Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Year 4 is taught by Ms Candlish, Mrs Davies and Mrs Lunn. Mrs Lunn and Mrs Davies teach on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings respectively. We welcome lovely Ms Liana-Stellmach to Bathampton, who will support the class on Mondays and Fridays.


Our PE days for Term 1 are Tuesday (invasion games, beginning 12th September) and Friday (tag rugby, beginning 8th September). Please come to school wearing your school PE kit on these days. It is very useful to also have a spare change of clothes on wet or muddy days. 


This term's Forest School session will be held on Thursday 7th September. Please ensure that wellies and a coat are brought into school on that day (whatever the weather) and come dressed in comfortable, sensible clothes, with long sleeves and trousers. 


Our topic for term 1 is Interconnected World. This geography project teaches children about compass points and four and six-figure grid references. We'll learn about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America, as well as identifying physical features in the United Kingdom and learning about the National Rail and canal networks. 


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be covering rags to riches tales (fiction).
  • In Art, we'll learn about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing: an exploration of tertiary, warm and cool, complementary and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.
  • In Science we'll learn about the human digestive system - exploring the main parts, starting with the mouth and teeth, identifying teeth types and their functions. We'll link this learning to animals' diets and construct food chains to show the flow of energy.


For more information about each topic, pupils will be able to access knowledge organsiers in class. 


Our class novel is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown


In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In terms 1 and 2, we will be covering the following areas:


  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication and Division


If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources here.


Homework is set on Thursdays and is due on Tuesday each week. It is completed online (login details found in reading record books). Homework will be set from Thursday 14th September.

Reading – pupils read a ‘scheme’ book (or novel if free-reader) with an adult at least five times a week. Please complete the reading record book your child brings home on Thursdays and ensure it is returned on Tuesdays.

DoodleMaths – pupils will be set activities to complete, based on in-class learning that week.

TTRockstars - By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to know all times tables up to 12x12. Please practice regularly – certificates handed out regularly!

Spelling Shed - children will have access to Spelling Shed’s online platform where weekly spelling lists, set by the class teacher, can be found as well as games and activities to learn the spellings learnt in class. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday.

Library books and scheme reading books will be changed on Wednesdays.

Reading at home challenge:

Please tell us what you're reading at the moment!