Year 4 News

Year 4 Spring 2 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to welcome you back to the second half of the spring term. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break and are eager to be back into the swing of things. We would like to take the opportunity to welcome Ms. Tarofdar who is working in Mongolia until the end of June as part of her teacher training.

We are pleased to confirm that on Monday 23rd March, we will be visiting Tate Britain to view the Steve McQueen photos taken in year 3. A separate letter will be forwarded about this trip.

Our geography topic this half term is ‘Rivers’. This topic will be extended through our art sessions, where the children will develop their painting skills and create artwork based around rivers.  

In maths, we will be exploring the use of decimals. We will then be solving problems involving measurement and area. In literacy, we will be developing our writing skills through newspaper reports and playscripts.

Our science topic for this half term is ‘Living things and their habitats’. In R.E. we are continuing to focus on our question of ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’ with a focus on Judaism. In computing, we will continue looking at online safety. This will be followed by developing our presentation skills using Google slides.

Lessons will continue as normal for WCIT. The children are continuing to progress with their instrumental tuition in WCIT and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to practise regularly at home (at least four times a week). Concert dates will be scheduled for the end of this half term; a notification will be sent out once these dates have been 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 netball (outdoor) on Thursdays. 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 colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top.

We will also be going swimming on Tuesday mornings until the end of May. A separate letter was sent out about swimming before the half term break. The children will require a swimming costume/trunks (no swimming shorts) and a towel. All children must have a swimming cap. Goggles are allowed, but are not compulsory. In order to get to the pool on time, we will be leaving promptly, so please ensure you are aware of these times and that your child is in school on time.




Depart school at: 8:25

Children must be at school by: 8:20 (the latest)

Depart school at: 9:00

Children must be at school by: 8:45

Depart school at: 9:30

Children must be at school by the normal time.

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

Just like last half 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, it is essential that all children use TT Rockstars on a daily basis. This is part of the homework each week. 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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