Year 4 - Amsterdam 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 4

Autumn Term Term


Welcome to your child's first term in Year 4. The children are all happy and settled in their new classroom and are tackling their new challenges with an impressive level of maturity.

Our topic this term is ‘Rivers and the Ancient Civilistions.’ We will initially be  comparing the four Ancient Civilsations of Ancient Sumer, The Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt and The Shang Dynasty. We will look at how rivers were important to each of these and will then be focusing specifically on  ancient life in the Indus Valley.

As part of our geography fieldwork, we visited Macclesfield Forest on Wednesday 11th October. Despite the pouring rain, we all had an amazing time exploring the River Bollin from its source to the reservoir. We observed how the river changed by comparing and measuring the speed of the water flow, taking the temperature of the water and measuring its depth. We were even allowed to stand and paddle in the water as we carried out our tasks! Lunch was a soggy picnic under the trees. In all, we had a fantastic day of learning, walking and exlporing in the forest. (See our photographs in the folder at the top of this page.)

Some children really rose to the challenge of the half term holiday task and really 'wowed' us with their Egyptian creations. Well done to everyone who tried to complete the challenge.


Please see the newsletter in the file below to find out more information about our learning this term!


Essential links

Please ensure that your child uses this at least twice each week.

Please encourage your child to use this daily for ten minutes of multiplication practise.


Useful links

Children have their Century login to help practise and devlop maths and English skills.




Book changing day-Monday

Spellings given out and tested - Friday (Please have spelling books in school)

The key words that your child is expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 4 are listed in the file below!


Homework will be given on Thursday to be returned by Tuesday

Homework and spellings will be put on the Google classroom each week

Regular/ daily multiplication practise is also highly reccommended in preparation for the end of Year 4 national times tables test! (Use the links above!)


PE- Monday (and Tuesday until October half term) See file below for expected kit


Swimming- Friday (this term only) Please note that the bus leaves at 9:00am


Please help us by ensuring that your child has the correct books /kit / work/ equipment in school each day! Thank you!


Snacks are not provided but the children are often hungry by break time.

Please send in a fruit snack daily.

Please also remember that water bottles are essential in class each day!





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