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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 4

Welcome to year 4!

Class teacher - Miss Yapp

Teaching assistant - Mrs Tull


PE is Monday and Wednesday.

Please also make sure you have a water bottle in school.  


This term our topic is:



Please Check your children's bag today (18th September) as several letters have been sent home!  Thank you 

Week beginning 21st September 

English - This week we are looking at narrative writing linked to our book Escape from Pompeii.

The features we will look at are:


Expanded noun phrases describing character 

Expanded noun phrases describing setting 

Fronted adverbials (with commas)  




Speech marks/inverted commas  

Apostrophe for contraction 

Apostrophe for plural 


Maths - This week we will be looking at Place value.

  • Roman Numerals to 100
  • Finding 1,000 more or less
  • Comparing 4 digit numbers
  • Ordering numbers to 10,000.


Guided Reading - Class reader-Escape from Pompeii.  This week we will continue our focus on retrieval skills and understanding of texts. Pupils will also develop inferencing skills.    

Topic - Science - Rocks and Soils.  

We start a new unit this week for our topic work, focusing on Science and Rocks and Soils. Pupils will investigate properties of different rocks and compare how absorbent different kinds of soils are. Pupils will be working on hands on activities where they will have the opportunity to explore in scientific investigations.  

Spellings Week 1 (test 25th Sept)











Some children will have extra words in their Homework book.  

Spelling overview

Book reviews:


Please ask your children to complete a book review of a book they've recently read, we then form a booklet at school to help other children choose a book!  

Photos of the class learning about how volcanoes are formed and what type of volcanoes are created!  Photos to follow soon!