Welcome to Year 4! We are all very excited about getting to know you and can’t wait for September. We have heard so many fantastic things about you from your Year 3 teachers and think that we will have a brilliant year!

We have some great topics and activities planned for our year but we would like to start by finding out a little bit more about each of you. This week we have some activities for you do at home to help us with this. Your work will be put up on our classroom walls to brighten them up ready for your return.

We are really looking forward to seeing your work and getting to know you ready for September!

First of all, enjoy looking through the PowerPoint to find out a bit more about Year 4. This is behind the number 4!


Then complete your own piece of ‘All About Me’ bunting which is behind the picture of bunting.



Each and every one of you brings something special to your class. You may have a particularly talent (and maybe even one you learnt over lock down!) You may have a hobby that you love doing. You may have a special quality like being kind to others.  Together, all these qualities will make an amazing Year 4 and we would like to know what they are!


There is a template of a rosette and we would like you to put a photo of yourself in it and write what you are good at.  You can colour it in to really make our displays look brilliant!

time to experiment

In September, our first topic will be science related and will be about solids, liquids and gases. We have a little experiment for you to try at home to get you thinking! If you have any photos of yourself doing this or you want to write down anything you find out then that would look fantastic on our display!

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As some of you may know, Mrs Walley LOVES maths! She especially loves times tables and we have heard that lots of you have been on TTRS which is fantastic to hear!

It would be great if you could create a times tables poster for our displays. You could choose one particular times table and write all the facts for it in a bright and colourful way. You might choose a few of the tricky ones to help us remember them. You could make up a rhyme for them. If you would like to do this on the computer then please do!


Have a look at the examples to inspire you behind the picture of the times tables stairs!

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname"@orchardjunior.com. 

Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you.

4DW@orchardjunior.com           4MT@orchardjunior.com          4ZB@orchardjunior.com

As always, we would like you to practice you read, as well as practice your times tables and spellings.



We have access to excellent online library service



Check here for this week's spelling list and Key Word Lists.

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Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.