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Year 4

How is this year group organised?


The year group is divided into 3 classes.

The Class teachers are:

  • Mrs C Hampton - Otters
  • Mr P Dean - Voles
  • Miss P Irons - Hedgehogs


PPA Cover provided by Miss Wright and Mr Cole on a Tuesday.


The teaching assistants based in Year 4 this year are:


  • Mrs C Cooke
  • Mrs N Studley
  • Mrs T Heckford 
  • Mrs J James 



Our topics are varied:


  • Autumn 1 – Name That Living Thing!
  • Autumn 2 – Burps, Bottoms and Bile
  • Spring 1 – People Who Changed The World
  • Spring 2 – The Roaming Romans
  • Summer 1 – Powerful Planet
  • Summer 2 – Chocolate! (always a favourite!)


PE - Autumn Term

Each class will have at least one outdoor PE lesson a week or one indoor. Please help the children to have their correct kit (all named) on the correct days: Tuesday and Wednesday (indoor or outdoor or both). As the weather turns colder, we will encourage them to bring tracksuit bottoms for warmth (blue or black – no hoodies please).


On a Friday the whole school will be involved in Fit Friday, for this they will need outdoor PE kits. 

General Uniform

Children should not wear jewellery/ wristbands in school. They may wear ‘studs’ if they have their pierced ears, however for health and safety, these MUST be removed on PE days prior to coming into school. If your child has only just had their ears pierced, please supply a roll of micro-pore tape which can then be applied over the earrings.

May we also remind you that long hair needs to be fastened back for school.


Home Learning

Home learning this year will continue to alternate between English and Maths, starting 14th September with Maths. All home learning is set on a Thursday and should be handed in by the following Tuesday, (or before if they wish). We offer a home learning club during a lunchtime for those children who prefer to complete their home learning at school.


Optional topic-related home learning tasks will now be set on the second half of each term. Details to follow in homework books.



The children will be covering the year 4 spelling curriculum including the statutory year 3 / 4 lists. A copy of the year 3 / 4 statutory words has been stuck in the back of the Home Learning Book and the children have a copy in school in their spelling books. We will have a spelling test every Wednesday or Thursday.

Reading (Home Books & Guided Reading)

Please listen to your child read as frequently as possible. The expectation is three 15-minute reads a week and an adult signature recorded in the reading record book which will be checked on a Friday.
Children may change their school reading book as often as they wish, but it is their responsibility to remember to do this!
We thank you in advance for all your support with your child’s reading at home.



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Dropping off / Collecting your child

Dropping off - Please ensure your child arrives on time each morning. Children can come straight into class from 8.40am. Your child must be in class in time for the register at 8:55. If your child arrives after 8:55 please make sure they come in through the office, where they need to sign in as late.

At the end of the school day, please wait on the playground near the year 6 mobiles. Your child will be led out and expected to wait with their class teacher. If they are to be collected by someone else, please inform the class teacher. Any children who have still not been collected by 3.25pm they will be taken to the front entrance to await collection. Please note this is something we offer to keep children safe and should not be abused.

If your child is going home with a friend, or different adult, please inform us in the Reading Record. If no note is provided, your child will be taken to the office in order to contact you. This is school policy and ensures your child’s safety.



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