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

Year 4


Learning Objectives

Week Commencing Monday 21st September 2020 


To recognise 1000 more or less.

To compare 4 digit numbers.

To order 4 digit numbers.

To round to nearest 1000.


To retrieve information from a text.

To use subordinating conjunctions.

To orally rehearse an explanation text using appropriate language and grammatical devices.

To write an explanation text using appropriate features and language.


Read Write Inc spelling rule:

Purple group - continuing to look at spellings with the prefix mis.  Beginning to look at spellings ending in sure.

Red Group - - adding the suffix ness including to word with a constant and y 

Orange words: interest, particular, remember, island, peculiar, sentence


To understand that the media can influence what I think about a topic.


To find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.



To show an understanding how Jesus can change lives.

General Information  

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

Homework can be found on the school website under the tab "pupil zone"

English: to consolidate my grammatical knowledge via Purple Mash.

Maths: MyMaths - to round numbers to nearest 10 and 100. 


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 2020


Whole School Curriculum plan 2020/2021

Primary National Curriculum 


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
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



Homework and spellings can be found in the Pupil Zone