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Year 4 (Abbey)

Welcome to Abbey Class

Abbey Class is a Year 4 class taught by Mrs Howe and supported by Mrs Humphries and Mrs Hatton.

In addition to our everyday learning within the classroom, the children of Abbey Class take on a variety of roles and responsibilities being the oldest in the school. We have groups of children who are play leaders, librarians, reflection space leaders and play leaders to support and lead others within our school. We endeavour to give every child the opportunity at taking on a role and encourage independence in preparation for transition to the middle school.

Our school day:

Here is our weekly learning timetable:

We have PE lessons on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon so children should wear their Old Cleeve PE kits in on these days. Please see the uniform policy for guidance on the Old Cleeve PE kit.


Things children need to bring with them daily include:

  • Reading book and reading record / homework diary.
  • Book bag.
  • Water bottle.
  • Coat.
  • Packed lunch (unless school dinners have been booked in advance.)

Here is our online learning timetable:

Here is some of the learning that has taken place so far this year:

How can you support your child’s learning?


Reading - Your child is required to read for a minimum of 20 minutes every day. Here is a link to the Get Epic website for some additional reading material if needed.

Additionally, your child should access Accelerated Reader to quiz on books that they have read. Here is the link for Accelerated Reader.


Maths – Your child is required to access Times Table Rockstars for a minimum of 5 minutes every day. Here is a link to the TT Rockstars website.


If your child does not know their login for any of these, please do contact me on Class Dojo.


Spellings - By the end of the year children should be able to spell the common exception words in the lists below. These are words that do not follow the phonetic spelling rules and must be learnt by sight.

Recommended Reading List

Here is a link with some recommended books for your child’s age. Below is a list of some of the books I recommend as year 4 reading.


DT and Art Projects

At the end of each half term the children take part in a Creative Curriculum Week, where they complete an art or DT project. During these afternoon sessions, the children are given the opportunity to work on a variety of skills and knowledge. 

We have carefully chosen themes as a school which will help the children make progress in these areas and further develop their skills from previous years.


For Autumn 2 half term, we completed an art project where we concentrated on the artist Kate Cosgrove. During this learning, we explored mixing colours to match and create atmosphere, emotions and light effects and the children were encouraged to choose complementary colours for their work. They then went on to create their own prints and patterns, applying their knowledge of colour to their own artwork.



For Spring 1 half term, we took part in a DT project where we concentrated on Goldilocks and the Three Bears as our inspiration. We began by reading the story and then considering which items in the story had been engineered. Next, we began to design our own chairs. We thought about different styles and made collages of different ideas. After that, we made our final design choices and then made our chairs. At the end of the process, we shared our final products with our class mates through online learning and evaluated the process and final product. See some examples of the work produced below.

Termly Curriculum Overviews: