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Academic Year 2023-24

Summer Term

Welcome back.  We hope that you've all had a lovely Easter break and are ready for another busy term.  This term our essential question is 'What were the greatest achievements of the ancient Egyptians?

Please see the curriculum overview below for an outline of what we will be learning this term.  

 - PE will be on a Friday  

 - Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday.

 - Reading records will be checked every Monday and children will receive a house point if their reading record has been signed 4 times by an adult in the previous week.

- Spellings will be tested every Monday.


Miss Ironmonger, Miss Hailes and Miss Tyne







Year 4 Transition booklet



In English we have written news broadcasts.  Click on the link to see our broadcasts. 




Click on the link to see us playing the clarinet.


My Style homework

World Book Day

World Book Day - Reading for pleasure

Internet Safety Workshop


Skipping challenge

Christmas Party

Carol Concert - Playing the handbells to festive songs

Christmas cup photos

Odd Sock Day - Anti Bullying Week

School trip - Collection museum Lincoln

Harvest festival - click on the link below to watch us singing in church.

Year 4 - school council


Maths - Term 1


In English we have written our own play scripts based on the story of Romulus and Remus.  Please look on the video page to watch our plays. 

Violins - We have been learning the parts of the violin and the names of the notes.



Science - Investigating - 'Do the tallest children have the biggest feet?'

P.E - point and patch balances

Summer Term 

How can we protect and promote wildlife in out local environment?


Geography - using digimaps

Coronation celebrations

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We made a freeze frame of the verses in the poem 'Russian Doll'

In RE we have been learning about Christianity and Buddhsm whilst considering the question - What does it mean to lead a good life?


The children have learnt the story of Saul and how he led his life before he 'saw the light.' and how he changed after the event to lead a good life. 

DT - our bug houses

DT- we have been designing our bug houses

DT - cutting wood for our bug houses

DT - making our bug houses

Music - We have started learning a Stong Age song

Computing - following flowcharts to write our own codes

Computing - We have been learning about the different parts of a computer

School Year 2022 - 2023

Spring Term

Were the Vikings raiders or settlers?


We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to the new term.   


This term we will be learning about the Vikings.  Full details of what we will be learning can be found below on the curriculum overview.  A copy of this term's spellings are also included below as well as in the children's homework books.


If you wish to get in touch at any point this term, we are always available in the morning or after school or you can email enquiries@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk


Miss Ironmonger, Mrs Middleton and Miss Cullis 


Snow Day Home Learning 


As some of you are unable to attend school due to the weather conditions, below is your home  learning for today. Please complete your work on paper and hand in upon your return to school.  


Mrs Middleton 

Year 4 Home learning - Snow Day 10.03.23

Snow Day

Spring Term Curriculum overview Terms 3 and 4

Spelling overview - Terms 3 and 4


Homework is given out on a Friday and should be be returned by the following Thursday. It will consist of a piece of English or Maths work which will consolidate your learning from the week.  Spellings are in childrren's homework books and will be tested the following Thursday.


Keep practising your times tables. You need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.


Children also have their own individual logins which enable them to access TT Rock Stars and Purple Mash.  These websites all offer a wealth of games and activities to support the children's learning. 


Remember to read regularly and record this in your reading record. If you read at least 4 times every week and your record has been signed by an adult for each entry you will be awarded a house point. Reading records are checked every Monday.


My Style homework is also given out each term.


Please encourage your child to practise their times tables in preparation for the end of Year 4 Multiplication Check.  Using the following websites and APPs will enable your child to become more proficient in their recall of multiplication facts


ttrockstars.com - children have individual log ins in homework books


www.topmarks.co.uk - hit the button. This is also available as an APP


Art gallery - illuminated letters

Easter Cup

We have created our own kennings and performed them. To see a video of the kennings, click on the link below which will take you to the video page. 


Science - investigating how sound travels

World Book Day - March 2023

Children enjoyed dressing up in their pj's on World Book Day.  They have worked togther to complete book scavenger hunts as well as creating a blurb for the story of Hiccup the Viking who was seasick.

Viking battle

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Viking battle

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Stained glass windows

Using maps to find places in the UK that have Viking names e.g. cities and towns ending in -by, -keld, -kirk, -thwaite and -toft

Designing illuminated letters

Autumn term spelling overview

Autumn term curriculum overview

Violin concert

To watch our violin and handbell performances, please click on school videos tab below. 





Romero Britto Art Gallery

Christmas calendars and cards

Class displays

Children in Need - November 2022

Remembrance Day display for church

Anti Bullying Week

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The children showed their support by wearing odd socks to highlight the fact we are all individuals and unique.
They also enjoyed dancing to the official Anti Bullying Week Song!

RE - creating shrines with Puja trays

1st violin lesson

violin lesson 1.MOV

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Using a bow!

Art - discovery pages

Science - balloon rocket

Science - Which surface does the ball bounce best?

Active Learning

Multiplication Test - information for parents

Uploading Work

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Handwriting booklet - common exception words



Online links


Your children have their usernames and passwords in their homework book.


Purple Mash



TT Rockstars










Leader in Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)


Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values

Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

Documents - please click to open