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Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Autumn update

We have had a very busy start to the year. The children have had great attitudes to learning and have been really focused!

We have read The Iron Man and the children have written their own descriptions based on the story, we are still reading Narnia and they have created fantastic cliff hanger stories for the year 3 children to read. They tasted Turkish Delight – most of the children liked it!

As a hook for our writing we had a brilliant bush craft day – the children experienced orienteering, team skills, water filtering and den making. We finished with toasting marshmallows! Yum!

In design and technology the children have designed and made their own Greek gods using hinges.

In geography we have been studying counties, urban and rural settlements. In science we have been classifying animals and insects.

It has been a busy year so far, the children are working hard on their times tables, reading lots during ERIC and reading lessons and are working on their writing skills. It has been lovely to see how they are learning and maturing.


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Teacher: Mrs Digby

Teaching assistant: Miss Mays



Teacher: Mr Shaw

Mornings – Mrs Doran


Important dates

Home Learning:  Goes out on a Friday and it’s due back in on a Wednesday.

Reading records: We expect children to be reading at home three times each week.

Reading Books

Your child will bring a reading scheme book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on Friday so that it can be put into quarantine over the weekend.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading three times a week at home.

Your child will also bring home a book to read for pleasure, they will have chosen from either their class or key stage library. When finished, this too should be returned to school on a Friday. Unfortunately if either book is not returned on a Friday we will not accept it until the following Friday.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.


PE: Normal PE will be on a Tuesday. We also have swimming on a Thursday once we have confirmation from the swimming pool. For swimming, each child will need a full swimming kit including towel – but from the second week children can come in their PE kit on the Tuesday and Thursday.

Spelling test: We test children on their weekly spellings on a Friday – and will check their spelling knowledge during the first weeks.

Multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 multiplication tables.

Useful links

TT Rockstars.


Reading Eggs


We are really looking forward to meeting your children.

We will be learning about: Ancient Greece, Living things, Design and Technology Levers and Linkages, RE Shared faiths, Computing – algorithms.


Recent News

Year 4 Autumn term

We have had a very busy start to the year. The children have had great attitudes to learning and have been really focused! We have read The Iron Man and the children have written their Read more…

World Book Day fun!

We have had a great day today, all linked to reading! We had a great assembly with a whole school story – We’re Going on a Book Hunt! Mr Barker, Mrs Gunning and Mrs Digby Read more…

Year 4’s Disgusting Digestive Day

What an amazing week year 4 have had this week. Well done to everyone for their amazing effort in their assessments.   To celebrate, Year 4 ran a family event of their own, the Disgusting Read more…

Cooking in 4a

  Yummm…Lemon Meringue! This afternoon we practised our new skills of separating egg yolks and egg whites, with Mrs Houghton. The children really enjoyed this activity and got to eat their yummy creations!

Year 4’s Disgusting Digestive System Hook Day!

Yesterday, year 4 began their new topic – ‘What happens to our food?’. We took part in an exciting hook day, during which children plotted their own digestive system, learned all about their teeth and Read more…

4B’s Superb Narnia inspired Stories

In 4B this half term, we have been writing our very own stories describing the setting of our own worlds. Taking a step into the wardrobe, we found ourselves on a beach in a land Read more…