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Year 4

A big welcome to Year 4 here at Fleetdown!

We would like to welcome parents, carers and pupils to the Year 4 page. We hope you find the information on this page useful and if you have any additional questions, please Class Dojo message your child’s class teacher.


Being in Year 4 means that we are working hard to build our independence and ability to learn in many different ways. We always demonstrate the three key values of Fleetdown Primary Academy: Respect, Responsibility, Equality.


Term 3 – 'Damaging Disasters'

This term, our topic is ‘Damaging Disasters’. We are going to be learning all about natural disasters and the effects on them on the world. We build on our learning from Year 3, where we study earthquakes and volcanoes, to study the after effects and the ways in which the world rebuilds. We will be designing our own avalanches and learning all about the consequences of a tsunami. What is a hurricane? Where do they come from? Where in the world do natural disasters occur?


Get ready Year 4, we are going to… wait, what was that rumble? 


Fun Fact: A tsunami translates to ‘harbour wave’ and is literally an underwater earthquake!


During English lessons, the children will be using and building upon the skills they learnt during Term 2. We will explore the objectives of content, language and grammar as we master fronted adverbials and use persuasive language to intrigue the audience as we fight to save the planet by combatting climate change. We will write stories set in a modern time and convince the government to combat pollution!

This term, children are going to be reading the brilliant ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman. Will Lila beat the flames or become the next victim of the Fire-Fiend?


In Maths, our focus this term is multiplication and division, observing the short and long written methods. We then move onto area and shape, before concluding with adding and subtracting fractions.


Get practising your times tables Year 4, the June test is coming!


The Year 4 Team

Mr A Burnett - Year 4 Year Group Leader, Fleetdown Science Leader, The Galaxy Trust Science Leader, Teacher of Sharks

Ms T Kassem - Teacher of Sea Otters

Mr H Garland - Teacher of Seals

Miss J Watts - HLTA

Mrs R Clarkson - Associate Teacher

Mrs K Gaston - Associate Teacher

Mrs H Cherry - Associate Teacher

Mrs C Rowlings - Associate Teacher


Together Everyone Achieves More