Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Welcome to Spring term in Year 4! 


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

 We wanted to say a huge thank you for our lovely cards, presents and kind wishes.

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Friday 6th January

Welcome to our Year 4's class page!

Here you will find information about our learning, experiences, class information, homework and any other news

Our Year 4 team 

Staff contact details: 


Mrs Christoforou:

Mrs Khajuria :


Mrs Langley:

Mrs Ingrey:

Mrs Fleming: 


Year 4 Information Evening PowerPoint 

 Year 4 Parents Information Evening 2022.pptDownload
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Key Dates for Spring Term 2023:

Thursday 5th January - INSET day (school is closed to children) 

Friday 6th January - Spring term begins, first day back for children

Thursday 19th January - 4C Class assembly 9am

Tuesday 24th January - Y4-6 Choir children perform at the O2

Friday 10th February - Friends of Cranborne Disco

Monday 13th to Friday 17th February - Half Term 

Monday 20th February - INSET day (school is closed to children)  Parent consultations

Tuesday 21st February -  First day back for children

Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day - children are invited to dress in their pyjamas

Thursday 23rd March - 4LI Class assembly 9am

Thursday 30th March - Friends of Cranborne Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 31st March - End of term 1:15pm finish


This term, we are exploring and developing pulse and groove through improvisation. We will be asking the question how does music improve our world? 


This term, we will be making pop up books based on the story of Alice in Wonderland. 



In Year 4, children will be swimming every Friday morning.  Please ensure your child comes to school 'swim ready', with their swim wear worn underneath their PE kits and their changing bags ready.

This term our outdoor PE session will be on Wednesday mornings with Watford Football club.   Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit every Wednesday.

Useful Websites



Purple Mash can 

 Please find your child's log in details in their reading record



 EYE Year 4 Reading, Writing & Maths.pdfDownload
 EYE Year 4 Writing in more detail.pdfDownload
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This term, in History we are learning about The Ancient Egyptians! 

Take a look at our Ancient Egyptian Day with History Off The Page.


In Spring 1, we will be learning about the following: 

  • Multiplying and dividing whole numbers by 10 & 100 
  • Converting units of measure 
  • Comparing, estimating and calculating measurements 

Each morning, your child will continue to complete their 'Early Morning Work' to consolidate their skills and build mental fluency.

How can I help my child?

Ask your child to explain to you what they have done during the school day.  Ask your children to pretend to be the teacher and explain the methods that they have learnt in class.  Please look on Purple Mash and Mathletics for tasks that will support your child's learning.  

Mental fluency 

Helping your child with their mental fluency is the most effective way to improve your children's skills. 

Please ensure you are helping your child by asking them questions on the following topics:

  • Times tables (up to 12 x 12)
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Halving numbers - even tricky ones such as 72 
  • Doubling numbers 
  • Adding 
  • Subtracting
  • Telling the time

 Times tables

Each week, we will be testing children on their table knowledge using Purple Mash.  Children will be tested weekly using Ipads. There will be 6 seconds in between each question.  Each week we will record a score out of 25.  

In June 2023, all children in the UK will be sitting a government timetable test. They will be expected the know all their multiplication facts ( times tables) up to 12 x 12 and recall these at speed. The test will be on the iPads and they will have 5 seconds to answer the questions.

Please continue to support your child by practicing regularly home. Each week we will be revisiting a different multiplication table and every Friday the children will be doing a test based on their tables they have learnt so far.   


TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS: This is a brilliant resource to use to assist children with their times table knowledge. 

Every child has their log in details in their reading record. 


This half term, our topic is 'Animals including humans.' We will study the digestive system, identifying different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. 




 Each week, homework will be given to the children on Thursday, to be completed and return by the following Tuesday.

The homework includes:

  • Comprehension - texts to develop their fluency and comprehension skills such as retrieving, inferring and summarising 
  • Mathletics - 3 Mathletics challenges will be assigned each week for the children to complete online. Their logins are in their reading records.

Optional additional maths homework:

If you feel your child can do some extra maths homework at home, please download the work that will be uploaded here...


Times table practise sheets

 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 17.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 18.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 19.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 20.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 21.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 22.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 23.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 24.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 25.pdfDownload
 Ultimate Times Table Daily Practice Booklet 26.pdfDownload
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Grammar & punctuation activity sheets

Working from home

If your child is isolating at home, but well enough to complete work, please see below for their work to complete at home.

We suggest that each day your child should complete the following:

Maths (White Rose), English (Oak academy or Bitesize), Independent reading and a Science task..



Choose one of the following

Click on the link for lessons


Use the BBC link to pick your lesson from the day.


You may like to explore these lessons from Oak Academy.



Click on the link to a sequence based on the book 'Hansel and Gretel', by Anthony Brown.



This term we will be studying ' Alice in Wonderland'. They will be writing their own setting description. Our grammar focus will be:

  • adverbials 
  • expanded noun phrases
  • using a range of conjunctions  

Throughout Year 4 the children will be working towards achieving their pen licences.  We will continuously work on their handwriting ensuring it is joined up and neat. 


Each week, we will continue to teach reading comprehension skills through a scheme called 'Cracking Comprehension'.  


Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link: 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 



Helping children to develop a love of reading is our passion at Cranborne. In order to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, pupils are expected to read everyday for at least 10 minutes (from a variety of texts) and have their reading record signed. These will be checked regularly. 


We will continue to use the Accelerate Reader programme and quizzes in school.  Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any questions.



Home work will be sent home on Thursday, to be returned on the following Tuesday.  Your child will be complete:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar skills activity
  • Maths skills activity
  • Times table practise

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher if you have any further questions.


School closure

In the event of school closure, all work will be set via the school webpage.

If your child is required to self isolate, please inform your child's class teacher and we will provide work for them to complete. 


Curriculum Overview

 See below for an overview of the curriculum subjects we will be teaching this year.