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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.



Miss E. Hunter

Learning Assistant

Mrs D. Craven

About the class...

Class Teacher - Miss E. Hunter

Learning Assistants - Mrs D. Craven

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 4 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.

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. Our English work links to a whole class text. 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.

Important things to remember: -

  • Registration takes place promptly at 8:45 a.m. and the school day ends at 3:15 p.m. children will enter and exit via the right hall door.
  • 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 Wednesday– 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 SEESAW on Fridays and should be completed by the following Thursday – 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 Mondays. - Please ensure your child brings their reading book on Monday, if they want to change it.

Year 4 Long Term Plan 2022-2023


Year 4 Topic Webs


 Ashurst Topic Web Y4 autumn 1 2022.pdfDownload
 Ashurst Topic Web Y4 autumn 2 2022.pdfDownload
 Ashurst Topic Web Y4 spring 1 2023.pdfDownload
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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 


Children have been learning all about light and tone. They have explored making a variety of marks with pencil, charcoal and chalk and selected appropriate marks to use in a picture. Look at the wonderful drawings produced from direct observation of a pieces of fruit. They have carefully considered light, tone and negative space in their drawings.


We constructed a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We identified whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. Then we recognised that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associated this with whether or not a lamp lights.


Year 4 have loved learning to perform Mamma Mia. They can sing the song from memory, improvise using repeated patterns and play a simple part on the glockenspiel. 

Spring 2023 Learning