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-India Class- (Year 4)

Class Teachers: Mrs Heaton

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Fountain and Mrs Holland

Phase Leader: Mrs Cooper

Welcome Back!

It has been so lovely to see the children back into school, refreshed and ready to learn after the summer holidays.  As always seems to be the case, the children have brought the wonderful weather with them!


We are very much looking forward to the year ahead. 


Please find updates and key information on this page.  For any questions or queries, please see your class teacher on the playground or make an appointment via the office.


Key Messages:

- Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform (details can be found on the main

  page).  Key things to remember include plain white t-shirts for PE (no football shirts), school shoes and

  not trainers and skirts which must be knee-length.

- The children are expected to practice their spellings and times tables daily, and read for around twenty minutes.  Your child has a bookmark which has their passwords and other details for,

  Accelerated Reader and Times Table Rockstars.

- Healthy snacks only- fruit and vegetables - no nuts and peanuts please.

- Spellings are tested on a Friday.  Spelling lists can be found below. 

-We are always available on the playground in the mornings and afternoons.  If you are needing to message, please do so via the office.  Less urgent messages can written in home school diaries which are checked daily.  

Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

Lower Keystage 2 Timetable

Art will be taught as a block project, for 'Bury in Bloom' during Week 1 of the final half term.





All Y4 children will participate in the national Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) - an on-line test which tests their recall of multiplication facts for all tables up to and including 12x  (no division facts are tested).  They have 6 seconds to answer each question, and this is how we conduct our weekly checks.  The tests will be completed in June.

Please use this website to practice test conditions. If you click start and just type in answers. You do not have to press enter just wait for the clock to time out ready for the next question.



For your information this is the National Curriculum expectation for times tables.

Y2 - recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers

Y3 - recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

Y4 - recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12 (6x, 7x, 9x, 11x then 12x)



For more information on how maths in taught in primary schools, parents can access a number of guidance videos using the following link:

White Rose Parent Videos

As in previous years, we will be using the White Rose Maths Mastery approach to teaching maths. In the first half of autumn term, we will help children to recall their prior maths learning with a focus on place value, addition and then subtraction. Children will learn different methods for adding and subtracting with 2 and 3 digit numbers and apply these to problem solving and reasoning questions. Content for this unit is very similar for year 3 and year 4 and children will be encouraged to secure their skills before they move on to using larger numbers and solving more complex problems. 


At St Edmundsbury, we use TT Rock Stars to practice times tables and this can be accessed at home with your username and password. Tables will be tested each week to see how you are all getting on and to help you to keep making progress with these. Children have been provided with their log-in details to bring home. Please let us know if you are having any problems accessing the site. 


For more information on how maths in taught in primary schools, parents can access a number of guidance videos using the following link:

White Rose Parent Videos

Weekly Spellings

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Spellings

As well as the weekly spelling words, year 3 and 4 children are required to be able to spell a number of common exception words.  Please work weekly with your child to choose 3 new words that they are not yet secure with to practise.  An individualised  list of your child's tested words are in their homework diary.