Welcome to Year 4

Welcome back! I hope you've all had a fantastic break and your child is ready for a busy, but exciting start to 2020.

As before, Mr Bown will be teaching Class 4 with Mr Richardson supporting in the mornings.

I do update the class activities page regularly, (see left), so don't forget to have a look there to see what your child's been up to, even if they say 'Nothing', when you next ask them what they've done all day!

Our Twitter feed @Firbeck Primary is another good place to see what's going on around school - both inside the classroom and out and about on exciting trips!

  • Our topic this Spring term is based upon Natural Disasters. We will also be discovering more about Living Things and their Habitats in Science - which also links closely to how changes to an animal's environment affect them.
  • English will include the above, but also we are going to focus on writing to entertain - so be prepared for lots of exciting stories the half term.
  • Our Maths focus is on fractions and decimals, graphs and telling the time. If you can help your child with some basic time reading skills that would be a huge help in getting the most out of each lesson.

A welcome letter has been sent home to all parents; however, a copy can be found in 'Related Downloads' section of this page..


As a reminder, children must line up on the playground from 8.45. Morning break will be from 10:20-10:35, so please can you either provide your child with a healthy mid-morning snack or money for toast and/or drink.


PE will take place every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

PE kit is as important as any other item of school uniform - so please ensure your child has it with them on these days - ideally, they should be kept in school all week to ensure that they are prepared.

PE kits consist of black shorts, a white top (no logo please), suitable trainers or pumps and all jewellery must be removed.

For outdoor PE, children should have a pair of plain black jogging bottoms, shorts or leggings and a plain white t-shirt and a plain coloured fleece.

Any child wearing earrings needs to remove them, or provide a note from parents/careers explaining why they can not be removed - In additino, the child will need some tape / plasters to cover their earrings during the PE session in order to avoid the risk of injury.


Year 4 homework now includes a weekly reading task from the reading journals provided. Other hoemwork will be based around Reading, Spellings and Times Tables - more information can be found here.


Class 4 are following the same behaviour management system as the rest of school - where children start each new day as a 'Perfect Day' and work towards becoming a 'VIP'.

In addition, Class 4 will be sharing that progress through the use of 'Class Dojo' - individual login details have been sent out. Once you register, you can track their progress and also send/ receive messages to me should you need to.


In order for us to monitor and inform you of reading, homework tasks and school events, each child has been issued with a personal planner. It is an easy and effective way for us to communicate. Please sign the Home/School agreement. Please check your child’s planner on a regular basis.

Children must look after their planners because if they lose/damage them, a new one will be issued at a cost of £3.

Any further questions?

If you have any further questions or worries, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can catch me at the end of the day, as I dismiss your child if you would like to have a word face to face or arrange a time if you would like to have a more detailed chat about something.

February 2020


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