Year 4 Newsletter

Hello and Happy New Year! We are extremely excited for this spring term as we are covering lots of interesting topics that we can’t wait for the children to be able to learn about and explore! This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the things we will be doing in class.  If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, then please feel free to come and see me. If you need to speak to me in regards to anything please come and find me after school for any support or queries you may have.

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy This half term, we will be reading Escape from Pompeii.
We will be learning to use progressive and present perfect verbs, how to write in paragraphs effectively and how to use direct speech.
This half term we will be reading When the Giant Stirred.
We will be developing our knowledge on expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and how to punctuate direct speech.


Numeracy Addition and Subtraction

Problem Solving

Multiplication and Division

Problem Solving


Science Animals including humans: nutrition Electricity
Topic Burps, bottoms and bile!

-The digestive system

Traders and Raiders
PE  Games




RE Islam and Christianity Islam and Christianity
PSHE Looking forward My friends and family
Parent Workshops

We will run parent workshops during the year, this could be about the Maths curriculum, reading or even healthy living. If you have any specific area which you feel would benefit you as a parent then do not hesitate to share your ideas.  I will keep you updated on when these will be taking place.


The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year which will reinforce the literacy and numeracy skills they are being taught in the classroom. Like last year your child will have a homework book which they will bring their homework home in. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and it has to be returned by Thursday the following week.


PE /Swimming

PE/Swimming will be on Tuesdays and Wednesday, please can you make sure your child has a PE kit in school for Wednesday and the correct swimming kit for Wednesday. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. Swimming kit for girls is a one piece costume, a swimming hat and a towel. The boys need to have swimming trunks, a swimming hat and a towel.

It is important your child brings in their both their kits at the beginning of the week. As your child is getting older these can be taken home to be washed weekly and then returned the following week.

Book Bags

Reading continues to be one of our key priorities in school, we hear children read daily in school but you reading with them at home makes a huge difference. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and they have plenty of time at school to change their books. In order for the book to be changed an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading in their reading record.

Miss Bezzina, one of our PE coaches will be joining us in Year 4 this term and we are looking forward to having her energy in the class. Please do not hesitate to come and see one of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Parkinson