Year 4 (Crispin) 2020 - 2021

Miss Hendry

Year 4 Class Teacher

Dear Parents and Children,

Welcome to Crispin Class, I am incredibly excited to get to know each and every one of you.

This term is set to be action packed exploring exciting topics, reading fabulous new books and practicing new maths skills.


We are starting off our English unit looking into the Isle of Berk and finding out all about Hiccup and Toothless. This will help us to remember and practice good punctuation, speech marks and other language skills. We will be reading lots of different genres in class and I encourage you to do the same at home.


In maths, we will be revisiting skills from previous years whilst learning new information about number and place value, addition and subtraction, perimeter and multiplication and division. Throughout the year, we will be practicing our times tables in preparation for the statutory times table test in the summer term. Please keep supporting your children in learning and recalling their times tables with games or songs. If you need any ideas, please check out the link below.  


Our states of matter topic is always fun and I know the children will be excited to tell you all about the experiments that we get up to. After half term, we will be finding out a little more about sound, which will link in beautifully with our history unit.


We are starting out in geography looking at water. We will be finding out where our drinking water comes from, how the water cycle works and creating stories about the journey of a water droplet.  In the lead up to Christmas, we will be looking at Entertainment in the 20th Century. This is a really fun unit that allows us to look at how people enjoyed themselves before everyone owned games consoles and TV’s.


Our Computing lessons will start with revisiting our Microsoft Skills and creating posters with a target audience. After the half term, we will be looking at animation and how we can crate our own animated characters. Alongside this, we use Sumdog, Times Tables Rockstars and Education City to help keep our learning interactive and engaging.


We will be enjoying lots of outdoor time during the Autumn Term. I am a big advocate of children being as active as possible so alongside our regular PE slots the children will be out running laps, playing games and dancing in the classroom. As this year is a little different, I ask that all children wear sensible clothing and footwear that allows them to partake in such activities. Additionally, all jewellery must be removed for PE, with the exception of religious items that can be covered with a sweat band.


Our homework goes home on a Wednesday and returns on a Monday. We also complete our spelling tests on a Monday morning. The children will be given homework in books and also through Teams (which I will spend time teaching them how to use properly). I also expect children to read every night where possible.

I am so excited to get this term underway and although I’m sure there will be a few speed bumps along the way, I believe that this will be an incredible year of learning and growth for all of us.  

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email, or alternatively book and appointment with our lovely office ladies.


Miss Hendry


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