Year 4 – Dolphin Class

Class Information

Class Teacher: Mrs Greening

Year Group Teaching Assistants: Mrs S Harton and Mrs. D Haselden

Welcome to Dolphin Class (Year 4)

Welcome to Dolphin class! Dolphin class is taught by Mrs Greening and both Year 4 classes are supported by two fantastic teaching assistants.

In Year 4, like Year 3, we move into sets for our Maths lessons. Both sets work on the same concepts, but one set may have additional adult support, use of extra manipulatives or spend a little longer consolidating understanding of a concept before moving on.

Year 4 is about building on those basic skills the children have learnt in Year 3. We encourage the children to really use their thinking and reasoning skills, joining in class discussions and offering opinions and suggestions based on their knowledge so far. We continue to study Bronze Age – Vikings in Britain in addition to Ancient Egypt. We build on the geographical knowledge we were developing in KS1 and Year 3 and continue to study earthquakes and volcanoes as well as rivers and mountains in Europe and North America.

Children in Year 4 sit the multiplication test. Knowing the times tables fluently is such an important skill that can be transferred to all areas of Maths, so we encourage all the children to practise these as frequently as possible.

Lastly, we ensure to follow the national curriculum for the primary curriculum in England for programmes of study and attainment targets for KS2.


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually see the structure of the day ahead.

Dolphin Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Here at Cliffe Woods Primary, we produce a year group newsletter every other term, communicating the key topics that will be covered, these can be found below.

More Information about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages.

AutumnYear 4 Autumn Newsletter

Useful Parent Resources at Year 4

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.