Year 4 News

Year 4 Autumn 2021

Dear parents and carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 4 and say how much we are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead! It has been a great week back and the children have settled into their new classes and routines well. Just like in previous years, each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 4 will be part of ‘Asia’ and have the following names: Bangladesh (Ms. Howard’s class), Mongolia (Ms. Smith’s class) and Cambodia (Ms. Griffin’s class). As new teachers to the school, we have felt incredibly welcomed to the Rokesly community over the last week and we are excited to get to know more about you and your children.


This half term, in English lessons, the children will be exploring non-chronological reports and myths. In maths, the children will be taught through our mastery programme which combines NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) and White Rose materials. This half term, the children will be learning about their class country during literacy and geography lessons. We will also be studying farming in geography and looking at Fairtrade foods. Our science topic for the term is ‘States of Matter’, which will involve learning about comparing and grouping materials together based on if they are solid, liquid or gas, observing how materials change state as well as identifying the different stages of the water cycle. Our R.E. topic for this half term will be Christianity with a focus on ‘What can we learn about the life and teaching of Jesus?’ In computing we will be looking at Google Slides and learning how to do specific skills. In D&T, we will be learning how to cook a variety of food dishes.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every day with their reading book.


This half term, the children will be doing gymnastics (indoors) and football (outdoors).


Indoor PE

Outdoor PE










Please note that P.E. timings are subject to change, so it is important that children bring their P.E. kits to school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it.  It is expected that children have a P.E. kit in school for the week containing appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for outdoor lessons. 


Homework is set on Friday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work and Readiwriter for spellings. The children will also have spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what the children have been learning about during the week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this!


In Year 4, the children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Each class will have a whole afternoon with a specialist music teacher and will take part in concerts throughout the year to share their progress.

Upcoming events and diary dates

14th September 2021 – Year 4 Parents Meeting (6:30pm-7:00pm)

30th September 2021- Michael Rosen virtual visit

3rd November 2021 – Flu jabs

3rd December 2021 – Cambodia class assembly (9:15am)

10th December 2021 – Bangladesh class assembly (9:15am)

16th December 2021 – Mongolia class assembly (9:15am)

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.

Yours faithfully,

Ms. Smith, Ms. Howard, Ms. Griffin

(The Year 4 Team)

Contact Us

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Phone: 020 8348 0290

Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH

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