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Year 4 - Chestnut and Maple

Welcome to Year 4


Chestnut Class

Mrs Yates & Mr Smith


Maple Class

Mrs Row & Miss Meeks 



Reading: at least 3 times a week with parental signature in reading journal. 

Spellings: Will be put on the class page every Friday and tested the following Friday.

Times tables tests will be every Friday - the children are aware of which times table they are focusing on.

Please ensure that your child’s reading journal is in school on a daily basis.


This terms learning : Boudicca and the Romans


PE days


Chestnut & Maple


Outside - Tuesday

Inside - Wednesday


PE kit should be worn on both days.

PE kit - white t-shirt, navy or black shorts / joggers, trainers.




Weekly update 23.9.22


This week, the children have written their diary entries based on the main character from 'Revolt of the Romans', focusing on using thoughts and feelings as well as adverbs and time conjunctions.

In Maths, children have been learning about column addition and subtraction with exchanging and carrying over, focusing on accuracy.

In Science, children started their new topic of electricity looking at different types, including renewable and non-renewable energy.

In PE, children have continued their orienteering, using maps of the playground and finding objects located on the map as well as in Gymnastics they have practised different balances and thinking about smooth transitions between them.



Spellings 16.9.22 - to be tested 23.9.22. Your child has been told which spelling group they are in.

Weekly Update

This week in English, the children have been learning about fronted adverbials and how to use these effectively to add more detail in their writing.

In Maths, the children have been adding and subtracting 10, 100 and 1000 from a number and have started using column addition.

In Art, the children have designed and created their own mosiac pictures using small pieces of paper in the style of the Artist Metzinger.

In PE, the children have been continuing their orienteering, using a map to find and place cones in different areas of the playground.


Accelerated Reader Books


The Accelerated Reader system is being updated, so at the moment, your child will be bringing a book home that they have chosen to read for pleasure. As soon as the system is up and running, your child will bring home a book that is suited to their AR level.

Weekly update 9th September 2022


The children have settled in really well to Year 4 this week. They have adapted well to the new values of 'Ready, Respectful, learn' and have used these values really positively.

In English, the children have been reading "Revolt against the Romans" and they have been learning lots of new vocabulary that is found in the book.

In Maths, the children have been learning about place value, partitioning numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.

In Art, the children have been learning about mosiacs, focusing on the artist Metzinger.



This week, your children will be bringing home a green homework book and their task is to decorate it however they like.

We would also like the children to log onto TT rockstars and practise their times tables for 15 minutes each week that have been allocated to them.

Their log on details are on the inside of their homework books.

Any questions, please ask.

Mrs Yates & Mrs Row

Suggestions for different ways to learn spellings...