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Spring Term Newsletter

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We’re all raring to go for another fantastic term in Year 4!



We will study the books ‘FaRther’ by Graham Baker Smith and ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. The focus will be on comprehension skills and improving the children’s writing. The text has strong cross-curricular links with Geography, Science and DT. Please encourage your child to read at home regularly. They have the opportunity to choose books from school OR home as well as interacting with books online via our exciting ‘Bug Club’. Their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book and this will be monitored in school.



During the Spring term we will be building on the children’s knowledge of the four operations, focusing on written methods. The children must continue to work on their times table knowledge, so please make sure you practise with them at home. We will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars in class to improve their recall and would encourage you to access this at home too.

Well done everyone who’s had a go at the maths activities on the Active learn website. We will continue to update these so keep going!



Our topic, ‘Near, Far and FaRther’, has strong links to geography, DT, science and RE .

Science – Grouping living things; Geography- map skills and rainforests; DT – designing and sewing a rainforest animal.

RE – Judaism and commitment.

We would love the children to do a project based on our topic. Be as creative as you can! We will share projects week beginning 1st April so please make sure they are in by then.


We have P.E. every Wednesday. The children should have a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Training shoes are allowed for outdoor sports. Please make sure that P.E. kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named.

We are fortunate to have Brass lessons every Wednesday in Year 4 as part of Wider Opportunities. It is compulsory that your child brings their instrument to school every Wednesday!


If you have any queries or worries, contact us via the Junior Office. Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Burch, Miss Clements and Mrs Agis