Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 4


Welcome to Year 4


Class Teacher: Mrs Poole and Mrs Enstone

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Scott

Class Governor: Mrs S Davies

P T F A Link: Mrs Buckley and Mrs Turner

 Important information:


  • Our "What's in the News?" theme this half term is the arts. If you see any stories in the news linked to film, music, dance..... please bring them in to go on our board.
  • Please remember to have your named PE kit in school every day.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday.
  • Spellings will be given out at the start of each half term.

Year 4 Calculation Policy

This year we are learning about Malala Yousafzai as an inspirational person.



    Some facts we have learnt so far:


  • She is from Pakistan but now lives in England
  • She was born 12th July 1997
  • She is the youngest person to receive the Noble Peace Prize
  • Her dream was for all girls to receive an education and this is what she fought for


We love this quote:


Our Theme this half term is: "Who Inspires Us?"



We are going to be finding out about the artist Monet. Click on the image to help with your research.


   Key Vocabulary:

texture: how something feels

tone: how light or dark the colour is

primary colours: yellow, red and blue-they can be combined to create other colours

secondary colours: a colour made by mixing two primary colours




The thing is, impressionist artists were not trying to paint a reflection of real life, but an ‘impression’ of what the person, light, atmosphere, object or landscape looked like to them and that’s why they were called impressionists! They tried to capture the movement and life of what they saw and show it to us as if it were happening before our eyes

What do you think of Monet's painting 'The Water Lily Pond'? 


 Can you recreate it?



What can you find out about the Baroque period of music?  Click on the image below to help you do some research.


   When completing your music home learning task, can you use any of the vocabulary below to describe the pieces of music?

In Maths our times table focus for this half term is:





Practise the facts as much as possible.  Try them out of order and answering quickly without having to work the answers out!

Click on the times table facts to practise in a fun way!


By clicking on the My Maths picture below, you can practise any of your maths work using the lessons and activities.  All you need is your school password.




This half term we are reading 'The Buried Crown' by Ally Sherrick.



It's World War Two and Britain is on the brink of invasion. George has been sent to live in the countryside while his brother and guardian, Charlie, trains to be a pilot – but he's far from safe.

An ancient burial grown nearby contains a priceless treasure: a magical Anglo-Saxon crown that Hitler is desperate to possess. 

Alongside Kitty, the granddaughter of a Jewish archaeologist, George must find and protect the crown from Nazi invaders before it's too late...



These are our spellings-how many do you know?

Click on the image to practise your spellings on Spellodrome.