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Y4 Poplar

Welcome to Y4 Poplar



Welcome to Year 4 Poplar! 


A new term is always the busiest and this year is no exception. Times tables will pay a huge part throughout Y4 ending with a national test in June (more details to follow nearer the time) but in the meantime, practice hard and make sure you have plenty of Mr Liddell's times table challenge sheets to work on at home.


In class we will start setting routines, class rules and expectations on behaviour from day 1 that the children will very quickly get on board with, this will make for a smooth transition from Year 3. In those first few weeks routine is very important so please ensure your child is in school on time (8.40am-8.50am) every day as lessons start straight away. PSHE plays a big part in all aspects of school life, non more so than at the beginning of a new school year. rest assure we will do all we can to make sure the children are safe and secure whilst feeling happy in school. 


Finally, we will continue to welcome any new children to our class, so new friendships will no doubt be formed please encourage your children to form relationships with everyone that demonstrates our school values and roots of the school. 


We will keep this class page and Twitter updated with key information @firsprimarysale


As always, my door is always open but if you prefer to email then please do so with any concerns. Communication is key to our ongoing success.


Many thanks for all your future support.


Mr N Liddell


Weekly Reminders


Monday - PE AND Swimming day (not until Summer Term 2024) 

Tuesday - Have you done your homework? Have you read at home? LAST CHANCE TO DO HOMEWORK!

Wednesday - Singing Assembly, Spellings and all homework due in (including My Maths online)

Thursday - PE, Music, Drama and Art day. Please come to school in your PE kit.

Friday - Reading Records books signed off by teacher and homework given out.

Curriculum Overviews

Art gallery

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure plays a huge part in our school and Year 4 is no exception! We love reading and sharing our thoughts on what we have read. We will read out loud, with a partner or on our own.



Curriculum Expectations

The Parent leaflet below details information for parents and carers about the end of year expectations for the children in our school.

Handwriting expectations



Please use the following link to access information about our phonics scheme Read Write Inc.

Methods In Maths


We understand that the mathematical methods taught in school may be different from what adults at home know and use. Use this link to find videos that explain the methods taught in school for each operation.

Times tables 

At the end of Year 4, children will sit a national times tables test.  It is therefore extremely important that times tables are learnt and further consolidated over the course of the year.  TT Rockstars is a great resource for this (link above - all children have log in details in their reading records)  Children will be tested DAILY.