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Year 4



Mr Swift, Mr Nixon, Mrs Machin, Mrs Khan and Mrs McGuiness



Welcome to Year 4. Here you will find lots of useful information, helpful links and the homework that has been set for Classes 9 and 10.  To find out more about what Year 4 is like please see the Curriculum Map and the 'Meet the Teacher' link below:






On Friday, homework will be set and then handed back in by the following Friday so that it can be marked and feedback given. Each week, there may be a range of tasks set including mental arithmetic practise, reading comprehension or spellings.  There may also be extra homework given out to suit the needs of a child. It is also important that reading takes place each week and that you access the  Accelerated Reader quizzes:


Please remember to access the many online resources available to enhance your learning too. These include: Times Tables Rock and Spelling Shed. With the upcoming multiplication assessment we would love to see the children practising their soundchecks on Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to get used to the six second time limit.


Click on the link below to access the most recent homework and useful links:

PE Information


You will need to wear your full school uniform everyday apart from MONDAY and THURSDAY. On these days, you can wear your P.E. kit for the whole day as this is when you will do your P.E. lesson.


Please ensure that you have a hat, suncream and a water bottle for the hot days and rain jacket for the not so sunny days, as you will still be outside!


For P.E, you will need to wear your house colour t-shirt, joggers or shorts, and suitable trainers. Remember to also tie your hair up if it is long and remove all jewellery.

Year 4 Tattenhall Trip information



In writing this half term, we will be using the following book to support the children in their learning:






At The Berkeley Academy, we believe that the teaching of reading is integral to a child’s understanding and appreciation of the world around them: a platform that allows our children to see beyond what they know, share in cultural experience and develop the vocabulary they need to effectively express themselves. 


Reading is at the very heart of our curriculum. We are committed to promoting a love for reading and not only giving children opportunities to read in English lessons, but in the wider curriculum too.  This term we will be looking at a range of books that will support our learning across the curriculum including topics such as Roman Britain, Volcanoes, The Bay of Naples, and the Geography of the North West of England.








In year 4, we have a focus on learning our times tables. In school, children play games and complete activities to help them to improve their recollection of times tables. Times Table Rock Stars has a mode called, 'Soundcheck' which give the children 25 quick times tables questions. Any tables that your child is struggling on can be practised using Jamming and Studio modes.




These are super websites to help you with your Times Tables practice please have a look!




No Outsiders

The No Outsider’s vision is for inclusive education, promoting community cohesion and preparing our children for life as global citizens. ‘No Outsiders’ aims to develop the ethos of the school into one where every member of the school community, as well as every visitor through our doors, feels welcome and able to be themselves without fear of discrimination.


As a school, we will be incorporating the No Outsiders lesson plans and book suggestions into our own PSHE lessons. Class teachers will deliver the programme throughout the year, using developmentally appropriate picture books. Through discussion and activities based upon the picture books, pupils will be encouraged to show respect and develop their understanding of diversity.


Here are the books that will be covered this term: