Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!

Class Teacher – Mrs Henshall

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Sutherland and Ms Mullins 

Class Governor – Elaine Speakman-Davies


Welcome parents, carers, governors and children to Cedar Class page!

We have had a fantastic start to Year 4 and have been exploring our topic of ‘One World’. Over the next few weeks, we will discover the effect we are having on our planet and the devastating impact of plastic pollution in our oceans. We hope to spark the children’s natural curiosity and encourage them to take part in class discussions and ask questions.

In Autumn Two, we will start our history topic of the ‘Victorians’.



In English we are using the talk 4 writing process to explore the text ‘Manfish’. This links with our topic of ‘One World’ and allows us to learn about the impact of plastic pollution in the environment. We will be focusing on using paragraphs in our writing as well as using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause. We will be extending the range of sentences we use with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.


During this half term we will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction. We will also tackle a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions throughout all aspects of math through challenges. We will be working on our times tables during daily focused sessions. We will do this through a range of games and songs. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week.


Our focus in science will be looking at the Living things and Habitats. We will be asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiry to answer them. The children will also have the opportunity to set up simple practical experiments, comparative and fair tests. In year 4, we will begin recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables linking with our focus of Living things and Habitats.


Our class topic for this half term is ‘One World’. We will be investigating the big question ‘How can we protect our planet?’ We will be exploring the impact of plastic pollution in our environment and we will be learning about recycling. The lessons will be planned around the children’s questions and interests.


We will be exploring Christianity during our RE lessons.


During Spanish we will be recapping what we learnt in year 3 and adding new words to our vocabulary. We will also explore the Spanish culture.

Reminders and other important information

P.E will take place on Thursdays, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school all week as we will also have a second lesson which will vary week to week.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is due back the following Friday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday. Handwriting practise or spellings may also be given.

Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records daily, so please make sure these are in school every day and are signed each time your child reads at home. These will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.

All children have login details for two fantastic maths resources and should seek to regularly access these at home.

Some other useful websites you may wish to visit are:

BBC Bitesize



Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see me with if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks,

Lucy Henshall