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Rhino - Ms Kelia, Giraffe - Ms Pankhania, Zebra - Mrs Czapla, 

Other Staff: 

Mrs Rolfe, Mrs J Brown, Mrs E Brown, Mrs Tutin, Ms Dohil

Welcome to Spring Term 1. Please find below knowledge organisers for topics that we cove this have term. 


Well done to all that have completed holiday homework - house points are on their way!


Children have been given Topic homework. Please research a European country using non-fiction books (you could visit the local library) or the internet. Complete the sheet, ensuring great presentation. 

Assigned: 05.01.22. Due date: 19.01.22


Weekly homework, due 12.01.22 - Spellings - Homophones and near homophones, MyMaths and TTRockStars

Happy Birthday to Kibisan, Zainah, Junnah, Alexander, Olivia, Bisma, Syed and Ramin

Don't forget:

Collins eBooks available only until 31st December


Dear Parent/Carer 

We have decided that we will not be renewing Collins eBooks online once our subscription expires on 31st December.  It is a costly resource and we feel that purchasing more physical books for the children would be a great investment, in particular because the online eBooks have not been used widely by our pupils whereas we know our pupils love the excitement of holding and exploring actual books.

Yours faithfully

Mrs J Quinton & Mrs L Lawrence

English Leaders

Dear Year 4

I’m afraid that the time has come for me to say goodbye to you all. Santa Claus needs us all back at the North Pole to help with some important last-minute jobs before he begins packing his sleigh for the big day.

Thank you so much for letting me spend time in your school. It’s been so much fun getting to know you all. I have especially enjoyed watching all of the things that you get up to when you think that no one is watching!

I’m sorry if I’ve been a little mischievous - I did warn you that I was cheeky! I hope that Mrs Price isn’t too cross with me for making all of that mess. Please tell your teachers that I have very much enjoyed sharing all of their snacks!

I’ve enjoyed telling Santa about all of the amazing things that you have been doing. He’s really proud of all of you and can’t wait to visit you on Christmas Eve. Remember to keep up the good behaviour at home too. I may even try and sneak a visit to see what you’re getting up to.

I hope that you have an amazing Christmas and a happy new year.



P.S. Santa has asked if some of you could leave him a little snack and a drink (as well as something for the reindeer) if it’s not too much trouble. It helps to keep their energy levels up during a long night.

Year 4 Note to Parents

Monday 13th December 2021

Dear Year 4,

Well done to all of you for your hard work and enthusiasm this term.

Big Thank You to all the parents who listened to your child read, signed their reading records, supported them with their homework and helped them to log onto online learning.


For homework this week:

  • Complete maths activities on My Maths and TTRS. My Maths has been updated with Perimeter work.
  • Complete Spelling and Handwriting task.
  • Log onto Collins Big Cat and read books that have been allocated to you
  • Reading for at least 20 minutes a day.
  • What do you remember learning about reindeers? You can use the Riverways booklet on the Year 4 Gallery web page for further information if you need it.


Holiday activities:

This term’s topic: Let’s get cooking! - Designing a seasonal meal

Cook or bake a dish at home with your family. Write out the list of ingredients needed (remember to include measurements) and the instructions to create your meal. The deadline for any completed homework is Wednesday 5th January 2022. 


How to submit

Simply email a photo of your child’s meal or your child and their meal, along with the recipe and name of the meal to:

Our topic homework gives your child an opportunity to enjoy and practise key skills. Please include the pupil’s name so we can see what they have created. Enjoy sharing their food at home with your family.



We wish you a restful Christmas break and we look forward to seeing the children again in the New Year.

Year 4 Team


Homework Presentation Designing a Seasonal Meal.mp4

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Letter - Join

Letter-Join is an online programme to support with handwriting. Fortunately, we have a school log in for all children to access. Please use this log in to practise your handwriting, phonics and spellings etc.


When logging in using a computer:

User name: jk6690

Password: home


When logging in using a tablet:

User name: jk6690

Swipe Code: Swipe a capital 'L' shape starting at the top left. 

Just a few reminders:

1) We do not line up in the mornings - children come in, wash their hands and start an early morning activity from 8.35am onwards. Children MUST be in by 8.50am for registration. 

2) Parents can you please wear masks, keep to social distancing where possible using the one way system in and out of the school playground.

3) Ensure you are not sending in your child if they have any Covid-19 symptoms.

4) Please send in water with your child and label all jumpers, coats and lunch boxes. 


Here is the year 4 email if you need to keep in touch; 

Please include your name and class in the subject line.





Class Routines:

  • Children should  bring in their reading books and their yellow reading records DAILY.  They will return their reading books on Monday and receive a new reading book.
  • HOMEWORK - Spellings and homework will be given out on Monday and returned the following Monday.
  • Spelling tests are on Monday.
  • Children need to log on to TimesTables Rockstars or TIMESTABLES.CO.UK daily for 10 minutes and MyMaths at least once a week.
  • If you have a Nessy log in use that too for 20 minutes at least 4 times a week
  • Children are expected to read EVERY DAY for at least 20 minutes. Please sign the reading record at least twice a week.
  • We will set project homework once each half term. 
  • If you write a note in the yellow reading book please ask your child to tell the teacher as we do not check them on a daily basis.
  • Our PE lessons take place on a Tuesday afternoon, alongside music. Children MUST WEAR their PE kit into school.   Jewellery MUST be removed for PE for Health and Safety. This includes earrings. Children will be outdoors for P.E. PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A COAT/WATERPROOF JACKET WITH THEM
  • All money for school dinners or trips to be paid through Parent Pay.


Thank you from the Year 4 team


Curriculum Overview for Year 4

Spelling Overview Group 1 Spring Term

Spelling Overview Group 2 Spring Term


Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Homophones & Near Homophones

Homophones & Near Homophones

Nouns ending in the suffix -ation

Nouns ending in the suffix -ation

Adding the prefix sub- (meaning ‘under’) and adding the prefix super- (meaning ‘above’)

Plural Possessive Apostrophes with plural words

My target words













information sensation education

location concentration imagination























Knowledge Organisers  - Autumn 1

Below are some website links that you may find useful in supporting and enriching your child's learning at home. 

Parents Top Tips - Engaging your child in reading

Writing Rainbow

Recommended Reading list for Year 4

Remote Learning: Parent's Document

Visit the gallery page to find out what we have been up to in Year 4.

Knowledge Organisers

At the end of the first week, every child was given a  pack of Knowledge Organisers. These are documents which outline the main elements of the topics being learnt this half term. Please do keep them in a safe place and use them regularly to support learning. Use the mini quiz to test knowledge at the start and then again at the end of the term. Learning the key vocabulary is essential.

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