Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4. We have had a fantastic start to the Autumn term and are looking forward to our exciting new topics this half term. 

We have three classes in Year 4;

  • Beech class with Mrs Mundy
  • Poplar class with Mrs Shahzad
  • Hazel class with Miss Orimolade

We also have Mrs Attridge and Miss Smith supporting across the three classes.

The Curriculum 

Each term we have a topic or theme that we focus our learning around. 

This term our topic is the Roman Empire.

Reading Books 

In Year 4 we have a big focus on reading, your child will have a daily reading lesson and reading for pleasure lesson which includes reading regularly with an adult. In Year 4, we expect your child to read at least 5 times a week for a minimum of twenty minutes. Your child will be getting two different types of reading books. One book will be a book that is matched to their reading ability and the other is a library book. Your child might not be able to read this book, but it is a great book to share together. Book can be changed any day . Reading at home with your child is extremely important and you should aim to listen to your child read three times within the week and record this in their homework book.


Year 4 will have one session of PE on Thursday and the other session will be on Wednesday for Beech and Hazel and Tuesday for Poplar.

Swimming will be on Tuesday this term for Beech and they will need to come in PE kit to school on this day.


Year 4 Homework will be given out on Friday and will be marked as part of the lesson on Wednesday. The homework will be a maths activity, reading every day and an online skills session of spelling or maths. Please don’t worry if you don’t have access to the internet, we will offer a lunchtime club for those children who can’t access from home.


Please ensure that your child has their named book bag and named water bottle (water only) in school every day and that your child’s uniform is also named. Please check your child’s book bag each day, as notes or messages from the day are often sent this way. We also ask that you check your Arbor account regularly for any whole school communication.

If you have any questions, please talk to either your child’s class teacher, the Year Leader Mrs Mundy or contact the school office.

Useful websites for Year 4

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