Mrs Asaturov’s Year 4 Class

Mrs Asaturov’s Year 4 Class

On this web page you can find out about all the exciting things taking place in Year 4!

Teacher: Mrs Asaturov


Twitter: @DiscoveryYear4

Teaching Assistant: Miss McBain

Please follow the link here to our meet the teacher presentation.


Term: Summer 2

Our Learning this term:


This half term we have lots of topics in Maths. We are starting with shape and looking at the properties of many 2D shapes then looking at symmetry. We are then moving onto statistics and position and direction.


This half term we will be looking at the book ‘Journey’, which is a book without words. It makes the children become more creative and be able to create their own story based on beautiful pictures.


How do telephones work? Can I make my own telephone?

In science this term, we will be focusing on sound. We will look at how sound is made and how we are able to hear it. We will then look into how different vibrations affect the sound that will be heard. With this topic we will also be looking at the scientist Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone.


Why do cities grow?

Following on from our Roman’s topic. We are looking at the cities of Chester and Manchester. Both of these cities were once Roman settlements but have grown and developed at different rates and for different reasons. We are going to be looking into why this is and the different reasons cities develop.


Greek pottery

Linking to our Mediterranean topic, we are going to be looking at different styles of pottery from different areas and cultures. We will then create our own piece of pottery similar to the Greek styles.


What is the best way for a Buddhist to lead a good life?

We will be looking at how Buddhists live and why they make the decisions they do. We will look at the ‘The Noble Eightfold Path’, Karma and meditation and how these help Buddhist to live their best life, leading with good.


Can I create a game using repetition?

This half term we will look at how to create a game on scratch. We will bring in our knowledge used on repetition to make shapes with Turtle Academy that we used last half term. We will be creating a game with a sprite that will include a repetition shape which they will have to individually code.


How can music change how we feel?

We are still completing work on our production with year 3 and 5 to refine our performance skills. Learning how emotions can be affected by music, as well as how we perform can affect what the audience sees and feels.


Can I order what I would like to eat and drink in a Spanish café?

In Spanish we are going to learn how to order a selection of typical foods, drinks and snacks from a Spanish menu and order a breakfast in Spanish. We will perform a simple role play ordering food, drink and/or snacks in a Spanish café using useful language such as’ hello’, ‘can I have…’, ‘the bill please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘goodbye’.


One World

This unit is based on a case study of a fictional girl called Chiwa, who lives in Malawi. The children will explore different aspects of her life in each lesson. It is inspired by the idea that people’s life experiences and opportunities differ throughout the world and that our actions can have both positive and harmful effects on people living in different countries. It aims to enable the children to explore the concepts of inequality and stereotypes and encourages them to reflect on what they can do to help make the world a fairer place. In this unit, children also learn about climate change and its effects, fair trading practices and organisations that help people like Chiwa. They will also learn about how to be a good global citizen

General Class Information

Reading: Each week, the children read a range of texts through their learning. They also take part in whole class or small group Reading sessions where their decoding and comprehension skills are developed with a different reading skill being focused on each day.

Home reading is to practice and consolidate their fluency, expression and comprehension. Children still being taught phonics will take two books home – 1 decodable book and 1 reading for pleasure book. The decodable book is for the children to practice their fluency and expression as well as to show their understanding through questioning. The reading for pleasure book is for the children to share with an adult and to promote a love of reading. If they are past being taught phonics they will be sent home 1 colour banded book to practise decoding and comprehension as well as 1 reading for pleasure book. Please let us know how your child has got on with their reading books using the reading record. We would like you to write a comment each time you hear your child read. If your child is in KS2 they can write in their reading record after they read 2 out of the 3 times they read it that week.

The children will also be listened to at least once every two weeks on a 1-1 basis with their teacher or teaching assistant. The class teacher or teaching assistant will change your child’s book on the day they are listened to read. We will not change a home reading book unless there is a comment in the reading record. If we do not have a comment or a book is not returned for two weeks Mrs Collins, our English curriculum leader, will contact you.

One child per half term will be nominated for being the Reading Hero for their class based on their commitment to home reading. The child will be chosen based on the evidence seen in their reading record and in class. If your child is chosen to be the class Reading Hero they will be given a prize and a certificate and acknowledged in Friday’s good work celebration assembly.


  • Task on Century due before Wednesday of each week.
  • Read at home at least 3 times
  • Go on TTRockstars twice for 10 min


PE is twice a week on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Your child will participate in a dance lesson and sports/gymnastics lesson every week. It is normally expected for children to have a full PE kit kept in school at all times.

Children should not be wearing any jewellery including earrings for PE. If your child does wear earrings, please could you ensure they are taken out before school on Wednesday and Thursdays please.

Snack: Snack is to be a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. No chocolate, crisps or sweets are allowed