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Year 4

Hello and welcome to Year 4.
I believe that Year 4 is an important year in school. The children grow and mature considerably throughout the year and I look forward to working with them.

Below are some of the opportunities we have in Year 4:

  • Represent our school at sporting events, including the Year 4 Skipping Festival. 
  • Begin school swimming lessons
  • Entering local and national competitions. 
  • Creative weeks which are planned into the curriculum. These weeks will include, The Arts, Sports and Literature. 

Religious Education:
Our school follows The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme which has been adopted by the Diocese of Leeds.

This term, Year 4 will focus on the Bible and Trust in God. This is particularly shown through the Old Testament. The children will learn that the Bible is a story of God’s love and concern for us. They will learn that the Bible is a living book through which God speaks to us and tells us about himself. 

Each term, our class explores a different topic which helps guide the children through their learning. This term our topic is Greece, Ancient & Modern. We will begin by looking at the difference between this place and Castleford. We will compare the lives of ourselves and our families and the people of both modern and ancient Greece.

Physical Education:
This year, PE for Year 4 will be delivered in two ways:

  • Firstly, Year 4 will join the rest of the school to take part in daily activity during our after lunch Wake Up Shake Up sessions.
  • Secondly, on Thursday Morning's, Year 4 will begin their School Swimming Lessons. Children need to bring to school a Swimming Kit made up of a towel and a one piece costume for girls or swimming shorts/trunks for boys (goggles, swimming caps, etc. are optional but recommended).

Homework and Spellings:
The children’s homework books encourage them to become organised and independent. All homework (with the exception of spelling) should be written in their homework books or on worksheets. Generally, the children will be set homework every week (usually on Friday), which they should record in their homework books, along with the hand in date (usually Wednesday). Parental help with homework would be appreciated if your child requires it.

Homework can include:

  • Spellings – Weekly (Improving spelling, improves writing). Spellings have been sent home on a sheet at the beginning of term and are tested each Friday.
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Finishing off tasks - dependent on subject.
  • Reading / Mental Maths - a little often. Please encourage your child to read at home and discuss their reading with them. We also encourage the use of our web-based learning platforms: 
  • Bug Club: (www.activelearnprimary.co.uk) Use to improve reading comprehension skills linked to your child’s progress. 
  • Each child has their own log-on details, if they have lost or forgotten them, please ask for a new card).

I hope you have found this information useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mr M Harris
Class Teacher

Staff in Year 4:

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Eccles

Mrs Crossland


Class Documents:

Spring Term Newsletter