Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

General Information

Welcome to the Year Four page.

Here we aim to share useful information that you can refer back to, we also want to celebrate and share the children’s learning with you.

Our PE days are Monday (swimming) and Wednesday. Spellings are uploaded to Teams at the end of each week and will be tested on Fridays. Maths and English homework is explained on Teams and will be set every Friday and is due the following Friday. Please ensure your child brings their book to school everyday so we can read with them and change their book. Children must also reads at home, on BoomReader, twice a week.

Miss Chin


Please read carefully – Microsoft Teams

Year 4 is now setting homework on Microsoft Teams.

Year 4 are now using Microsoft Teams to set homework and communicate. You should have received information regarding this by e-mail.  If you have not received information, please contact admin@middlestown.accordmat.org   Please read the letter and guide below for additional support and guidance. You can find your child’s username and password at the back of their bookmark.

Microsoft Teams Parent’s Guide

Teams Parental Letter MPA




Here are a list of some of the websites that you can use to support your child at home.

Educational Websites

Purple Mash

Classroom Secrets Kids


Topmarks for Maths

Education City 

Multiplication Tables Check – 2023 – Timestables.co.uk



Half Termly Curriculum Overview

Please click the link below to see our half termly curriculum overviews

Year 4 curriculum overview Autumn 1

Year Four Spellings

Below are the Year 3/4 statutory spellings. These are covered through the weekly spelling tests but any additional practise will help the children become confident with their spellings. Repetition and application is key when it comes to children remembering their spellings. Thank you for your ongoing support with this.


Autumn 1 Summary

Autumn 2 Summary




Year Four Learning


In our Art topic this term, Year 4 will work with charcoal, wax crayons and paint to create power prints. By the end of the topic Year 4 will create an interesting finished drawing based on their original composition, including detail such as contrast and pattern.


Year 4 used their knowledge of electricity to create a working circuit inside their torch in DT!

They used an empty bottle to create the hard shell for the torch and designed their own switch.

Their end product was an electrical torch that could be switched on and off!







In English, we have been reading the book Malala’s Magic Pencil. So far, we have made predictions based on images in the book, produced setting descriptions, written diary entries from Malala’s perspective and produced a letter to Malala on how she has inspired us. We fully recommend this book to others who are interested in inspirational auto biographies.



Year 4 performed their fantastic class assembly on their Anglo-Saxons and Viking knowledge.

They acted out the coming of Hengest and Horsa to England, read diary entries and sang a Viking song.

MPA learned lots of interesting facts!






In their History topic on Ancient Egypt, Year 4 have been learning about the process of mummification.

After learning the steps, pupils carried out the embalming process on a tomato!







In RE, Year 4 acted out puja worship! They took off their shoes, presented an offering, and took part in aarti (Kum Kum Powder and Prashad).







In Science this half term, Year 4 have loved learning about Sound. Year 4 have enjoyed learning about vibrations using musical instruments. They are able to explain how we hear sounds, including the inner structure of the ear. They created  their own windpipes and described the pitch, amplitude and volume.






In Science, Year 4 classified invertebrates by exploring their local environment!

They picked up annelids, arachnids and different types of insects, using tongs.






Nell Bank Residential

Year 4 had their first school residential at Nell Bank in Ilkley!

On the first day of their trip, they developed their teamwork skills after playing lots of competitive games such as ball and pipe and ‘The Floor is Lava’.

That evening, Year 4 enjoyed delicious fish and chips and had a hot chocolate party in the dark!

On their second day, the children the forests during orienteering and built their own dens. They finished their wonderful trip with an awards ceremony and played on the adventure playground.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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