Year 4 Information

All of the Year 4 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 4


Christine Andrerson


Tracey Cheal and Lisa Andrews


In Maths, we begin with a variety of activities planned around place value. Then we will focus on strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems. 99 Club continues and we ask for your ongoing help in supporting the children learning times table and division facts.

Our topic changes each term, full details can be found in the "Curriculum Information" section at the bottom of this page.

AR quizzing is continuing in year 4 and we thank you for your support with this scheme. Reading with your children, and discussing stories/characters with them has enhanced their success!

In science this term we will be exploring sound. Computing work will involve e-safety and word processing.

P.E. takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child’s clothing and P.E. kit is named and that they have a coat with them every day.


Each week the children will be given 8 spellings, which will need to be practised at home. These spellings will be regularly tested.
We will send home the current times table your child is working on, so you can keep supporting them. Year 4 pupils are expected to learn all tables up to and including 12 x 12!
Furthermore, children are expected to read with an adult every night.
The homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned every Wednesday.

The homework is marked with a star stamper:

X1 star is good and equals one house point.
X2 stars is great and equals two house points.
X3 stars is fabulous and equals three house points.

Learning Behaviour in Year 4

Each term we focus on a different learning power. In Term 1 our focus is Engagement and each class has worked on a set of class rules to get the best out of every day. Our learning partners encourage and support our ideas and we are aware that mistakes are part of the learning process.

It’s ok if you don’t know
But it’s not ok if you don’t try!

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding