“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 Nightingale Class


Class Teacher - Mrs Spickett and Miss Furiel

Class TA - Mrs Reed

General Information



PE day is a Wednesday for Year 4. 


Water Bottles

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



You can provide a snack your children for breaktime, please make sure this is not in your child's lunchbox, as they do not have access to these until lunchtime.



Homework will be sent home on a Monday, and needs to be back on a Monday. Please encourage your children to complete all of the tasks as this will prepare them for Year 5. Please encourage your children to practice their times tables and spellings. 


Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) for Year 4


The multiplication tables check (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 3 June and Friday 14 June.


Remember when practicing TTRS 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:





Meet the Teacher PowerPoint September 2023

Kearsney Abbey Class Trip

Kearsney Abbey Fun!

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Photo's from term 1

Term 1

English - our 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 / should not cut the tree down and what 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. 


Maths - The children have learnt about Area and Multiplication and division.




Victorian Day

Today the children have been learning about what life was like in the Victorian Era. The children have written lines, practiced drill like P.E outside and created some Victorian toys and games. 


We had some excellent costumes throughout the day...



Term 3


English: Our book this term is The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf. We have been exploring character descriptions and creating our own information leaflets. 


Lemoni, 'I love, love, love this book!' - the children have really been enjoying learning about the fun characters and their adventures. 


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

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. The children loved tasting a variety of biscuits together. We then adapted the recipe, making sure the extra ingredients stayed within our budget.


The children really enjoyed the day. They loved having the opportunity to work together. When evaluating what worked well and what could be improved on the children were able to have really useful discussions and build on their teamwork skills. 

Term 4 Parent Newsletter

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Term 4 D.T. Day

For our D.T. project this term, we were set the task of making a working torch, with a switch! We had a brilliant day, evaluating existing products, designing our own torches and finally making our own working torches. We learnt lots about circuits and electricity.

Term 5


English: Our book this term is called Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton, which links to our Project theme Vikings.


Maths: Our learning blocks this term include; Decimals, Time and Money. By Year 4 children should be confident in telling the time so that they can access the Year 4 learning which covers converting time. 

Newsletter Term 5

23/04/24 DT Day


Today the children investigated and modelled frame structures to improve their stability. They then applied this research to design and create a stable, decorated pavilion. 



Term 6


English: In English this term we will be reading the book, 'The rhythm of the rain' by Grahame Baker-Smith.


A bit about the book...


Isaac is playing by his favourite pool one day when it starts raining. Emptying his own jar of water into the pool, he races the stream down the mountainside, then observes how the streams join the river past his home and into a waterfall. The river, still containing Isaac’s pot of water, flows through the countryside and the city and into the ocean, where a whale rises and blows a fountain of water into the night, which rains back onto the sea. And, in a country far away, the mist that has evaporated from the sea turns into rain and provides water for a thirsty girl to drink.


Grahame Baker-Smith is a huge talent in picture book illustration, and his images of the natural world in the book are deep, vibrant and painterly, which will absorb slightly older picture book readers in their watery depths. Baker-Smith explores the global life cycle of water and weather, reminding children that small actions and experiences are always a vital part of the bigger picture; that we all belong to the world, as much as a drop of rain, a blue whale and the ocean itself.


Maths: When we come back from the May holiday in Term 6 the children will have their Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) dating from Tuesday 4th June - Friday 14th June. Please encourage your children to practice little and often following the TTRS schedule on this page. Thank you for your continued support with this. 


In Maths the children will be learning about Geometry, covering the following blocks: Shape, Statistics, Position & Direction.