Rabbit Class (Year 4) 2022 - 2023


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our class! Here you will find lots of information about the exciting learning we will be doing this term. If you have any questions, please use Class Dojo or speak to a member of our team at drop off/ pick up. 


Miss Sutton, Mrs Cavanagh & Miss Nicholls


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Bolsover Church of England Junior School - English

A World Full of Animal Stories UK: 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths  and legends: 2: Amazon.co.uk: McAllister, Angela, Aitch: 9781786030443:  Books

In our reading lessons, we will be looking at A World Full of Animal Stories. This is an anthology of different animal-based stories from cultures all across the globe. 

We will be using our different VIPERS skills: Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise to improve our understanding of what we read. 

Reading for pleasure is so important, not only to improve fluency but to help to develop children's imagination too. We will be starting to fill in our Reading Worms and trying to win some exciting prizes!


SEAL SURFER:: Educate YourSelf Limited

In our writing lessons, we will be looking at the book Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman. We will be building up to writing a letter from one of the characters in the story.

This half term we're working hard on developing our handwriting skills, as well as learning some new grammatical vocabulary like prepositions and fronted adverbials. 

Spellings are given out each Monday and tested on a Friday morning. You can find these on Class Dojo. 



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In Maths, we will be focusing on understanding the place value of numbers up to 10,000, before moving onto addition and subtraction. We will be practicing using column method with carrying and exchanging to solve problems with larger numbers. 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

Times Tables are really important in Year 4 as we will take part in the national multiplication assessment at the end of the year. You can help at home by encouraging your child to use Times Table Rockstars to practice their tables each week. On a Friday, the children will also complete their times table challenge. 


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In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will take a trip through the digestive system, learning about how our teeth function and researching the famous scientist, William Morris. 


Crafting your curriculum with poverty in mind

In other areas of the curriculum:

We will be learning all about Italy for our first 'Geography Passport day'.

We will be finding out more about the tropics and rainforest conservation in our Geography topic, 'Water Everywhere'. 

We will be discovering the rythm of poetry in Music. 

We will be learning the key skills needed for Basketball and Netball in P.E. 

We will be painting and printing in Art. 


Other useful links:

Please see below links to useful websites for your child to use when they are at home. I will be adding to the list throughout the course of the year so please make sure you check for updated links.

Oxford Owl - Linked to our phonics Read, Write Inc programme https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/   

Story Nory - A range of stories by classic authors as well as poems musicals and fairytales. https://www.storynory.com/archives/classic-authors 

Story Berries- Read along with audio clips. https://www.storyberries.com

Monkey Pen-  Free downloadable children’s books in PDF format. https://monkeypen.com/pages/free-childrens-books

Free Children’s Stories-  https://www.freechildrenstories.com

Keeping Safe Online-  www.esafety.gov.au/kids 

Newsround is a very good outlet for your child to watch each day to gain a wider understanding of what is happening not only in our country, but the rest of the world.

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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
Mr Davie Kindon, SEN Contact