Welcome to Year 4

Our Learning


This term our topic is the science led Humans and other animals. This looks at questions such as how is food digested? Why do we have different types of teeth? Why do humans and other animals have skeletons? It will also examine nutrition and food chains. Later in the term we will be covering a mini topic about sounds. We will continue to learn outdoors both within the school grounds and in the local area.


In Maths, we will be working daily on our maths passport targets. This aims to give a secure foundational knowledge of arithmetic and each child has individual targets. It helps if your child can practice these targets daily for ten minutes. If you are unsure of your child’s target or how to practise them then please see me. We will also be working on place value, addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers, measurement and multiplication and division. There will be regular opportunities for children within maths lessons to apply the skills they have learnt through practical tasks and to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills.


Our class book this term is 'Varjak Paw' by S.F. Said and we will be using this along with other varied texts and topic materials to inspire our writing. Throughout the year we will be examining vocabulary and looking at how to construct and improve our sentences using adjectives, connectives and different types of phrases. We will also continue to practice spellings and develop handwriting skills.


Children will carry on developing their physical skills through regular PE lessons and will have weekly music lessons, learning to play the Djembe drums. French and art will both be taught weekly also.

If you want to keep up to date with what we are doing in class you can follow us on twitter. Just search for Mr Marshall’s class @MrMarshallclass Year 4 Twitter 

To keep up to date with what we are doing in Year 4, visit our class blog: Year 4 Blog

School: 0113-275-5890

Pre-School: 0113-230-4035

Shire Oak CE Primary School

Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 2DT

Shire Oak is a safe and inclusive school and we expect all adults who work with, visit or meet our children to uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and regard for the welfare of children.