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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

Year 4



We have two classes in Year 4:  In 4C, the children will be taught by Miss Capocci and in 4J, the children will be taught by Mr Johal.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Mrs Kashif, Mrs Popa, Mrs Little, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Adal.


All children should be sent to school with a water bottle.


Autumn Term 2021





Our focus this term is number and place value and then we will move on to the four operations. Also we will be learning about about perimeter and length. Every week we will complete a Terrific Times Tables quiz to help children learn their times tables. It is expected that by the end of Year 4, almost all children can recall times tables facts to 12 x 12. 


This term our non-fiction focus text type is a biography text with a purpose to inform the audience. Our new exciting non-fiction book is about Mae Jemison. We will draw on the features, vocabulary and sentence structure, as well as learning to research and to take notes.

During the second half term we will to continue focus on non-fiction texts. We will be using our theme of rainforests to write persuasively about deforestation in the Amazon.



Using an exciting range of texts, we will continue to develop our love for reading. At home, children should read for a minimum of 10 minutes each day. They should fill in their reading records to show that they have read. Parents/Carers should sign the reading record once a week.



This term our topic is rainforests. We will be comparing the human and physical geography of the UK and Brazil. We will also use the topic of rainforests to teach the children about the impact of man-made climate change on ecosystems.



STEM (Science)

In Science we will learn about the digestive system and sound. We will build on our scientific enquiry skills through practical investigations. 




This term in PE we will be focusing outdoor activities and invasion games. The children will be improving their skills in communication and strategies. Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct PE kit. This includes both plimsolls (for indoor P.E) and trainers (for outdoor P.E) in their PE bags. PE kits will be sent home every week to be washed.


PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday.



The usual homework timetable for Year 4 is as follows:

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • Friday: Spellings are given out. Spelling tests take place on the following Friday.
  • Wednesday: Maths homework is sent out and is to be completed by the following Wednesday (MyMaths/ Timestables Rockstars / Mathletics).
  • Wednesday: Homework Books will be sent home on Wednesday and should be brought back for Monday.