Bartley C of E Junior School

Think for yourself, act for each other

02380 812173

Winsor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2HR

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Year 4's Home page 

Meet the Teacher slides 2023-24


Mr Baker, Mrs Read and Miss Gilbert welcome you to Year 4.

Through this page, we aim to keep you informed with what we are learning in Year 4, provide you with information about trips and different events as well as giving you some ideas for different Home Learning activities that you could do.  Please click on the images below for further curriculum information and guidance.


         Reading (Book Study)







Information about specific events can be found on the 'Events and Information' page.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday

PE kit reminder:

  • Plain black shorts of a reasonable length, jogging bottoms or plain leggings.
  • A red t-shirt or polo top, with a school jumper (no hooded jumpers) during the colder weather.
  • Trainers should be either plain black (or mostly black) or plain white.
  • Items of PE kit should be plain with no obvious logos and no PE skirts should be worn.

Home Learning

 Home Learning expectations

Dear Parents/Carers,

At Bartley School we would like to encourage the children to continue to enjoy their learning at home. We believe this will help them to embed the learning they have completed in school. Over each week we would like all children to complete the following.

Spellings All words and strategies are available on the website. Our year group specific page can be found here.

  • Please spend time at home learning the current spelling pattern that has been set for the year group.
  • Read over and learn Year 3 and 4 National Curriculum statutory spelling words.
  • Use different strategies that you have been taught in class.

Reading - Our year group specific page can be found here.

  • Please read with your child at least five times a week and sign their reading diary to confirm this has been completed. This could be a book from home, book from school or Bug Club book. Sharing a book and reading to your child will also give them experience of richer texts.
  • Ensure that at least two of the reading sessions are on the Bug Club site, answering the questions related to the book.
  • In addition, one of the home learning challenges could also be to write a book review (please ask your child to explore the examples and a template in classrooms).

Maths - Our year group specific page can be found here.

  • Use Times Tables Rock Stars to help practise multiplication facts.  5-10 minutes a day is better than one one or two longer sessions each week.
  • Play the times tables games shared in the 'Maths Moments' section of the half termly school newsletter (these are also posted on the times table page in the 'Maths Zone'.
  • To complete the specific area of learning on your child's 'White Rose Maths - Practice Journals'. These are handed out to children at the beginning of the year. You can find the answers to the questions your child has answered here:  Year 1 book, Year 2 , Year 3, Year 4
  • Try to involve your child in as much real life maths as possible throughout the week. For example, telling the time, using money, recognising shapes in the environment and measurement.  Further suggestions are in the 'Maths Zone', on the 'Maths at Home' page.
  • Use examples from the 'Maths' link in the Year group page that show the representations and vocabulary learnt in class.  These are consistent between year groups to help your child as they progress through the school, and build upon those that most children will have seen in their Key Stage 1 learning. 


Children could also choose do some extra work on their current or future topic area. They could:

  • Read about the topic
  • Create an information page of their own.
  • Create art linked to the topic or artists that follow that theme.
  • Form word banks that could be shared and discussed in class.

Many thanks for your continued support to encourage and help develop your wonderful children.