Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 at The Discovery School!

Year 4 is made up of 3 classes and we are located in the Cathedral End of the school.



Mr Razaq


Mrs Howard


Mrs Palmer (Mon, Tues, Weds and Thursday am)


Mrs Perks (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri pm)





Mrs Ingles


Ms Healy (Mon, Tues and Weds)


Mrs Madden (Thurs and Fri)




Mrs Rose


Mrs Moore



We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:

  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.
  • Email the office if there is a change with pick up arrangements, appointments, absences etc -

Emails will not be responded to after 5pm. Since we have a 48 hour email response time, this is not always the most efficient means of communication. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:


Ms Wilce, Phase leader -


Mrs Ingles, Berners-Lee -

Mr Razaq, Archimedes - 

Mrs Rose, Hubble -



Our Topic in terms 1 and 2 is 'Raging Romans'. 

English: key text - Escape From Pompeii story writing. Uku and Lele poetry. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum. 


Mathematics: Multiplication table tests, number skills, place value, calculations for addition and subtraction (written and mental methods), length.


  • History - The Roman invasion and settlement of Britain, its impact and legacy. 
  • Geography - European countries, capitals and physical features. Comparing regions in Britain and Europe. 
  • Music - Ukulele and Music Express developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Mosaics, Michelangelo (water colours), clay busts, 
  • Science - Animals, including humans and Sound.
  • Computing - Internet safety, checking the reliability of sources online. Researching aspects of Roman life. 
  • PSHE - Growth mindset and Resilience. Safety Week. Social Emotional and Mental Health. How we learn and overcoming barriers to learning.
  • RE - Role models, Jesus and his parables.
  • PE - Multi-skills and Tri-golf.
  • French - Basic conversation. 
  • DT - Pizza making and food hygiene. 


Our Topic in terms 3 and 4 is 'Around the World'. 

English: key text - Kensuke's Kingdom. Narrative. Discussion text. Letters. Diary Writing. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum. 


Mathematics: Multiplication, Division, Area, Shape, Fractions, Place Value, Decimals and Time.    

  • Geography - North and South America. Geographical features on America. Locating the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  
  • Music - Ukulele and Music Express developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Hokusai, Printing and Texture.
  • Science - Electricity and Circuits. Conductors and insulators. Sound.
  • Computing - Simulations and Modelling. 
  • PSHE - Growth mindset and Resilience. Bullying. Dealing with change. 
  • RE - Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Why do people believe in God and how is belief shown? Why do many people not believe in God?
  • PE - Football, Tag Rugby, Dance and Multi-skills.
  • French - Basic conversation.

Class Timetables for the term

Please be aware that timetables are subject to change depending upon circumstances.


  • Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record (if a child records this, please can an adult sign it off at the end of each week). Children are expected to read every night and will be rewarded for this on a weekly basis. 
  • Reading Challenge - A copy of this term's reading challenge can be found below. The expectation is that children will complete one activity from each coloured column between now and the end of term. All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded with a film afternoon at the end of the term. The films are always U rated.  
  • Weekly spellings to learn - The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the year can be found below.
  • Times Tables- Children will be assessed every week through the use of speed grids. 

Reading Challenge- term 3


A list of the spellings we will be covering this term can be found below. Each week your child will be expected to learn their spellings for a test. Archimedes, Hubble and Berners-Lee will be tested on the spellings each week. All children will have a week to learn their spellings. You can also find a copy of the spellings for the term in your child's reading record.

Some activities you may wish to use with child to help them learn their spellings are:

  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
  • Rainbow Write
  • Playdoh modelling
  • Writing in chalk
  • Make flashcards
  • Create own crosswords
  • Look up definitions
  • Find examples in their reading book

Times Tables

Each week your child should be practising their times tables. They will be completing a speed grid in school each week, where they have 12 minutes to answer as many times table questions as they can. This will then be marked and the class teacher will identify a times table for your child to learn each week. The speed grids are differentiated to cater for all abilities. Examples of the speed grids to be completed can be found below.


Activities to help you and your child:

  • Times tables games can be found online
  • Use the practice sheets below to focus on a times table
  • Make flashcards
  • Create times table songs or poems 

After completing the speed grid, your child will move onto a differentiated Mental Maths paper each week .

Help Sheets:

Multiplying by 3
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Multiplying by 4
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Multiplying by 5
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Multiplying by 6
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Multiplying by 7
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Multiplying by 8
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Multiplying by 9
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Multiplying by 10
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Multiplying by 11
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Multiplying by 12
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Times tables assessment

Primary-school children in Year 4 are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 under the current National Curriculum. To prepare them for this we will be providing pupils with the opportunity to practice their times tables knowledge using the following FREE link: 


Meet the teacher meeting slideshow

Provision Map for Year 4

This illustrates the Quality First Teaching strategies that all children access on a daily basis, plus any extra interventions for Reading, Writing and Maths that the children are provided with if necessary.