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School opens to pupils in year 1 to 6 on Wednesday 4 September for Autumn term


dragonfly logo iconYear 4

Welcome to Year 4

Class Information
The class teachers are Mrs Doyle 4D, Mrs Vanstone and Miss Stephens 4VS.

Our teaching assistants, and the inclusion team support class lessons throughout the week. We are also very grateful to those parents who give up their time to help us in class. 


Context for Learning


Sin, sin, sin, dex, sin. Left, left, left, right, left. Watch out; the Romans are coming!


This half term, we will visit a Roman site and learn about aspects of everyday life in Roman times. We’ll understand why the Romans came to Wales and order events on a Roman timeline. Studying the ancient site will help us to understand what life was like in a Roman fort. We’ll develop the skills of a Roman soldier and learn about the life of Tadius, who lived at Caerleon 2000 years ago. We’ll learn to read Roman numerals, taste a variety of Roman dishes and extend our vocabulary by learning Latin words. Our creative skills will improve as we make jewellery, mosaics and lamps, and we will design a Roman aqueduct. We’ll also meet the Welsh hero, Caradog, and learn about his amazing story. We’ll look at the events that lead to the end of Roman rule and learn about the Roman legacy in Wales.


Help your child prepare for their project

The Roman world is fascinating. Why not visit a local museum to find out about Roman life in your area? You could also use mosaic tiles, small foam squares or paper to create a Roman mosaic design. Alternatively, visit the local library to find a range of story and information books about the Romans to read together.


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

PE and Games
Year 4 pupils must wear a change of clothing for PE and games activities. 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.

Days for PE:
Every Friday and Tuesday.

During colder weather, tracksuits or other warm clothing may be worn. Boys will require football boots, as will any girls participating in football or rugby activities after school.

Every week we will endeavour to give your children a spelling list and Maths problem solving homework.
Some children may find the maths challenging, so please could parents ensure they sit down and help their child with it. This needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Your child can continue to develop their maths skills taught each week, by accessing their own 'Maths world' at Active Learn. Each child has been given a username and password. The school code is qlq7.

Spellings need to be practised daily for a test every Friday. The spellings will be differentiated and uploaded to the website as well as a paper copy.


Big Maths test sheets (Learn its, CLIC and SAFE challenge) will be sent home every Friday. We would be grateful if you could sit with your child and look at the questions they need some support with.

We shall also be encouraging children to visit Corbett maths to complete their ‘5 a day’


Hwb is an online learning tool set up by Cardiff Council to support your child’s education. There are many useful resources available to support your child in school and broaden their general knowledge.



Snack Arrangements 
If you would like to join the Lakeside snack club, a letter with the cost is available from the school office. There is a wide variety of fruit to choose from including kiwis, melon, tomatoes, cucumber, bananas, apples and raisins. 


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


We will learn to:
  • use good manners, respect the needs of others and show a responsible attitude.
  • listen carefully and respond to more complex instructions correctly.
  • use the Internet and research books to carry out context based research in school and at home.
  • use a thesaurus to extend vocabulary.
  • learn all about coding and use this to develop games within Scratch.
  • recite 4,6,7,8 and 9 times table instantly and confidently.
  • use an I-pad effectively.
  • continue to write neatly using a handwriting pen to produce joined script and underline with a ruler where appropriate.
  • extend writing by including adjectives, adverbs and more complex punctuation, as well as more complex sentences.
  • read more sophisticated texts with expression, fluency and accuracy.
  • develop the skill of editing and re-drafting work in order to improve the standard.
  • become confident at applying literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
  • continue to use our everyday Welsh vocabulary with 'Helper heddiw'.

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