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Autumn Term 2020-2021

We have had a fabulous start to the new Autumn term. The children have come back happy, enthusiastic and ready to learn!


The Year 4 Team

Miss Smith - Team Leader and 4LS Class Teacher @HJAMissLSmith

Miss Flude - 4GF Class Teacher @HJAMissFlude

Miss Shannon - 4SS Class Teacher @HJAMissShannon1

Mrs Atwal - HLTA @HJAMrsAtwal

Mrs Lambat - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sutton - Teaching Assistant @HJAMrsSutton



We are excited to introduce our new Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme to the children this term. Each child has a book appropriate to their reading stage. The books are exceptional quality with 50% fiction and 50% non-fiction to choose form. The children are really enjoying the new scheme and enjoying the variety of genres and material. We expect the children to read every night (one over the weekend) and bring their reading book and reading record in the following morning. The reading record should be signed by an adult and it would be most helpful if a short comment could be put in the book detailing what your child did well and perhaps something they need to develop. Children may also read books from home or from the book shelf in this time, but they must finish their levelled reading book and be confident with the comprehension aspects of the text before it can be changed.



Homework is set each Friday and is available on Google Classroom. Year 4 receive Maths and spellings every week. They will also have either English or an Enrichment/PBL based piece on alternate weeks. Homework is due in on the following Wednesday. All pupils have a TTRockstars login to practise their times tables. We expect the children to practise this regularly at home throughout the week.



For the Autumn Term our PE is scheduled for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, it is helpful to have PE kits in school all week for any last minute timetable changes. Please see our Uniform Policy for the correct PE kit information.



Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not as available to speak to directly at the beginning and end of the day. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child's teacher, please email the school office and request a phone call. Alternatively, write a brief note in your child's reading record, these are checked daily.


Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 Team


NEW YEAR FOUR 2020-2021


Summer Project

It was lovely to meet so many of the new year four children via Zoom recently. Below are the details we shared during the session, including the information for our fabulous summer project all about the arts!


Have a lovely summer break and we cannot wait to see your amazing work when we return!



How could you support your child at home?


  • Read each night for at least 10 minutes. It is even better to read with an adult, or an older brother or sister, so that you can talk about what you read and check that you understand the book fully! This will help the child's comprehension and will help them to become a successful reader!
  • Practising the times tables will make your child's mental and written maths skills much quicker! In year 4, we are aiming to know all of our times tables (up to x12) by the end of the year. We learn them in this order: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 11, 12. 
  • It is important to note that there is a new formal multiplication test that every child in year 4 will sit at the end of the academic year - this is why it is so important to recall multiplication and division facts for all of the times tables up to 12 x 12.
  • Handwriting is another skill that is great to practise at home. We expect all children to join their writing neatly and correctly by the end of Year 4. You can ask your teacher for copies of handwriting sheets to take home.
  • Spelling homework is given out on a Friday and should be completed by the next Wednesday. Children MUST practise during the week, more than once, to be able to improve at spelling!
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Homeork is designed to suit your level of learning but if you find it tricky, please speak to your child's teacher before hand in day!
  • Finally, get researching! PBL work is on-going throughout every term. To become an expert, and to be truly excellent in PBL, you should research work and ideas that you have at home. We are always excited to receive original and thoughtful PBL homework that shows time and effort.



In year 4 we want you all to aim high and be independent in your learning at home and in school.

“Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin