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Year 4

Welcome back to school and welcome to the Year 4 class page.

The teacher in Year 4 is Mr Slack (until Summer term, when Mrs Etheridge will take over) and the TA is Mrs Kacperski.


The school day begins at 8:45 and ends at 15:00. Playtime is at 11:00 for 15 minutes, and lunchtime runs from 12:15 to 13:00.


Children can now bring their reading folder every day. In the folder should be their reading diary and their new multiplication book.


Spelling tests will be on Fridays, and new spellings will be given out on this day too.


Children are also expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. This can be any book and doesn't have to be their school book if they have already read it. 

Prizes will be given for milestone reads of 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300.



The children are also to come to school dressed in their PE kit on Wednesdays (for Forest School) and Thursdays.

Times tables

This year times tables are very important. At the end of the year the children will sit a times tables test. We are going to work really hard on our times table facts at school but we need your help at home. The children need to practice them regularly so they remember them.


This year, Year 4 children will have a times table homework book. Each page will be dedicated to a certain times table, and we would like to see three recorded practices each week (although some of these practices may be on Times Table Rockstars).




Some sites to help you are located below.  




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Times Table Rock stars


What we will cover this term:

In topicwe are learning about volcanoes. By the end of this topic, children will be able to name a number of well-known volcanoes, know where they are in the world, and name the northern and southern hemisphere and some important lines of longitude and latitude.


In art & DT, the focus is on Coco Chanel and the children will make their own hats based on her designs.


In whole class reading, we are reading The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.

Don't forget we now have


Purple Mash

Each child has their own personal Log in to track their progress - it is stuck in their reading diary.


Time Table Rockstars

Each child has a login stuck in their reading diary


Language Angels

Login in their reading diary

Feel free to contact Mr Slack with any questions...

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