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dragonfly logo iconYear 4

Year 3 to Year 4 Transition

Class Information

Class Teachers 

Mr Vanstone - 4V

Mrs Bird - 4B


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Nilsson 

Miss Cremin



Homework will be set in Google Classroom 

Homework will consist of either maths, comprehension or a piece of work related to our context. 



Spellings will be set in Google Classroom every other Friday

Children will be given a list of words to learn, using a different strategy. This can also be practised in J2Blast in HWB.



Children will take home a new reading book each week, additional reading books will be provided on Active Learn - Bug Club, online.

This academic year we will be providing your child with a weekly reading book, with the addition of further books online using their 'Active Learn' - Bug Club account. The children have been shown how to access the books and how to read it, and answer the comprehension questions that accompany it. Your child has been provided with a username and password.


Children are welcome to bring in books from home to read in school. Please encourage your child to read at home as much as possible whether it be books, comics or even instruction manuals!


Big Maths

Big Maths 'Clic', 'Safe' and 'Learn its' tests will take place weekly online in school. Parents/guardians are able to see progress and support needed from their child's login page. Additionally, children can have a go at the Big Math CLIC questions found on the school website, under class pages and useful information. 


Weekly Planning

You can access Year 4's weekly planning via your child's Google Classroom, enabling your child to complete any work for that week, if they are absent. Children login to Google Classroom via Hwb. Hwb is an online learning tool set up by Cardiff Council to support your child’s education. There are many other useful resources available to support your child in school and broaden their general knowledge.


PE and Kit
Our P.E day is TUESDAY

Year 4 pupils will need to wear their P.E kits to school. A navy T-shirt and navy blue shorts are required and trainers or similar footwear. Navy t-shirts may be purchased from YC Sports. Children will not be allowed to participate without suitable clothing. During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn. 


Snack Arrangements

If your child would like to bring in their own snack, please can you ensure it is a healthy snack e.g. fruit or vegetables (no crisps, chocolate. biscuits or sweets). Please remember we are a 'NUT FREE SCHOOL' due to allergies. Thanks!


Drinks Bottles

Please provide your child with at least one full drinks bottle each day, which can refilled in school.


Learning Projects: Here & There (Castles & Kingdoms and Road Trip USA)

Comparing Wales to America


Learning Project - Spring Term 2 - Castles and Kingdoms

What happened in Wales after the Norman invasion of England in 1066? Who were the Welsh princes and how did they eventually lose control of Wales? Explore these questions and more in this special project about medieval Wales.

This term, we will...

  • 'Meet' William of Normandy
  • Learn who the Normans were 
  • Explore castles of Wales
  • Learn about the Welsh Prince and Princess
  • Understand how the Black Death affected the Welsh population


Learning Project - Summer Term 1 - Road Trip USA

Buckle up and put your sunglasses on – we are going on a road trip across the USA!

This half term, we will...

  • ‘Visit’ the states where Native American tribes settled.
  • Use travel brochures and the internet to research New York and write postcards to family members.
  • Using maps, we’ll locate the USA and find the names of the states.
  • Look at the amazing lights of Times Square, make circuits and create a program for a tourist trip around New York.
  • The story, The Indian in the Cupboard, will inspire us to write diaries.
  • Weave beautiful dream catchers.
  • Create travel brochures and make illuminated models of different landmarks.
  • Cook delicious dishes – would anyone like a corn dog?
  • Make a ‘journey stick’ so we can remember where we have visited. We’ll use this to explain our learning journey.





To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly in Welsh with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations.


Welsh you can use with your child at home

Beth ydy dy enw di? (What is your name?) answer: Tom ydw i (Tom ydy fy enw i)

Sut wyt ti’n teimlo? (How are you feeling?) answer: Dwi'n ____ achos ____

Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw? (what is the weather like today?) answer: Mae hi'n _____ (and extend using achos - because, ond -but, ac- and)


Thank you for your support,


Mr Vanstone, Mrs Bird, Mrs Nilson & Miss Cremin


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