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Apple - KS2 Year 4

Pupils in the school grounds

Welcome to Apple Class, Year 4

Browse the class page below to find out a little bit more about what knowledge and skills you'll be learning this half-term and key information to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Miss. Hawkins, Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Siddle.

Key Information

  • This half-term, PE will take place every Monday and Friday. Please make sure your child arrives to school in their PE kit on these days. 
  • All children should wear uniform which should be clearly named.  
  • Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to school each day.
  • Please ensure your child brings a coat for outdoor play.
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45 - 8:55am. Pick-up time is 3:30pm.

Here is the teaching timetable for Apple Class for this half term:

apple-class timetable

Apple Class Summer Timetable

Click here to see our yearly overview

Secret of purple lake


This half-term we are reading ‘Secrets of the Purple Lake’ by Yaba Badoe.

Once, on the shores of Ghana, there lived a fisherman and his loving wife and daughter. One day, the fisherman set out to sea, but never came back. The fate of his daughter, brave Ajuba, was to set out on a magical, terrifying journey and bring his bones home. But that is only the beginning of a set of stories that takes the reader from the warm south to the deep north of the world.

On the way, the reader will meet a host of enchanting and powerful characters, including Romilly, the betrayed, tragic queen-eagle, and her three wild daughters: the princesses of Orkney. We discover the fate of Ajuba herself, and learn the story of the fish-man, who was not always a man with the head of a fish…

This collection of interlinked folk tales has a truly global feel, with stories reaching from Africa to the Orkney Islands, by way of Spain and Norway. Metamorphoses abound, with strong, bold princesses and kind, loving princes transformed into birds, walruses and spirits of the sea.


It is very important that the children keep up their practice of the times tables. The expectation by the end of Year 4 is that pupils know all their times tables up to 12. Of course, we will practice these in school but they can also practice at home on TTRockstars, and

In our maths lessons this half-term, we will be covering time, money and measure.


Below are the spellings that children are expected to know by the end of Year 4. Many will have been covered in Year 3 and we will continue to revisit these and introduce new ones over the following year. 

Spellings being introduced this half-term are: popular, position, possess(ion), remember, sentence, seperate, circle, complete, consider, continue, decide, describe, different, difficult, disappear


Click here to download this document

Apple Class Summer Timetable(pdf)

Created 02/06/22

Apple Class Summer Timetable

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings(pdf)

Created 31/03/22


Year 4 Yearly Overview(pdf)

Created 17/05/22



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