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

Year 4


Year 4  -What a good start to the year we've had.  Thanks you for all your hard work.  A big thank you as well to all the parents who came to the reading morning.

Fanstastic Mr Fox is a very enjoyable book and we're looking forward to our big debate on Friday - Is Mr Fox really a criminal?

In maths we are continuing to look at place value - well done for your hard work in this vital area.

Can we remind you that outdoor learning for Koalas in on THursday and Lemurs is on Friday - please remember to bring in your outdoor learning clothes.


Jason Wade Education Sounds and Syllables Example

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The word imagine broken down using the Jason Wade Education Sounds and Syllables approach that we are using in school.

© jason wade education ltd, 2018 all LSK2 words broken into sounds and syllables - copyrighted

smiley Welcome to Year 4smiley

A very warm welcome from all of the Year 4 team.


Meet The Team

Mrs Allcoat & Mrs Hawker - Koala Class Teachers

Mr Hepworth and Miss Shah - Lemurs Class Teachers

Miss Adcock - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hosker - Teaching Assistant







Welcome back!


We all hope that you have had a fun and enjoyable Summer break. We all have to say that all of the children have come back looking very smart in their new uniforms and rearing to go! We've seen some great enthusiasm already! 


Please look through the information on this page for important updates about what we are doing in the classroom, key dates for your diaries and ways that you can help your child at home. We aim to update this page regularly to keep you as informed as possible. 


PE this term will take place on Mondays for both classes, Thursday for Lemurs and Friday for Koalas. Much of this will be outdoors. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit of black shorts or jogging bottoms, plain white t-shirt and trainers for these sessions. All jewellery must be removed for these sessions. Please supply plasters for earrings where appropriate. 


This half term we will also be taking part in an afternoon of Outdoor Learning. This will be on a Thursday afternoon for Koalas and a Friday afternoon for Lemurs. Clothes that you don't mind getting muddy are essential.


Please could we also ask that all school uniform, including coats, are labelled so that we can reunite lost items with their owner. As the weather is unpredictable, please send children with a coat or waterproof, as we will spend time outdoors wherever possible.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to us on the playground or contact the school office where will get back to you as soon as we are able. 


We look forward to working with you all this year. 


The Year 4 Team 





      Weekly Routines




PE will be every  Monday and Thursday (Lemurs) / Friday (Koalas). The children will also be taking part in daily exercise both inside and outside. 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 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. 



Each half term, your child will be sent home with a 'Homework Grid' sheet. Our expectation is that the children complete the grey boxes weekly, and choose one other piece of homework each week as an optional piece of work. Completed homework will be checked each week to see how they are getting on.



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



This is what year 4 will be studying this half term - the file won't currently up load, but will be available soon.




The Year 4 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. 


You have all been given your Time Tables Rock Stars login.


Make sure that you log on using lowercase letters!

There is a leader board on your maths wall to show who has collected the most coins this week!

Good luck Rock Stars!


Homework Links:

Year 4 National Curriculum


Useful websites to practise your maths skills:

  • Hit the ButtonHelp to practise your maths skills including times tables and number bonds.

  • Top Marks maths gamesA variety of fun maths games looking across the curriculum to help support your child with their maths skills.