Location & Contact Details


Hagley Primary School, Park Road
Stourbridge, West Midlands

Contact Number

01562 883280

Email Address

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Term Dates

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

TED DayMonday 4th September
TED DayTuesday 5th September
Autumn Term StartsWednesday 6th September
Autumn Half Term BreakMonday 30th October - Friday 3rd November
Christmas HolidaysMonday 25th December - Friday 5th January
TED DayMonday 8th January
Spring Term StartsTuesday 9th January
Spring Term StartsTuesday 9th January
Spring Half Term BreakMonday 12th February - Friday 16th February
Easter HolidaysMonday 25th March - Friday 5th April
Summer Term StartsMonday 8th April
TED DayFriday 24th May
Summer Half Term BreakMonday 27th May - Friday 31st May
TED DayMonday 22nd July
Summer Holidays StartsTuesday 23rd July

Academic Year 2024 - 2025 (without TED Days)

Autumn Term StartsMonday 2nd September
Autumn mid termMonday 28th October - Friday 1st November
ChristmasMonday 23rd December - Friday 3rd January
Spring mid-termMonday 17th February - Friday 21st February
EasterMonday 14th April - Friday 25th April
Summer mid-termMonday 26th May - Friday 30th May
End of summer termMonday 21st July

Year 4

Believe, Achieve, Together We Succeed
Welcome to Year 4's Page

In Year 4 our teachers are

Mrs Bedford (Larks)

Mrs Simpson (Finches)

Miss Hawthorne (Nightingales)

We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs White and Mrs Stone.

Year 4 Curriculum

Curriculum Evening Presentation

Year 4 arrival and collection

Children enter through Lych Gate between 8.30am – 8.45am.

Parents collect from front playground and exit through corridor at 3.10pm.


This term we have started with the topic ‘Egyptians’. In this topic, we learn all about where the Egyptians fit into history, Pharaohs specifically Tutankhamun, what the afterlife means to the Egyptians and they explored who built the pyramids and why. The children have the opportunity to be involved in practical activities so they can immerse themselves into their learning.

After half term, our topic changed to ‘Water, Water, Everywhere.’ In this topic, children will learn about features of rivers, the three courses of a river and they will compare UK rivers to the River Nile. Additionally, they will learn the difference between solids, liquids and gases and then apply this knowledge to the water cycle. We will be visiting Bewdley Museum to learn more about rivers which we are all very excited about.


This term, children will be rewriting their own narrative based on the story ‘The time travelling cat’. The children will learn how to use possessive apostrophes, relative clauses and inverted commas. Additionally, children will be writing their own suspense piece thinking about tension, coherence and literary devices.

Recommended reading

To access the BookTrust recommended reading for 9-11 years olds click the icon. 

To access another useful Year 4 reading list, click here. 


During the Autumn term we focus heavily on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. In Year 4, the children are expected to work with numbers up to 10,000. This includes partitioning, ordering and comparing numbers. Times tables are crucial to the maths curriculum, so please continue to practise these at home with your children regularly.


Wednesdays – Indoor PE

Fridays – Outdoor PE

PE Kit

  • Gold polo shirt with logo
  • Green shorts (football type – not lycra) OR dark coloured tracksuit bottoms (particularly during autumn and winter outdoor sessions)
  • Dark green or dark coloured tracksuit jacket
  • Trainers (velcro fastening is acceptable for those children who are unable to tie their own laces)
  • Optional – dark green skort (shorts and skirt combined)

Please send your child in to school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school.


In order to minimise the amount of paperwork between school and home, we will trial setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:

1) Spellings to learn for the week     2) The My Maths activity that has been set     3) The times table to focus on for the week

Children will also be able to use Seesaw as an online reading diary, recording what they have read throughout the week. Children are still expected to read 3 X a week and this will be monitored in school.

Banded reading books will be sent home for those children who are not free readers.


There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term.  We teach spellings every morning in a 15 minute session. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year3/4 words.

Please click here to see the spellings for Autumn 1.

Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.


  • Read with your child as much as possible (ideally daily but 3 times minimum) as this helps with their fluency and understanding of texts, as well as helps to increase their imagination for their own writing.
  • Rehearse spelling patterns – spelling patterns have been sent home with your child.  These will be assessed weekly alongside a selection of words from the Year 3/4 curriculum word list.
  • Practise times tables.  At the end of Year 4, children are expected to be able to recall times tables up to 12×12.  In school, children practise times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars five times each week.  This programme is also available to access at home and we encourage the children to do so as often as possible.


Please check that your child has an apron or an art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Please click here for the Year 4 curriculum overview. 

Year 3 and 4 Reading Workshop Presentation

Please click here for the Reading workshop presentation.


Well Done Awards

Friday 10th November


Larks – Pippa

Finches –  Jovan

Nightingales –  Eva F

Lower Key Stage Writing Workshop

Please click here for the lower key stage writing workshop

‘How can I support my child’ handout

Glossary of terms

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