Welcome to the Year 4  Page


Welcome to our Year 4 homepage, here you can find up-to-date information and the latest news from our year group. 

Please keep checking back in throughout the term for regular updates.

Thank you

Miss White, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Burton, Mrs Green, Mrs Haddon and Mrs Sykes


Don't forget you can email the Year 4 team at the following address: m4@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

Our Christian Value of Compassion 



This term in Year Four:


This half term Year 4 will be focusing on narrative writing, with a particular focus on character. The theme of our narratives will be around the genre of a quest. Our English lessons will link in with our DERIC Reading and class novel, Alice in Wonderland. 


For DERIC Reading this half term, we will be delving into the story of Alice in Wonderland. We will begin by focusing on the story's use of vocabulary, looking for new and interesting vocab. 


This year we will be using the Power Maths programme to deliver our Maths learning. We have now moved onto our third unit, addition and subtraction. During this unit we will continue to apply our place value knowledge to use written methods for 4 digit addition and subtraction. As we move through the unit we will be applying mental calculation methods, estimation and the inverse to support our learning.  

Within our RAYS Maths sessions, we are developing our skills of inverse operations and how we can apply our number bond facts to help us solve mental calculations. 

X-Factor will still be carried out every week and children will continue to bring home a copy of their work along with an example version the can practice at home.  


Our Maths Topic Overviews

 Unit 1 - Place Value 4 digit numbers (1).jpgDownload
 Unit 2 - Place Value 4 digit numbers (2).pngDownload
 Unit 3 Overview Addition and Subtraction.pngDownload
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Connected Curriculum - Potions!

Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions!

By reading an extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety label for Alice’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it!

Have a look at our word hoard and knowledge organiser for this topic below! 

Our Word Hoards 

 Potions Word Hoard.pdfDownload
 Titter Word Hoard.pdfDownload
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Important Letters and Documents 

As we go through the year, please check back for any key documents or letters you may need. 

Thank you so much to everybody who attended our Open Afternoon Mad Hatter's Tea Party. We were so excited and proud to share what we have been learning. If you were unable to attend, please speak to your class teacher to arrange a time to come and see your child's work. 


 For the Autumn Term, we will be looking at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll 

This book will be both our Guided Reading Text and Class Novel. 

Week Beginning 19th and 26th November: We have now nearly finished our unit of work based on our Alice in Wonderland story. In Guided Reading, we are thinking about what our opinions of the text are including whether we would recommend this book to others. 

As well as this, we are working on developing our independent comprehension skills applying all of the new techniques we have learnt so far to a wide variety of text types. 

Year 4 will have the following slots for PE this year: 



Children will need indoor and outdoor PE kits school for these days but may also need their kits on other days. Therefore please make sure your child's P.E kit remains in school for the week. 


P.E Kit essentials:

White t-shirt


Jogging bottoms/Outdoor leggings




If your child does not have the correct kit for the lesson they may not be able to take part.

Year 4 Twitter

Please make sure you are following us on Twitter @SherrierY4 to keep up to date with all of our fantastic work and learning. This will be updated regularly during the term. 

If you have requested to follow our page, please let a member of staff know so we can make sure we accept the right followers. Thank you. 

We are no longer using our BINGO grids as part of our homework challenges, but now focusing on our Reading, X Factor and Vocabulary. A full of explanation of these activities has now been sent home in our homework folders (26/09/2018). If anyone has any questions about these, please come and ask! 

Our Fridge Words 

Week Beginning 28/11/2018: 

Indignant  If you are indignant you are shocked and angry because you think that something is unjust or unfair.
Resentful  If you are resentful, you feel resentment.
Furious  Someone who is furious is extremely angry.
Livid Someone who is livid is extremely angry.
Provoked If you provoke someone, you deliberately annoy them and try to make them behave aggressively.

How can you help support our learning at home?

Want to try any other exciting activities linked to our Potions topic? Why not have a go at some of these! We would love to see what you get up to, but please note this challenges will not be marked. 



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Last update: 2018-12-12