Epic Explorers

Welcome back to Year 4 after our Christmas break!

Our second topic this year is called Misty Mountain, Winding River.

In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.

Class Visit

We have a Year 4 residential visit to Crowden Activity Centre on Thursday 7th March to Friday 8th March.

We also have a topic based class visit arranged for Tuesday 19th March where we will conduct a River Study at the Moorlands Discovery Centre in the Peak District.

Class Text

Our Class text for this topic is called ‘King Of The Cloud Forests’ by Michael Morpurgo

Times Tables

Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 4, children are expected to know all of their timetables up to 12x12. Encourage your child to use Reflex Maths at every opportunity to support your child’s progress.


The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 3/4. There will be a spelling test every Friday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week. They will be given a set of spellings that will last across a two-week period.


Children should be listened to read every night at home for around 5-10 minutes to build their confidence and knowledge. When your child finishes their book they can swap it for a different one on a Friday morning. Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each Friday so that we can get your child signed off to earn their reading reward badges.


P.E lessons are on Monday and Friday afternoon. Please bring appropriate P.E kit for these sessions (plain black bottoms, plain white t-shirt and plain black/grey/red hoody.

Earrings must be removed for P.E. Adults will not take earrings out.

If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 4 please come in and ask.

Thank you,

Mr Wheeler, Mrs Wilson & Mrs Medlock

Link to Knowledge Organiser for our Topic

Link to Year 4 Maths Key Instant Recall Facts