Year 4 – Elm Class

Welcome to Year 4 Elm Class. Mrs Woodward is the Year 4 teacher and she is supported by Mr Van der Leeuw

I look forward to meeting you all in September where you will find out all about your new topic.

New class photo coming soon!

Our Autumn 1 topic is: The Mayans

Please click the link for our topic web: Autumn 1 Topic Web

Useful Information

Frontier Centre Y4 Trip: 10th & 11th October


Homework is set on Wednesday and is expected back latest, the following Tuesday. Children will have a grid of activities related to our topic, which they can choose from.


We will visit the Library once a week and all children will be expected to choose a book. Please make sure the book is brought into school everyday as there will be opportunities to read throughout the day. It is beneficial for children to read every evening whether this is independently or with an adult.


A new spelling rule is taught each week and then example words and the rule will be sent home in spelling books to reinforce at home. Spellings are taught for writing, so we do not expect the children just to learn a list of words. We would like them to understand the rule and be able to apply that to words they come across when they are writing. Spelling rules will be sent out on Wednesday. We will have a quick spelling recap every Monday on the spellings from the week before.

Forest School

As forest school is on Monday afternoon. Please ensure appropriate kit is in school – including wellies.


Our PE day is a Wednesday – please ensure full kits are in school.


Our swimming day is a Thursday morning. Please ensure swimming kits are in school.

Useful Links

Purple Mash link:

Year 4 suggested reading list:

Supporting Your Child’s Journey at Home

Below, please find Newsletters that support the teaching of Maths in Y4. Each Unit links with the time of year that the maths skill is being taught.

Maths Support Y4 Aut 1

We have finished learning about Place value and addition/subtraction.

Maths Support Y4 Aut 2

Maths Support Y4 Aut 3

Maths Support Y4 Aut 4

Cracking times tables sheets

Below, please find the Statutory Spellings for Y3/4. All children should be aiming to spell all of these words by the end of Y4.

Year 3 4 Statutory Spelling List