Class Teacher: Miss Ripley

Senior Teaching Assistant: Mrs Watts



This term, our topic is: Eureka! Our topic work will be based scientifically and we will be studying electricity, states of matter and changing state.




PE days will continue to be a Wednesday (in place of swimming) and Thursday afternoon. In PE this half term, children will be studying gymnastics and Netball. Please ensure that children have their full PE kit in school on these days, long hair to be tied back and no jewellery is to be worn. Trainers will be needed on a Wednesday for an outdoor PE session (weather dependent). 


Year 4 - Autumn 1 Newsletter

Year 4 - Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 4 - Spring 1 Newsletter



As mentioned each newsletter so far, it is important that your child is reading regularly at home. In Year 4, children are expected to read at least 5 times a week for about 10 minutes. Please use this time to discuss the book and ask appropriate questions to further develop comprehension skills. Reading can be done independently, although it is still important that your child reads aloud regularly too. Please ensure that comments are added to your child's reading record. Reading records should be in school each day as they are checked every other day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) but they are used to support communication between home and school too.

CLIC, Learn Its and SAFE:

CLIC and Learn Its are tested each Tuesday morning. The sheets will be taken home on a Tuesday after school and children are expected to practise any incorrect questions in preparation for the following week.

Likewise, the SAFE worksheets are completed each Thursday morning (previously Friday morning) and are usually taken home on a Thursday after school. 

Learn Its Homework

High Frequency Words:

Each half term, children will be tested on a set of High Frequency words (there are 6 lists in total). These words appear frequently in their reading books as children move through the school. We will identify the words your child needs to learn and they will be able to practise them during registration time each Friday morning.

High Frequency Words List


Each Monday, children are introduced to their spelling focus and pattern. They will be given tips on how to remember to use the pattern and any rules that may apply. There are three spelling groups this term.

See below for the spellings, including two sets of orange words for week beginning (25/02/2019). Your child has been told which set of orange words they will be learning this week.

Group 1


accept except ball  bawl
berry bury break brake
fair fare great grate
groan grown here hear
knight night mail male

Group 2

accept except ball bawl berry
bury break brake fair fare
great grate heel heal he'll
Orange Words
Set A

experience famous favourite
February forward heart

Orange Words
Set B

decide describe enough
experience experiment guide