Miss Holmes

Year 4

Welcome back to the new school year!

I hope you are all rested and now raring to go!

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 'Stone Age to Iron Age'. We will learn about what life was like in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and identify how life in Britain changed from period to period. 

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 Thursdays, the children will be going up to William Brookes School for swimming and P.E. lessons until half term.

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 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 home books which can be filled in with comments about their reading. 


 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