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  • What's the big idea?

    What’s the big idea?

    Do you love discovering and exploring? Yes? Well, you might just be an explorer.

    Explorers are people who travel to new places in the world and discover new things that they didn’t know existed. So much of what we know today about our world is because we have been explorers in the past. Being an explorer is exciting but scary at the same time.

    Could you be an explorer?

  • What will we be learning?


    • To be able to use geographical vocabulary
    • To be able to use different types of maps
    • To be able to share geographical information about places we have explored on holiday
    • To be able to share geographical information about our ‘here’ and ‘there’ regions


    • To know about explorers and adventurers from the past
    • To be able to ask questions about exploration
    • To be able to gather information from maps, pictures and books
    • To be able to answer simple questions about exploration
    • To know how explorers told the time and navigated at sea


    • To know why exploration had positive and negative impacts


    • To know about the artwork of explorer artists (Margaret Mee, Sydney Parkinson, Syms Covington and George Catlin)
    • To be able to draw plants and animals with accuracy
    • To be able to evaluate and improve my drawing
  • Maths

    As well as continuing to build our knowledge and confidence in the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), we will explore:

    • Fractions and decimals

    If your child still can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

  • English

    We will be enjoying Ross Montgomery’s book ‘Max and The Millions’.

    We will be using this, and our project to continue to improve our ability to:

    • Rehearse sentences, write sentences and check our sentences
    • Include conjunctions, subordinate clauses and adverbs
    • Choose specific nouns and verbs
    • Use correct punctuation
  • Knowledge organiser

  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    The School Day

    The Year 4 school day starts at 8.35am. Your child needs to enter school through the gate near North Road .Staff will direct your child.

    All adults dropping off or picking up children must wear face masks from now on. Thank you. Please ensure you stay two metres away from other families.

    Your child needs to be collected from the gate near North Road at 3.05pm, unless they walk home alone. If your child can walk home alone, please fill out the form that you can collect from the office (this includes those children who walked home alone last year).   

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. Year 4 will now have P.E. on a Tuesday and a Thursday so please ensure that your child wears their P.E kit on these days to school.


    Year 4 teachers will email you on Thursdays with information about your homelearning.

    This will be weekly spelling, punctuation or grammar practise on DB, and Mathletics tasks. Twice a half term, we will give you a project task such as, researching or creating.

    Please remember to read to your child every day, and to listen to them read aloud each day too. This is the best way to help you child improve in all areas of the curriculum.

    We always show your children how to complete the homelearning but please email us if you have any problems. Thank you!  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Entry Point and Exit Point:

    Normally, we would invite you to celebrate the learning with us in school. Instead, we will keep you involved with weekly emails. Photos of the children’s learning are shared each week in the school newsletter.


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Email us on the address below : 


    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

Y4 Start and finish times
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