Kestrels Class (JN/Year 4)

Welcome Meeting

Thank you for all those parents and carers that attended our ‘Welcome to Year 4’ zoom meeting. I have attached the PowerPoint that was shared during the meeting. Plus some questions and answers from that meeting.


Q. What should my child do if they have to self- isolate at home for 14 days?


A. Parents and carers of pupils who are unable to come to school because they are self-isolating or in quarantine are advised to access the excellent resources provided by the Oak National Academy to continue their child's learning at home.

Please click here for lessons for the week beginning 14th September 2020 and then click on your child's year group.

Completed Home Learning can be emailed to your child's class teacher via or uploaded via J2Write in MyUSO. 


Q. Will there be Violin or football this year?

A. Unfortunetly, we will not be having outside agencies coming into school. However, this may change. The violin teacher provided zoom lessons during lockdown and may still be providing this service. Please contact Mrs Murphy at the office via for further information. 

File icon: pdf SMA Welcome Meeting draft Year 4.pdf [pdf 203KB] Click to download

Curriculum Newsletter

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find our Year 4 curriculum newsletter attached below. This will give you an insight into what we are learning in class and how you can support your child throughout this half term. I have also added this term's RE newsletter.

I look forward to 'seeing' you all at our Welcome to Year 4 meeting on Tuesday 15th September at 1.30-2.00pm

Miss Stephenson

File icon: docx Curriculum newsletter kestrels.docx [docx 43KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Autumn 2020 re newsletter.pdf [pdf 708KB] Click to download

Bug Club (Find books and SPAG games)

I have assigned 3 new reading books for you this week aswell as some fun grammar, spelling and phonics activities to complete.  

Mathletics (Maths revision)

The topic we are focusing on this term is Number and Place Value. Please complete the activities under this topic.  

MyUSO (Educational games and websites)

Times Table Check (Mimics the test Year 4's will do. Set to 6 secs)

J2Blast (Great for times tables)

Spellings - 18th September

Here you can find this week's spelling upload.

Things to know:

  • Every week children will be asked to complete spellings in their home spelling books.
  • Spellings are due the next Friday and will be tested on in their school spelling books.
  • Children should complete their spellings in a way that is best for them.
  • Test your child throughout the week on their spellings to help them prepare for the test.
  • Your child will be put into a group that will have the appropriate spellings for them. You can check for your child's initials in the group.
File icon: docx Week 1.docx [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Ideas for Spellings.docx [docx 203KB] Click to download

Homework- Friday 18th September 2020

Hi Kestrels, 

What another great week we have had at school. In English this week, we learnt about the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece through our text map and that simple sentences have a subject, verb and a noun. In Maths, we found one how to represent 4 digit numbers, and how to represent numbers to 1000 and 10,000 on a numberline. In RE we learnt about Jesus' family tree through the Gospel of Matthew and began new electricity vocabulary in our Science lesson. Finally, we explored Greece in our Geography lesson. Phew! What a week! 

This week we have been recapping phase 5 tricky words. To continue your learning at home, I have put some games on Bug Club which you can access through the logins I have stuck in their home spelling books. 

To practise your Maths try to complete 30 minutes of Mathletics activities. You can also access fun times tables games to increase speed and accuracy.

Miss Stephenson


This week we have started our new History topic, ‘Athens Vs Sparta’. There are many new words to learn and fun facts to discover. We have created a pre learning pack for you to look over and learn what some of the new vocabulary means.

File icon: pdf Its All Greek To Me fact file.pdf [pdf 1016KB] Click to download


This week, we have been learning about electricity and that it is created by generators which can be powered by gas, coal, oil, wind or solar. We sorted different appliances that are powered by batteries and appliances that are powered by mains electricity.  Can you find some different appliances that we did not discuss in class around your house? Remember we aren't allowed to bring papers into school, so remember what you find.  I can't wait to discuss your answers with you on Friday.  

We also learnt that electrical energy can be converted into other types of energy such as light, heat, movement or sound.  Click here to watch this video again.  See how well you can do with the quiz underneath. I wonder if you can find any different appliances that produce light, heat, movement and sound around your house too? 

Friday 11th September 2020

Hello JN!

Well it's the end of our first week back and you have been amazing! I am very proud of you! Get a good rest over the weekend and be ready for school Monday!

Over the weekend we would like you to research some facts about our class bird, KESTRELS.

You could find out:

  • where they live.
  • how much they weigh.
  • what they look like.
  • what they eat.

At the moment we can't take papers or books into school so try to memorise two facts to tell our class. It would be great to make a display in our classroom with our Kestrel fun facts. 


Please log into Mathletics, Bug Club and MyUso this week.

If you have misplaced your username and password contact the office at