Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

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Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Welcome to Class Four 


Welcome to Year 4’s page.

Class 4 will be taught by Mr Simon, with Mrs Toft and Mrs Horsfield supporting the teacher.

This term our key topic is: The Romans. If children can research this subject at home, I am sure they will find many interesting facts. Further areas of study are highlighted on the Y4 Topic Sheet which is on the school blog and it has also been sent home in printed form.

Our PE day is Friday and children are invited to come to school in their PE kit. This will allow more time for the session as the children will be prepared for the lesson.

Ukulele lessons take place on Monday afternoon, and the children are encouraged to take their instruments home to practise.

Spellings are sent home weekly for their regular spelling test.

We encourage the children to read a broad range of books, newspapers and magazines to develop their love of reading. We have books in the library as well as in the classroom and they children can pick their own books. Some children will read a specific book chosen by the Teacher/TA. The pupils have a reading record in order to log their reading activity. The reading records will be collected each Friday and given back out on Monday. Reading at least 3 times per week at home will enable children to develop their reading skills and enjoy a broad range of texts. Children are encouraged to work with their parents to make predictions, explain their thoughts, retrieve information/quotes or vocabulary, summarise the texts they read as well as make and justify inferences.

Children will have a reading book for home and one to read in school. Reading books will be changed each Monday for those who have completed their books.

Learning the multiplication tables is a key focus in Year 4, and the children will be encouraged to learn all of the tables up to 12. Using Times Tables Rock Stars and any other resources will enable the children to learn this vital maths skill.

Kind regards,

Mr Simon, Mrs Toft, Mrs Horsfield.

Summer Curriculum Overview.

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Marvellous Mile

We thoroughly enjoyed running a mile around the school to raise money for Macmillan and to say thank you to those who looked after us during the lockdown.

Christmas Takeover

We loved playing in the snow and meeting the reindeers and Santa.  We enjoyed our Christmas dinner and opening our letters and presents.

We enjoyed dressing up in our Spooky costumes.


This half term we have been working really hard developing our writing.  We are very proud of our achievements.

Harvest Assembly

In our Harvest Assembly we shall be performing a song on the ukulele.  We have been learning to play since the beginning of term and hope you enjoy our musical performance.

Artist Mike Barrett

We had a fantastic day working with the artist Mike Barrett.  We created self portraits using paint and ink.  We are thrilled with our results.

Curriculum Coverage Autumn 2020