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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4



The Year 4 Team:

Mrs Hainsworth - class teacher

Miss Jones - teaching assistant

Mrs Patel - 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


Week Beginning Monday 23rd May


Star of the WeekWell done to Jack - for fantastic maths work, and a great effort in all work.


Maths - This week we move back onto shape work. We will learn how to calculate the area of shapes with squares, and without squares by multiplying. We will also learn how to calculate perimeter of shapes.


English - We will finish the story of 'The Pedlar of Swaffham' by writing a letter from a character. We begin the French folk tale 'The White Rat'. We will respond to illustrations and make predictions. We will also rehearse reading part of the text and annotate different extracts for a reader's theatre.


Spellings - Week 6 of term 3A - words ending in -ar/-er













Have a lovely half-term break and enjoy the jubilee celebrations. The children are back on Wednesday 8th June.


Please remember swim stuff each Friday.


Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 Staff.


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


Please remember...


PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday 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 Friday with new words given out for the following week. 


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





A guide for using Mathletics which might help. Well done to those that have been using it!


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