Welcome to Barnardo Class!   

                                                                                Summer Term                                                                                      

                                 Our topic for this term is entitled:

Heroes, Shields and Mythical Creatures!


Hello and welcome to the summer term in Year 4! 

Another actioned packed term has whizzed by with superb amounts of learning and hard work taking place! This term our History focus will be on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; where we will be learning about Britain after the Romans had left.  

In Science, we will continue to learn about sound and find out about teeth and our digestive system. Our Geography lessons will teach us about maps and grid references and we will continue to build on our website designs in Computing.

In D&T, we will complete our Sling-shot cars and learn how to adapt, produce and market a new biscuit! In Art, we will learn about 3D sketching and different light and dark techniques and in the second half of the term we will focus on the fabric of nature.

We will continue to revise and learn new grammar and punctuation skills (GPS) using Rainbow Grammar techniques.   In Active Read, we will find out if Varjak Paw fulfils his quest of finding a 'Monster' to save his family and begin reading How to Train you Dragon linked to our Viking topic.  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 continuing to learn about fractions and decimals alongside money, 3D shapes, time and statistics.  Regular practise of our times tables on TTRS and our Key Instant Recall Facts will also continue this term. Our R.E lessons will look at the importance of beliefs and different sacred texts and in PSHE we will learn about relationships. 

 This term our P.E will be every Tuesday and Thursday.  On these days, please come dressed in your Montgomerie P.E kit with any earrings removed and long hair tied back. We will be having Tennis and Athletics  each week.


Year 4 Monty Reads list:

 This term we are reading The Miraculous Journey of Varjak Paw, How to Train Your Dragon, The Lost Words and How to Live Forever

                               Year 4 will be taking the Government Multiplication Checker Assessment in June next 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 come and see us at the door or email into the school office on admin@montgomerieprimary.essex.sch.uk  


Extended Learning Expectations:

Read as much as possible and record in your new orange Reading Journal - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. 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 homework book

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. Drewer - The Year 4 Team!