Welcome to Class 4

In Class 4, Year Four and Year Five are taught by Miss Watson and Mrs Curry.  Miss Watson teaches year Four every morning and Mrs Curry teaches Year Five every morning. In the afternoons, Miss Watson and Mrs Curry share the planning and delivery of lessons across the week.


We work hard and have lots of fun too! Take a look at some of the things we have been up to this year.


Children in Class 4  have PE every Tuesday and Friday. Children will need to come to school in PE kit and trainers on PE days. Children that wear earrings need to remove these for PE and should keep a packet or container to keep them safe in or alternatively, consider not wearing earrings on a PE day.

Reading books

Children will read in class every day; please ensure they bring their reading book and reading diary into school every day.

In Year 4, children take part in the accelerated reader scheme. This involves children’s reading ability being tested using an online test which then gives them a range, known as their ZPD, that they will use to select books appropriate to their reading ability.  The accelerated reading scheme aims to encourage children to read frequently as well as becoming more enthusiastic about reading. They will be awarded points each time they have finished a book and completed a comprehension quiz online to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read. Please support your child’s reading development by reading regularly with them at home. As your child becomes more independent in reading, they may not wish to read with you. Instead you could ask them to tell you about what they have read and ask them some questions about it to develop their comprehension skills. This can still be recorded in their reading diaries.

As well as developing their love for reading through choosing their own reading books, Year 5 also take part in the online Reading Plus scheme to help improve their fluency and accuracy in reading as well as their vocabulary.  The children can access this online at home too and they can use their school logins to gain access.  This reading scheme does not cost anything to use at home. 

All Children in Class 4 can choose a library book to read at home. These books are chosen to read for pleasure and children will be supported to discover the genre of book that grabs and holds their attention. Children can choose and change their library book every Friday.



The children in Year 4 will be set 2 pages of either Maths or Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework each week. They will bring homework books home on Friday and need to return them to school (in the packet provided) by the following Wednesday.

Year Five are set two pages of English and two pages of maths each week. 

It is important for children to use the methods learnt in school for their Maths work which some of you may not be familiar with. Please do not hesitate to ask for explanations of these methods or encourage your children to explain the methods to you rather than teaching them the methods you would use yourself. If your child needs any help to complete their homework they should bring it in for us to go through it with them before a Wednesday.

Children are also encouraged to use Spelling Shed and Timestable Rockstars regularly at home. These can both be accessed online for free as well as being available to download as apps on devices.






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