Year 4

Welcome to Year 4, Comet Class at Shalfleet Primary

Dear Parents/carers

Staff – This year in Comet Class the staff team are Nickie Jones (Teacher) and Rita Blackburn (HLTA).
Morning routines – The children will be greeted in the playground by a member of our class team. Registration is completed upon entering the classroom.

End of day – At the end of the school day, the children will be taken to the car park for collection. If someone is collecting your child for you, please make sure you have notified the office or unfortunately we will not be able to hand your child over.
PE – We will be doing PE on a Monday and Wednesday, so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school on these days. For health and safety requirements please ensure your child can either remove their earrings, or you provide them with surgical tape to cover them.
Drinks – We recommend that your child brings in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. This should not contain juice and your child will not be allowed to have their drink from their lunch box.
Reading – This is a vital part of your child’s learning. We will hear your child read a minimum of twice a week. To support your child at home we ask that you listen to them read as often as possible. At this age they should be able to read to themselves and record this in their reading record book.
Homework – Each half term your child will be sent home with a topic related homework task. This will help develop their independent working skills as well as support the work we do in class.
They will also receive spellings on a Thursday and have a week to practice them. The spelling test will take place the following Thursday.
On a Friday your child will receive Maths homework and this will need to be handed in the following Friday. This will help consolidate the learning we have done in class.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! Hopefully you have found it useful, however if you wish to discuss anything please come and see me at the end of school.
Yours sincerely
Comet Class Team

Y4 MTP Autumn 1 – The Land of the Indus

Y4 MTP Autumn 2 – Animals of Africa

Y4 MTP Spring 1 – Ancient Egypt


Please see some photos of what we got up to in 2016-2017


Year 4 had a visit from the constant doodler – Mr Cuff – a lesson in fine motor control. The children had to produce designs without taking their pencil off the paper. Thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Children in Need – a visit from Pudsey

Pudsey (40) Pudsey (39)

Our American Election

American Election (2)  American Election (1)

Ladies that Lunch!

Ladies that lunch 

Here are the year 6 sports leaders teaching year 4


Poetry Trip to Freshwater Bay

During this school year, the children have had the opportunity to participate in so many exciting activities to enhance their learning and create wonderful memories. We are so fortunate to live in such beautiful surroundings and we have used the environment as inspiration for many things, including building water proof structures at Bouldnor Forest!

During Literacy lessons, we have been aspiring poets and have experimented with various poetic devices. We also had the opportunity to visit Dimbolla Lodge at Freshwater Bay to see where Margaret Cameron once lived and partied with famous poets such as Lord Tennyson. We then sat down by the beach and wrote our own verse poetry.

We dressed as mummies for our Ancient Egypt day and Cowboys when studying North America. We have tasted South American food and made a curry. We even made our very own interactive rainforest! Finally, we have had the opportunity to play many different sports (in addition to our normal P.E lessons). We went to the West Bay for a Tennis day, had a scooter and cycling day and ploughed up and down West Wight Swimming Pool on a Tuesday morning. Our final session in the pool was celebrated with floats and diving boards!

This has been an amazing year and is certainly etched in my memory forever!


Please click on the links below to access details of our new curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Shalfleet KS2 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 3 and 4 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

Writing Assessment Lower KS2

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