Welcome to Barnardo Class!   

                                                                                Spring Term                                                                                       

                                 Our topic for this term is:

 'What did the Romans do for us? 

We will be finding out what the Romans brought to Britain and reading the historical fiction text Escape From Pompeii. In Geography we will build our own volcano, find out how they are formed and what causes them to erupt. Our Science topic is Living Things and their Habitats. In P.E, we will continue to prepare for the Dance Festival at The Palace Theatre and our other session will be Gymnastics.  P.E will be every Monday and Friday.

In Maths, we will be learning more about multiplication and division and begin our learning of fractions and decimals. Our Key Instant Recall Facts will be to learn the 9 and 11X tables fluently.

Our Art and Design topics for this term are entitled; Mega Materials, Pavilions and Sling-Shot Cars!  In French, we will be continuing to learn the months of the year and we will begin to describe clothing and the weather. Our Computing unit begins with Programming. Finally, our R.E focus is Buddhism and Christianity and this term we look at our dreams and goals in PSHE. 

Year 4 Monty Reads list:

 This term we are reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 

      Year 4 will be taking the Government Multiplication Checker Assessment in June this year - click below for more information

Year 4 Parent Multiplication Check Information 2023




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 termly 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!