Pomphlett Primary School

Pomphlett Primary School

Believe - achieve - succeed

Day to Day Life in Year 4

Welcome to your Year 4 information page! If there is anything else you need to know please feel free to ask Mrs Jarvis on the playground, send in a note with your child or make an appointment through the school office.


Your child has been given a home reading diary and a book that is appropriate to their reading level. The diaries are for the children to keep a record of the reading that they do at home and during free reading time in school. Please feel free to write comments about your child's reading efforts with you within the diary. We will be keeping separate records of your child reading to us within school time.

The children will be reading every day in school, but reading for just 5/10 minutes a day at home will make a huge difference to your child's progress, not just in Literacy but across the whole Curriculum.


Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be given in 12 days later on the Wednesday . This gives the children time to complete it around their busy home life schedules and the opportunity to ask any questions in the meantime if they are having any problems. Instructions will always be stuck into the Homework book so be sure to read them carefully.


Spellings will be given out on a Monday for a test the following Monday. They will be stuck into the children's blue spelling books, which need to be brought into school every week.

Times Tables/Mental Maths

The children have done really well and most already have a sound knowledge of their times tables. The children will be continuing to learn the rest of their times tables in class but should keep practising regularly at home too. The class will be tested on their mental maths skills every week, which includes times tables questions.


Year 4 will be taking part in PE lessons on a Thursday and Friday. PE kit (white t-shirt, white shorts, and trainers/plimsolls) needs to be in school all week as we will make the most of any nice breaks in the weather! During Term 6 the children will be taking part in 3 weeks of intensive Swimming lessons at Plymouth Life Centre. 


Mrs Jarvis will have her PPA time on a Tuesday afternoon. This session will be covered by Mrs Jones who will be teaching PSHE, RE and exploring touch typing in ICT