Bolsover Church of England Junior School

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Mr Smith (Humanities Leader)

Mrs Handley (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

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Miss Spencer

Mrs Parsons (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Miss Orwin (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

 Last day of term - Friday 20th December 2019

Back to school - Monday 6th January 2020

(INSET - Monday 3rd February)


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Welcome to our Year 4 page!

Here we can keep you up to date with everything that is happening in year 4.

This year we have named our classes after inspirational people: 

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The children have spent time learning about their inspirational person and why they are important. 


Year 4 are taught by Miss Spencer and Mr Smith.

Mrs Handley, Mrs Parsons and Miss Orwin are our Year 4 TA's.


Homework will be set home weekly on a Friday. It should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.

As well as the children's maths and literacy homework, they should be...

* Reading daily

 * Practising Times Tables daily.


We will also send spelling lists home on a Friday with the test being the following Friday.



Don't struggle alone - we are here for you. 

If you are finding homework tricky, see your class teacher for help!


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In year 4, the children will get a chance to learn to swim!

Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon. 

The children have been split in to 3 swimming groups and will each swim in 2 of the 3 school terms. 

The swimming schedule is as follows:

Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Group 1  Group 1  Group 2
Group 2 Group 3 Group 3


What is happening in Year 4?


Autumn term 2 - Our topic is I am warrior! 

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We will be studying the Romans. 

Click here to access our Curriculum Newsletter for this term.

Keep checking our Dojo app and twitter to see what else we are up to...

We are reading 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. 

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This story follows Tranio and Livia through their life in the Roman empire. The story is set in 79AD in Pompeii and portrays the eruption of Mount Vesuvius through the eyes of the children in the book. 

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As we head towards Christmas, we will be rehearsing for our nativity play. All the Year 3 and 4 children will be playing a role in this year's play whether it be in an acting, singing or behind the scenes role. 

We have chosen 'It's a party!' for our performance and will be learning and practising this together every week.

More information will be given nearer the time... we can't wait to show you!

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Year 4 are passionate about reading.

The children will get a chance to read and be read to every day.

We also have 2 library slots a week to help us get lost in a world of books.

If you are looking for some fab books, use the link below to find some of our Year 4 recommended reads...

Take a look at some of these top choices.

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