“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. 


Meet the Teacher PowerPoint September 2023

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

Term 4 Newsletter Picture

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.

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: