Year 4 News

Year 4 Spring 1 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a happy New Year and welcome you back to the spring term! We hope that you had an enjoyable break and managed to find the time for a much needed rest. The children have already had a wonderful start to the term by visiting the Wallace Collection. They thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the painting workshop where they had the chance to paint their own landscapes on canvas.


We will continue learning about the ancient Egyptians during history lessons. This topic will be extended through our art sessions, where the children will use collage to create a range of art linked to the ancient Egyptians.  

In Maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge of division. We will then be solving problems involving fractions. In Literacy, we will be completing a book study on the story ‘Way Home’.

In science, we will continue learning about animals including humans. In R.E. we will be exploring how people express their beliefs and identity in Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In computing, we will continue looking at online safety. This will be followed by developing coding systems using scratch.

After the brilliant WCIT concerts at the end of last term, it is evident how much progress the children have made so far with their instruments. Lessons will continue as normal, with another concert taking place at the end of the spring term (dates to be confirmed). 






Friday PM


Violin or cello

Friday PM


Trumpet or clarinet

Thursday PM

As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing dance (indoor) and hockey (outdoor). Every child is required to have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. It should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather is getting colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top.


Indoor P.E.

Outdoor P.E.

Class Assembly




24th January




31st January




17th January

    Children who are not taking part in P.E. for health reasons, require a note to this effect.

We were truly blown away by the quality of the ancient Egyptian and other civilisations projects. Thank you for the support you gave to ensure they were completed. They were completely stunning and the children really enjoyed viewing each other’s work. They should be very proud of their efforts.

Just like last term, homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by Tuesday. Children are encouraged to speak to their teacher on Monday if they find the work challenging. We also run a homework club after school on Mondays to support those children who require assistance. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like your child to attend homework club.

As there is an expectation that all children leave Year 4 with secure recall of all times tables and division facts up to 12×12, we are encouraging daily practise. It is also crucial that children are reading to an adult every day, which should be recorded in their reading record. We appreciate your support with ensuring these are completed.

Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Ahmet, Ms. Nelson-Cole and Ms. Clifford

(The Year 4 Team)

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Phone: 020 8348 0290

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