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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 4



Miss Swift (Team Leader)


Mrs Romerill teaches in Zebras on a Friday

Mrs Edwards and Mrs Smith support children in Zebras

Mrs Macdougall


Mrs Womack


Term 4 Showcase!

Hear our fantastic river poems...

...we wrote the stanzas and used performance techniques to make our poems stand out. 

World Book Day fun at school!

 Year 4 Topic Web Spring 2 2021.docDownload
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                                                      Zebra and Giraffe Painting by Kyoko Yamaji | Artmajeur

Below is information about Year 4 to guide you with starting back at Barley Hill. If you have any queries you are welcome to arrange an appointment, in person or over the phone, instead of speaking to us in the playground.To do this please arrange an appointment via the school office or use the year 4 support email address:  Y4Support@barley-hill.oxon.sch.uk 

We will regularly update this webpage with the latest news on what we have been learning, any notices and links to Year Four homework.

We recognise that there will be a period of readjustment required to re-settle children and potentially time also needed to re-cap learning. We will be taking a flexible approach to the learning outlined on our planned Topic Web to respond to the needs of our children, so therefore will adjust learning outcomes as appropriate. 

House Start Times Blue & Red: 8.40am, Green & Yellow: 8.55am
House Home Times Blue & Red: 3.00pm, Green & Yellow: 3.15pm


See below for this week's homework

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We will open the doors  to welcome children in and begin handwashing and settling into morning activities. Please make sure your child is ready to start the day at that time with everything they need!

Early Morning Activities


VIPERS - whole class guided reading

BREAK 10:30 - 10:45

Times Table Rockstars



LUNCH 11:45-12:45 

Topic – Geography, History, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, PSHE, PE, Daily Mile

Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the Daily Mile – we will be encouraging Year 4 to see how many laps they can run in the time they are given. Indoor PE will take place on Tuesdays and outdoor PE on Thursdays. 


Homework will be handed out on Fridays, due in the following Thursday. Please support your child in getting into the routine of completing homework on time. In Year 4 we would expect some work to be done independently and some needing  support and guidance.


We love reading in Year 4 and want to see your child enjoy reading as much as we as staff do! Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday, held in school over the weekend and then sent home on the Monday. Each time a child reads three times, they will add a tick to our Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward. Which Year 4 class will get their reward first?!

Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read by the end of Year 4. We're delighted Thame library has reopened - this is a really great way to access many new books!



Each child will receive the same 10 spellings each week (following Spelling Shed) which will be handed out on a Friday, the rule taught on Monday and then tested on the Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule. If your child is finding the spellings less challenging, please encourage them to think of spellings which follow this rule and others that don’t. What’s the longest word they can find, using that spelling rule? And so on! There are a range of spelling strategies which will be taught to the children to support learning.