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Spring Term Newsletter



Please click on the link below to access your child's spellings. Tests will be on Friday mornings.

SpellAnywhere Website 



This term are looking forward to another exciting two terms – the children are already keen to learn about our two new topics: ‘The Anglo Saxons’ and ‘Sound’. If your child has any topic books on these two subjects, we would encourage them to bring them in so that they can read them at school.




Thank you to so many of you who have provided support to your child by reading with them at home. We will continue to look at the children’s reading journals during our Guided Reading sessions and give rewards/prizes to the children who have managed to read with an adult at least three times outside of school within the week. We will continue to set reading comprehension homework fortnightly, which should be completed so that your child can go through the comprehension with the teacher.


Writing (We love writing!)

To tie-in with our history theme, many of the units that we will look at in English will have a connection to the Anglo Saxons. For instance, we will look at Beowulf, which is an Anglo Saxon mythical story. We will also be producing an estate agents report about Anglo Saxon villages and houses.


To view the English Objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:

Year 4 English Objectives



In Terms 3 and 4, we will be basing our maths around the Mastery curriculum that is in place at Barley Hill. We start by learning about fractions, then move onto decimals and finally time problems. We will also continue to set homework through the ‘MyMaths’ website which you can access your by using the following link: