“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 Year 4

Nightingale Class

2022-2023 Class Page

We will use this page to showcase the children's learning journey throughout the year, we hope you enjoy!



Important Information below

Adults in Nightingale Class

Teachers: Mrs Spickett (Monday - Wednesday) and Miss Furiel (Wednesday - Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lenhan

Additional Adult Support: Miss Grey and Mr Taylor


Contact:     /

Please do not hesitate to contact us face-to-face, via the phone or email. 

Home support:


  1. Reading – please can you ensure that you are listening to your child read a minimum of x 3 weekly and signing their blue Contact Book.  Please use Myon for online books ( and AR for the quizzes (
  2. Spellings – Children will have weekly spellings to take home and learn. The spellings will go out on a Monday and be tested on the following Monday. 
  3. Times Tables – please ensure that your child is practicing little and often using Times Tables Rock Stars (log ins are inside your their contact book). It is of high importance due to the Times Tables Test in June. 



Children will be given the opportunity to earn raffle tickets by: reading, good work, good Behaviour for Learning, passing times tables and spellings tests.


Maths Yearly Overview 2022-23

English and Reading


Spelling word list for Year 3 and Year 4 (100 words that children in England are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 4 (age 9).

These are the three exciting Projects for year 4:


· All around America 

· A step through History

· Oceans and Coasts

Autumn Term (Term 1 & 2)


We started our new shcool year be looking at our local history. We visited Margate Museum and learnt lots about our local community. Did you know that the Margate Museum used to be a prison? It still has the cells in today, the children were lucky enough to go inside them!

Over term one and two, we have been learning all about North and South America. We have looked at continents, countries, presidents, climates, the history of North and South America, special days such as Thanksgiving and 4th July and much more!


Spring Term (Term 3)

In term 3 we have been learning about:

English (Power Of Reading): UG - Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs 

Maths: Multiplication and division (weeks 1-3) Length and Perimeter (weeks 4-6) 

Project: A Step Through History (The Stone Age to The Iron Age, Romans)

Science: States of Matter 

RE Gospel

PE: skills and progression




Year 4 Nightingale's Look & Learn 02.02.23

Science lesson completed during the Look & Learn


As part of our Science learning this term (States of Matter) the children completed a diagram to demonstrate the water cycle, adding labels (see above photo)


When the parents arrived for the L&L they helped create a real life example of the water cycle (see above photos). 


The children said,

' We loved having our parents in today. We got to show them all our hard work in our books and completed a fun activity with them. It was a lovely afternoon - we hope you come back soon!'

In term 4 we have been learning about:

English (Power Of Reading): Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton 

Maths: Fractions (weeks 1-4) decimals (weeks 5-6) 

Project: Vikings and Anglo-Saxons 

RE Salvation

PE: skills and progression

World Book Day 

Quotes from Children:


Tristan, 'It's been really fun going off curriculum. I think WBD is quite exciting because I have a lot of books and I haven't read all of them yet.'


Piper, 'I liked WBD because I always wanted to make my own book in class'.


Lilly, 'I really liked today. I had so much fun. I love WBD... so much!'



WBD 2023 photo highlights 03.03.23

Music Term 4

Term 4 Science Circuits

Term 4 Geography

In term 5 we will be learning about:


  • English (Power Of Reading): Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve 
  • Maths: Decimals, Money and Time
  • Project: Oceans and Coasts - Living Things and Their Habitats 
  • RE: Hinduism - What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
  • PE: skills and progression - Run, throw, jump and catch 




Getting ready for the street party...

Some quotes from the children about the day...


Poppy said:


'I am so excited to tell my dad what we've done today!'


Mason said:


'I am happy that there is a new king because I think it will be really good for the future' 


Ieva said:


'I love when we made our cakes'




Term 6


In term 6 we will be learning about:


  • English (Power Of Reading): The Mousehole Cate by Antonia Barber  
  • Maths: Shapes, Statistics and Position & Direction
  • Project: Oceans and Coasts - Animals, including humans 
  • RE: Universal - Why do people think life is a journey and what significant experiences mark this? 
  • PE: skills and progression - Alternative activities / disability sport

Book for English this term

Transition Day 06/07/23

We had a wonderful time celebrating Bastille Day in school.


We sang French songs, played French games, learnt about the History of Bastille Day, created artwork in the style of Georges Seurat pointillism...

and enjoyed yummy croissants and hot chocolate!