St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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Welcome to 4HW Class








St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 4HT & 4HW

Date: February / March 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events


19th March- Music trip to Queen Elizabeth Hall

25th March- Bikeability

27th March- Science Trip to Bradford Science and Media Museum

Below is a brief overview of the curriculum for this half term.  For more information, please visit the school website where there is more detailed information about what your children will be learning over the course of the year.



Indoor P.E – Monday afternoons.  We advise that children bring tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt whilst the weather is still unpredictable.



Reading Books

School reading books need to be in school each day and are taken home each day.

There will be no set day for changing reading books.  They will be changed as soon as a book is completed.  Please sign your child’s reading record book to show when they have read and when a book is completed.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Flotsam- Descriptive recounts

The Iron Man- Information Text/ Poetry


Fractions – finding equivalent fractions. Adding and subtracting fractions. Finding fractions of quantities.



Changing Sound.


Easter – trust and betrayal

Apple’s Friends


Online Safety

Hardware Investigations

History / Geography

Countries of the World.

Art / Design

Pasta Sauce – Making healthy pasta sauce.





Wider Opportunities music tuition (4HT flute, 4HW clarinet)



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

10 spellings to learn for test the following week.

Maths activities – complete on the sheet.

English task - to be completed on the sheet / lined paper.







Look, cover, write, check sheets to be kept at home.


Maths homework will be set using





How can parents help?

By getting children involved in reading and telling the time.  Working out time intervals, using time tables and converting between digital 12 and 24 hour times and analogue.


By the end of year 4, the objective is for all children to know their times tables  up to 12x12 so any support you can provide with recalling times tables would be appreciated.


Encourage your child to take as much pride in their homework presentation as their presentation in school books.


Useful links to support learning


Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Thornton and Mr Hanley-Wood