St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 - Winners of the 2020 KS2 Walk to School Golden Boot!


Class Teacher: Ms J Badhan

Support Staff: Mrs H McComish and Mrs L Nurton


Year 4 Topics

Year Four will start this academic year learning about the production of food and the process by which it reaches our dinner tables. We will also look at some artwork related to food. After this, we will delve into the history of the Romans and we will explore their legacy upon modern Britain. In the Summer term, we will benefit form local walks to learn about the history of Sandhurst from 1812 to learn about how our village has changed over the past 200 years. Our exciting class read for the Autumn term is 'There's a boy is the girls' bathroom' which will form the basis of our guided reading and some of our English work. RE this year will introduce pupils to 'murtis' (Hinduism) as well as considering those all important questions pertaining to Jesus' miracles and whether prayer actually changes things.


In Autumn 2, we will be looking at and replicating the styles of Guiseppe Arcimboldo's paintings in keeping with our Food Glorious Food theme, as well as creating collages inspired by him. The children will write an instructional text for English and begin to look at some poetry inspired by the 'Please Mrs Butler' anthology. In maths, we will continue to consolidate our work on addition and subtraction, followed by length and perimeter. RE will explore Mary's role at Christmas - speaking of which, please encourage your children to learn the lyrics to the 'Calypso Christmas Carol' - lyrics sheet can be found below in the 'Useful information' section along with a Youtube link to the soundtrack under the 'Useful websites' subheading - why not get the whole family involved?!



Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every week on a Tuesday and then marked the following Tuesday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Tuesday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in! 


Spellings will be handed out every week. Children will be given 10 spellings to learn, plus 5 bonus words, and a spelling test will take place every Tuesday.


In addition to this set homework, each week your child should read aloud everyday their reading record books must signed with a comment. 


Class Routines

PE will take place on a Tuesday PM with Mr Boardman and Wednesday PM with the class teacher. Due to the current situation, both PE sessions will take place outdoors, and for ease, we will allow children to come to school wearing their PE kits - please ensure the correct kit is worn by the children. Earrings and watches must be removed prior to each PE lesson. Children are encouraged to bring two water bottles on PE days, since refilling at water fountains is no longer possible under the current restrictions.


Useful websites


Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables





BBC Skillswise - advice for parents who want to help with homework

BBC Bitesize

Interactive teaching programmes (maths)

Interactive teaching clock

Times tables games

Once upon a picture

Calypso Carol soundtrack


Useful Information

Class Photos

Christmas Carol

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