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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4



The Year 4 Team:

Mr Perry - class teacher

Miss Jones - teaching assistant

Mrs Ellison - special support assistant

Mrs Clark - special support assistant


 Year 4 is an exciting year where we learn to become more independent and eventually get ready for the challenges of upper Key Stage 2.

In our classroom,  we want every child to do their best,

as we explore and develop our skills and creativity across a

variety of topics through out the year.  We aim to be kind and use 'growth mindset' to be positive and confident in ourselves.


Please contact me by email if you have any worries or concerns or feel that there is something you think would be helpful for me to know, and I will always be happy to help you,



School begins at 8:55 each day.  The children are to assemble on the top playground outside the Y4 classroom.  At home time, the children will be brought onto the top playground at 3:30 outside the classroom, unless they are booked into Smarties.




Year 4 Weekly News


Monday 22nd May


Star of the Week

Well done to Theo for contributing more in class, throwing himself into the assembly and having understanding and patience. :)





Spellings for this week - ready to be tested on Tuesday 6th June (after half term)


Term 3A - Week 6 - words ending -ar/-er












Statutory Spellings







Group 2 

Term 3A - Week 6 - common exception words














Maths -  This week in maths we are looking at decimals and fractions. We are finding equivalent fractions and decimals, adding and subtracting decimal numbers and comparing, ordering numbers with 2 decimal places and placing decimals on a number line. 


English - This week we will finish our Power of Reading text - 'Tales of Wisdom and Wonder'. We will look at the final story 'The White Rat' which is a French story. We will respond to an illustration, do a story map and complete a tell me grid. Towards the end of the week we will do some SPAG activities - dictionary skills and up-levelling sentences.


Other Subjects - In Science this week, we will be exploring air and water pollution. In History we will look at Viking gods and warriors and in RE we will complete the unit of Pentecost with a quiz.


This is the quiz we have completed today in RE, I have attached the link to see if it works at home. If so I could start putting quizzes on for the children as they enjoyed it. Thank you :) Miss Jones.


Other information

Regarding swimming badges - we are still waiting to hear back from Castle Leisure but as soon as we have the information we will send a letter out. Mr Perry has rung Castle Leisure again today 15.5.23 but still no joy as of yet!



Many thanks,

Year 4 Staff


Please ensure your child is still practicing their tables (as we have the national test this term), reading regularly and learning spellings.



Homework is given out on a Friday and due in the following Tuesday.

Click on the links below for useful tips and guides for keeping children safe online.


Please remember...


PE is on a Tuesday and Friday this year- full kits should be worn for the full day and put on at home, so no need to bring a PE bag this year.  Trainers will be better than pumps this year as the children will be outside as much as possible for PE lessons. Bobbles for long hair are needed.  


Spelling test is on a Monday with new words given out for the following week. 


Homework is also given out on a Friday now back in homework books for the time being. Due in on a Tuesday.


Reading books also need to be handed in weekly - if your child is a free reader they still need to have their reading record signed on a weekly basis and will be checked by us.


Year 4 Class Curriculum

 Please see the curriculum overviews in the relevant term below for details of what we will be learning this year. 



Weekly spellings will be shown under Autumn term in the Curriculum section.  There will generally be 10 weekly spellings plus an extra 5 most weeks from the statutory Year 3/4 spelling list. New spellings will be given out on a Friday and the test will be on a Friday each week - please support your child in learning them as they do get quite tricky and they will definitely need to practise them at home each week. Certificates will be given out when a child gets all spellings correct over 4 consecutive weeks. 



Please listen to your child read as often as possible at home to develop fluency and understanding.  Your child will be allocated a day ( see Reading Record) to bring in their book and reading record so that we can check it.  It is really helpful if you can sign their record with a date and comment and the pages they have read EVERY time they read, even if they are a 'free reader'.  If your child is a daily reader, they will ideally be heard each day at school.  This is to give them a boost and push them on further on the scheme so it is vital that they are also heard at home too. 



Please encourage your child to read, practise times tables and use Mathsletics at home ( they should have a log in with a QR code for this).   They will also be given a homework book with 2 pieces of homework to complete.  This will be given on a Friday for the following Tuesday - but can be brought in and handed in on the Monday if they prefer.   It shouldn't take long to complete but will help your child to get into a good homework routine.  Please support them - it really makes a difference.


Y4 Objectives in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science





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