Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves

Welcome to Year 4!


In year 4 we are planning on watching some Horrible History clips about Roman times. 
We are also hoping to watch the film that was released last year. The film is PG and some of the clips might be too. Please can you let us know if you do not want your child taking part in these activities.   
We also need some old, clean tights or pop socks if you have any that you are throwing out - for a science experiment!
Also, we would be grateful for any donations of small, plastic empty bottles, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for our up coming work on volcanoes!
Many thanks   Year 4 team. 


General information....

Start of the school day: Children can enter the school building from 8:50. They must go straight to their class and be in school no later than 9:10.

End of the school day: Children will meet parents at the school gate at 3:10.

What do children need to bring to school: Please bring a named water bottle every day! There is no need to bring a PE kit, children can just wear PE clothes on their PE day. Please don’t bring toys. Children can bring a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit to eat at playtime! If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the office.

PE Days -  Year 4 PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children need to wear their PE kit to school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children can wear shorts or leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt, polo shirt or other suitable top, trainers or plimsols. As the weather gets colder children may need warmer clothes such as a tracksuit top ad bottoms or a hoodie.


Reading - In year 4 we ask children to try to read every day or as often as possible with someone else (adult or sibling).  This is really important as becoming a confident reader helps children with their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Please support your child to develop their understanding of new vocabulary and the text they are reading by asking them questions and getting them to explain their thinking.

Ask me about sheets – Every week  there will be a new ‘Ask me about sheet’ on the Homework page.  This will have prompts for you to discuss your child’s learning each week. It will also have notices for parents if needed. 


Introducing Seesaw our new learning platform.

Please click below to be taken to the site.


Seesaw is an online learning platform that is accessible from most electronic devices connected to the internet and addresses some of the issues gathered from our parent feedback from the lockdown :

· Printing – worksheets not great - seesaw allows children to edit and adapt worksheets on their devices and submit.

· Access - some only could use tablets/phones - Seesaw is accessible from most devices.

Over the next few weeks we will be showing the children how to use the new platform in the event of any further lockdowns to help us to improve the delivery of our remote learning.

Our Topics


Autumn -

We are learning about the Romans, Volcanoes and Pompeii

click here for our Roman page 

We will also be finding out about electricity....


Spring -

We will be learning about Rubbish and Recycling and Animals and their habitats and a gallery of our Spring Term.




Summer - 

We will be learning about Saxons and Vikings and "How To Train Your Dragon...."









To help your child with their learning please click on the links below...

link to Purple Mash website

Click on the links below to hear Pelicans singing the times tables songs we learn at school:

3 times table song

4 times table song

6 times table song

7 times table song

8 times table song

9 times table song








Here are some websites to help you with your literacy....








If you want to practise your recorder or sing some great songs click on the link below...

Click here if you want to hear some Harry Potter music performed by a group of children in golden time.










Click on the links to practise some songs...










Inspirational Children 

Click on the pictures for more information




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