Year 4 – Hopper Class

Welcome to Year 4!

The Year 4 class is led by Mr Pegg and supported by Mrs Martin and Miss McKenzie. The staff have the highest expectations for the children and will be supporting them to reach their full potential.

The positive learning environments developed by the year 4 staff will encourage children to maximise their potential and to become thoughtful, independent learners.


In Year 4, the children follow the National Curriculum. English sessions are taught through the Talk for Writing approach. Children’s reading and writing will develop through reading, analysing and responding to high quality texts. Maths sessions follow the White Rose Maths teaching sequences and progressions. Mastery of Maths through practical, pictorial and abstract experiences will ensure children have the deepest understanding possible.

Our foundation subjects (geography, history, science etc) are taught through the Cornerstones curriculum. This topic themed approach ensures children cover the National Curriculum through a broad range of exciting and progressive learning activities. 

Children read for 30 minutes daily and their reading progress is tracked through the Accelerated Reader software. After reading a text that’s suitably challenging, the children take quizzes to check their understanding of the book they’ve read. The software then recommends a new, suitable book for them.

In Years 3 and 4 the learning journey continues. Pupils develop skills, the dreams and aspirations you have been developing start to come true and you grow tremendously experiencing success along the way.  Children become innovators and develop their individual learning style through our Lillington Learning behaviours.

Find out what Year 4 are learning by looking at this half-term’s curriculum.

‘Multiplication Tables Check’
This activity exactly mirrors the ‘Multiplication Tables Check’ that will be given to children at the end of Year 4. They are tested on their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. There are twenty-five questions and children have six seconds to answer each question and three seconds between questions. The questions are generated randomly using the same rules as the ‘Multiplication Tables Check’