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Welcome to Year 4


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Change to PE days


With effect from week beginning 18th September Juniper class will now be having PE on Tuesday and Thursday. Sycamore class stays the same (Wednesday and Thursday). Please send children to school wearing PE kit on these days. Thankyou.

Welcome to the start of a new school year! Although we’ve only been back a few days, your children have made a fantastic start and have settled very well into their new classes. We can tell that it’s going to be a wonderful year! 


Class information

  • Sycamore - Mr Wells, Mrs Bamber and Ms Price
  • Juniper - Mrs Rayman and Mr Treloar

The school day starts at 8.50am when the register is taken. It is really important for the children to be in school ready for this time.


Water Bottles and Break Time Snacks

Please ensure all water bottles are named and are only filled with water. We also request that break time snacks are healthy (fruit, vegetables, cereal bars, etc.). This is in line with our healthy eating policy.



Children are asked to come to school in their PE kit on the days when they have PE or Games. This is Wednesday and Thursday for both classes. Kit should include shorts, PE t-shirt and a pair of trainers (or daps). During cold weather jogging bottoms and a jumper are recommended. Please make sure your child’s kit is fully labelled.

Year 4 will be going swimming during the Spring term (Juniper in Term 3, Sycamore in Term 4). This will be on a Friday afternoon.


School Uniform

Please ensure that your child comes to school in full uniform or PE kit on PE days. Being smart and prepared for school puts them in a great starting place for learning. Also please ensure that ALL uniform is labelled. 


PPA cover

Teachers are entitled to planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time each week; during these times Mrs Grases will be teaching the children.



Formal homework will not be set but we would like the children to:

  • Read daily (to an adult as often as possible)
  • Practice reading and spelling some of the words from the Year 3/4 word list
  • Practice rapid recall of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
  • Practice their times tables and the corresponding division facts.



Children have independent daily reading sessions in Year 4 and have a chance to change their reading books nearly every day. Guided reading takes place daily as well. This is the teacher’s opportunity to hear your child read and do some focused teaching, to move them forward.  Your child’s teacher will not necessarily hear your child read on an individual basis every week, but they will be heard through guided reading and, as much as possible on a one to one basis.

Please read at home with your child as much as possible. Although it is advised that they read for at least ten minutes every day at home, we appreciate that this is not always possible. However, do read as much as you can with them, there is a noticeable difference in progress when children read aloud regularly at home with an adult.

We would be very grateful of offers from parents to read with children in school. If you are able to help, please see your class teacher.


Our partnership with you

If there are ever any problems, questions or worries, however small they may seem, please feel free to come and see us after school. We will always endeavour to do our best to help. We look forward to working alongside you in what we are sure will be a very happy, successful year for your children.

Kind regards,


Mr Wells, Mrs Rayman and the Year 4 team.

Here is the Year 3/4 spelling list. 
accident(ally) disappear interest pressure
actual(ly) early island possibly
address earth knowledge promise
answer eight/eighth length purpose
appear enough learn quarter
arrive exercise library question


experience material recent
bicycle experiment medicine regular
breath extreme mention reign
breathe famous minute remember
build favourite natural sentence
busy/business February naughty separate
calendar forward(s) notice special
caught fruit occasion(ally) straight
centre grammar often strange
century group opposite strength
certain guard ordinary suppose
circle guide particular surprise
complete heard peculiar therefore
consider heart perhaps though/although
continue height popular thought
decide history position through
describe imagine possess(ion) various
different increase possible weight
difficult important potatoes woman/women

Below is our Topic Web for the Autumn terms - our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Rainforests

Below is our Topic Web for the Autumn terms - our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Rainforests 1