“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Welcome to Kingfisher Class


Class Teacher - Mrs Hayes

Class TA - Mrs Lehan



General Information



PE day is a Wednesday for Year 4.


Water Bottles

Please provide your child with a named water bottle. This can be refilled through the day by class staff. Water only please.



You can provide a snack for your children for break time. Please make sure this is not in your child's lunchbox as they do not have access to these until lunch time.



Homework will be sent home on a Monday and needs to be returned the following Monday. Please encourage your children to practice their times tables and spellings.



Maths Overview for the Year


Accelerated Reader and MyON links


Please use the following links to access these websites at home.




Term 1


EnglishOur book this term was The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. This inspired us to debate deforestation and write a persuasive letter to the woodcutter explaining why he should not cut the tree down and the effect this would have on the animals.


Maths: The children learnt about Place Value and Addition and Subtraction.



Term 2


English: This term the children focused on poetry using the book The Nest Full of Stars by James Berry.


Maths: The children have learnt about Area and Multiplication and Division.

Victorian Day (8th December 2023)


Today we have spent the day experiencing life during Victorian times. We have looked at what a Victorian school was like, writing out lines and doing drill (PE).


We have also looked at Victorian toys and games, making some for ourselves.

Term 3


English: Our book this term is The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf. This book is about the refugee crisis from a child's point of view. It focuses on friendship and kindness. The children are really enjoying the story! We have been exploring character descriptions and creating our own information leaflets using this text.


Maths: We have been looking at number (multiplication and division) and measurement (length and perimeter).


Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) for Year 4


The MTC is statutory for all Year 4 pupils in England. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether children can recall their times tables fluently (up to 12 x 12), which is essential for their future success in Mathematics. The check will run in school between Monday 3rd June and Friday 14th June 2024. 


Remember when practising Times Tables Rockstars at home, the magic number is 21 minutes per week. Once the children are confident with times tables up to 12 x 12, they can complete the Soundcheck.


The recommended schedule is:


DT Day: Adapting a Recipe (4th January 2024)


We spent the day evaluating existing biscuits before working in groups to make our own biscuits using a simple recipe. We then adapted the recipe, making sure the extra ingredients stayed within our budget and remade them. Both biscuits from each group were sent to Mrs. Long, who provided feedback on our adapted recipes. 


The children really enjoyed the day and we were so proud of how they behaved and worked together so well.