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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4


Mrs Firth, Miss Bolger, Mr Pirbhai and Miss Williamson

Welcome to Year 4!


Please make sure the children are well prepared for the start of school by reading the information below. Here you will also find details of our homework policy for the year.


PE - Year 4's PE day is Friday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits on these days. Please make sure that the children have trainers for outdoor PE and are dressed warmly during the cold weather.


Music - Music lessons are given by Mr Farnell.


Homework Information for Parents

In Year 4, the children will be given 4 pieces of homework each week: Guided Reading, Spellings, Literacy and Maths. We would expect children to spend about 20 minutes on each piece of homework across a week. The homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday so that children have a week to complete the tasks.


For Guided Reading we expect the children to do a minimum of 10 minutes reading each night and they may be set specific homework on the days they read with the teacher or teaching assistant.

If you would like to carry out extra activities here are some options you may wish to choose:

- discussing key characters and settings

- making a list of unfamiliar words and their meanings

- discussing the book with your child and the events that occur


Spellings are given every Friday which must be learnt and practiced using sentences DAILY as we carry out a spelling check the following Thursday.


Maths homework will be updated on Mathletics on a Friday and the children have a week to complete the set activities as well as play some of the games on 'Live Mathletics'. Please let us know if your child has problems accessing the internet so that we can ensure they have alternative homework!

There are also extra maths resources on the 'be a mathemagician' page on the school website.


Literacy homework will take place in a homework book. Literacy homework can be submitted in the homework book by the following Friday.


Please ensure that your child is completing homework and submitting it on time. 


We really appreciate all the hard work you do with your child at home.