Welcome to Year 4!


Miss Smithies: Class Teacher     

Miss O'Connor: Teaching Assistant  


Miss Simpson: Class Teacher

Linda Brierley: Teaching Assistant         

Veni, Vidi, Vici

As part of our Roman topic we will be visiting Touchstones to learn all about how Romans were different from the Celts who lived in Britain. Have a look at how much fun last year's Year 4s had. 


Our PE days are:

Swimming on Tuesday morning

4RS - Outdoor P.E on Tuesday morning - Indoor P.E on Thursday morning

4MS - Outdoor P.E on Thursday afternoon  



Indoor PE Kit:                         Outdoor PE Kit:

T-shirt                                               T-shirts

Shorts or leggings                              Shorts/leggings/tracksuit

No footwear required                         Trainers


Please ensure that your child has a labelled indoor and outdoor kit, in school AT ALL TIMES.

No items of jewelry are to be worn during a PE lesson. Thank you.


Topic plans

Click on the link to open Year 4 annual topic plan

Autumn 1: Veni, Vidi, Vici!

Autumn 2: Bright Sparks 

Spring 1: Vamos! and you are what you eat

Spring 2: How to train your dragon

Summer: Where the wild things are


Each child will receive a spelling homework sheet once a week.

All children in year 4 will soon know what their mental maths targets are, these will involve learning times tables and addition/subtraction facts with instant recall. Target sheets to support this learning will be placed on the learning platform.


Swimming will take place on a Tuesday morning.

Boys must wear swim shorts above the knee and girls, a full swimming costume. A towel must be provided from home.

Rochdale baths will not permit children to wear earrings for lessons, therefore earrings must either be removed by the child in class prior to a swimming lesson starting, or removed by adults at home. However stud earrings can be covered up with a plaster, these must be provided by parents and carers at home.

If you are thinking about getting your child’s ears pierced, please consider when their swimming lessons are. When ears have just been pierced, the earrings are not allowed to be removed until 6 weeks after they have been done. As a result of this, 6 hours of lessons will be missed. 


Reading stars

Reading stars are a way of rewarding and encouraging parents and children to read together on a regular basis. 

Reading skills are vital to your child and their future progress. If your child reads at least 3 times in a week, they are entered into a prize draw where they can win a book. This encourages parents and children to enjoy reading together. Children love to win the prize book and it really encourages and motivates them to try hard to improve their reading.

Please sign their reading record book every time you read with your child and return their book to school every day.

We appreciate your support and involvement.