Field Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7RU


Wakefield Methodist Junior And Infant School

Welcome to Our School!


Year 4


Class Teacher: Mrs K Watkins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Brain

SEND Teaching Assistant: Mrs P Smith

A bit about Mrs Watkins

I have worked at this wonderful school for 16 years since I qualified as a teacher in 2007. I am passionate about reading and I lead this  across school (particularly across KS2) alongside our Reading Ambassadors. Our aim is to develop the love of reading across the whole school through exciting initiatives and regular updates to classes on new recommended books. With this in mind, my favourite event we hold each year has got to be World Book Day! It is wonderful to see the children dress up, parents in school and everyone with their favourite book in their hand ready for a day of exciting activities in each year group. 

What to expect in Year 4?

Our aims over the year are to:

  • Develop independent thinking, learning and decision making through a wide range of opportunities.
  • Provide rich learning experiences that allow every child to master basic skills, discover and develop talents, deepen interests and succeed in ways they did not imagine possible.

The Curriculum

In Year 4, we have some great science topics that the children love, such as food chains, sound, electricity and solids liquids and gases. Fun and engaging history and geography topics are also taught: See our project webs for what is covered. All these are subjects that fire the imagination and then children remember.

Statutory Assessments

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. This assessment helps us to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Schools must administer the MTC to all eligible year 4 pupils between Monday 5 June and Friday 16 June 2023.


A residential to Boggle Hole YHA is planned for April 2023 where we will be bringing our geography fieldwork to life and developing our independence during a two-night stay in Whitby.                                                                                                    “We’re dedicated to creating unique opportunities for young people to explore, grow and revel in the glorious great outdoors.” YHA residentials.

Please click the links to see the project overviews for Year 4

Year 4 Yearly Plan

Year 4 Spring 1 Learning Overview

Year 4 Spring 2 Learning Overview

Year 4 Summer 1 Learning Overview