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Welcome to Year 4 Parrots


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 Yuen, Mrs Hanby and Mrs Berryman.



Autumn Term – Italy


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 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
  • 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 Yuen.


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 Fridays and Outdoor Sports will be on Wednesday afternoons.  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.


A ‘Meet the Teacher’ session has been arranged for Thursday 12th September at 5.30pm for Key Stage 2.  I am looking forward to meeting you all to explain expectations about the coming year and answering any questions you might have. 


If, in the meantime, 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 K Yuen


Year 4 Multiplication Check

Year 4 children will be taking part in a multiplication quiz on the computer throughout the coming weeks. Multiplication facts included will be up to 12 x 12. There will be 25 questions to answer and children will have 6 seconds to type in the correct answer for each question. We have been using the computers in school to try this out.


For homework, children are to revise all multiplication facts. It would be useful to try some games on the computer such as those linked below to get children used to using the key pad quickly. Games are also available on purple mash. No other homework or spellings will be set this week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Similar to the questions and layout children will have:

Useful games:

Many thanks, Miss Forde.


April 2019


Dear Parents/ Carers,


Welcome back to the start of the Summer Term! Our topic this term is The Vikings. We will be using this topic for our class assembly which will be on Thursday 23rd May, parents are invited to attend and details will be provided closer to the time. We have arranged a topic day on Tuesday 18th June, which includes dressing up, a workshop and fun activities to engage in (Details to follow). Our Science topics this term are states of matter and sound. There will be swimming after half-term, sports day and many other exciting events.

Homework will continue to be set weekly on Thursday and due back in school on Tuesday. Spellings and multiplication facts (up to and including 12x12) will be tested every Friday, please continue to look over these regularly at home. 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’.  House points will now be given to children who regularly read and record it. We appreciate all of your support with this.

PE lessons will continue to take part on Tuesday and Friday, however please ensure kits are brought into school on Monday’s and taken home on Friday’s to be washed. Please could all children bring in a water bottle to have with them in class, this will limit trips to the water fountain during learning time.

I am looking forward to another happy and successful term for all the children in the class. Thank you for your continued support and as always please do not hesitate to contact if there is anything you would like to discuss.


Many thanks, Miss Forde, Mrs Blight and Mrs Cooper.