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Panda Class - Year 4

Hello Panda Class!

My name is Miss Neill and I am class teacher for Year 4. Mrs Rumming is our Teaching Assistant. If you need to get in touch with me, the best way is through class dojo but you can also contact me through the email year4@st-edmunds-pri.wilts.sch.uk . 

Miss Neill.


Term 1

This term, we are going to be learning all about the Ancient Greeks, as well as, states of matter in Science and place value in Maths. We are going to be reflecting on how the world was created and the part we play in it, also, we will be looking at our new school mission statement. 



Each child will be given 2 books to take home and read. Books bags should be brought into school on a Monday and/or a Thursday for books to be changed. Rereading books is important to develop fluency and comprehension, so please encourage your child to read their book more than once. When reading with an adult in school, we will be using school books and keeping a separate reading record. Children therefore only need to bring their book bags to school when they need their reading book to be changed.


We have introduced a new spelling scheme to help us improve the standard of spelling across the school. Spellings will now be taught through investigations and a range of short focused activities which are all matched to the national curriculum. The children will be given five personal spellings (their focus five) and they are supported to use these in their written work in all subject areas. As soon as they have shown they are able to use a spelling, it is replaced with a new one. This new way of teaching spelling replaces the weekly whole class spelling test, weekly spelling lists will not, therefore, be sent home.

We would ask that you use the time at home to read regularly with your child and help them to practice their times tables. Your child has a personal login for Times Tables Rockstars to help them to do this. 


PE will take place on a Tuesday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). Please send your child to school in their PE kits on these days. They will wear their PE clothes all day. In line with school policy, earrings must be removed for PE lessons.


We are delighted to be able to introduce Forest Schools sessions for all children at Saint Edmund’s. Once a fortnight, children will spend the afternoon learning a variety of skills outside, which will benefit and add value to their learning within the classroom. Please ensure that your child is wearing full school uniform, has a waterproof coat and wellies in school for these sessions as they will take place whatever the weather. 


In French this term we will be learning all about how to introduce ourselves and how to begin counting in French!

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