St Peter's Community Primary School

Year 4

This term in Harbour Class...

Spring term:  Welcome back Harbour Class to the start of a new decade!

Year 4 are going to be learning about the inter-relationship of habitats and animals on our planet, looking especially at the ecosystem of the sea, but also briefly investigating some on land and in the air. We shall be starting with an exciting trip to the Brighton Sea Life Centre, where we will have the chance to look at all the amazing aquatic creatures on display and to also participate in an exciting lifecycle workshop. We know the children will really enjoy this topic, which is a new one this year for us. We shall be finishing in the week before half term with a real focus on climate change and the impact it is having on environments around the world. We are very keen for all the pupils to have a deep understanding of the importance of looking after the world, which is after all their future!

If any of you have any skills or knowledge in relation to this topic, please do come and share with all the children. It would be great to help you to share what you know with us all! Like the children we are always keen to learn more!

Please note that PE this term is on a Monday morning and Tuesday morning  for year 4, but PE kits, including plimsolls or trainers should be in school every day, as there can always be unexpected changes or opportunities to do extra PE.

As you are aware it is this school’s policy to set 30 minutes homework a week in year 4. Maths is set one week and literacy the next. It is generally sent home on a Tuesday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. This is set as a means of preparing children gradually for the substantial homework they receive at secondary school and beyond. We would kindly like to urge you to encourage your child to spend a 30 minute session on this work at some point during the week. If they do not finish in this time this is not a problem and they should not feel they have to do more, but are welcome to if they wish.

In addition we would like to also encourage children to read a book of their choice independently at least three times a week. It would be brilliant for their fluency and confidence if at least one of their home reading sessions could be aloud to you. Finally, spellings are also sent home most weeks and we would again be grateful if you could encourage your children to practice them regularly during the week to help them build their confidence and fluency with spelling.

If you have any questions, please come and see me before the start or at the end of the school day.

Ms Nimoh - Year 4 teacher

Click on the links below for more Year 4 information.


 Y4 land sea and sky topic web Spr20.pdfDownload
 Y3 4 & 5 Not Today Celeste Parent Letter Jan20.pdfDownload
 Y3 & 4 Sealife Cente Jan20.pdfDownload
 Y4 Children in Need 2019.pdfDownload
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Year 4 residential documents

 Y4 residential letter 1 Oct2019.pdfDownload
 Y4 residential MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM.pdfDownload
 Yr4 Residential 2018 Blackland Farm Equipment & Clothing List.pdfDownload
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Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 4!