Meet the Team

Mrs K Atkinson


Mrs J Whittaker

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome to Year Four! Within class, we have two other amazing adults who help us. They are Mrs Whittaker and Mr Irvine. We are a class of  28 unique and wonderful children who enjoy learning new things together and working with each other although we can also work well independently. When learning, we love to do this in a variety of ways and we love to learn outdoors. Football is always a popular game for play time and many children love to get involved. Once a week, we do yoga with Coach Zoe and on another day we learn PE skills with Coach Matt. In Year 4, we learn to become good thinkers, be curious about our learning and explain our thinking. We learn to become more independent and to try out our ideas. When writing, we work on a neat, legible style that is joined so that we are given the privilege to write in pen.

Please remember to look at our web pages and Facebook so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning. Below, you will find our Bucket List as well as our Booket List and other important information for this year.


Autumn 1

7 weeks

Autumn 2

8 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

5 weeks

Summer 2

8 weeks


Great American Road Trip

It’s Electrifying!

Extreme Earth

Roaring Rivers

Does the time fit the crime?

Surprise – to be announced!


American Road Trip by Brian Sharkey Vaught | Hachette UK

What is electricity? | TheSchoolRun

TIME for Kids | What Are Volcanoes?

9 Different Types of Rivers (Plus Essential Facts) – Nayturr

Crime Panel Discussion and Q&A – York Literature Festival

Mystery - Set of 3 (BEST VALUE!) - Victoria Emerson

Bucket List

Make american food

Make a wind turbine

Make volcanoes

Visit to Harwes Farm

Have a visit from the police

Go to find some animals


10 Favourite American Foods of All Time - NDTV Food

UK leads Europe on new wind power as global turbine market enjoys boom

Ks2 Volcano Art - Creative Art

How To Introduce Forest School At Your Setting | Famly

Officers face sack after being recorded making 'abhorrent' comments in  'toxic' police unit | UK News | Sky News

Bug Hunting | Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Booket List



The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf, Pippa Curnick |  Waterstones


Bill's New Frock: Fine, Anne: 9781405233187: Books


Charlotte's Web - Scholastic Shop


Michael Morpurgo Why the Whales Came Morpurgo, Michael: Michael Morpurgo:  9780603568350: Books





The Firework Maker's Daughter


Fing: Walliams, David, Ross, Tony: Books


The Boy in the Dress: Walliams, David, Blake, Quentin:  9780007944491: Books


The Twits: Dahl, Roald, Blake, Quentin: 9780141346397: Books


The 13-Storey Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) (The Treehouse Series): Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton: 9781447279785: Books


The World's Worst Teachers: Walliams, David, Ross, Tony:  9780008305789: Books





Please remember to send in a healthy snack for break times but this must be kept in your child’s coat pocket.

Packed Lunch
Please place this in a wipeable small lunch bag or plastic box. Year 4 have their own shelf to store these. Unfortunately access to lunch bags/boxes is only permitted at lunch time.

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school. It will be stored on their peg and will be sent home to be washed at the end of every half-term. If it requires washing prior to this, please ensure that it is in school on a Monday so that it can remain in school for the entire week.



Spelling: This will be set on Seesaw and will contain 10 words to learn every week. This will be set each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. Children will be asked to write them in sentences.

Maths: Please practise times tables with your child as they are vital. There will be a times table test at the end of year. These will be the first Y4s to complete it. In order to succeed, all Year 4 children need to know all of their times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12. Your child should already be able to rapidly recall their 3x, 4x and 8x tables and the related division facts so I would appreciate it very much if you could practise these if you know that your child does not know them yet. This will also be set on Seesaw but will be on a Friday.
Children will have one week to complete their homework. Please use TTRockstars for times table practise during the week. All the children have written down their log-in details in their homework log.


As the children read in school on a daily basis, they need to bring their reading book and reading log in every day. Please continue to hear your child read and ask them questions about the books that they are reading in order to develop their understanding and find evidence in the text. Children can note the books they read in their own reading log. Please share your child’s reading with us on Seesaw and remember that you can access the Accelerated Reader quizzes at home as the current restrictions mean that they may not have the same number of opportunities to complete them in school. If your child needs extra reading materials, please use books that they have at home, the library or those that they used when learning from home.

Please remember to read every night too!




Reading Books




Reading Books




Reading Books

Spelling Homework


Forest School

Reading Books




Reading Books

Maths Homework


Please feel free to arrange a meeting with me if you have any questions or concerns. Alternatively, you can also email me at: 

Mrs Atkinson

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