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Welcome to Year 4. Staff. Mr. Wilson, Head of Year 4 (PPA) Miss. Degri, 4D Miss. Bartlam, 4B Mrs. Serpell, 4S Mrs. Gessey, Year 4 Teaching Assistant (PPA) Miss. Dewell, Year 4 Teaching Assistant Mrs. Walters (PPA). Timetables/Daily Routines.

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Mr. Wilson, Head of Year 4 (PPA)

Miss. Degri, 4D

Miss. Bartlam, 4B

Mrs. Serpell, 4S

Mrs. Gessey, Year 4 Teaching Assistant (PPA)

Miss. Dewell, Year 4 Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Walters (PPA)

timetables daily routines
Timetables/Daily Routines
  • Children to enter via the door near the Junior ICT suite.
  • Children to be taken to the office if they are late.
  • End of day – 10 mins with teacher, then late book, DSP
  • After school clubs – collect from office
  • Lunchtime clubs –

Gardening club – Monday 12.30pm

Chess club – Thursday 1pm

Homework club – Thursday 12.30pm

Choir – Thursday 12.30pm

break times
Break times

Morning playtime is at 10.30-10.45.

KS1 children can go to the canteen to buy drinks. Fruit is provided free of


KS2 children can go to the studio to buy drinks and healthy snacks or toast.

Children should not take food from lunchboxes at playtimes.

Equipment is provided in all playgrounds for children to play with and the

trim trail (KS1) and tyre park (KS2) are on a rota basis.

There is NO FOOTBALL allowed.

  • Grey or black skirt/trousers
  • White shirts/polo tops – school logo
  • Burgundy sweatshirts/jumpers – school logo
  • Black sensible shoes
  • Suitable winter coat – school fleece
  • Navy shorts or track suit bottoms
  • White t-shirt (with House colour edging)
  • Lightweight pumps must be worn for apparatus work
  • Trainers can be worn for outdoor games
  • No jewellery or watches(can write disclaimer letter and take full responsibility)
  • Long hair tied back
  • Days – 4S Monday
  • Field day - Wednesday
  • Year 4 Friday
  • Year 5 Thursday
  • One piece costume for girls
  • Proper trunks (not baggy!) for boys
  • Swimming caps for all children (long hair tied up)
  • Towel
  • Bag
  • Goggles allowed!
autumn term
Autumn Term

Literacy - Persuasive Writing, Poetry, Stories In Imaginary Worlds, Playscripts

Maths - Varied topics following the National Curriculum (Abacus Evolve Scheme)

Topic - Rainforest (Geography based)

spring term
Spring Term

Literacy – Information Texts, Stories with Historical settings, Stories from other cultures.

Maths - Following the National Curriculum.

Topic – Romans

summer term
Summer Term

Literacy – Explanation Texts, Stories with Dilemmas, Poetry and Recounts.

Maths – Following the National Curriculum.

Topic – Local Study

  • All living things
  • Animals including humans
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity
art d t
  • Collage
  • Pop ups
  • Mosaics
  • Purses
  • Perspective and Shading
  • Cooking
  • Portraits
french r e and music
French, R.E and Music


  • Exploring rhythmic patterns
  • Exploring melodies and scales
  • Exploring sound colours
  • Exploring arrangements



  • Numbers to 60
  • School subjects
  • Telling time
  • Rooms in the house
  • Personal descriptions
  • Verb work
  • Alphabet
new curriculum
Year 4 are beginning the new curriculum in Literacy, Maths and Science.

After Christmas the new curriculum will be rolled out to all subject areas.

There will be a meeting later in the year for parents to find out more about the new curriculum.

It has not been finalised by the government.

New Curriculum
  • Sets for Maths, Literacy Skills and Spellings.
  • Mixed ability groupings for Topic and other work where appropriate.
  • Ability groupings for Writing and Reading.
  • All children bring book bags in every day
  • Two books: Reading Book (structured until a fluent reader) and Choice book
  • All children have a Reading Diary in which to record reading
  • Please do not put water bottles in book bags!
  • Reading Pamphlets given to parents in Reception and Year 3 with more guidance for supporting reading
learning beyond the classroom how can i help my child
Learning Beyond the Classroom: How can I help my child?
  • Encouraging use of language and listening to language e.g story tapes, adult reading aloud, reading a range of texts.
  • Using mathematical skills in real life situations e.g. using money, telling the time, baking, reading timetables, board games and using Mymaths.
encouraging independence
Encouraging Independence
  • Children to bring everything with them at start of day
  • Musical instruments
  • Dinner money
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch box
  • Reading book and diary
  • Homework
  • Forgotten items in box in entrance, labelled – monitors will return
  • Return Home-School Agreement signed

Friday is Homework Day!

Maths – Handed in to Set Teacher by Thursday

Spellings – Differentiated lists to be tested on the following Friday

Reading – Books sent home. Please encourage children to read daily.

Topic – Occasional tasks given.

helping in school
Helping in School

We welcome any parent helpers in year 4.

Many parents come to help in school with

  • Reading
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Sewing
  • Enrichment activities.

If helpers are coming in regularly we will need to

make arrangements for them to be DBS checked through

the school, even if already DBS checked through

somewhere else.

All helpers or visitors should come through main School

office and be signed in officially.

key dates for this term
Key dates for this term
  • Harvest Festival 20th September
  • Book Fair week beginning 7th October
  • Autumn Parents’ evenings 8th and 10th October
  • 21st October Life Education Caravan
  • Friday 25th October Teacher Training Day
  • Half term week beginning 28th October
  • 4th November Maths Week
  • School photographer 8th November
  • Personal Safety Week 18th November
  • Non-uniform day 6th December (fayre items)
  • 7th December Christmas Fayre
  • 20th December break up for Christmas
  • “Wonderful Website Week” – this week!
w onderful w ebsite w eek
Wonderful Website Week
  • New School Website launched this week
  • Link:
y4 trips
Y4 Trips

Trips are normally planned around our Topic work and these are planned and arranged in the Autumn Term.

Rainforest Topic – We hope to have a visit from the “Animal Man.” Autumn Term.

A Theatre visit - 26th November 2013

A Roman day.

A Year 4 Residential – Outdoor Learning and activities – 12th – 14th May 2013.

later in the year
Later in the year


  • 28th April return to school
  • 1st May School closed – elections and teacher training
  • 5th May Bank Holiday
  • 26th May half term week
  • Health Week 30th June
  • End of year report in July
  • Optional Parents’ Evening 16th July


  • 7th January return to school
  • Mid term report in January/February with targets
  • Parents’ Evenings 4th and 6th March
  • Book fair week 3rd March
  • 21st March Sports Relief
  • 11th April break up for Easter
improved school meals
Improved School Meals
  • Met with Direct Services
  • Extending contract to December 2013
  • New improved menus:
    • Monday “Fun” Day chosen by children

(one year group each half term choose)

    • Tuesday Hot Dog/Burger Day
    • Wednesday Roast Day
    • Thursday Street Food Day
    • Friday Pizza Day
  • Come and taste some Street Food Now!