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Northborough Primary School

Year 4 - hawthorne class


Welcome to Year 4 (now known as Hawthorn class!). Myself and Mrs Gerrard (Tuesdays) are really looking forward to having a great year with the children. Mrs Turner will also be in class each morning in her role as a 1:1 TA.

Our topic this half term is called ‘Gods and Mortals’ and is all about Ancient Greece.


Main Curriculum areas:


Autumn 1


Myths and Legends, including ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’; information texts and newspaper stories.


Place value, Geometry – properties of shapes


Forces and magnets


Ancient Greek life and beliefs, Athens and Sparta, the battle of Marathon


Location and physical geography of Greece


Researching information, presentation skills


Hockey and games multi-skills


Beginners French with Mrs Gerrard (numbers, colours, animals, etc.)

Art and DT

Greek sculpture and pottery


Equipment needed in Year 4:

  • PE days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Reading records and reading books: daily
  • Water bottles: daily
  • Homework books should come back into school every Wednesday.
  • Home-school learning project folders need to come back into school every Friday.


  • As Year 4 children will be sitting a national test on times tables (and related division facts), it is important that they learn and practise these regularly through ‘Times Table Rockstars’ as the national test is computer based and tests speed of answering. The login details are the same as those used for ‘Mathletics’
  • ‘Mathletics’ tasks will also be set
  • Weekly spellings and handwriting practice
  • Children will have projects tasks to complete both at home and at school based on our topic


If you have any queries, please feel free to come and speak to me about the curriculum.




Mr Henderson