Miss Holmes

Year 4

Happy New Year!

Let the fun and hard work continue!

Use the link below to see what we will be studying this term:


A few things that you may find useful to know.

Our topic this term is Super Shropshire. We will read the book 'Where my wellies take me' to introduce the topic and, by the end of the term, create a scrapbook of our journey learning about the Shropshire Hills.  

 We will be learning all about the Shropshire Hills in order to answer the question 'Why is Shropshire Hills known as an area of outstanding natural beauty?' In the process, we will find out what the Shropshire Hills area is made up of and what the landscape is like, why people should visit the area and how our beautiful local area can be conserved.  

This topic will be covered through many subjects and curriculum areas. 

Please feel free to explore this topic further with your child at home.


P.E. kits are required for indoor sessions on Tuesday afternoons.

On Thursday afternoons, we will be going down to the forest school area for 'wellies in the woods' sessions. Please ensure your child has clothes that are appropriate for the weather - it can be a little unpredictable! Any parents who would like to join us for 'wellies in the woods' and help out would be very much appreciated! Please let me know if you would be interested in helping.


 A note for parents/carers

Homework will be set on a Wednesday and is due back in on a Monday. Please encourage your child to look at their homework when it is given out so that if they have any problems or are unable to complete it, they can attend homework club on a Thursday. 


 As part of our spelling scheme 'Read Write Inc', children are given log books and spelling books which have lists of words they are working on for each unit. In school, children are expected to practise their spellings everyday from Monday to Thursday. Please encourage your child to bring their spelling book home to practise each evening using the 'look, cover, write, check' method.  Spellings will be tested on a Friday. 


Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home everyday. They have reading diaries which should be filled in every time they read. The children also receive a raffle ticket for each entry in their reading diary, giving them the chance to win a prize at the end of each half term. The more raffle tickets, the more chance of winning! 


 It is important that children keep practising maths facts (addition, subtraction, division and times tables) as this helps to develop their fluency in mathematics. By the end of year 4, children are expected to recall all their times tables up to 12 x 12. In school, children have daily practice of these key facts but please also encourage your child to practise them at home too.



Feel free to come and speak to me if you have anything you wish to discuss.

Thank you for your support.


Sarah Holmes