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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

We look forward to a year of getting to know your wonderful children, having fun learning and developing as individuals and learners.


The Teaching Staff are:

Mrs Claire Ruiz

Miss Katie Piper



The Teaching Assistants are:

Tricia Thomson 

Sally Reid

Cherise Phillips (Intervention) 




Here are a few things to note:


PE is on a Wednesday afternoon.

 Children must come to school in their PE kit. As the weather gets colder please make sure they are wearing suitable jogging bottoms/leggings and their school sweatshirt/cardigan.



Swimming for year 4 is every Wednesday morning.



4P will swim first, leaving school at 8:45 promptly and returning to school about 10:45.

4R will swim second, leaving school at 9:30 and returning at about 11:30.


Please could all children have a towel, swimming hat and a one piece swimming suit (girls) and tight fitting trunks (boys)




Please bring a water bottle which is clearly named.


Healthy Snack of fruit or raw vegetable can be brought in for break times.



Book a Week - The children will need both their Book a Week record and reading book in school with them every day. Reading with/to your child is beneficial and we reward reading at home through children earning additional credits within the Book a Week scheme. Please sign their Book a Week records to earn an extra 10 credits for every 20 minute session they read with/to you.



Homework will be set on Edshed. Please use the link below to access your child's account. Each week, one piece of spelling and one Maths activity will be set related to our topics.



What are we learning about this term?

Author Visit - Monday 9th October 2023


Year 4 were visited on Monday by the author Annelise Gray. 


Annelise Gray was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK as a child. She grew up riding horses and dreaming of becoming a writer. During our visit she talked to us about her childhood and her inspirations as a writer. We were able to ask lots of questions about the writing process. Annelise read us an extract from her first novel -Circus Maximus: Race to the Death- finishing on a cliffhanger and leaving us wanting to read more!



Following on from our visit, we were very proud to receive an email from Annelise Gray:


'I just wanted to say thank you again for welcoming me into your class on Monday. I’m back in Dorset now after going on to Norwich and Colchester afterwards - a little tired, but it was a great week and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to your lovely pupils, who did you proud, I thought. Please thank them for their enthusiasm and tell them how much I enjoyed meeting them all. Hope they like their books and if ever you’d like me to come back and visit again, just say the word. I was so impressed by the feel of the school and all that beautiful writing on the walls of reception.'


Well done Year 4!

In maths We have been using NRICH lessons to support and develop our calculations, reasoning and thinking skills.


Music composition linked to our History topic of the Egyptians

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Art printing using a motherboard for inspiration