Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

With Faith, Hope and Love, we grow together.

Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.

01246 822324

Year 4

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Phelps Class Fury Class Simmonds Class

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Class Teacher - Mr Denton 

Teaching Assistant - Miss Adu

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Class Teacher - Miss Howard

Teaching Assistant/First Aider - Mrs Wilkins

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Class Teacher - Miss Baller

Teaching Assistant/First Aider - Mr Bates


Welcome to our Year 4 page!

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

 Our curriculum this term is titled...

I Am Warrior

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This term we are going to be focusing on The Roman Empire and the impact it had upon Britain. We'll be studying the key events within Roman time, focusing upon the important individuals and their inventions. Through gaining the fundamental knowledge surrounding the importance of Romans on everyday life, we will take time comparing the similarities and differences between the UK and Italy. 

Linked text: Escape from Pompeii - Christina Balit

Take a look at our curriculum newsletter and knowledge organisers for this term here:

Curriculum Newsletter - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

For up-to-date information and photographs of your child's learning, please keep an eye on your child's Class Story on Class Dojo.

Monday 31st October 2022 INSET Day
Monday 1st November 2022 Start of Half Term
Thursday 17th November 2022 Year 4 Cinema Trip - Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans
Thursday 22nd December 2022 End of Half Term




Each week, Year 4 will have the following homework tasks to complete:

  • Spellings - key words that they have been learning in the week are sent home on a Friday to prepare for a spelling test on Monday. 
  • Reading - at least 5 times a week at home, this can be on MyOn or with a school reading book. Please ensure you read for at least 20 minutes with an adult.
  • Times Tables  - practice your times tables daily using Times Table Rockstars (see below). The expectations are: 30 minutes fluency and 3 sound checks per week.


If there are any issues with the completion of the homework tasks set each week, please contact your child's class teacher.

It is very important that you are able to rapidly recall your times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be practising our times tables in school on a daily basis to improve our mental arithmetic.

Remember, we are always looking for our top TTRS scorer and there are extra rewards for those who earn the most coins each week! This is a fun and interactive way to help you learn your times tables! 

Here is a multiplication grid to help you learn your times tables:



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


We will keep you up to date with reminders via Class Dojo and Parent Hub throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help wherever we can. 

You can contact us via phone (the school telephone number is 01246 822324) or Class Dojo.


We ask that Year 4 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book, a book from MyOn or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.

This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible, please read to an adult at least once a week and record this in your reading record. 

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:

Wanting some inspiration about what to read?

Check out this website with suggested books for Key Stage 2:

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Year 4 are passionate about reading.

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


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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Click the link below to access the Year 3/4 word list. 

It is expected that the children can spell the majority of the words on this list by the time they reach the end of Lower Key Stage 2. 

Year 3 and 4 Word List


It is expected that pupils come to school wearing their PE kit.

This should consist of the following;

  • A plain white t-shirt
  • Navy shorts (or during the colder months, children can wear tracksuit bottoms)
  • Trainers
  • Navy/grey tracksuit or joggers for the colder months.

*Children can also wear a hoodie for outdoor lessons during the colder months.

Our PE days in Year 4 are Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor), if this changes then you will be contacted by your child's class teacher. 


All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy, we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble must be provided to tie back long hair. 



Our A.S.P.I.R.E Values in school are: 








Year 4 children can earn dojos for showing ASPIRE which helps them to earn rewards and prizes.

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