Emsworth Primary School

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Year 4 Staff

Koalas' Class Teacher

Mrs Hannah Mitchell

Kangaroos' Class Teacher

Mr Jack Stubbs

Learning Support

Mr C Butcher (Koalas)

Miss A Wilkins (Kangaroos)


Linked HLTA

Mr C Butcher


Phase Leader

Ms D Jones

Key Information

07/03/24 World book day
11/03/24-14/03/24 Parents' evening consultations
21/03/24 Viking day
01/04-14/04/24 Easter holiday
15/04/24 Class photographs
22/05/24 Brazilian dance carnival workshop
27/05-02/06/24 May half-term
03/06-14/06/24 Multiplication test window
11/06/24 Sound workshop
19/07/24 Last day of term

  PE Days: Wednesday & Friday


Every Wednesday and Friday, please ensure your child is wearing full PE kit on (a white t-shirt or their house colour t-shirt, black leggings/skirt/shorts/jogging bottoms, white socks and plimsolls or trainers - football kits and other tracksuits are not permitted).


Library Day: Monday (Kangaroos) or Tuesday (Koalas)


The children will be given an opportunity to visit our school library once a week, during which time they will be able to select a reading book of their choice.

We will read daily in class and there will be opportunities for independent and paired reading throughout the day.

If your child would like to take their library book home, please make sure it is brought back into school every day.


School Reading Book (Bug Club or Spot Book): Friday


The children will be able to change their school reading book once a week. We recommend re-reading books if they are finished before this time.

Longer texts, that require more than a week, can be kept until they need to be exchanged.


Show & Tell: Monday


We love hearing about what they get up to outside of school, whether it is a sporting achievement, a competition, Brownies, Cubs or an exciting excursion. We invite the children to share their news with the class on a Monday afternoon.


Celebration Assembly: Friday


As a school, we host our celebration assemblies on a Friday afternoon. Our 'star of the week' will receive a certificate in this assembly and their parents/adults are invited to join us. We will also be awarding two children a 'great job' daily - these certificates are to recognise and celebrate those children who have shown great enjoyment, perseverance and success - according to our school values.

Welcome to Year 4

Spring 2



This half term, we will be continuing our unit on the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We will be researching their voyages and settlement in England and discussing whether they were 'raiders or traders'?

We will be looking at significant dates and events, similarities and differences between the Middle Ages and today as well is key figures during the Viking period.


We look forward to our Viking day on Thursday 21st March - the children are invited to dress up as a Viking, or alternatively they may choose to be a Norse god or giant!


Core Curriculum


Our main focus this half term will be fractions and decimals.


In line with the year 4 national curriculum, the children will be covering the following objectives:


  • recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
  • count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 and dividing tenths by 10
  • solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundreds
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4 , 1/2 , 3/4

  • find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
  • round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places
  • solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places

The children will continue to practise their times tables on a daily basis, however we ask that this practise is also happening at home.


Please ask your child's teacher if you require their log in details for TT Rockstars. We expect the children to be practising 3-4 times a week for at least 10-15 minutes.


The statutory Year 4 MTC (multiplication table check) will take place between 3rd-14th June and is done at school, on iPads.




In Year 4, our spelling tests take place on a Friday morning. The children are flexibly grouped, depending on their understanding and accuracy. Please find below both group's list of spellings for this half term.


Additionally, it is important for your child to practise the Year 3 and 4 that are linked below. It may also be worth revising Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words. They should be able to read and spell the words and apply them in their writing in line with the end of Year 4 expectations.


Group A Spellings - Spring 2Group B Spellings - Spring 2




This half term, we will be reading a number of texts linking to our topic of DISCOVERY.


During our English sessions, the children will read sections of a focus text and complete a variety of tasks responding to what they have read.


There will also be a range of guided texts during group reading where children can share their ideas and practise reading in small groups. We will also continue to develop the children's reading stamina by ensuring that there is free-reading time each day and encouraging the children to read widely and often both in and outside of school.




This term our writing will be mainly based on...


Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton and

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. 


Arthur and the Golden Rope By Joe Todd-Stanton Odd and the Frost Giants By Neil Gaiman


We look forward to sharing some of the writing with you at the end of term.


 Home Learning

The children will bring home an information page on Home Learning during our second week back. We will spend time ensuring they all understand how MyMaths, TTRS, Bug Club and various other platforms work and will be providing them all with their new and/or existing log in details.


Home Learning - Spring 2


Please email your class teacher if you would like a digital copy sent home too.

 Additional Guidance

For more information about the Year 4 curriculum, click here.