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Brambles Primary Academy

Year 4 Pine

Pine Tree Facts for Kids

Did you know...

Pine trees are classified as evergreen trees, because their leaves stay green and don’t fall off.

Pine trees are one of the few groups of trees that do not produce flowers or fruit.

Pine trees are most well-known for the pinecones and unique fragrance they produce.

Welcome to 4 Pine

 Welcome to Year 4! 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you into a very exciting year of school.

We have three school rules:

-Be Ready

-Be Respectful

-Be Safe


Miss Bourke - Class Teacher

Miss Bibi - 1:1 Support

Ms Bahar - HLTA

Miss Plucker -HLTA

Important Information

 The School Day

The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this. It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning. 

Pupils should bring to school each day:

  • Their reading book and reading record
  • A water bottle with their name on
  • Suitable clothing for the weather to ensure they are comfortable during outdoor break times
  • A packed lunch (if required)

Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm


Attendance every day is crucial. Each lesson follows the previous day, so missing one day may put the children behind for days.



 PE is taught on a Monday and Friday. 

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform, please click - Uniform


Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please practice these with your children as it will help them build their skills as writers and build their confidence.


It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day so please bring a bottle of water to school with your name on it every day.  The children can fill these up at the tap as needed.


Reading books will be given out every Friday.

Your child will receive a 'Year 4 top 50 must read book', which is a book of their own choice to promote reading for pleasure. The children can change this whenever the children are finished it.

They may also receive a shared reader matched to their phonic reading level.

The shared reader will be changed on Friday. 



 Every Friday your child will receive homework to complement the learning in school. It is due back the next Friday. Homework is optional.


Times Tables

The children have all been given Times Tables rockstars logins. As Year 4 includes the times table check children are heavily encouraged to practice at home. The children will practice their times tables in school around three times a week.

Key Dates

 Autumn 1: 

First Day Back- 5th September

Last Day of Autumn 1- 27th October

This half term we will be learning...


At Brambles, we use the 'Write Stuff' scheme of work, created by Jane Considine.

Your child may have spoken to you about chotting! This is a mixture of chatting and jotting- where we brainstorm great vocabulary before using it to create some wonderful sentences.

Our writing targets this year are taken from the national curriculum.

This half term we are focussing on descriptive writing and a non-fiction factual report. 

We will be focussing on a fantastic book for our first unit called Flood. 

 Guided Reading

In reading this half term, we have started reading 'Alice in wonderland'  We will use this book to help us with our reading domains.



In Maths we will be working on Place value to 10,000 and addition and subtraction. The children will be completing times table practice 2-3 times per week as this will be a focus throughout Year 4. 


This half term our Science topic will be living things and their habitats. We will be grouping and classifying living things, comparing UK animals and plants to living things found elsewhere and looking closely at out local environment and the dangers it faces. 


In Geography we will be investigating rivers and the water cycle.  We will be labelling rivers from around the UK and the world and the advantages of living by a river. We will also be learning about the features of a river as well as how to protect it. 


In Art we will be developing our art and design skills by creating optical illusions and replicating famous artists such as Paul Cezanne and Barbara Hepworth. 


We follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus in R.E.

This half-term we will be exploring the theme and question - How are important events remembered in ceremonies? 


As Musicians, we follow the Charanga music scheme and learn how to find the pulse of a song. We do lots of singing and play along to the music. 

Along with Charanga, as a whole school each week we listen to a focused artist. This enables children to experience a broad genre of music.

Each week we will also have a focused artist that we will listen to and learn about in the classroom.


We will have PE on a Monday and Friday. Monday's session will be Inside where our focus will be our footwork and balance. Friday's session will be outdoors where we will be focussing on team games. 


In PSHE we are learning about 'Being Me in my World'

We use the Jigsaw scheme of work. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.

Shared Reading

 Our shared reading book this half term will be 'The boy at the back of the class'.  This is one of our Year 4 'must reads'. 


Links to try at home

         Maths Videos and Games


Class Dojo Year Group Page


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