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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Mr Romano (4R), Mr Kemp (4K) and Miss Colliass (4P)


In Year 4 we make learning come to life through exciting topics, themed days and lessons. We are resilient and independent learners and use our growth mindset everyday which means that we learn from our mistakes and know how to help ourselves find our way out of the learning pit.


Below you will find important information about Year 4. This is the place to go to find home learning, letters/reminders and the Year 4 learning journey. 

If you need to contact the teachers for any reason, please use the following email address -


On this page you will find key information with regards to the curriculum being followed in Year 4.


This page will be updated regularly so please check back often to find our current topic web.


Autumn Topic - The Rainforest

Spring Topic - The Greeks and The Mayans

Summer Topic- Growing a Better World



Dear Parents and Carers of children in Year 4,


Following the Autumn half term break, the whole school are expected to commence homework. In Year 4, homework will be set on a Friday  and due in the following Friday except Learning Log tasks which will be set once a half term and the due date will be towards the end of the half term.


On top of the regular reading and times tables practice, children will be expected to complete:

  • Maths homework on Mathletics (set weekly and linked to the topics covered in class)
  • Spelling rules to be practised on Spelling Shed (set weekly and tested the following week)
  • A Learning Log (set half termly and closely linked to our WAC curriculum topic)


Children will find their Mathletics, Spelling Shed, Purple Mash and Times Tables Rockstars Log-ins on the inside cover of their reading records but if you are having issues logging in, please contact us at


We do expect all children to attempt homework and they will be asked to stay in to either read or complete some homework if their work is not attempted.


Thank you to you all for your continued support.


Mr Kemp, Mr Romano & Miss Colliass

Year 4 Teachers.



Spring 1: Learning Log Task.         Due in: Friday 11th February 2022


Your task:

In WAC this term, we are historians studying and comparing The Mayan and Ancient Greek civilisations.

For your learning log task this half term, we would like you to create a piece of work that demonstrates your knowledge about the Mayans, the Ancient Greeks or both. We would suggest you research and compare the civilisations and consider what impact they had on society today.

You may:

  • produce a fact file / non-chronological report about the civilisations
  • design a Mayan or Greek Temple
  • create a mood board, collage or another piece of artwork
  • produce a poster or Power Point all about a civilisation
  • compare the civilisations to another civilisation you have previously studied e.g. The Stone Age or the Egyptians
  • create a typical Mayan or Greek dish considering carefully the ingredients you use

OR alternatively, you could think outside of the box and have a wonderfully creative idea of your own.

Please have fun creating your projects and be prepared to share your wonderful work in the final week of this half term. We were so impressed with the creativity and imagination last learning log task. Please, do not leave your project until the last minute; perhaps set yourself a target of 1 or 2 hours a week. We are looking forward to seeing them.

Greek Day January 2022

For our hook day, The Year 4 children welcomed 'History off the Page' to the school to celebrate Greek day. All the children, parent helpers and staff had a fantastic day experiencing what it would have been like to live in Ancient Greece. We spent the morning in an Athenian market place, where the children became apprentices in making mosaics, pots, tiles, charms and medicines.

During the afternoon, our Greek children attended an amphitheatre where they performed marches and dances, and acted out Greek tragedies and comedies. Meanwhile, slave children served wine, olives, pitas, apples, and figs to the wealthier attendees.

Overall, the children had a wonderful day full of authentic ancient Greek experiences. 'That was the best day ever! 10/10!'


Our Learning Log Homeworks were the best we've seen in a LONG, LONG time! Check these out!

Our Rainforest Double Page Spreads

Rainforest Dioramas - plenty of fun (and mess) !

Spellings 14th- 21st January

Suggested reading list for Year 4 pupils in KS2 age 8-9


Books for Year 4 – the list above contains titles to appeal to children aged 8-9 in Year 4 of primary school. The books consist of a range of titles to cover all ability ranges including the less able and the more able, including funny stories, adventures, mysteries, scary tales, stories to fire the imagination and narrative non-fiction. This list of reading suggestions is revised regularly and includes stories by Nina Bawden, Malorie Blackman, Cressida Cowell, Gillian Cross, Ross Montgomery, and Roald Dahl.



Below are some links you might find useful. Enjoy!

Useful Links