Miss Holmes

Year 4

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back!

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


A few things that you may find useful to know.

Our topic this term is 'natural disasters'. We will focus on mountains and mountainous regions in the first half and then we will move on to volcanoes after half term. 

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

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


On Mondays, we have PE sessions in the hall. However it would be useful to have PE kits in school all week in case of any changes.

We will go down to the forest school area for 'wellies in the woods' sessions too. 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 is set on Wednesdays and is due back the following 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 speak to me before it is due in. 


 As part of our spelling scheme 'Read Write Inc', children are given 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. Spellings are tested on a Friday. Extra practice of these spellings at home would also be very beneficial. 


Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home everyday. 


 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 regular 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