Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 Blog

Class Teacher

Mr Frelich

Year 4 Teacher

Hello everyone, I am your new Y4 teacher. After spending quite a few years in Y6, I felt it was time for a change. I am really excited about teaching all of you this year.

I studied Software Engineering (Games Programming) at University which was a lot of fun. I love video games, walking, reading, cooking, movies and been with my family: I have a lovely wife, 2 boys (Albert is 2 and Elwood is 1 and we have a Labrador retriever called Harry.

My favourite books as a child were The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis), The Magic Faraway Tree (Enid Blyton) and Danny the Champion of the World (Roald Dahl).

My favourite books as an adult are Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling), The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams).

Parent Welcome - Year 4 - 2023

Year 4 Parent welcome 2023

Post Covid Routines

Water Bottles

Children are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle with them to school.  They are responsible for bringing it into class in the morning and taking it home with them every day and washing it. The bottle will sit with them on their table throughout the day.

Lunch Boxes

Children place their lunch boxes on the trolley inside the classroom.


This term, our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday so a full P.E kit needs to be in school on those day.

For safety reasons, jewellery may not be worn.  Earrings must be removed (by the child) for PE.  Children with long hair will need to tie it up.


To start off with, there will be 3 types of homework.

  • Home Reading: Books will be changed on Tuesday and Thursday. New Reading Diaries will be handed out to the children at the beginning of the year. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week.
  • Spellings: Children will have a new spelling pattern to practice every few weeks.
  • MyMaths: We will continue to use MyMaths for Maths homework for the foreseeable future.

Year 4 Curriculum Details

During the first half term, we will be covering subjects and areas that were missed during lockdown. Some of these will be Plants (science), tools (design technology), Stone Age to Iron Age (History).


  • Living Things & Their Habitats
  • Animals Inc. Humans
  • States of Matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity


  • Creation / Fall
  • Incarnation
  • Exploring right and wrong with Christians and Humanists: an RE investigations
  • Salvation
  • Kingdom of God


  • Mechanical Systems
  • Food
  • Electrical Systems


  • Colour, Line Drawing
  • Found Objects
  • Wire Frame
  • Figurative / Surreal


  • Espresso (programming)
  • Online Safety
  • Animation
  • Key Skills
  • Espresso (programming)


  • Romans (Boudicca)
  • Local History: Steel City – (Benjamin Hunstmen)


  • Locational Knowledge: Italy
  • Mountains & Rivers
  • Mapwork


  • Mamma Mia
  • Glockenspiel 2
  • Stop!
  • Lean on Me
  • Blackbird

Important Year 4 Documents

Calculation Strategy (Coming Soon)…
Knowledge Organiser (Coming Soon)…

Year 4 Maths

Year 4 Calculation Videos

This video shows how Y4 children use counters and a formal method to show how to add two four digit numbers.  It is important to leave a space for any carrying figures.

This video shows how Y4 children use formal methods to multiply a three digit number by a one digit number.

Can you multiply 345 x 6?

Would you use this method to multiply 399 by 2?  Why not?


Our Year 4 Gallery Items - You can see all our pictures in the Gallery section of the site.

Y4 Castleton 2019


Y4 Castleton 2018


Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt


Y4 Roman Day


Year 4 In Pictures


Castleton Visit – Year 4 2017


Y4 Visit to Castleton – 2016