Oswin Terrace | North Shields | NE29 7JQ
0191 605 3378

Year 4 welcomes you to the new school year!

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure the best for all of our children this year. Staff will be on hand on the yard in the morning before school and at the end of the day so are happy to chat with you, to pass on messages or to make an appointment if you would like to discuss anything in detail.

Mrs Ingleby, Miss Dodds and Mrs Little

The Lower Key Stage Two Team consists of:


Mr Adams, Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Ingleby, Miss Milonas, Mrs Little and Miss Dodds

Support staff:

Mr Stafford, Mrs Collins, Mrs Gray, Mrs Stock, Miss Huntly, Mrs Campbell

School term dates:

Holiday Break up Return to school
Autumn half term 2018 Friday 26th October Monday 5th November
Teacher Training Day

Friday 19th October (school closed to children)

Christmas 2018 Friday 21st   December Tuesday 8th January
Teacher Training Day

Monday 7th January (school closed to children)

Spring half term 2019 Friday 15th February Monday 25th February
Easter 2019 Thursday 5th April Monday 23rd April
Summer half term 2019 Friday 24th May Monday 3rd   June
Summer 2019 Friday 19th July  


Autumn Parents Evenings:

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October

Your child will also receive two reports throughout the year to inform you of their progress.

PE in Year 4

4SI = Monday and Tuesday

4DL = Tuesday and Thursday

Please ensure children have the appropriate, labelled kit (yellow t-shirt, black shorts & sandshoes/trainers) and all jewellery is removed on the day. Staff are unable to remove this & it will prevent your child from doing PE.


Please ensure that your child follows the school uniform requirements:

Boys: plain grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey pullover or school sweatshirt. Flat black trainers or school shoes.

Girls: grey skirt or grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey cardigan or school sweatshirt, Flat black trainers or school shoes. There is also a summer dress in yellow.

Leggings are not permitted.

Homework and Reading:

Reading is of high priority to us in KS2 and each child will be supplied with an individual reading book tailored to their level, which they will bring home and back on a daily basis. We request that children read a minimum of three times a week (with this being checked in class on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday) but have found that children who read a little each night are the ones who make the most progress.

Children will also receive weekly spellings on a Monday to be practised and returned by the Friday.

Children will also be given Maths homework on a Monday which is linked to learning in class. This should be returned by the Friday.


We subscribe to http://uk.mathletics.com/ whereby children can practise fun maths skills at a level tailored to them. Each child will be issued with a Mathletics password, which will be stuck in the front of their reading diary.

Autumn topic overview for Year 4:

Subject Focus


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Newspaper articles

Information texts

Fantasy stories



Number & Place Value

Addition & subtraction



Science Electricity
Topic How the Past has Shaped our Present.

(Covering WW2, The Vikings, The Romans, The Anglo-Saxons and the Royal Family.)

PE Gymnastics, Hockey
PSHCE New beginnings.

Getting on and Falling out

Music WW2 Morale songs, swing, Norse tribal music, the National Anthem
Art & DT Shield making



ICT Kudo Racing Game
RE Christianity & Islam

Attendance and punctuality

We encourage you to ensure your child arrives promptly for 8:55am. This is when school starts. Children who arrive after this must go to the office where Mrs McVay & Mrs Smith will send them to class. Mrs Bland and Mrs Grant will also be available. If your child is going to be absent please ring the office asap on 0191 6053378.


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