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

Year 4


Learning Objectives

what we will be learning in class this week:

Week Commencing Monday 15th October 2018 

Topic Title
Turn It Up








Year 4 we are looking at words with the ay sound spelt eigh, ei, ey. For example, say, vein, train, same and eight. There are quite a few homophones (same pronunciation but different meaning). Here are some examples:


Definition     Homophones 

past tense of eat  ate 

the number 8   eight  


Definition Homophones 

talk to a god pray 

animal that another animal hunts or kills prey 


Definition Homophones 

water that falls from the sky in drops rai

the time when a king or queen rules a country reign



To use a computer-aided design program to create a net.

To build frameworks using a range of materials.

To use a computer design program to communicate ideas.

To collect and use feedback in order to improve a design.

To evaluate my design so far and make improvements.

To assess my learning on sound.

General Information
 REMINDER: The Hampton Court Trip letters need to be returned by Friday 19th October



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



Whole School Curriculum plan 2018/19

Primary National Curriculum 


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.

Parent Planners
Year 4 Parent Planner Autumn 2018
French Planners
Year 4 French Planner Autumn 2018


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.


Parent Workshop Presentations

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

Year 4 New Academic Year Parents Information Meeting Presentation
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Growth Mindset Presentation


Homework and spellings can be found in the pupil zone