Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Welcome to Year 4! 



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:


Mr Hicks: 



Hi Year 4!

How are we in Spring Term already? 

We have had the best Autumn term with you and can not wait to learn and laugh more with you! 

We have made a little slideshow of all the wonderful learning we have done. 

Key dates 


18th January 4C Class Assembly 9:15 

w/b 22nd January - FOC Penny War Week 

Friday 16th February - FOC Friendship Disco

19th - 23rd February - Half Term

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March - Parent Consultations

Friday 22nd March - Last swimming session of the term 

Thursday 28th March - Easter Egg Hunt and end of term 1.15pm


Developing Pulse & Groove Through Improvisation

How does music improve our world?



We are going to be making a moving book based off the book Alice in  Wonderland.


This half term, our outdoor PE session will be on  Monday afternoon. Please ensure your children come to school in their PE kits. 

The children will continue to swim 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. Thank you.

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 half term we will be learning about the following: 

  • Properties of Shape and Symmetry

    Decimal Numbers and calculating with decimals Measure – Money

     Problem solving involving decimals

    Fractions – Add and subtract

                Fractions of quantities

                  Fractions in the context of measure

                 Equivalent Fractions, ordering and comparing

     Multiplying, using a formal written layout

    Divide using a formal written layout

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, 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 term we will be learning about Electricity. We will be.....

- identifying common appliances
that run on electricity
- constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- identifying whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- recognising that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or
not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- recognising  some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors







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 half term we will be studying 'Alice in  Wonderland' and will be writing a narrative piece and insructions on how to host a tea party. Our grammar focus will be:

  • noun phrases
  • punctuation 
  • subordinating conjunctions 
  • co-ordinating conjunction 

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.



We expect the children to be reading and practising their timetable 5 times per week.


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.