Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Year 4 - Holly 2022 - 2023

Mrs James

Mrs James

Mrs Del Rio

Mrs Del Rio

Welcome to Holly Class home page.

Your teachers are Mrs James (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Del Rio (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).


Please note that our P.E. days have now changed to Monday and Tuesday

Holly class assembly is on Wednesday 1st February

Our school trip to the Think Tank is on Monday 6th February


Our topic this half term is called 'Potions' and our class text this half term is called Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) 



Each week, children will receive 3 pieces of homework - 12 spellings (8 which link to a rule we will have looked at in school and 4 from the year 3/4 statuory word list), one piece of English/topic homework and one piece of maths homework. Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and should be returned by the following Monday

In addition to this, year 4 will undertake a statutory multipliaction check during the summer term so it would be extremely helpful if you could practise times tables (up to 12x12) with your child at home. There are lots of times table songs on Youtube which the children love listening to and we have identified some helpful website resources below. 

UPDATE  January 2023: below is a link to a leaflet with information for parents about the multiplication check your child will take part in, in summer term this year. 



Spellings set (Wednesdays)



Test date (Tuesdays)


Homophones and near homophones

check, cheque, through, threw, draft, draught, stares, stairs, fruit, grammar, group, guard



Nouns ending in -ation

information, adoration, sensation, preparation, education, location, exaggeration, concentration, guide, heard, heart, height



Nouns ending in -ation

creation, radiation, indication, ventilation, relegation, dedication, demonstration, translation, history, imagine, increase, important



Prefixes sub- and super-

submerge, subheading, submarine, supervise, superhuman, supersede, subordinate, subway, interest, island, knowledge, learn



Plural possessive apostrophes

girls’, boys’, babies’, parents’, teachers’, women’s, children’s, people’s, length, library, material, medicine


No spellings set over half term




Holly class PE days are Monday and Tuesday. PE kit should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of every half term. 


Ways to support your child:

-Practise your child's spellings with them.

-Read (preferably daily) with your child. Try and encourage them to read a range of genre of books and authors. Here are a couple of useful lists of recommended books for year 4 children:



-Practise times tables with your child. Little and often is often the best way with times tables. Purple Mash is an excellent resource which has lots of times table activities on. Let Mrs James or Mrs Del Rio know if you have any problems logging on. Here are a few good websites with games that your child can play whilst also practising their times tables:






-Support your child in completing their weekly maths and English/topic homework which is handed out on a Wednesday. 



Any bit of reading you can do with your child will be hugely benficial. The following link will take you to a list of great books that are recommended for year 4 children: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/Pie-Corbetts-Reading-Spine-Year-4-Pack-x-7-9789951118682

This link will take you to a website that will suggest alternative options if your child enjoys one particular author or genre of book: https://www.booksfortopics.com/booklists/branching-out/

Whilst it is great when a child finds an author or genre that they love, it is also important that they branch out and try alternative authors or genres. The guide above will help you make suggestions for your child to try, based on what they know they already love. 


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