Year 4 2018 - 2019

Miss Smith

Mrs Cash

Welcome to Year 4


Happy New Year and Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you had a restful Christmas break and are ready for a new year and a fresh start. Miss Smith and Mrs Cash would like to say a huge thank you for all your thoughtful gifts at the end of the Autumn term smiley 



A Prehistoric World





We are kicking off the new year with another historical topic 'A Prehistoric World' with a focus on The Stone Age and Dinosaurs.  Throughout this topic, we will learn about the Stone Age civilisation. The children will have the opportunity to create their own timeline of important dates, with an understanding of BC and AD. They will look at the three time periods of the Stone Age including, Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras and gain an understanding of what each time period looked like. The topic will then move on to focus on how the Stone Age civilisation survived. The children will research what stone age people ate, where they lived, how they travelled and how they surved without electricity. We will also learn about the Stone Age animals that existed, the most popular being the Woolly Mammoth. The children will have the opportunity to create cave paintings, make stone age tools, including spears in our forest school sessions and discuss books such as 'The Stone Age Boy', 'Cave Baby' and 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' in our whole class reads.  There will be lots of new SPAG and lots of opportunities for writing, including character descriptions, setting descriptons, instructions, diary entries and narrative. 





Homework will continue the same this year and will consist of Spellings, Timestables and Reading. Each week, the children will learn a new spelling rule and a new set of timestables, and will be expected to complete activities based around these at home. As always, reading homework is expected every night for at least 10 minutes. The children will recieve a levelled book that they will be expected to read each night and will be changed weekly. Alongside this, the children will also take home a library book of their choice and have access to 'Bug Club.' There will be special prizes for those children accessing Bug Club and completing books regularly smiley





PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays - full PE kit (including pumps and outdoor trainers) will be needed, this will remain in school and get sent home at the end of each half term

Forest School sessions will also take place on a weekly basis- outdoor clothing (including wellies or walking boots) will be needed. This will be sent home weekly.



As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you over the year.

Miss Smith and Mrs Cash 






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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794