Welcome to Barnardo Class!   

                            Summer Term                                                                                       

                                 Our topic for this term is:

Heroes, Legends and Mythical Creatures

In our English lessons we will be reading the epic poem from Anglo Saxon times - Beowulf and recreating our own legends.

Our Active Read text is How to Train Your Dragon. 

Our writing will also be inspired by other quality stories taken from our Monty Reads List for year 4. 

In Maths we will be continuing to learn about decimals followed by time and money.  In June we will complete the government Multiplication Checker Assessment. Please look our for the forthcoming parent meeting about this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Our History topic focus will be the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and in Geography we will be looking at our local area.  In Science we will be learning about Teeth and the Digestive System.  Sculpture and tie-dying with natural materials is our focus in Art and in D&T we will be adapting a recipe and creating a book with a fastening. We will continue to learn about the Buddhist religion in R.E and look at our Dreams and Goals in PSHE. 

P.E will be every Tuesday and Friday this term.



Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named

Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days  (Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for the colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers) 

If you wish to speak to a teacher please book a suitable time at the office or email barnardo@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk 


Extended Learning Expectations:

Reading and recording in planners - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. You need to read at least 5 times a week to become a Star Reader. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.

GPS - Weekly and half terming spelling lists to practise in your Spelling Journal plus a weekly grammar or punctuation task 

Lucky Listeners - Please make sure you read the text as much as possible and collect your signatures from your 'Lucky Listeners!' 

Maths/Times Tables - You are expected to log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and you will have a weekly Maths task linked to our class learning. KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) to practise


Here's to an exciting new term with lots of fantastic new learning!


Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Sparrow - The Year 4 Team! 




You can continue to improve your times tables knowledge by using Times Table Rockstars and remember to practise your spellings regularly too.