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Excellence Everyday

Year 4 class 

'Excellence Everyday'

'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'

Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,

Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,

Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,

Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.

Year 4 - Important Information

About the Year 4 class 


Class Teacher - Mrs K. Crampton

Learning Assistant - Mrs N. Wood

Learning Environment

Year 4 is a safe, caring learning environment where where children’s individual talents and achievements are recognised and built upon. We aim for all lessons to be interactive, exciting and engaging. Throughout Year 4, children are always encouraged to strive for excellence both independently and as part of a team. With support from teachers and family at home, the children work hard on their goals. Mental health and well-being are high priority in Year 4.  We work hard to support the children to be happy and free from worry and anxieties.  We promote positive self-talk and resilience and guide children through any difficulties they face. 


All individuals

Each child enters Year Four at a different stage. Therefore, we treat every child as an individual and plan to cater for their individual needs. We understand that every child learns in a different way and has different interests and it is our aim to adapt our teaching to suit the children. We encourage their independence throughout, allowing them to take ownership of their learning and achievements and to understand how to solve problems on their own.


Rules and Routines

 At the beginning of the year, children are encouraged to contribute to our class rules and vision. This runs alongside the schools  policies and procedures and is expected to further improve the learning environment for all and in turn develop strategies for 'Behaviour for Learning'. Conversation and discussion are encouraged in Year 4 and is balanced with dedication to learn and succeed through quiet and independent work.        


  • Doors open 8:45am
  • Registration for year 4 takes place at 8:55 am and the school day ends at 3:15pm 

Important things to remember: -

  • You may wish to provide a healthy snack for your child to eat at playtime.
  • Each child can have their own water bottle on their desk, please provide these with their name on.
  • We have P.E. every Monday and Tuesday– please ensure that your child attends school on these days in their PE kit. Please see the school uniform website page for details of P.E. kit.  https://ashurstps.sites.schooljotter2.com/parent-zone/school-uniform
  • Homework is set on Fridays and should be completed by the following Friday– please ensure that you complete online tasks on time. 
  • Spellings and multiplication tables are included in homework every Friday and multiplication tables are tested the following Friday - please ensure that your child learns these at home.  We recommend little and often and a multi-sensory approach can help children to learn.
  • Topic webs will be uploaded onto this class page in the first week of each half term. Topic webs will inform you of the learning taking place.
  • Reading books are changed on Fridays. - Please ensure your child brings their reading book on Friday, if they want to change it.


What do we learn?

We have daily maths and English/SPAG lessons.  Our mastery approach in maths develops mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We work hard to rapidly recall multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12. We produce some accomplished writing linked to our text.  We have reading lessons to help us work on year group reading objectives, including finding evidence in reading to prove our points.  We have daily opportunities to read across the curriculum. In addition, we read frequently at home and complete our reading records, which are commented on by staff. We learn to read then read to learn!

We have a broad curriculum with lots of exciting lessons on a range of topics including: The Ancient Greeks, Rivers, Electricity, Coding, Textiles, Roman Printing, and Lean On Me.  We aim to grow scientists, historians, geographers, artists, linguists, musicians and much more!  We make links with different subjects across the curriculum and aim to apply our maths and English skills in different contexts. Click on the Long Term Plan for more information.


Year 4 Long Term Plan 2024-2025

Year 4 Topic Webs


Book recommendations for Year 4

Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 4. 

You will never be short of book suggestions with this site. Children we hope you find something you love.

'The Reader Teacher' - Visit this site to view 100 'must reads' for YEAR 4  https://www.thereaderteacher.com/year4 

Take a look at our learning from 2023-2024

Learning 2023-2024

Geography - The children enjoyed working practically to decide if they wanted to live in Caatinga (North of Brazil) or Rio de Janeiro (South of Brazil). They listened to statements about the areas and made decisions based on what they thought. At the end, they then made an informed decision about where they would prefer to live. The children decided they wanted to live in Rio de Janeiro because there are more job opportunities, land is more fertile for farming, more hospitals and medicine etc

English- In English, we follow talk for writing to help us with our writing. This means we use actions to help us learn a story and be able to retell it. We know the key to success is by promoting learning from a language rich and stimulating context, immersing children in the language of story, lots of modelling and scaffolding and ensuring quality is captured and celebrated at all times.

Black History Competition- Last year, we entered the Black History competition of being able to show on a poster what it means to be black and proud. The most amazing news is we won the competition and also had a runner up entry that will be displayed in the slavery museum. The winning artwork is displayed on the side of a police van and we had the privilege of viewing this as a school. The artwork was outstanding and we were all so proud of the winning entry. 

Science- In Science, we have learning about classification and classification keys and played the classification game in order to make us more aware of how to use them. 

Paths- In Paths, we were discussing what it is like to be unique and how this makes the world a wonderful place. We listened to the song 'This is me' and drew a person to show our uniqueness. We love being ourselves and together we have many talents and personalities that make one great team. (Team Year 4)

History- The children were discussing the fact that the Ancient Greeks introduced the world to Theatre. They then acted out a Greek myth 'Theseus and the Minotaur.'

Saints- The children have really enjoyed learning and building on their skills of throwing and catching with Saints. They learned how to work as a team to achieve one goal by supporting each other and reinforcing the skills taught by the coaches. 

Science Sankey Valley Visit- The children undertook fieldwork to see what minibeast they could find and to explore the different conditions that they lived within. 

Greek Workshop- The children were building on their knowledge of the Greeks in the Greek workshop. They were able to explore the Golden Age of the Greeks and how they influenced the western world. 

Christmas performance- The children were amazing in their Christmas performance and made everyone proud.

Christmas party day- Year 4 had an amazing day for Christmas party day. They had so much fun completing Christmas crafts, watching a film, party games and enjoying Christmas music. 

Saints- The children have loved building on their rugby skills. They use their skills to play matches against their peers. 

History- The children created a timeline of events when exploring the invasion of Britain. They discussed collaboratively about the reasons why Emperor Claudius wanted to invade Britain. 

National Compliments Day- The children enjoyed National Compliments Day. They all were able to give and receive compliments, which made them all smile all day

Child Mental Health Week- The children really embraced this week by discussing what moments they considered proud within their lives. We discussed how anything we have achieved can be considered 'a proud moment and one never to forget'. On one day, we showed what it is to be unique and how amazing do we look?

Reading- The children were preparing the playscript Oliver to read aloud and perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. They all performed amazingly well and captivated their audience. 

D.T- The children researched about different torches and then designed and made their own torches with complete circuits. The final projects were absolutely amazing! 

Science- The children were exploring sound and how that it passes through solids. They were also investigating and discussing the reasons why we can hear sound from a distance. 

Catalyst Centre- The children visited the catalyst centre with year 3, enjoying all the activities. They were able to draw upon prior knowledge when completing the circuits as well as exploring the interactive games and much more. They then had the pleasure of taking part in the chemistry workshop on solids, liquids and gases. All the children had so much fun.