Miss Holmes

Year 4

Welcome back!

Let the fun and hard work begin!

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 The Romans. We will be learning all about the Roman legacy in order to answer the question 'What have the Romans done for us?' In the process, we will find out and consider what life was like in Britain before the Romans, why the Romans invaded Britain, what life was like like under Roman rule, how the Romans changed Britain and finally what we consider their legacy to be.   

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

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


Swimming and P.E. kits are required for sessions at William Brookes school on Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has clothes that are appropriate for the weather - it can be a little unpredictable! We walk to and from William Brookes so children will also need a waterproof coat. 


Any helpers to accompany us to or from William Brookes on a Friday afternoon would be very much

appreciated! Please let myself or the office know if you are able to walk with us.


 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 before the weekend so that if they have any problems, they can ask for support before Monday. 


 As part of our spelling scheme 'Read Write Inc', children are given log books which have a list 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 log book home to practise their spellings 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 every day. 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 week. 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