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Year 4N

Welcome to Year 4N 2020-2021

 I am looking forward to working with you to support your child as they enter Year 4. I have high hopes and high expectations of all of the children, both for their behaviour and for their attitude to learning. The children have already begun to re-establish their friendships after their time apart.


Our classroom is a positive working environment where praise and encouragement are used to motivate and support all of the children. They love to receive acknowledgement for their hard work and best behaviour, and they are working towards filling their reward cards. Together, we have decided on a set of class rules so that we can learn and support each other.  I am looking forward to celebrating their achievements and seeing them progress through Year 4.


Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. For example, Year 4 will be continuing to learn flute for half of the year. Lessons will be starting later on this term.  Your children will be challenged to be the very best they can be and encouraged to take part in every aspect of school life.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me.


Mrs S. Nichol





Year 4 Overview of Themes 2020-2021

Useful Reminders:

P.E. -Tuesday and Wednesday

Spellings Practice - Weekly reminder on  Purple Mash

Time Tables Practice - Weekly task on Purple mash

Reading- Daily reading  at home from their school book or their own book

Sumdog- Check for regular Spelling, Grammar and Maths challenges


Spring Term 2021
We began January 2021 in different ways! Some children were doing Home Learning and some children were coming to school as Key Worker children. We have been busy working on  our Year 4  topics and skills. The Abominables by Eva Ibottson was a charming book to start the Spring term with. We have been finding out about States of Matter in Science, finding out about the Water Cycle and explaining the differences between solids, liquids and gases. In Maths, we have been using co-ordinates and exploring 3D shapes. We have some amazing new vocabulary! 
Autumn Term in Class 4N
During the Autumn term, we loved finding out about the adventures of The Firework Maker's Daughter in the book by Philip Pullman. The children wrote some wonderful adventures about a character like Lila, who followed their dream. One of our Science topics was Electricity and we showed great skill creating our working circuits with buzzers, switches  and bulbs.  We showed great imagination and skill when we designed and made a light-up Christmas card, applying our Electricity knowledge. Mrs Hughes came in each week to teach us flute. We were very lucky because she is a wonderful and inspiring music teacher!
Design Technology - Our Light-Up Christmas Cards

We had fun making our light-up Christmas card. We designed them ourselves and added a circuit with a bulb to make the picture light up. They are all different!

Useful Websites

Here are some websites that will help with mental maths skills. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and  division skills.