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4R - Mr Richardson

Welcome to Class 4R!

In Year 4 already! Doesn't time fly! Welcome to Class 4R's page smiley . Here you can find out all about life in class 4R and all the exciting things we get up to. Make sure you check out the Learning Leaflets below to find out about our topic so that our learning journey can continue at home too!

Our class motto

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Please ensure your child has their P.E. Kit on the following days:

Wednesday - Outdoor P.E.

Friday - Indoor P.E.

Swimming will begin on Friday 14th September and will continue every Friday until the 30th November (last session). Please ensure your child brings a swimming kit for those days.

Home Learning

Please ensure your child completes at least 4 pieces of home learning a week. This could be anything from reading a couple of pages of their book, practising their times tables or attending a club. For each piece of home learning, your child will receive a merit which can contribute to a home learning award each half term. Please make sure you record their home learning in their home learning diary provided and ensure it is signed and dated.

15 merits = Bronze award

20 merits = Silver award

25 merits = Gold award

Fancy a challenge 4R? Let's see if everyone can get at least a bronze award every half term!



Mental Maths Monday - There will be a Mental Maths test every Monday. Please ensure you help your child to practise their mental methods for times tables, addition and subtraction.

SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) Friday - There will be a SPaG test every Friday. Please ensure your child completes their SPaG homework which will be given out on a Friday in their SPaG book.


Thank you for all your continuing support! We do appreciate it :)


Take a look at our bags we have made in Design and Technology! We used a variety of sewing techniques to create a bag fit for purpose. Look at those modelling skills too!

New Topic! Lions!

Have you ever collected coupons from a cereal box? Maybe you were saving them for a book or toy? Well, when Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! We will be reading There's a Lion in My Cornflakes, looking at advertising, writing persuasive letters and designing our own cereal!



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#shareastory World Book Day 2019 - Take a look at all the unusual places we have been reading in! Can you work out where we are?

World Book Day 2019! We went all out with our costumes! Which characters can you spot?

World Book Day 2019! We went all out with our costumes! Which characters can you spot? 1

Beware! Beware! The Forest of Sin! Something strange is happening...some tiny things have been found! More to be revealed in Spring 1....

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all the kind gifts and for all your support over the term, it certainly has been a busy one. The children have worked incredibly hard and deserve a well earned rest. Enjoy the holidays together and we will see you next year! Mr Richardson

Take a look at our Viking helmets! We made them out of papier mache before painting them and adding Viking knots to make them look more realistic.

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This half term we will be learning all about the Vicious Vikings! The Vikings were fearsome, seafaring warriors with huge boats, large shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know why why the Vikings had names like Fat-thighs and oaf? Maybe you could find out?! Over the half term we will be finding out about how they came to settle in England as well as their religion and way of life. We will be reading Tell Me a Dragon and How to Train a Dragon as part of our English lessons, focusing on non-chronological reports and instructional writing. It's going to be a busy one!


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24.10.18 - We were chefs for the day and made a healthy vegetable pasta dish as part of our DT project. It was yummy!

What an exciting year we have ahead of us! Our first topic of the year will be the Anglo-Saxons or should I say the Smashing Saxons? We will be finding out about Saxon raids and how they came to settle in England. Using historical enquiry, we will be exploring the Saxon way of life, in particular their clothes, jobs and religious beliefs. Did you know that 'Saxon' was a name the Welsh, Scots and the Irish called all the strangers who moved into England when the Romans left? We will also be reading the legend of Beowulf and writing our own sagas based on our own heroic warriors.

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