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Theme: Rain forest 

11th January 2019: Hawks and Eagles

18th January 2019: Kestrels and Falcons


Theme: Electricity

25th January 2019: Hawks and Eagles

1st February 2019: Kestrels and Falcons


Theme: Sport

8th February 2019: Hawks and Eagles

15th February 2019: Kestrels and Falcons

Dear Parents/Carers,


Happy New Year, I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas holiday! First of all, thank you so much for the generous presents, cards and well wishes; it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated.


We have another exciting topic ahead of us this term: ‘The Rainforest’ We will focus on map work, features of the rain forest and animals which live there. As part of our learning, we will be visiting Wisley Gardens on Tuesday 26th February (details to follow shortly).


Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. I am sure you will agree that we want your children to make good progress in all areas of their school life. To help with this, please ensure your child completes and hands in their homework on time. If for any reason your child cannot complete the homework, please send in an explanatory note as it is expected to be completed on a weekly basis. Weekly tests for spelling and times tables will continue each Friday.


Please continue to make sure your child reads at home on a daily basis. Your child can read independently and does not need to read aloud to an adult every time. However, we encourage you to monitor your child’s reading regularly and sign your child’s ‘Reading Record’. Do not forget that we are looking for two children, per term, to receive the ‘Reading Reward Book Prize’ for showing an enthusiastic approach to reading. Furthermore, each child will receive twenty house points for reading ten nights in a row.


PE lessons will continue to take part on Tuesday and Friday please ensure kits are brought into school on Monday’s and taken home on Friday’s to be washed. Children without a PE kit will receive a reminder in their reading record. Earrings must be removed before PE.


Later in the term, there will be parents evening to discuss your child’s progress and targets. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and as always please do not hesitate to contact if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning.



Yours sincerely,

Miss C Forde

Miss Forde

Dear Parents/Carers,


After an enjoyable and hopefully restful break, we are all looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term and have settled well into school life again. The purpose of this newsletter is to give you information about this Term. Working in Year 4 this year will be: Miss Forde, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Blight.



Autumn Term – Black History Month and Stone Age to Iron Age

Spring Term – The Rainforest

Summer Term – The Vikings


Any artefacts or books which you are happy for your child to bring in and put on display in the class would be most welcome, but please make sure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.


Homework in the Year 4:

  • Reading – At least three times per week recorded in your child’s reading record
  • Times tables – They will be tested weekly
  • Spellings – They will be tested weekly (given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday)
  • Maths-  a sheet in their homework book (Mathletics for extra practice)
  • English/Topic based homework- in their homework book


Homework is distributed on Thursdays and needs to be handed in on the following Tuesday at the latest.  Any reasons for it not being completed, please write a short note for Miss Forde.


At Byfleet Primary School, we expect your child to read at home on a regular basis. We would like to see evidence of this in their reading records at least three times per week. This supports the expectations of the Primary English Reading Curriculum.  In Year 4, we also ask the children to widen their reading genre by asking them to choose a wide and varied range of texts.; Free readers can choose from our school library, reading shed or classroom.


In addition to this, our children should be practising their times tables and spellings regularly too in preparation for weekly tests.  Children are expected to know up to and including their twelve times tables by the end of Year 4.


Indoor P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Outdoor Sports will be on Friday afternoon.  Your child should bring their named kit in on a Monday and take it home to be cleaned on a Friday. They should have it in school all week to avoid missing a session due to ‘a forgotten kit’!  A note will be sent home to parents with a reminder sticker should any part of the PE kit be forgotten.


If you have any queries or concerns or would like to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the office in order to arrange a time suitable to meet.  I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year for all the children in our class.


Yours sincerely,


Miss C Forde