Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery
Believe Persevere Succeed

Year 4



Learning Objectives

Week Commencing Monday 20th September 2021


To find a 1000 more or less than.... 

To compare 4-digit numbers 


To ask questions to improve understanding of the text. 

To discuss writing similar to which they are planning to write, in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar. 

To use adjectives and adverbs correctly. 


Who first discovered chocolate? 

Who took the first chocolate to Europe? 

Optional Topic Homework




To learn the rule for adding the ending -tion e.g. station, lotion, fiction, section. 


To understand that everyone is different and we should always respect others' differences.  


To learn about some of the miracles which Jesus performed and understand how this changed people’s lives. 

General Information  

Homework Wednesday  

Homework is set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. 


Maths: Teach Active number game


English: Purple Mash  Direct speech 2DO

Click here to see the Homework Policy 


Parent Planners 

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Topic Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.


Year 4 Parent Planner Autumn 2021


Whole School Curriculum plan 2021/2022

National Primary Curriculum


Parent Workshop Presentations, please click on the blue links below to open the presentation

 Parent Information Meeting Presentation September 2021  (as per ParentMail 17/09/2021)
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Growth Mindset Presentation
Teaching Maths


Learning Expectations

Year 4 Spelling Expectations 

Year 4 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation   

English Appendix   

End of Year 4 Expectations

Year 3 expectations- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Year 4 expectations- By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 4



Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning. 

Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:
















Recommended Books to Read   

Online safety:  

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the Online Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. 

Please click on the blue links below for further information. 

Useful information for children and parents   

Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see