St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 4

Class 4


Miss Whitcombe is the class teacher and Mrs Morse is the Learning Support Assistant.

What we will be learning about:

English - Our writing at the start of the term is based on The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. We will be learning about a range of different genres including fiction and non-fiction.  

Maths - We will be covering the following in a range of ways to help develop deeper thinking and understanding; fractions, decimals and geometry.

What we will be learning about this term in our foundation subjects:

Computing Our first unit is ‘Investigating Weather’ and the second is ‘The Internet’.

Languages– We are going to be learning French this term. We are going to be looking at Birthdays, Clothes and Weather.

PE- Dynamic balance and Coordination (movement and patterns)

RE– Our first big question is ‘What do Hindus believe God is like?’ and our second is ‘Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?’.

Science- This term, we are going to be learning about the digestive system and liquids, solids and gases.

Art- Our Art unit this term is looking at the formal elements of art.

D&T- This term, we will be making torches.

PSHE- We will be looking at our hopes and dreams, as well friendships.

Our topic for the term is...

This term, we will be learning about Anglo Saxon and Viking life in Britain; the invasions, raids and living conditions.


The children will have PE on a Friday so please ensure that kits are in school on this day and that those with earrings have either removed them or have tape in their PE kits. If your child's hair is longer than their collar they need to be able to tie it up for PE lessons.



We are organising swimming differently this year – children will be going each afternoon for two weeks.  They will need swimwear, a towel, a swimming hat (for hair long enough to tie up) and googles (optional). They will also need a coat in school as we walk to the pool.

At Home:

We are no longer giving out homework in Year 4. However, the children are required to read weekly and go on Times Table Rock Stars weekly.

Reading - Although our children are getting older, reading at home with an adult is still just as important! Talk about the texts being read and look out for new and exciting vocabulary you find. Children are expected to read at home at least five times a week and will receive certificates and rewards if they do this for the whole term.

Times Table Rock Stars  children that have been using this regularly at home are making real improvements with their recall of multiplication and division facts. Please allow your child to access the website or app regularly at home as it is having a noticeable impact for those using it regularly. Children are required to go on TTRS three times a week. If this is not possible, please come and speak to me.

Dates for the diary (but look out for others on the Newsletter) 

This term, we are doing a play with Class 1. I will confirm dates in the next few weeks.

16.1.2020 Young Voices

17.1.2020 ‘Wear what you like’ Day

13.2.2020 School Disco

15-23.2.2020 Half Term

24.2.2020-6.3.2020 Swimming

30.3.2020 & 1.4.2020 Parent’s Evening

2.4.2020 Easter Hat Parade

3.4.2020 End of Term

 Home Time -  We will see the children out at home time from the classroom door on the playground. If your child is going home with someone different, please let us know.

Dressing for the weather - Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat every day or sun hat as appropriate.

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