Year 4 – Honey Bees

Welcome to the Honeybees class page! We are one of the Year 4 classes. Our teacher is Miss Brady and we are also supported by Miss Paxton.

We always try to work hard in the Honeybees and have fun along the way too! Our days are very busy and exciting. Throughout the year we will continue to learn our instruments with In Harmony, have weekly PE and swimming lessons and continue learning Spanish with Mrs Bennaceur.

In English we usually base our learning around a class reader. This year we will explore texts including: ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’. In Maths, we will use all four operations and are developing our problem solving and reasoning skills. Times-tables are a big focus in Year 4 and we are all aiming to get our gold badge.

In Science we are looking forward to carrying out lots of investigations and learning about Sound, Electricity, Living Things and the Digestive System. We will continue to develop our history skills whilst learning about the changes from The Stone Age to Iron Age and the Anglo Saxon and Viking invasion. We will continue to be geographers and develop our compass and map reading skills. We will have a focus study on Norway and will learn about how countries differ around the world depending on their location.

We will continue to develop our Art skills through looking at Autumn Art, a range of European Artists and insect art. In DT we will develop our design and creation skills to make a light box and a mini greenhouse. We will learn about seasonal food and follow simple recipes to make tasty food to try. We will work on our computer programming skills using the program Scratch and use different programs and techniques to become animators. We will continue to learn about being safe online.

We always try to bring our reading folders into school each day so that we can read in class every day. We all feel that it is important to work on our reading at home too and try our best to get better and better.

We have been set a challenge of trying to read 100 books before leaving Year 4. Who will read the most?


Don’t forget, all Year 4 children will do an online assessment of their times tables knowledge in the summer term. We use Times Tables Rockstars online to help with our speed and fluency. 


Year 4 Parent Pamphlet – Summer 2024