St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

Work TogetherAim HighShine Bright

Year 4




Dear Parents and carers,


Thank you all for helping the children make a great start to Year 4. The children have settled well and are keen to learn.

This week will see the start of English, maths and spelling homework. Homework will be given out on a  Wednesday and should be back by the following Monday as detailed previously.

Please note that we have changed the spelling homework from Friday to Wednesday. This means that spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.

To support the learning of the Times Tables, I would ask that you allow your child to use the online testing TT Rockstar website. The pupils have a letter in their bags about this and their login details.

Please also continue to encourage your child to read every night.

Lastly, I have placed the address of an online safety website which the children are using at school. You might want to take a look.

Thank you again for your continued support, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns about your child. 

Kind regards,


Catherine Smith



TT Rock stars


Online Safety Training


Topic Homework. The Romans.

2nd September 2019


Dear Children,


Welcome to Class 4.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and that you are excited about returning to school and moving up into Year 4.

There are lots of fantastic things happening this year. I hope you will be very happy, that you will learn a lot and have fun.


Home/School Diaries:

These will be checked and signed every Monday. Please ask your parents/carers to sign them each week. If you have an important message from home then please leave your diary on my desk in the morning as you come in.

Will you also please use the diary to record the book and page you have read up to each evening. You should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day.



As well as reading each day, you will also have maths and English homework each week. Maths will be given out each Wednesday and needs to be handed in no later than the following Monday. English homework will consist of either a reading comprehension/short written piece as well as a punctuation/grammar activity. These also will be given out each Wednesday and need to be handed in no later than the following Monday. You will also receive spellings each week for you to learn. Spellings will be given out on a Friday and you will be tested on them the following Friday.  If there are any changes to this I will let you know in advance.


There will be a topic homework each half term based on one of our exciting projects.



You will have a PE lesson each week so please make sure you have your kit in school. Swimming lessons will start early September, dates to follow.


Our residential is also fast approaching. There will be more information out soon.


As you can see there is a lot happening just in the first half term. 

If there is anything at all that you or your parent/carer are worried about then please come and see me straight away so that I can help to sort it out for you.


Mrs Smith and Mrs Hopley.




Year 4 Websites. You might find these useful in supporting your learning. There are lots of games, so have some fun.