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Welcome to Year 4

Hi everyone and welcome back to a new term at Cotham Gardens. This term our topic is The Romans, this will link to our power of reading book Mouse, Bird Snake, Wolf which is based on three children who try and take the place of the lazy gods.

On this page you can find information on our current learning for the term and other useful information.

Dawn, Adam Harriet and the Year 4 team.

Meet the Year 4 team

  • Mr Howard
  • Mrs Arbrey
  • Miss Booth
  • Mrs Bush
  • Miss Markaki
  • Miss Wakeham
  • Miss Harris

Home Learning

Home learning in Year 4 consists of reading, spellings, maths and topic


Children should aim to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day (please record this in your child's reading record which will be issued soon). It is important that what your child is reading is discussed so that they have a better understanding of the text.

This term we are encouraging children to read frequently at home with an adult for an inter-class competition to see which class can read the most and receive the most dojo points. Please help us by signing your child's reading record every time they read with you at home and ensuring the reading record returns to school every Friday. Thank you.

For suggested reading in Year 4, see the following link:



Spellings will be sent home every Friday to be tested in class the following Friday. Spellings will also be uploaded to every child's Class Dojo portfolio, so they can be accessed from home.


MyMaths homework will be set online every Friday to be completed by the following Friday.

Letters have gone home with details of how to access MyMaths online with passwords. Please speak to the class teacher if there are any problems accessing homework online.


 A topic based homework will be set each week on Class Dojo. Please make sure you are checking this regularly so your child can take part in the home learning activities.


Literacy and Numeracy


This term we will be exploring a story based on three children trying to take the place of the ancient gods.

We don't want to give away any more about this story so that the children can discover the book together.


This term we are starting to look at subtraction using the column method. We will then be moving onto measurement and rounding off the term with multiplication and division. This terms times table focus will be the 6 and 8 x table.

Throughout our numeracy learning we will use our problem solving skills to apply our knowledge to a variety of contexts including real life problems.

At the end of year 4 children will be assessed on times table facts up to the 12 x table.

Any support that you can give your children at home with this would be wonderful.


PE days

4A - Tuesday and Thursday

4H - Thursday and Friday

4B - Monday and Friday

Please ensure your child has suitable footwear for these days.

Curriculum Overview

Here you can find information regarding all other aspects of the curriculum for this term.

Term 1


The Romans


Netball and basketball


Five gold rings

Art and design:

Theme: Romans - Media: Clay





Celebrating difference

Online safety:

 Managing personal information online


Pocket money - argent de poche