Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary School - Year 4

    Who’s in the class

  • Profile picture of Miss R Croft

    Miss R Croft
    Class Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs E Taylor

    Mrs E Taylor
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Wrens

This term our topic is:

Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions! This half term, we’ll start by trying to persuade people to buy lots of magical, fictional potions! We’ll learn how to use alliterations, slogans and rhetoric questions! Using a range of lotions and potions, we’ll also explore solids, liquids and gases. Now Scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, which will… EXPLODE!

Then, we will read and write about a famous chapter, from Alice in Wonderland, involving a dark, mysterious hole, doorknob and a potion bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’. We’ll also explore Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble” by William Shakespeare and perform our very own spell. Listening to Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain will be fun and spooky, and we’ll be able to see how composers create stories using only music! This term we’ll go out with a …. BANG!


Welcome Year 4 Class Wren

Welcome to our class page!

We have got some exciting themes this year and I can’t wait to get stuck in. Our themes are: Fallen Fields, Road Trip USA, Potions, Blue Abyss, 1066 and Misty Mountains. Miss Croft.

RE & British Values

This half term, we will be focusing on teamwork and confidence as apart of our Brinsley Values. The children will be talking about what these words mean. In RE, we will be learning about The Journey of Life and Death with Mrs Taylor every Tuesday. 


Our PE day will take place on Friday afternoon with  Miss Croft. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. 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!

Cornerstones Homework

New homework will be given out for each theme, with a list of exciting things to do at home. Children can bring their homework into school to share with the class and receive a well done dot. We had some great pieces last year – thank you for your support with this. 

Spellings Homework

Each week children will be given between 8-10 spellings to learn at home from the National Curriculum, Year 3-4 common exception words and taught patterns that are tested every Friday. 

Maths Homework

There will be a weekly cycle of maths homework consisting of one piece of Maths homework which will consolidate or challenge learning in the classroom. This will be handed in on a Monday and then returned to your child on the same day.

Break and Snack 

KS2 break time is at 10:10-10:25.

If you want your child to have snack please send enough money for the week in a named purse or wallet. 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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