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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


Year 4

Class Teacher: Mrs. B. Spiby

Teaching Assistants: Miss Baker and Mrs Cooper

Key Information:



Homework in year 4 is based around the basic skills that the children need to build on. We expect children to read at home daily for about 10 minutes. At the end of this year all children in Year 4 will take the Year 4 multiplication check therefore we also expect that multiplication, division, addition and subtraction facts are practised about three times a week. Spellings should be practised twice a week. Your child will bring home passwords for various online platforms which they can use to practise these skills but they can also use pencil and paper or a combination - whatever works best for you and your child.


Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning will take place on a Tuesday please send appropriate clothes for the time of year.



PE will take place on Mondays (dance - no kit needed) and Wednesdays (tennis) during the first half of the Summer Term. Please send your child into school wearing their school uniform and they should bring their kit in a bag to change into. Please make sure they have an appropriate kit for outdoor PE- trainers or pumps and black/dark blue bottoms and white top. 



Music will take place on Tuesdays. Children will be able to take their instruments home to practise, as long as parents have signed a copy of the instrument agreement letter (please see myself, Miss Baker or Mrs Cooper)


Water bottles/snack

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day. We are no longer able to provide washable cups for the children to drink from, therefore children will need their own water bottle. Please also send them with a healthy snack for break time. It is a long time for the children to go until dinnertime without anything to eat.


See the half term overview and year 4 expectations below.