Year 4

This matrix shows the learning in Y4 across all subjects.

Summer  term 1 

Year 4 is taught by Mrs Walters on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Mrs Dinham, our school SENDCo, teaches the class on a Friday. The TA who works in Year 4 is Mrs Staples.

This half term, we are reading ‘Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll and will be travelling back to Ancient Egypt....


Our class text, on which our daily reading sessions are based, is ‘Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll. We begin each week by learning the definitions of new vocabulary coming up in the text and recap on these each day. We then read the text together and work on a range of tasks focussing on author choice, vocabulary, compare, contrast and comment, retrieval, inference, summary and prediction.


We will be writing a biography of Howard Carter, an Ancient Egyptian Myth and an explanation of how the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. We'll be reading classic poetry too.

We also read a non fiction text each Friday and work on our retrieval skills to write P.E paragraphs. This half term we are reading The Story of Tutankhamun by

Patricia Cleveland-Peck.



We will continue to learn about decimals and then relate this to money. We will recap on telling the time and learn how to tell the time to the minute on digital and analogue clocks.


We will be learning key facts about the Ancient Egyptians and learning about their achievements, which still influence us today.


We will be learning where Egypt is and what it is like.


We will be continuing to learn about internet safety and writing a blog.


We will be creating Ancient Egyptian style portraits and studying the artist Gustav Klimt.


We’ll be learning about how sound is made.


Each week, we will be enjoying 2 PE sessions: gymfit circuits on a Monday and 'Step to the Beat' on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit at all times.


We will be asking when Jesus left, what was the impact of the Pentecost?


Our French unit this half term is 'Quelle heure est-il?"  We will be learning how to talk and write in French about different activities and discuss when we did them. 


We'll be listening to and comparing music by the The Beatles and learning to sing 'Blackbird'.

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.


Below are this term's knowledge organisers for this term's Science and History learning. They list the key knowledge and vocabulary taught during this topic. Please help your child by looking through them together.

Learning at home

It is expected that every child reads most days for at least 15 minutes. Please sign your child’s diary to confirm that they have read, even if they read independently. Thank you.

Spellings are set on Spelling Shed to practise and your child will also be given a paper copy each Friday. Please support your child in practising throughout the week, little and often. Spelling assessments happen each Friday with Mrs Dinham or Mrs Staples. Your child will write their score in their diary so you can see how they got on.


Times tables are set on Times Tables Rock Stars for your child to practise regularly. Again, the best way to really embed these key number facts is, little and often. It is essential that children are working on these often as there is a compulsory times tables assessment at the end of year 4.

Thank you for your support with home learning.

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.


We love reading at Lanner!  Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as this early acquisition of a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life.  Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life. 

Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 4 children.  Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you're not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?

This matrix shows the learning over the year in Year 4.