Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681
[email protected]

 Welcome to Year 4!

4S Mrs Smart and Mrs Holmes

4G Mr George, Miss Miles, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Hale

Click for our wonderful Teacher Stories page

silver hamper NEW

Year 4 are collecting SILVER items for our Christmas Hamper.  This is the only way that the PTA are able to raise much-needed funds this year so we're hoping it will be a huge success.  These can come into school as soon as you like...  Look out for tickets!

 For more information regarding our topics, please click on our  Year 4 Curriculum Page

 Current Homework - Updated 26th November

  • TTRockstars - ongoing
  • My Maths - Roman numerals - Due 3rd Dec
  • Orange book: INDIA project - see document below - Hand in and presention on Monday 7th Dec 2020
  • Spellings week 8 - test on Tuesday 1st December
  • Purple Mash: nothing specific online this week but see below for a COMPUTER SKILLS homework
  • Reading - ongoing
  • Maths 'KIRFs' (key instant recall facts) ongoing - see folder below
  • Work for children isolating is at the bottom of this page

Homework statement: 

Just to clarify the situation regarding homework. We've looked into this, after a parental enquiry, to make sure there is consistency across the school and that we are operating within our school policy. In year 4 we aim to set 90 minutes per week and this doesn't include reading. We recognise that sometimes the English/topic task could take a lot longer, if people really want to engage with it, but the basic requirement can almost always be done in 30 minutes. The other tasks are often games or online activities which the children should ideally be able to complete independently. We recognise that they often spend a lot of time online, gaming and watching videos and we hoped to steer some of this time towards educational sites.


TT Rockstars.  If you're new here, look at THIS.  The first time you log on you'll need to choose a rockstar name and do a baseline test.  If you're already an expert, check out these TOP TIPS.  Do this every week - Every day if you can!  Remember to practise in the 'garage' game but try to improve your RockStar Status in the 'studio' game.  The system is designed to be intuitive and will respond to your child's speed and accuracy to give a personalised experience.  Ask your teacher if you don't know your login details, but these should be in the front of your child's reading record book.  We have a Rockstar display in each class so we can celebrate progress through the levels.  Don't miss out on this!  Year 4 is the year in which we really try to get all times tables up to 12x12 rock solid. 
My Maths -The children's password details should be the same as last year and these should also be the same as for TTRS.  Remember it's a good idea to do the "practice" task first before attempting the homework.  The first level login is "astwood" and password "cosine242"  Then use your own username which is 3 numbers and a password of 3 letters.  If you don't have this please ask!
We have a school subscription to the fabulous Purple Mash.  We will use this lots over the year so it's important that your child can access their account.  It is an excellent resource and was primarily introduced to deliver our ICT curriculum.  We will mainly use it in school but will set the occasional homework task which will be found in your child's "to do" folder.  We won't overload them at this stage.  Make sure you've created your avatar - Click on the "character" in the top right and set the design you like.  Simple.  Any work to to will be in a little "alert" which you just click on.  There are lots of other games to explore so feel free to play these if you'd like.  Let us know your favourites!  The logon details are in the front of the orange homework book. 
  • Spellings have now been set.  See letter below for our plan and explanation of this new system.  Children will be in one of three groups; Oak, Ash or Elm and there will be sticker in the front of their orange homework book reminding them which one they are in.  Please learn the relevant words and these will be tested the following Tuesday. 

Extra information for Week of 30th November:

The PTA are organising Christmas hampers again this year as they are always extremely popular and always rather splendid and festive.  Please send in your silver items and look out for tickets to be in with a chance of winning.

We've included some maths instant recall facts to practise below - KIRFs.  This is ongoing and should bridge any gaps resulting from lockdown.  The more secure the children are, the better!

We have learned about simile and metaphor - listen to this great SONG!

PE kits are still to be worm to school on the appropriate days:  4G Monday and Thursday, 4S Thursday and Friday.

Please can we remind you to send in a letter if your child is going to be picked up by anyone other than their mother or father. If it is a regular arrangement, a letter stating that will suffice for the year.

If you are away or isolating then the work will be at the bottom of this page


Photo Gallery:



 Past photos of Year 4:


 Isolation work:

The usual homework applies and there are always lots more games etc on Purple Mash.  BBC bitesize is also good for lots of resources.  Do lots of reading and practise all the KIRFs.  The powerpoints and worksheets we'll be using in school are below.  For the English this week we're working on writing letters.  Try writing a few letters to different people.  Perhaps one asking for some help with something, maybe one could be a complaint.

Monday maths video

Year 4 isolation work


32 Autumn3 L&P subtract lengths

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31 Autumn3 L&P Add lengths recap

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33 Autumn3 L&P measure perimeter

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34 Autumn3 L&P perimeter on a grid

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36 Autumn3 L&P perimeter of rectilinear

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35 Autumn3 L&P perimeter of a rectangle

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French 23rd Nov

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