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.



Rand Farm Park Residential

This term our topic is 'Misty Mountain, Winding River'

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.

Our class book to enjoy is:

**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 Spring Term:


Maths - Multiplication and Division, Length and Perimeter, Fractions and Decimals

English - Letters, Non-Chronological Reports, Narrative, Newspaper Article, Diary Entries

GeographyRivers; Maps; Grid references; Contour lines; Physical processes – erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water cycle; Soil; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis

Science - Grouping and ClassifyingTypes of classification; Taxonomy; Understanding and creating classification keys; Animal kingdom; Plant kingdom; Classifying new discoveries; Working scientifically – Identifying and classifying, Pattern seeking, Research

States of Matter Classifying solids, liquids and gases; Unusual materials; Particle theory; Change of state; Melting, freezing, evaporation and condensation; States of water; Measuring temperature; Investigating melting; Line graphs; Researching melting and boiling points; Working scientifically – Observing changes over time, Identifying and classifying, Pattern seeking, Comparative test, Research

Art and DesignSignificance of animals in art; Drawing; Printing, Clay sculpture and 

Motifs and pattern; Nature; Block printing; Embroidery



Design and Technology - Fabrics; Design features; Significant designer – William Morris; Stitching a hem; Embellishment; Designing and making patterned and embellished fabrics

PE - Swimming, Basketball and Dance

Music - Stop! and Lean on Me

Computing - Programming - Repetition in shapes and Data and information - Data Logging

French - We follow a structured programme of study from Primary Languages Network. 

PSHE - Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me

RE - Community - Christianity


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.