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Croeso / Welcome
Blwyddyn 4 / Year 4


Class Teacher - Miss Jane Phillips

  PPA: Miss Miles


Pupil Planners

It is very important that your child brings their planner to school every day.

We expect parents to check the planners daily/weekly and sign them every week.

The planners are also used as a home/school link as well as to issue parents evening appointments.

If a planner is lost, a replacement planner will cost £5.00



Pupils have homework on a fortnightly basis. 

Homework is in the form of a grid – some compulsory tasks and some voluntary. 

Dojo’s will be given for the number of tasks completed.



Year 4 PE day will be Tuesday with Miss Miles. 

Your child will need to bring their PE kit to school on this day. 

 PE Kit consists of t-shirt, shorts/ joggers and trainers.



In Year 4 there will be an emphasis on learning:

 Times Tables (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x6, x8)


Spelling patterns

At Old Road we encourage children to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write Approach

to learn their spelling words.

Children will be tested on their spelling words every Friday.



Children should be reading for at least 10 – 15 minutes every night.

I would appreciate if you could please sign your child’s planner stating the pages they have read.

Autumn Term 2018

Year 4

Miss Jane Phillips


Clip Numbers


Clip Book

Using Number skills 

• Place Value: 3 and 4 digit numbers
• Add a 2-digit number to a 3 digit number
• Subtract a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number using an appropriate mental or written method
• Multiplication and Division
• Find fractional quantities using known table facts, e.g. 1 ⁄ 6 of 30cm

Using measuring skills:
Length: Measure on a ruler to the nearest mm and record using a mix of units, e.g. 1cm 3mm
Weight: Use weighing scales with divisions to weigh objects to the nearest 5g, 10g, 25g or 100g
Capacity: Measure capacities to the nearest 50ml or 100ml

Using Data Skills
• collecting, interpreting and recording data

Developing numerical reasoning:
• Problem Solving activities using +, -, x, ÷

 Class Novel: 

Demon Dentist by David Walliams

Talk for Writing linked to the different text types

Children will have the opportunity to participate in both Guided and Individual Reading.
They will be introduced to the following Reading Behaviours:
• Activating Prior Knowledge
• Self-Monitor

Text Types:
Recount Writing
Chronological order and time connectives
Instruction Writing
To write a set of instructions in chronological order
Persuasion Writing
To write slogans
To use Rhetorical Questions
e.g. Have you ever …?
Explanation Writing
To use idioms

Punctuation: full stops, commas and apostrophes

To encourage the children to develop a cursive handwriting style


Clip House

Clip House



Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Non – Fiction Book:

Healthy Eating (Now We Know About…) by Deborah Chancellor

This project has a scientific focus and teaches the children about the busy world inside our body.

The children will learn:
• About the different types of human teeth from either a visit to the dentist or from the ‘Demon Dentist’.
• How to brush their teeth properly
• How sugary drinks affect their teeth.
• About the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth.
• About the organs involved in the digestive system and create their own life-sized model of the digestive system and use real food for their models to chew, digest and excrete.
• About the different types of animal teeth and different types of animal poo
• New scientific vocabulary associated with teeth and the digestive system

Sportswear Design

Non – Fiction Book:
Sportswear (Clothes around the World) by Jane Bingham

This project has a design and technology focus and teaches children about the properties of a range of materials and how these are used in manufacturing sportswear and equipment.

The children will learn:
• About a range of different materials and their properties
• Which materials are good insulators and conductors of heat
• Which materials are waterproof
• About the importance of physical exercise to good health
• About the importance of eating healthily and keeping a food diary




  BURPSW Parent And Carer Information1

School Times

School starts at 9.00 am.  A member of staff will be on the Junior yard from 8.50 am.  If you would like your child to come to school earlier than this, breakfast club is available from 8.15 am.  Children are not permitted on the Junior Yard earlier than 8.50 without a parent/guardian.

School ends at 3.15 pm and parents wait on the Junior Yard until class teachers dismiss their classes.


School Dinners

School dinner money should be paid on Monday.  All money should be placed in an envelope with your child’s name, class and amount clearly labelled.



Apples and bananas are available to purchase from the KS2 Fruit Shop at a cost of 20p each. Year 6 pupils collect the money on a Monday.


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