Year 4



This term, our topic is Youlgreave! Our overnight residential is due to take place on 7th May 2019. On the day, we will get the chance to see all the amazing wildlife and wonderful views that the Peak District has to offer! 


Class Dojo!

Class Dojo is now set up for parents to join, where messages can be sent back and forth - I will reply as and when I can. I sent the children home on the first day of the school term with information on how to sign up, but if you require another instruction sheet, let me know and I can get you another. I believe that using Class Dojo as a means to communicate with one another is vital, but this won't only be used for communication, it gives me the opportunity to share your child's work with you by being able to post photos or messages directly to their own profile!



For numeracy this term, we are focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, length and time. We will be working on times tables daily through various activities, such as Maths Zap, Beat the Clock, Big Maths Beat That and singing our times tables to popular pop songs! We want the children to be able to recall our times tables faster, so if the children practice at home by using educational apps or youtube to help times tables, this would hugely benefit children.


Each child has access to Times Table Rockstars, a programme specifically designed to improve the children's speed and fluency with times tables.



The school are currently using a fantastic writing scheme called 'The Write Stuff' from Jane Considine, which allows children to understand how to punctuate correctly and ensure their own writing is punctuated and are grammatically correct. We will be creating various genres of writing from newspaper reports to adventure stories.



All our homework links with things we have been doing in class that week. Year 4 will have numeracy, literacy and reading homework, which will alternate on a weekly basis. Homework books and folders have been provided for the children, in which they are responsible for keeping tidy and safe. Homework is set on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday to be marked and given back. If anyone is struggling with the homework, then just ask Mrs Underwood, Mrs Taylor or I for assistance.



Spellings are produced through the school's new system (Read Write Inc). We have daily spelling lessons, where the children work through practice books and online resources, to help improve their spellings. During the week, children will be given five spellings to revise. The five spellings are from the Year 3/4 Spelling List. They will write these spellings in their blue log books, which have been provided to each child. Once again, children are responsible for taking this book home to revise and are prompted to do so on a Wednesday after logging their words.



Your children read aloud beautifully, but understanding the text that they are reading is just as important. Please use the bookmarks provided to help you question your children's understanding of the book they are reading. Every time a child reads, they will receive 3 Class Dojo points. The child who reads the most often will receive a small prize at the end of the week. Once your child has read to you, please make a note in their yellow reading books.


Physical Education (PE)


Our PE lessons this term will be swimming on Tuesday afternoon at Aston Leisure Centre and rounders/athletics on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure children have indoor, outdoor and swimming kits prepared for the das mentioned.


Let's have a great final term in Year 4!


Mr Haden and Mrs Taylor.



York Chocolate Story visit photos!




A Great big THANK YOU to all, who visited our Chocolate Café Afternoon! We raised a whopping £147.97! This money has gone towards buying new toys and games for the children to use during wet playtimes!


Below are photos of our afternoon :)

For the Year 4's Spring topic, the children worked tirelessly on gaining a Youth Award from the Archbishop of York. For their final project, they decided to run a fundraising afternoon, for the entire school, on behalf of The British Heart Foundation. On the day, there was a cake stall, Easter egg raffle and lots of other fun activities!


In total, we raised a magnificent £570.55! This smashed our £500 target!


Thank you to all who were able to come to support our day :) 


Further information:


Please click here to view the Y4 curriculum Plan for 2019-20


Here are some policies which the parents of children in Y4 may find useful:

Reading Policy

SPAG Policy

Maths Policy


Online lunch ordering from Dolce: 


Abacus online homework: