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Year 4

Meet the Team
Miss. Hemingway (4RH) Miss. Sharp / Mrs. Hughes (4ES/RH)

Welcome to Year 4's page. A big 'HELLO' from Miss. Sharp, Miss. Hemingway and Mrs. Hughes. We are really excited to be working together with the support of Mrs. Abbott, Miss. Bamford and Miss. Wood. On here you will find information, homework, updates on what we have been doing in class and lots of photos.

All the children have settled well after the new year and are enthusiastic and raring to go, which is great to see. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with us. Alternatively, send us an email to:

Miss. Sharp - 

Miss. Hemingway -

Mrs. Hughes - 

Important documents:

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Learning log

Class 5 Timetable

Class 6 Timetable

Calculation Policy

Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings

Grammar Glossary

Dates for the Diary  We are learning in ...

Monday 7th January - First Day Back

Friday 15th February - Break up


Monday 25th February - First Day Back after the Holidays

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Thursday 14th - Year 4 Open Event at 2pm

Friday 15th March - Comic Relief

Monday 25th March - Parents Evening till 5pm

Tuesday 26th March - Parents Evening till 7pm

Wednesday 10th April - Easter Show

Thursday 11th April - Easter Show

Friday 12th April - Break Up for Easter


Monday 29th April– First day back after the holidays

Topic - Victorians

Guided Reading - Oliver Twist 

Maths - Multiplication and Division 

Literacy - Setting and Character Descriptions, Recount, Leaflets

Science - Scientists and Inventors

PE - Badminton and Athletics

Don't forget...


Planners daily and to be signed on a Thursday.

PE Kits to be brought in on Monday and left until Friday

Swimming kits on a Thursday.

Homework is handed out every Thursday, to be brought back in the following Thursday unless stated otherwise.

Spelling tests are on a Friday.

Read at least three times a week with comments.

Follow our school's twitter for regular updates: @marsdenjunior


Homework help

Have a look at these videos to see the methods we use for calculations. 



Multiplication ( x 1-digit number) / (x 2-digit number)

Division (bus stop/short division) (long division)


Our Class Book

Our current class book is: 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl.

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Once we have finished this one, let's see what exciting new book we will read! 

Times Tables Rockstars (

All children have a login in for Times Tables Rockstars. Every week the children will be set a battle between the two Year 4 classes. Let's see which class will win the battle?


My Maths (

All the children have a copy of their login details. If they lose them, please don't hesitate to email us.

This week, there is a MyMaths activity to be completed. This is '11 Times Tables'. This task has been set for the children to consolidate their learning from in school.

This is due in on Thursday 17th January 2019.






All the children have a copy of their spelling list for the year. If they lose them, please don't hesitate to email us.

This week the children are learning 10 of the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception words. These are:

- actual

- certain

- extreme

- island

- peculiar

- sentence

- actually

- circle

- famous

- knowledge

Write your words using one colour for the vowels and another colour for the consonants.

(vowels: a, e, i, o, u)

This is due in on Thursday 17th January 2019.

School Councillors


They attend meetings with the other school council members from across school to share ideas of their own their class' views and opinions.

4RH - Lily

4ES/RH - Lola S

Follow our journey here


4RH - Isabelle and Dan

4ES/RH - Lily-Ella and Jacob

Follow our journey here

Head Teachers Award

4RH - Dan

For being so keen to improve hi use of vocabulary within his work.

4ES/RH  Ella

For showing a super attitude towards her Literacy and Maths work.

 Eager Beaver Award


4RH - Lily

For being eager to constantly further her learning.

4ES/RH -  Amelia

For giving 100% in all that she does.

Care Award

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This award is awarded every half term and given to a child that has shown caring towards others, a good attitude, responsibility, respect and empathy towards others.

4RH - Mark

4ES/RH - Jack


Badminton Skills - 09/01/2019

We had fun in our first lesson of badminton this week. We learnt how to hold a racket correctly and practised control using a balloon and the racket.


Christingle Service - 19/12/2018

We had a lovely afternoon at our Christingle service at St. Bartholomew's Church. Thank you to everybody who joined us there. A lovely end to a busy term. 


Carols Sing-along - 18/12/2018

Tonight we had our annual Carol sing along. We had a lovely sing song of all of our favourite Christmas songs. The choir sang a few songs as well as a solo from Dan. Thank you for everyone who joins us at school for this.


Culture Day - 11/12/2018

For Culture Day 4RH were Germany. They found out all about Germans traditions, created their own advent calendar and made their own gingerbread man. 4ES/RH were Italy. They made their own Roman solider, learnt all about Le Befana and tasted traditional Italian food.  


Forensic Science Day - 04/12/2018

We held our first Forensic Science day and it was amazing! We did various activities in school such as creating and testing electrical currents. We then became crime scene detectives and analysed a crime scene. We printed our own finger prints and made a foot print. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came into school and joined in with the fun. 


Christmas Tree decorating - 30/11/2018

Today we have decorated our school's christmas tree. Our theme this year was 'The 12 Days of Christmas'. We were turtle doves and calling birds. We had a christmas story read by the staff, sang christmas songs and carols and hung all our decorations on the tree. It looks stunning! 


World War 2 Open Event - 29/11/2018

Thanks to all of our parents and carers who attended our open event today. We had a great time doing various activities such as: making an anderson shelter out of lego, completing the World War 2 quiz, creating our own evacuee suitcase and more! We can't wait to invite you in again next term!


Children In Need - 16/11/2018

Today we raised money for Children In Need by coming dressed in our pj's and bringing in £1 donation. 


Remembrance Day - 09/11/2018

We walked across to the war memorial at 10.45am to remember our war heroes. The Junior Leadership Team laid a poppy wreath, the School Council read a poem and we all sang the song 'Stand By Me'. We were joined by lost of parents/carers. We decorated the front of our school with poppies to show respect for those who fought for our country. 


Harvest Festival - 26/10/2018

We enjoyed a great celebration at the Harvest Festival at St Bartholomew’s church this morning. It was very well attended and we feel very lucky to be able to enjoy our lovely local church. Thank you to those parents who helped us walk the children safely there and back, and to everyone who donated tins and packets of food. This was safely delivered to the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield who were very grateful for the much needed donations. 


Mini Homework Projects - 10/10/2018

We had some fabulous projects brought into school today and we were all able to share them with our classes. Lots of questions shared to find out more about others projects.


Macmillan Coffee morning - 25/09/2018

We are thrilled to report that we raised over £500 for Macmillan during last week’s bun week. Well done and thank you to all those children and parents who baked. This amount of money will pay for eighteen hours of Macmillan nurse support which helps people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. 


Garden Day - 25/09/2018

A massive thank you to all those who came to help on gardening day. It was a really enjoyable day and the garden is transformed! A special thank you to the kitchen staff who produced a wonderful lunch which was enjoyed by children and parents alike. 


Roald Dahl day - 12/09/2018

Today was Roald Dahl day. Most of the children can dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl book character. We linked all today's activities with our class book of Matilda. We designed our own power, our perfect teacher and then painted our own versions of either Miss. Honey or Miss. Trunchbull.


Be Internet Legends - 10/09/2018

Today we had an assembly run by the #BeInternetLegends team from Google on online safety. 

Kirklees Musica - 07/09/2018

Today music teachers who work for Kirklees Musica brought their instruments in to school to play for us. There was a variety of percussion, woodwind, brass and keyboard instruments that we were introduced to. Some of us were even luck enough to have a go at playing these instruments.