West Bridgford Junior School


Year 4



Hopefully, the children have handed you a 'final arrangements' letter for Dukes Barn. If not, please find it below. Mr Simmonds sent a link to the kit list a few weeks ago; it's also below if you missed it. Any questions, do get in touch.



  • Please bring a packed lunch for the first day at the barn.
  • A pair of trainers for wearing outside on activities.
  • Wellington boots - optional
  • Waterproof coat and over trousers- optional
  • Several pair of trousers – tracksuit-type clothing is ideal (jeans are not suitable for

activity sessions).

  • T-shirts, one for every day.
  • At least three jumpers, fleeces or sweatshirts.
  • A minimum of 2 pairs of socks per day which cover the ankles. In addition, a long thick pair of socks for wearing with wellingtons.
  • Slippers and underwear.
  • 2 x bath towels, wash bag, soap, toothbrush, comb etc.
  • A warm short-length coat, gloves and a warm hat.
  • Torch.
  • A maximum of £5 for the gift shop.
  • Please bring a drinks bottle for use during the activities (please label with your

child’s name)

SPELLINGS - to be tested on Thursday 6th February 

Apologies in the delay in getting these to you.

  • which
  • witch
  • mail
  • male
  • ball
  • bawl
  • seen
  • scene
  • grate
  • great

Maths in the Real World Day

On Monday, the whole school will be exploring maths in the real world (something we do all of the time), but a full day allows us to be more extravagant. We will be making cakes. This will include timings, weighing, cost and popularity. Mrs Myring will be supporting us through this process with the expertise she has gained running her own business, I'MPOSSIBLE, an employment CIC.


Class 6 are the only children we need to bring in something from home: a mug each that's safe for the microwave. It will be returned to you, but probably best not to send in your favourite in case of breakages. Class 5 do not need to bring in any mugs as we changed the plans slightly.

Homework Expectations Year 4 2020

The letter below details what will be happening with homework until the end of the year.

SPELLINGS - Friday 24th January (to be tested on Thursday 30th January)

  • division 
  • invasion
  • television
  • discussion
  • impression
  • confusion
  • permission
  • expression

It's been a marvellous return after the festive fortnight. The children have explored the park as a habitat, examined Viking artefacts and begun training their dragons. And all this while still fitting in tables practice and similes. Bring on the weekend!


Friday 10th January 2020 - Spellings (k- sound made by ch)

  • school
  • chorus
  • echo
  • anchor
  • chemist
  • monarch
  • character 
  • mechanic

SPELLING - Friday 22nd November 2019 (to be tested on Thursday 28th November)

  • forgetting
  • forgotten
  • beginning
  • beginner
  • gardener 
  • gardened
  • studying
  • studied

HOMEWORK - Friday 22nd November 2019

Below is the homework for this week. The children had a go at similar activities in school, so they should know exactly what to do.

Correct the punctuation


To round off Anti-Bullying Week, we have asked the children to create a poster. They could do this on paper or digitally if they wish. Email if that's easier than printing. The details are in the PDF below.


To be tested on Thursday 21st November

  • illegal
  • illogical
  • immature
  • imperfect
  • irregular
  • illegible
  • impossible
  • irrelevant


Art resources request 

Next Thursday and Friday, the children are going to be using the sketching and shading skills they've been developing to create a small still life picture. To link with our topic, we'd like the children to bring in small 'shed items'. For example, nuts, bolts, screws, bits of pipe and other appropriate items.

We understand that some of these items are sharp, so feel free to give them directly to your child's teacher. Send them in whenever you have them. If you don't have anything like that, please don't worry - there will be plenty for everyone.

Picture 1

SPELLINGS - to be tested Thursday 17th October 2019

These words are from the statutory spelling list for Year 3 and 4. 

  • accident
  • believe
  • strange
  • various
  • interest
  • rein
  • grammar
  • possible



Homework - Friday 11th October 2019

The children were fantastic on the trip to Magna yesterday. We'd like them to spend some time reflecting about what they learned. 


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HOMEWORK - Friday 4th October 2019

It's English this week. Please see the document below if the children haven't managed to get it home.

SPELLINGS - to be tested on Friday 11th October

Apostrophes for contraction

  • can't
  • won't
  • don't
  • I'll
  • doesn't
  • couldn't
  • wouldn't
  • shouldn't 

Apologies for not updating the website last week - we were still finding our rhythm.


HOMEWORK 26/9/2019

Multiplication tables this week. We have introduced the x3 to the 2s, 5s and 10s the children have been doing. This is all in their homework books, but there is an electronic copy below.

SPELLINGS 26/9/2019 - to be tested on 3/10/2019

Homophones this week, so it's vital that the children also understand the meaning of the words and connect to how the word is spelled.

  • peace
  • piece
  • main
  • mane
  • fair
  • fare
  • their
  • there
  • they're

It is our hope that will you be able to find useful information on this page. This could be to support your child with learning at home, our long term curriculum plans, latest Year 4 news, letters, spellings, homework details and any changes to routines. We will usually text a link when something has been added, but it would be good to check the page a couple of times a week anyway. If in the next few weeks you think there might be problem with the text service, do contact Mrs Goonan in the office.


Below, you will find the first useful document we've posted: the parent information leaflet about the topic areas we'll be covering this term. Further down, you will also find the spellings that the children brought home last week.

HOMEWORK - Friday 13th September 2019

Yesterday, the children should have brought home their homework book. Inside, there should be an explanation about expectations and a piece of maths homework. There is also a scanned copy below if, for whatever reason, your child didn't manage to get it stuck in. We also spare copies in school.

SPELLINGS - 12/9/19 to be tested 19/9/19

  • unhappy
  • unlucky
  • unwell
  • untidy
  • unusual
  • incorrect
  • independent
  • inconsiderate 

SPELLINGS - 5/9/19 to be tested on 12/9/19

  • vein
  • abseil
  • weigh
  • eight
  • they
  • beige
  • freight
  • survey