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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 4

    Who’s in the class

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    Miss R Croft
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs G Bland
    Class Teacher
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    Mrs P Framji
    Teaching Assistant
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    Mrs E Taylor
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Wren

This term our topic is:
What Happens To The Food We Eat?


Welcome to Year 4 Class Wren!

Miss Croft teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mrs Bland teaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


PE is on Thursdays this term - please come to school in PE kits.


Autumn 2 

What happens to the food we eat?

This term our main focus is Science - we will be learning about digestion 

Each week we will answer a different question:

Week 1 

Why does chocolate taste so much better than paper?

Week 2 

What is the digestive system and why is it so important?

Week 3 

What role do the different organs play in helping you to digest food?

Week 4 

Why would eating books not be healthy for Henry?

Week 5 

What are the teeth in your mouth called and what role do they have in breaking down the food you eat?

Week 6 

Why are shark’s teeth different to our teeth?

Week 7 

How can we create a model of the digestive system with sound commentary?


English: We will be retelling an extract from The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. We will also write instructions about how to make a healthy snack, and write an explanation text about digestion. 

Maths: We will learn about place value, rounding, negative numbers, addition and subtraction.

PE: Hockey

Spanish: We will count to 15, and learn the names of colours. 

Music: Music Express.

RE: Mary's journey.

ICT: Studio code. 

PSHE: Healthy relationships. 


 Please see Class Dojo for regular updates and further information. 

Further information...

Bubble Closure 

Should Year 4's bubble have to close, all pupils will receive a pack of work which will be submitted on Class Dojo.  There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made. 


Home Learning/ short notice school closure

Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.



White Rose Home Leaning:


Top Marks:

Maths is Fun:



BBC Home Learning:

Bug Club: (your child will have been given an access code)




RE & British Values

In RE, we will be learning about Mary's journeys.


Year 4 will have PE on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced.

Reading & Bug Club

In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read to someone at home every day for 5 minutes. The reading may consist of a variety of texts; from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes! Remember to sign and comment your child’s reading record in order to received a star stamp. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. The more stars you get, the more certificates you get!

Don’t forget reading on Bug Club also counts as home reading! Bug Club puts more emphasis on comprehension skills as, ultimately,  this is what children are assessed against at the end of Key Stage 2. The children have to answer the questions, by clicking the little bugs, to score points which they can spend in the shop.

Guided Reading will happen every day for KS2. Miss Croft will also allocate their guided reading books on Bug Club under the tab, comprehension.

Reading is an essential area where practice at home really pays off!


 Homework will be set every Friday. It will be linked to the work we are doing in Maths and it should be submitted by the following Friday.

Spellings Homework

Each week children will be given 10 spellings to learn. These may be to practise a particular spelling rule or will come from the Year 3/4 statutory spellings list.


Times Tables 

Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to to access their personal page. 

You can also look at the following websites to times tables help:

All Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested from 2020. Please check here for more information about the multiplication test. If you have any questions, please see Miss Croft or Mrs Bland. 

Break and Snack 

Year 3/4 break time is at 10:10-10:25.

Children can bring in their own healthy snack (fruit, vegetables). Each child now has their own tray within the classroom so that they can store their valuables.

Children need to bring their water bottle into the classroom everyday which can be used throughout the day. Although these water bottles will not be available at lunchtime, so you may wish to send a named carton of juice or named juice bottle at lunchtime for your child to access if you wish.



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