Welcome to Barnardo Class!   

                            Autumn Term                                                                                       

                                 Our topic for this term is:

 'We are Global Citizens!'

Our main topic focus for this term will be Geography, where we will be learning what it takes to become a 'Global Citizen!' In Science we will learn about materials and their properties and find out where our water comes from. Our first Art and Design focus is 3D sketching and Power Prints!

For the first half term, we will be working hard to revise and learn lots of new grammar and punctuation skills (GPS) for year 4.  Our Active Read text takes us to Narnia with the classic story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our writing will also be linked to this and other quality stories taken from our Monty Reads List for year 4. 


In Maths, we will be recapping and learning more about Place Value including numbers beyond 1000. Our first half term Key Instant Recall Facts will be to learn the 6 and 12X tables fluently. 



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 school year 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.