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Gladstone Primary Academy

Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4, we believe in the power of learning!   We enjoy exploring, discovering and bringing our learning to life. In Year 4 there are 3 classes.

4N - Miss Nargis
4T - Mr Tariq
4P - Mrs Poxon

Here is an example of a day in Year 4:

08:50 Gates open. Children make their way to their classrooms.
09:00 Register. After this point children must enter school through the office where they will be recorded as late.
09:10 Maths
10:10 Break time
10:25 Guided Reading
10:55 Literacy
11:55 Lunch time
12:40 Afternoon register
12:45 Spelling/Phonics and Theme Learning
14:30 Assembly
15:10 Home Time

All children need to bring in their PE kit on a Monday and return it home to be washed on a Friday. PE kit must include trainers suitable for sport.

Year 4 children share each break and lunch time with Year 3.

In Year 4, children have the opportunity to walk home without an adult. If you wish for your child to walk home alone, a signed letter must be returned to your child’s class teacher.

Home Learning

Children are expected to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day.

They also need to practice their times tables and division facts regularly. It is the expectation that children will know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.

Children will also receive maths and spellings to be completed in their yellow home learning books.

Children receive a range of half termly home learning activities linked to their theme learning.



  • Read aloud and understand words based on knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes
  • Retell some fairy tales or traditional tales orally
  • Identify themes and conventions in a range of books
  • Perform plays and poetry aloud using intonation, tone, volume and action
  • Use dictionaries to check the meanings of words
  • Check that a text makes sense, including explaining the meaning of words in context
  • Draw inferences about feelings thoughts and motives, using evidence
  • Discuss words and phrases which capture the reader's interest
  • Identify how structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts


  • Spell words which are often misspelt from the Y3-4 list
  • Use appropriate handwriting joins
  • Adopt the features of existing texts to shape own writing
  • Build sentences with varied vocabulary and structures
  • Organise paragraphs around a theme
  • Develop detail of characters, settings and plot in narratives
  • Proofread own work for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Read aloud using appropriate intonation, tone and volume
  • Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences with more than one clause
  • Choose nouns and pronouns for clarity and cohesion
  • Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time, cause & place
  • Use fronted adverbials
  • Understand the difference between plural and possessive '-s'
  • Recognise and use standard English verb inflections
  • Use and punctuate direct speech correctly


  • Count backwards through zero, including negative numbers
  • Recognise place value in four-digit numbers
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Know tables up to 12 × 12
  • Use short multiplication method
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½ and ¾
  • Divide one- or two-digit numbers by 10 and 100, using tenths and hundredths
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • Compare numbers up to two decimal places
  • Convert between different units of metric measurement, including money and time
  • Find the area of shapes
  • Compare and classify shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles
  • Describe positions and translations on a 2-D grid using co-ordinates
  • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data on appropriate graphs


Autumn 1 Traders and Raiders
Autumn 2 Teeth and Digestion
Spring 1 Misty Mountain Sierra
Spring 2 Potions
Summer 1 Playlist
Summer 2 Blue Abyss