Year 4

Year 4 Project - Invasion

In the Invasion project, your child will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. Your child will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. They will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. They will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066.

Memorable Experience - The Ruin

History: Roman withdrawal from Britain; Chronology of invasion; Anglo-Saxon invasion; Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, beliefs and customs; Religion; Everyday life in Anglo-Saxon Britain; Viking Invasion; Everyday life in Viking Britain; Significant people - King Athelstan; Norma invasion; Legacy

Geography:  Geographical sources

This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Digestive System and Sound

Art and Design: Warp and Weft

Design and Technology: Fresh food, Good food

Computing: derived from D.A.R.E.S

Music: derived from Kapow/Kent Music School - instrument lessons (ukulele)

PE: derived from Greenacres/TeamThemeKent Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

More information about the Year 4 Curriculum can be found in the YEAR 4 Long Term Plan 2023 document found below.


Year 4 Key Information

In Year 4 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday is Tennis

Thursday is Tag Rugby



During the next two weeks we will study the non-fiction book 'Gut Garden'.  We will create an explanation text in the style of a tour guide! This will explain the journey of  food through our digestive system.  This links to our Science topic.


This weeks spellings are ('er' phoneme): 


















These are available on Spelling Shed and assessment will take place on Friday 6th October.


W/c 2nd October

This week we will:

  • Add 2 four digit numbers with one exchange
  • Add 2 four digit numbers with more than one exchange
  • Subtract 2 4 digit numbers
  • Work on our Times Table Fluency

Additional Information

Please continue to send children in with weather appropriate attire (including rain coat as we are outside in all weather.)  

Don't forget to send named wellies in as we try to facilitate outdoor play even during wetter weather.


Please continue to make sure that PE kits are sent into school (we have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays).


On Tuesday we will be developing on our recent scientific investigation looking at the natural and human impacts on ecosystems.  We will be participating in the 'Build a Change' workshop on wild cities where we will hear how ecologists, architects and urban planners are working together to ensure cities are perfect for people and nature! Following the webinar, students will have the opportunity to enter a competition for designing/building (with lego/junk modelling) their plans for a sustainable city.


On Friday we have a visiting author (Eve Wersocki Morris).  Books are available for pre-order via Parent Pay and can be signed on the day.


This week's homework is;

  • Read for at least 15 minutes everyday with an adult. Please record any reading completed at home in the reading record.
  • Revise spellings on Spelling Shed, ready for a check on Friday.

Please also access Doodle, TT and Numbots regularly to help consolidate classroom learning for Maths.

All log in details are in reading records.

To check which book level your book from home is, use: