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Year 4 Autumn Term 2023

Hello year 4,

We are now into the last 2 weeks of term before we break up for Christmas. We will continue to explore our class book Demolition Dad and look at writing dialogue. We will be practising our 3,6 and 9 times tables every day and looking at our 7s, 11s and 12s too! On Tuesday, we are going to watch the EYFS children perform their nativity and the KS1 children perform Penguin Pete. We will be working on our contribution to the KS2 Carol Concert and practising our lines and having a complete run through on Friday afternoon so we won’t be doing PE. In science, we are going to work on our sound proofing experiment and in Geography, creating our own presentation of a chosen biome.

Here is our Autumn 2 Week 7 timetable

Madame Leydon will teach continue to teach French and Mr Ollier will teach PE on a Thursday morning.


Here is our Year 4 curriculum overview for the autumn term. It will give you an idea of the topics we will be learning about.

Please do not bring in toys or fidgets unless this has been agreed with your teacher.



There have been issues with children not being able to complete quizzes at the weekend. We have now adjusted the settings so this should now be possible. Please let us know if you are experiencing any issues with logging in and completing these quizzes.

For accessing your area and to complete a new quiz about the book you have just read, click on the link below and log in with your 5 letter log in and abc password. Have fun reading, building up progress points and seeing your word count totals increase!

MyMaths homework will be live on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. If you are not sure of your log in, you have a letter in your planner. You can also practise your times tables by logging onto Times Tables Rock Stars. Remember, by the end of Year 4 we need to know all our times tables up to 12 x 12.

New spellings will be stuck in planners on a Friday following a spelling lesson. Please try to learn these along with the spelling pattern. (While we do not test the children on these spellings, we do expect them to spell them correctly in their work.)

Of course, we would love you to read as much as you can at home-even 5 minutes every night will really help you in class. Remember, if you do read to an adult, get them to sign your planner!

There is a wide range of reading books in class for you to borrow, but you may to bring your own from home if you prefer. I wonder if you have read any of these?


The Highland Falcon Thief written by M.G.Leonard and Sam Sedgeman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (Macmillan)         

Owen and the Soldier written by Lisa Thompson, illustrated by Mark Lowery (Barrington Stoke)

Check Mates written by Stewart Foster (Simon & Schuster)          

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant written by Nizrana Farook (Nosy Crow)    

Lori and Max written by Catherine O’Flynn (Firefly Press) 

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates written by Jenny Pearson, illustrated by Rob Biddulph (Usborne)        

Information Books 3 -14+

Big Ideas for Young Thinkers written by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins (Wide Eyed Editions)

The Missing written by Michael Rosen (Walker)        

The Apartment written by Alexandra Litvina, translated by Antonia Bouis and illustrated by Anna Desnitskaya (Abrams Books for Young Readers)            

Exquisite : The Life and Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks written by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi Cabrera (Abrams Books for Young Readers)            

The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Andersen Press)

Hidden Planet written and illustrated by Ben Rothery (Ladybird)

New books are expensive but if you join the library you can get up to 20 books free every week!

You will need to wear your full school uniform everyday apart from THURSDAY and FRIDAY. On these two days, you can wear your P.E. kit for the whole day as this is when you will do your P.E. lessons.

THURSDAYS will be PE with Mr Ollier and on FRIDAYS we will be going to the leisure centre for swimming lessons this term. For swimming, you will need to wear your PE kit but bring a named bag with your swimming costume or trunks and goggles along with a towel. There is no need to bring shower gel or shampoo as there will not be time to have showers after swimming. You will also need to bring a warm coat for when the weather becomes cooler.

We will be swimming for the whole of the Autumn term and will start on FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2023.

For P.E, you will need to wear your navy Pikemere P.E. polo shirt, navy jogging bottoms or shorts, Pikemere P.E. hoodie and suitable trainers. Remember to also tie your hair up if it is long and remove all jewellery.


Remember we are a NUT FREE school and this is because we have some children who have severe allergies to nuts and need to avoid any contact with them.

Make sure you bring a healthy snack for morning break and to keep you going until lunchtime. You will also need a packed lunch if you are not having a school dinner.

It would be beneficial to bring a named water bottle too to help keep you hydrated during the day-remember this will help your brain work better.

Don’t forget to name EVERYTHING you bring into school.

Useful websites

These are super websites to help you with your Times Tables practice in preparation for the Multiplication Check next June – please have a look!

Times Tables Rock Stars

Remember your log in details are in your planner!

Hit the Button
Maths Frame

We know you may be feeling a little nervous about being in a new class, as well as excited about seeing all your friends. These feelings are completely normal (in fact the grown ups feel like this too!)

Just remember, we are there to help you learn as well as to help you feel safe and happy. Please talk to one of us if you are unsure of anything.

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One of the special things about Pikemere is that you always feel safe and if you are worried or scared there is always someone to talk to.