Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Mob. 07759 969879 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Year 4 - Mrs Grioli

Thank you for taking time to visit our class page. I hope you find all of the information below useful.

Who is my child’s teacher?

The Year 4 teacher is myself, Mrs Grioli. I have a passion for making learning fun and memorable and making sure that children in my class are as happy and healthy as possible in order to get the best out of each and every day. Our learning support assistant is Mrs Else who loves playtimes and working with small groups of children.

What time does school start and finish?

School starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15pm. We have one morning break from 10:15-10:30 and lunch time is from 12:15-1:15pm.

When is school closed for holidays?

Please visit the term dates https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html section of our school website.

What will my child be learning this year?

This year, children will become fluent in their times tables up to 12 x 12. This will be done through regular practice, fun quizzes and the ever popular songs and rhymes! Maths will also include fractions, decimals and learning to convert the time from 12 – 24 hour and back again.

In English, children will be learning more in-depth grammatical skills such as fronted adverbials, a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and to write in standard English (e.g. we were on holiday).

We have several, exciting trips and visitors in school in Year 4. We kick the school year off with a tour around Chester, dressing and acting as a Roman would’ve done. Then later in the year, we have fabulous Viking visitor that spends the whole school day with us. Finally, in the Summer term, we spend 2 days and 1 night at the Anderton Centre in Chorley where we face our fears and have the most fun with outdoor water sports and team building activities.


Long Term Plan

 When does my child have PE?

Monday (swimming at Hindley Baths) and Thursday (both indoor and outdoor).
On Mondays, children should come to school in their full uniform and their swim kit including towel in a bag. Children will need to bring a waterproof coat as

On Thursdays, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our school website https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html

What should my child bring to school each day?

All stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into schools. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.

A drinks bottle (with water already in) with their name on. If it’s sunny, your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. Please make sure that your child has a suitable coat for each day, particularly Monday when they will walk to the baths.

What homework will my child get?

Times tables and spellings will be set as homework each week (usually Monday). Children will be tested on these in school each week. Spellings will be based on the spelling rules that were taught the previous week in class. Other spellings may include commonly misspelled words and words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list.

All children will need to learn their times tables up to 12 x 12. This is a crucial part of Year 4 and therefore children will be asked to practise weekly. Help from families (parents, carers, older siblings etc.) in learning and memorising these is essential. Your child will need your help.

Why is reading so important?

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning. It is my aim to get children reading for pleasure by any means necessary!

Our class author in Year 4 is J.K. Rowling. We will read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We have a selection of her other books in class which children can choose to take home to read for pleasure.

For more information about reading, please visit our reading page on the school website https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html

We expect that all children are reading at least 5 times each week to an adult or older sibling, and that this reading is logged in your child’s planner.

How will I receive updates and messages from school?

Class Dojo is used as the main line of communication throughout school, so please make sure that all parents/carers have a class dojo account set up and regularly check messages and updates. You can send direct messages to me via Dojo. If your query or question is short/urgent then please feel free to see me at the end of the school day outside Year 4 classroom.



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