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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

​​​​Year 4​​

Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year! 

f you need to contact your child's class teacher please send an email to the class email address below. If it is an urgent message, please ring the office directly.

4B - Mrs Waters -

4G -Mrs Bell -

4R- Miss Hunt-

Spring term 

In Year 4 this half-term will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, followed by Charlotte's web by E.B White. In Maths, we will be starting by looking at methods for Multiplication and Division. Then we will move on to Fractions, and Decimals. For Topic, will we be learning about The Anglo-Saxons, and in Geography we will identify where Early Settlers inhibited. 

PE Kit

Our PE days in Year 4 are Thursday's and Friday's.  All classes will need an outdoor and indoor PE kits.

Please NAME your child's PE Kit clearly so nothing is lost! Please can you ensure your child has their hair tied back on PE days and their earrings are removed. Teaching staff are NOT able to help children to do this.

Google Classroom 

If your child requires home learning resources, you will find English and Maths on the new classroom titled 'Year 4 2021 - 2022'. Your child's password and username will be the same as in Year 3. You will also find homework posted on the 'Classwork' tab in Google Classroom.

Useful Links


Username: student27621   Password: coding

Education City:

TTrockstars: ttps:// 


Reading at home

In Year 4, children are expected to read the colour banded book they have been given in school, frequently at home. We suggest you read three times a week for approximately 20 minutes with your child. Of course, you are more than welcome to supplement this with other appropriate texts you may have. This could include a newspaper article, a magazine or a recipe. When reading with your child, it is helpful to ask them about unknown words, check their understanding and ask questions. In school, children will be aware of the 50 Year 4 'Recommended Reads' - children are challenged to try to read as many of these as possible during the year.

Maths at home

To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 orally. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars.  Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it. 


Here is the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list in the National Curriculum. We will be working on reading and spelling these words throughout the year. Please don't try to learn them all at once, choose 5 a week to focus on so it is manageable. 

Miss Hunt, Mrs Waters, Mrs Bell