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Year 4

Spring Term 2 - 2020


Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 4,


This half-term, we are learning about rain forests in our topic, Animals (including humans) in Science and painting a rain forest picture in the style of Oenone Hammersley in Art. 4EW will start to learn to play cornets this year and will continue with this until the end of the Summer term, when we will invite 4EW's parents to a special concert .


Timetable news


Our PE days are Tuesday afternoons (swimming) and Wednesday mornings (volleyball) until the end of term.

Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. and swimming and earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves. 



Your child will  bring home a reading book every day to share with you. When your child is ready to change their book (we recommend a weekly change) please ask them to place their book and planner independently into the book box in the classroom. Please ensure you have signed the planner to confirm that the book has been read.


Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.


Your child will also have the opportunity to choose a new library book to bring home each fortnight.



Daily English AfL question(Mon-Thurs) A grammar, punctuation or comprehension activity will be glued in AfL books and completed daily.


Daily Maths AfL question - (Mon-Thurs) to be glued in AfL books and completed daily.


All completed AfL homework will be rewarded with Class Dojo points.


We set assignments on Spelling Shed on a weekly basis linked to the spellings we are learning in class that week. We also recommend your children use or alternative apps to practise their times tables particularly 7,9, 11 and 12 times tables. 


If you would like to do additional English & Maths work at home with your child, we recommend the Year Four workout books, published by cgpbooks, which can be purchased on line (





We would ask that all children arrive punctually in the morning. School starts at 8.45am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up a few minutes before that. We are keen for the children to have a prompt start to the day in order to focus the children on their learning.


Health and Safety

Please ensure your child brings a named bottle to school every day, filled only with water. 



Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named.  Headbands and bobbles should be functional and match the school colour scheme. 



Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (0161 3384290) or e-mail (


If you wish to contact the teachers please use your child’s planner and have them pass this to their class teacher on the day.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind Regards,

Mrs Egan, Miss Williams and  Ms Wolstencroft