Year 4 2020 - 2021

Miss Gradwell

Year 4 Classteacher

Welcome To Year 4!


In Year 4, our class teacher is Miss Gradwell. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Lawrenson and Mrs Crompton.

Things to remember in Year 4:


Dinner money and toast money should be paid using the online payment system. Toast is £1.50 per week.

Home readers will be given out every other Monday starting on Monday 14th September and will need to be returned on the Thursday of the following week. The returned books will then be quarantined until the Monday to allow 72 hours before the books are re-issued. A home reader schedule can be found at the bottom of our class page.

Each half term the children will be given a spelling list for the half term Each week’s spellings will be dated with the date of the spelling test. The children will need to learn the correct week’s spellings in preparation for a weekly class spelling test which will always take place on a Monday.

Homework will now be set online using the School Spider system. Children can access their homework by clicking on Pupil Login in the top left corner of the school website. Then, using the usernames and passwords in their Home Learning books they will be able to view the Pupil Dashboard. Click on the Homework tab to view homework.

Homework will be set on a Monday and will be due the following Monday. Each week children will be set either a Maths or a SPaG activity. Children will also be set sessions on Times Tables Rock Stars to complete as part of their homework, this will be monitored online as times tables are really important in Year 4. 

**A help guide to using school spider can be found inside the children's home learning books. A copy can also be found at the bottom of our class page.**


Flutes will need to be brought into school for our weekly music lesson led by Saint Helens Music Service.


Wednesday is our PE day. Children can come into school wearing their school tracksuits on this day. This means that P.E. kits do not need to be kept in school.



Our weekly times tables tests will take place on a Friday. I have attached a list of useful times tables websites to the bottom of our class page. Times Tables Rock Star and Purple Mash logins can be found in the back of each child's diary.

Junior games take place on Friday afternoon. The children are allowed to come to school in their school tracksuits. 


General Reminders: 

Home- school diaries should be signed and brought in daily. In Year 4, we ask that the children take responsibility for letting the class teacher know if they have a message in their diary. 

Children are permitted to bring a water bottle into school each day. These should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and should only contain water.

Pencil cases will need to be kept in school. If your child would like to bring a reading book into class from home please can this also stay in school until they have finished reading it. If your child does not want to leave a book from home in school we have a large selection of class books which they can choose from to read in school. 


Star Of The Day

In Year 4, we have a number of reward systems to praise and encourage exemplary behaviour. Children will earn dojos for the excellent behaviour, work and effort that I am certain they will produce. We also use a behaviour chart which the children can move up based on their choices throughout the day. Children who end the day as superstars earn dojos. At the end of each week the child with the most dojos will receive a prize from the prize box. Each week a house points winner will be announced and good work will be celebrated.

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St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610