thursday and this will coincide with what pupils are learning in class. 

Homework projects are to be completed for each new topic.  A variety of different approaches should be covered throughout the year.  For example, if your child has made something creative for their first project then the next one should have either an English or I.C.T. focus.  This means that pupils can practice different skills throughout the year.  Written feedback on the homework projects will be given on a form which will be passed from teacher to parents/carers each half term.


Pupils have their times tables rock star login details so they should be playing these times table games regularly.  This will help them prepare for the times table assessment in the summer term.

What spellings will my child be learning in Year 4?

How do we reward children in Beech Class?

In Beech Tree class we follow the 5 B’s.


Be Respectful

Be Kind and gentle

Be careful

Be responsible

Be the best you can


In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.

Suggested webpages– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.