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Year 4

Class Name: Anne Fine

Welcome to Year 4!

Teaching Team

  • Mrs Harris
  • Miss Partridge


To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year 4's class author is: Anne Fine!

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Nursery:

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • When the mountain roared by Jess Butterworth
  • The boy with the backpack by Onjali Q. Rauf
  • Call me lion by Camilla Chester
  • Race to the Frozen North by Catherine Johson
  • The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane
  • Horrible Histories series: Rotten Romans
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Flotsam by David Weisner


PE is on a Monday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions.

Our Learning

To find out what we are learning, please click the link below.

Yearly Overview - Long Term Plan


At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily reading

Please encourage your child to read at least three or five times a week in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records.

Multiplication tables

As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts. Children need to practice at home so they build their fluency and confidence.


In KS2, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill each week in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory.

Alternate weekly Maths and English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths or English homework will be set each week by their class teacher.

Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their mini mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

Class News

To keep up to date with our news, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter

Y4 Padlet Newsletter  

Useful Websites & Information for Parents

Websites that support the learning of times tables that are used in class:

Website from the BBC with a wide range of KS2 topics that are covered by the curriculum taught at Five Spires. Looking through sections will provide simple descriptions and supportive videos to help with curriculum understanding.

 A range of books to read online with your child: