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Year 4 - Badgers

Welcome to Badgers Class

Our Class Teacher is Mr Sullivan-Stanley
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Quarrington.


Term 2


This term we will be studying the Anglo-Saxons. We will consider who they were, where they came from and what daily life would have been like in Saxon times. It is a very interesting topic which continues to develop our understanding of British history in particular and how that has impacted on us today. It will also link with many of our other subjects.

In English, we will read 'Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf' by David Almond and will use this to develop our reading and writing skills. In the later part of the term we will also be reading an adaptation of 'Beowulf' and using this as a link to Anglo-Saxons. We are moving on to multiplication and division strategies in maths after a successful unit about addition and subtraction in Term 1. PE will continue to be on Thursdays, so please ensure that children have their PE kit ready for this. Homework will continue to be set online and spellings will be sent home each Friday, to be tested the following Friday.

Term 1

In Term 1, we will be learning all about Europe. We will consider what countries are in Europe, capital cities and we will compare places in Europe. In October, we will be learning about Black History month and we will link this to our art and music. Our books this term are 'The Village that Vanished' and 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth'.


Our PE day is Thursday and children will need to have their kit to take part. Please ensure that these are brought into school. As the weather begins to change through the term, children will need tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE. All kit will need to be labelled.


Please continue to use Class Dojo to get in touch. There will also be regular updates on the class page.


There are many useful websites including: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash. I have included links to these below.

Key Information


Homework will be set every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. Homework is important as it will mainly revise and consolidate previous learning and, on occasions, involve research. Your child will also be given weekly spelling lists to learn every Friday and they will be tested on the following Friday. We ask that you please support your child in completing their homework by the stated date and in practising their spellings in preparation for weekly tests. If your child is unsure of any aspect of their homework or weekly spellings, please encourage them to discuss this with me.


Please also find a recommended book list for Year 4 below. This has books appropriate to our year group that children may enjoy reading at home with you.

Useful Websites

  • Riverside Primary School and Nursery
  • St Edmund's Way, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8ET
  • E-Mail:riverside-office@remt.org
  • Telephone: 01634 338700
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