Handy information for Parents and Carers of children in Year 4.

We have two Year 4 classes; 4B and 4E.


Year 4 Staff
4B: Sophie Beeston (Class Teacher), 
4E: Elisa Butler (Class teacher)
Fiona Usher (Support staff)

Classroom Location
4B: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.
3R: On the Second floor, on the far left of the building as you approach from the playground.

Parent-Teacher Times
Sophie and Elisa hold regular times when they will be available to see you without an appointment. If you would like see them then just drop in.

4B: Wednesday 3:45 – 4:15
4E: Wednesday 3:45 – 4:15

If meeting at these times is not convenient for you then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Autumn: Active Planet
Spring: Ancient Greece
Summer: Habitats

The children have homework once a week. The work will be sent home on Friday and should be returned on the following Tuesday. The work will be drawn from what the children are currently learning at school. It provides you and your child with the opportunity to work together and for you to have an insight into some of the areas of the curriculum as well as helping you to see some of the methods the children are learning at school. Homework shouldn’t be a source of grief or stress! If you are having problems with this then please do go and see Sophie or Elisa.

Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking HERE.

Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6.
Here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.

Year 4 Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE for more information about our curriculum.

4B & 4E: Thursday afternoons
For swimming lessons boys must wear swimming trunks (baggy shorts are not allowed by Archway Pool), girls must wear one piece swimsuits. They need to also wear a swimming hat. Verruca socks should be worn if needed so please check your child’s feet. Consent form for goggles can be obtained from the office, but please note that the swimming coaches discourage the use of these until children can swim at least 25m confidently. Once a child has started to wear goggles they will be required to wear them every week.

This year the children will have dance lessons for one half term per term on Fridays. 4B will have their lessons for the first half of each term. 4E will have a P.E lesson on Mondays. The classes will swap over after each half term holiday. Children need to bring in a change of clothes for these activities (T- shirt, vest, loose fitting jogging bottoms, shorts, leggings, etc.). They should also have suitable footwear e.g. trainers.

Ukulele lessons will begin after the October half-term. More information will be distributed before they commence.

How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!

You can find this term’s letter to parents and carers and Topic Plan in the ‘Related Documents’ box to the left of the screen.