Baines Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1TE


The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School

Together we achieve

Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 page

Check back regularly to see updates on our learning and what we have been up to in class.



This term our topic is 'Invasion'. 

This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal.

Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.

Our class text is 

The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones

****Important information**


Year 4 will be swimming every Thursday afternoon. 

Please ensure that your child has their swimming kit, including goggles and swim hat.  We do ask for a £2.50 contribution towards the cost of swim teachers and the bus.


Our PE day for Year 4 is now a Wednesday.  Children must arrive at school with uniform on and change into their PE kit.  The kit can be kept in their locker over the half term.  

Please ensure that PE kit follows the schools' uniform guidelines. 


Children that wear earrings either must be able to remove their earrings for safety

or allow ear lobes to be covered with tape.  

Below is a list of what we will be covering this Autumn Term:


Maths - Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Area and Multiplication and Division

English - Poetry, Non-Chronological Report, Viking Saga, Narrative, Persuasive Writing, Letters

History - Invasion of England by Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Science - Food and the Digestive System and Sound

Art and Design - Warp and Weft and Contrast and Complement

Design and Technology - Fresh Food, Good Food

Geography - Interconnected World

PE - Swimming, Gymnastics and Dodgeball

Music - Mamma Mia and Glockenspiel Stage 2

Computing - Computing systems and networks - the internet and Creating media - Editing audio

PSHE - Health and Wellbeing - Healthy Lifestyles and Growing and Changing

RE - Hinduism and Islam


On Monday 26th September, we welcomed visitors from Murton Park in York.  They brought with them lots of artefacts and replicas from Anglo Saxon times and we had lots of fun!  We learnt about the way they lived, how they defended themselves and even learnt to write the alphabet using old English.