Year 4 - Miss P Murphy



Welcome back to class TMY4


Hello and welcome back to Miss Murphy’s Year 4 class. We hope you’ve had a great spring break and are ready to meet every learning challenge this final term in year four brings! Mrs Taylor is our ETA support.



Things to remember:


  • Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing! Please record which page your child has read to and also when they have finished a book so we know when to change it.
  • Times tables – This year it’s especially important that your child learns their times tables because a national test for Year 4 pupils is being introduced in June 2019. Children should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables at home to boost regular practice in class. Children are expected to know their times tables up to x12 by the end of Year 4. Fluency in times tables will really help with answering calculations quickly and efficiently. Please encourage your child to practise using the website. All children have been provided with log in details so they can access this from home.
  • Spellings - Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practise them ready for their test the following week. The weekly list can be accessed and practised using the Spelling Shed website ( and your child’s individual log on details. The more they practise, the more points they gain – help them to aim for the top of the school table!
  • This half term PE is on Thursdays and Please make sure your child comes to school with their full PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
  • Golden Time is from 2.15pm on Friday. Children who have followed school conduct and behaviour rules throughout the week will receive half an hour free time. Poor behaviour will result in the loss of golden time.
  • Homework – every week, children are expected to learn their spellings, read their school book for at least 10 minutes a night and complete a piece of either maths or literacy homework. This is handed out every Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday.



Summer 2 term


Literacy This half term we will be reading Charlotte’s web by EB White. It’s about a farm girl named Fern, a piglet named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte. Fern is horrified when she finds out that Wilbur is to be slaughtered so Charlotte finds a clever way to save him. Writing outcomes include story maps, fact files, writing in role and character descriptions.


Maths We will be learning about statistics, properties of shape and coordinates.


Geography - Our topic this half term takes a close look at our town – Batley. We will be looking at the physical and human features of the town, land use, human geography and landscape. Exploring and interpreting maps will help to deepen our understanding, and we’ll be taking a closer look at the different types of building on a  trip around Batley town centre.

Science Our topic is animals including humans with the focus on the digestive system, types and function of teeth and food chains.


Computing Children will learn how to internet search engines effectively and safely.


French Our topic of school vocabulary includes learning the names of items in a pencil case, school subjects and describing ways of travelling to school.


Art -   Drawing a street scene with shops and houses using perspective and in the style of the artist LS Lowry.

RE The focus is evaluating moral dilemmas, looking at why people from different backgrounds support others in need, such as victims of natural disasters, war and prejudice.


PHSE We will be following the Jigsaw scheme Changing Me, looking at how children need to adapt to prepare for life in Year 5.


Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it.


The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.