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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

A very warm welcome to Year 4's class page!

Our class teacher is Miss Dwyer and our fantastic teaching assistant is Miss Willis



Year 4 will start school at 8.40am and will finish at 3pm

Curriculum information


This term our topic is 'Save the Rainforest'. We have some very exciting activities planned. Take a look at our class topic web below to see what we will be learning about this term.


In Literacy this term children will be learning skills of using descriptive language by reading our new 

book Blue John by Berlie Doherty. The Queen of Darkness makes a child for herself in her deep, dark cave below Mam Tor. When he is tempted out into the light of day by the laughter and singing of children, he is turned to stone. 


This term in maths, we are going to focus on developing key skills from the Year 4 curriculum. 

To find out more information about the amazing work that we will be completing this year, have a look at the Topic Web below. 


Routines in Year 4


This term we have Multi-skills on a Tuesday afternoon and Hockey outdoors on a Thursday afternoon. Please can children come into school wearing their PE kit, ensuring children are in weather appropriate clothing.

Forest School

Children will have a series of Forest School sessions during the term. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots from the beginning of the academic year. Children are to wear appropriate outdoor clothes to school (not their uniform) for the whole day, bringing an additional pair of shoes to wear indoors.


As part of their homework, all children are expected to read 5 times per week. Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record tevery day to help them reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart! Children will be able to change their reading books on a Monday. Alternating Maths and English homework tasks and will be set on Mirodo Education on a Friday and are to be completed by the following Friday. Those children who are unable to access online learning will be provided with paper copies.


In class, we will be focusing on learning the Year 4 spelling patterns. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed on a Friday to practice at home, in preparation for a weekly spelling test the following Friday. Please ensure that your child is learning their spellings throughout the week.  

Multiplication Tables Check

In June, Year 4 will be participating in the new standard Multiplication Check. This will test speed as well as knowledge. All children have a login for times tables rockstars and mathletics inside their reading records, these games are a fun and interactive way for children to practise their times tables and other mathematical skills. Please encourage your child to use Timestables Rockstars. 

Useful websites for learning at home

  • Timestables Rockstars- Please refer to your login for this website. 
  • Newsround - Brilliant way for children to keep up to date with fun facts, stories and bulletins. 
  • BBC Bitesize - Lots of information covering a range of exciting topics.
  • National Geographic Kids - A great way for children to discover facts about the planet, along with interactive games and competitions. 


  • Please bring in a waterproof coat as we will be encouraging the children to go outside lots!
  • Please remember that your child will need a bottle of water to have in class. 
  • Belongings: Please make sure that all of your child’s belongings (especially jumpers and cardigans) are clearly labelled.
  • Please ensure your child brings snack money in a named, sealed envelope at the start of the week with their snack money in.

Thank you, from the Year 4 team.



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