Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4 you will find:

Ms. T McHenry
Miss. V Waterfield

Themes & Topics


Our Autumn term topic is ‘The Greeks’, where we look at the origins of the Olympics and the competitive nature they instilled within us and daily life. Research into the daily life. Towards the end of the topic children will organised their own Moorhill Olympics.


The Spring Term topic is ‘Aztecs’, where we will focus on their life, trading and chocolate. The children will learn about the Aztecs. They will make comparisons between the Aztecs and the Ancient Greeks.



Finally, the Summer Term brings ‘Safari’ to Year 4! The children will act as travel agents, researching life in Kenya, geographical landmarks as well as the animals indigenous to Africa. Throughout the topic we will discover the colourful prints and designs on fabric as well as the music that influences Kenyan lifestyles. The topic will land with the ‘travel agents’ selling their holiday experience to you, as parents, and entice you into the life of Africa.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in to school and speak to us; our doors are always open.

– Year 4 Team

What can you do to support your child?

  • Reading is very important in Year 4 as we are encouraging children to foster a love and understanding of books. Please support us by reading with your child every night; little and often works best- 15 minutes a day as a minimum.
  • Your child will be set homework tasks relating to skills learnt that week, whether it be spelling, writing, mathematics or topic based. It is very important that your child completes this work to the best of his or her ability.

  • Make sure your child is ready to learn and not tired when he/she comes to school.
  • Be interested in what your child has been doing at school, encourage him/her to be inquisitive and follow ideas through to a natural conclusion.
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