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Croeso / Welcome
Blwyddyn 4 / Year 4


Class Teacher - Miss Tessa Thomas

  PPA: Miss Phillips


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

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.

Spring 2019

Year 4

Miss Thomas


Clip Numbers


Clip Book

Using Number skills: 
• Place Value: 3 and 4 digit numbers
• Addition and subtraction of 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers
• Column addition / column subtraction
• Multiplying and dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8
• Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100
• Find fractional quantities using known table facts, e.g. 1/4 of 20 and 3/4 of 20 1/5 of 20 and 4/5 of 20
• 2D and 3D shapes
• Perimeter and area

Using measuring skills:
• Time:
• 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: 
• Bar Graphs, Pictograms and Venn diagrams
• Collecting, interpreting and recording data

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

Class Novel: Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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:
• Questioning.
• Visualising.

Text Types:
Poetry (Performance Poetry)
The Dragon Who Ate Our School by Nick Toczek
Non Chronological Report Writing
Present tense, 3rd person, work organised into paragraphs, technical vocabularly
Explanation Writing
title, time order, time conjunctions, causal conjunctions, diagrams / flow charts / illustrations

Punctuation: full stops, commas and apostrophes

To encourage the children to develop a cursive handwriting style


Clip House

Clip House




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 origins of the National Eisteddfod
• What happens at the Eisteddfod
• What makes a good performance
• The importance of celebrating Welsh culture and language

Misty Mountain Sierra

Non – Fiction Book:
The Water Cycle by Alison Milford and Collins Big Cat

This project has a geography focus

The children will learn:
• to use a range of maps, information books and websites to find out information about different mountains in the world.
• to complete graphs showing the heights of the magnificent mountains of the world
• to use a compass
• the skill of weaving
• about the water cycle and compose songs about the water cycle.
• to think about our personal ‘mountains’/ goals and how will we achieve them


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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