‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Year 4 2022 - 2023

Miss Hilditch



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Miss Hilditch

This term, our topic is:

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Click on the picture to find some Anglo-Saxon and Viking games!

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We will discover:

  • Where the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings invaded and the reasons they invaded.
  • The key aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Viking life.
  • Using artifacts to inform what we know about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
  • What the religious beliefs of the Anglo Saxon people were and who the Vikings Gods were.
  • Who the different Kings in Anglo Saxon and Viking Britain.


In year 4, it is really important that you know, and practise, your times tables up to 12x12. Times tables are important to help you with lots of other aspects of maths - practising for 5 minutes a day can work wonders!

We will be taking part in the Multiplication Check at the end of the school year.

Below are some fantastic links for you to practise your times tables, number bonds and other maths skills:

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Why not try learning the times table raps?


In science this term we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will split this block of work into two sections:

The first half term will focus on naming a living thing:

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

  • Explore and use classification keys to group animals

  • Identify and name a variety of living things in the local and wider environment.

The second half term will focus on helping the habitats:

  • Recognise that environments can change

  • Understand what is meant by climate change and discuss the greenhouse effect

  • Explore what environmental dangers there are to living things


Reminders and Information

Staff in Year 4:

Miss Hilditch - Class teacher (Monday am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and  Friday)

Madame Leydon – French teacher (Monday pm)

Mrs Donkin– Music teacher (Monday pm)

Mrs Bundy - Teaching assistant



Our regular PE days for this term will be Tuesday and Thursday. Pupils are asked to bring their PE kit on a Monday and will be taken home on a Friday. Please make sure that your child wears the correct Excalibur PE kit.  A list of the full PE kit is on our website.


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Pupils can bring their tracksuit bottoms for PE if it becomes too cold. 

I would be grateful if you could make sure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are removed or covered with micro-pore or similar on PE days.

Any earrings will need to be removed for a PE lesson.


Start and Finish Times

The school gates will be opened at 8:50 to all children. The school day will end at 3:20 pm. 



Due to considerations regarding the transfer of monies, there will be no snacks for sale at break times. Therefore, could you please send your child in with a healthy snack for their midmorning break.


Water Bottles

It is important for children to drink water throughout the day.  Therefore, children may bring in bottles of water each day so long as the bottle has a secure lid. It is also really helpful if every bottle is clearly labelled.  Please can you remind your child to take their bottle home every night for washing and refilling.  



Every week, your child will be set the following tasks: 

  • Guided Reading - Questions set from a short text every Friday. 
  • Spellings - Either a spelling rule or words from the statutory Y3/4 spelling list. Given on half termly basis, tested on a Tuesday.


If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact through our contact email address (contact@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk) or you could leave a message on seesaw.


I look forward to a fabulous year working with you and your child.

Thank you for your continued support.


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