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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

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Year 4

Alder, Oak and Rowan Classes

This year’s topics:


Autumn term – “Long Ago and Far Away - Why did the Romans invade Britain?''

Spring term – “A World Of Our Own - Rainforests: Life on the Amazon''

Summer term – “Exploring The Unknown - The Unknown World of Mountains and Rivers"

The children in Year 4 will be taking part in Forest Schools on Friday 28th May, Friday 11th June, 16th July and 23rd July.


 The children will need to arrive in school dressed in weather appropriate clothing, to include: 

  • Long trousers, 
  • Sturdy shoes, such as wellies or old trainers 
  • Waterproof coats (and trousers) 


The children will NOT need their school uniform.


 The children in Oak and Rowan should continue to come in dressed in their PE kit on a Monday and Wednesday and in Alder Wednesday and Friday. 



Maths and spelling homework will be set every week on a Friday.  Maths homework should be brought into school on the following Tuesday for marking and a spelling assessment will be carried out on the following Friday.  


 In addition, children should read at least 4 times a week at home and practise their times tables. All children should have a password to access to the website 'Times Tables Rock Stars' to support their times tables learning.


Click below to visit our Homework page for year group spelling lists and guidance on supporting your child's reading.



Every class has a weekly library session during which time they can exchange their reading books and ask for guidance and support for their individual book choices from our School Librarian.


Library day is Thursday.



PE days:


For all Year 4 classes are Mondays and Wednesdays. 



Due to COVID restrictions we ask that children arrive in school on their allocated PE days dressed in their PE kit. 


Please ensure your child has all the correct clothes for PE in school at all times. These must all be labelled clearly with your child’s name (including their shoes).


Click below to visit out Uniform page for more information about sports and PE kit.

If your child wears earrings it is easier to remove them before school on these days. Children will be asked to take out their own earrings for PE. If they are unable to do so, they must be covered with micro-porous tape during PE.



Forest School


All children in Year 4 have the opportunity to participate in Forest School during the year. The children are divided into groups of 15 and each group completes an hour and a half of Forest School once every three weeks on a Wednesday. A letter will be sent home to parents explaining exactly what is required when it is your child’s turn to take part.



Water bottles


All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink regularly in their classroom and maintain good hydration. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on their bottle.



Mid-morning snack


Please provide your child with a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat during their mid-morning break. Parents have the option of ordering a small carton of milk.


Click below for more information about fruit and milk.



A healthy and nutritious lunch will help to boost your child’s energy levels for learning throughout the afternoon. We encourage all our children to eat a hot meal each day. However, if you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please remember that Northgate is a ‘nut-free’ school.

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