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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 4

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Stanage here we come!

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Hathersage Day 1

What a fantastic first day we have all had! The sun has shone and the kids have been fantastic. They’ve settled in to their home away from home at St Michael’s and enjoyed orienteering and a stream study today. This evening saw team JC cook a delicious (if we do say so ourselves!) dinner and go on a night walk. Tomorrow will see us conquer Stanage Edge but for now, it’s bed time!

Team Hathersage 2019


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Meet the Team


Mr Oakland - Lemurs Class Teacher

Mrs Allcoat - Koala Class Teacher

Mrs Pounder - Koala Class Monday and Tuesday PM

Mrs Laud - Koala Class Friday PM


Miss Adcock - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Barrs - Specialist Maths Teacher


 Mrs Howes - PPA Cover Teacher

Mrs Pounder - PPA Cover Teacher


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Where has January gone?!


This half term is flying by with us soon moving into February. There are lots of sports opportunities around school and the children are really loving the opportunity to try new things as well as practice things they are already good at.


At present, Year 4 are learning about fractions in maths and we have put a link below to TopMarks which has some great interactive games for them to practice. Don't forget to keep going with the rest of your homework too ensuring any reading, independent or with an adult, is being written in your diary please.

What an excellent first week back! The children have got straight back into their learning and are already working really hard. We have been looking at time in maths and this is a tricky subject that requires lots of practice so anytime you can work on this with your children would make a huge difference. We have also started our journey into the story of 'How to Train Your Dragon' and the children have created some excellent dragons of their own.

Homework grids have now been handed out for this half term and it will be checked on a Thursday in Koala class and a Friday in Lemurs. Please ensure that your child is completing the basics each week and that they are writing any reading they have done in their diaries, even if this is independent.


Year 4 team  

Happy New Year!!


Welcome back to Spring 1! We hope you have all had a fantastic break and have come back to school excited to learn.


This half term we have the joy of learning all about the Vikings and studying the book 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. You will find below the mind map for everything we will be covering this half term as well as the half term homework grid.


We are very lucky to have some additional PE sessions this half term. Starting this week (7.1.19) we have a provider coming in to run gymnastic sessions on a Thursday morning. From next week (14.1.19), Year 4 will be participating in the Wednesday sports afternoons initially trying out indoor athletic events and orienteering. From this, some children will be selected to represent the school in a competition later in the year. It doesn't stop there! We also have an outside provider coming in to run some health and fitness sessions on a Friday afternoon which will run until Easter. Some of these will be practical and some will be theory based. As a result of this, it is really important that PE kits are in school all week please to avoid anyone missing out.


In addition to this exciting half term of PE and Vikings, some groups of children will be accessing forest schools this half term on a Wednesday with Mrs Mitchell. Your child will already know if this includes them and they just need to remember to bring in their outdoor clothes (it may get muddy so please don't wear anything that you wouldn't want to spoil) and wellies. There are spare wellies at school if you don't have any. 


As always, any questions you may have please don't hesitate to ask.


The Year 4 Team


Year 4 Spring 1 Mindmap

Year 4 Spring 1 Homework Grid

It must be Christmas...In music, Year 4 are learning to play the glockenspiel introduction for Mariah Carey's 'All I want for Christmas is you'! We are also learning to sing the song, ready for our KS2 Christmas Celebration. Get those hairbrushes and get practising!

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You - Lyrics

It's Anti-Bullying week this week and Year 4 are marking the occasion by creating their own comic heroes who show respect at all times. We look forward to sharing these comics with you at the end of the week!

Wow! What an amazing week we had honouring the World War One Centenary. The children participated in a variety of different activities from learning about the children who supported in the war effort to being attacked by enemy fire in the trenches! This culminated in an amazing assembly where all of the children shared their work from all classes, shared a poem, listened to Mrs Barrs play the Last Post and respected the fallen with a minutes silence.


Year 4 Autumn 2 homework grid

Welcome to Year 4 2018-2019


Welcome back to Autumn in Year 4!


We're so excited to have you all back and can't wait to get stuck in to a brand new school year! 


Just a few reminders for a successful start to the year.



PE will be every Monday and Thursday. Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school all week. PE kit includes a plain white or white JC t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please send socks if your child is wearing tights. Children will need to have earrings and watches removed for PE lessons.


Water Bottles

Water is available to the children throughout the day in the classroom. Please provide them with a named water bottle. These will be sent home daily.


Communication Diaries

Your child has been issued with a Communication Dairy. We ask that all children read at least three times a week at home and have their diary signed by an adult at home. If you have any questions or queries, please use the diary and ask your child to let us know that there is a message for us.



Just a reminder that toys should not be brought into school.



The Year 3 classrooms are fully equipped with the stationery that the children will need. We encourage children not to bring anything to school that is valuable to them, as we cannot account for things going missing.

Autumn 1 2018 Mind Map

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint