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Year 4

Spring Term

2018 is here!




Key Information


PE will continue to take place on Wednesday afternoons.  Please ensure that children have a suitable PE kit in school at all times and that they remove all jewellery for these lessons. Girls with long hair will need to tie their hair back.  We expect all children to be able to remove their own jewellery (including earrings) by themselves. This term we will be doing gymnastics and fundamental skills. In the second half of the Spring Term we will be going outside for PE and so trainers will be needed after February half term.

Swimming will continue to take place on Tuesday mornings.

Our topics for this term are ‘The Ancient Maya’ (History), 'Climate Zones and Hemispheres’ (Geography) and ‘Sound’ and ‘Electricity’ (Science).  In English, our topic is Dragons and we will be studying the book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’. Later on in the Spring term, our topic in English will change to 'Battle of Hastings'.

Please consult our Spring 2018 Curriculum Newsletter for more details about the topics we will be focusing on this term.  




This term we are looking forward to a trip to Cadbury World where the children will be learning more about the Ancient Mayan Civilisation and their discovery of the cocoa bean. We are also taking part in the PenPal Pledge with a local care home. For this, the children will have the opportunity to send and receive letters from the residents in the care home which will be a lovely experience for the pupils.

In March we have our second parent’s evening of the year. We look forward to seeing you there.


Home Learning



Year 4 homework expectations are as follows:

Maths – We ask that children log in to Mathletics on a weekly basis to complete various tasks. We encourage the children to try and get 300 points or more every week.

Reading –In year 4, the children read every day in pairs, groups or with a teacher in our reading sessions. We also encourage the children in Year 4 to try and read every day either independently or with a parent at home.

Spellings - Our weekly spelling test is on a Monday and spelling homework is also expected in on this day. Spelling lessons will take place during the week which will teach the pupils a specific spelling pattern and expose the class to a list of spellings to learn at home.  

Creative Homework -This is to be based on our Science, Humanities or English topics (see above) and is due in on the first Friday after each half term.



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If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful term ahead!