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Rufford Park Primary School


Rufford Ave, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7QR

0113 391 0906

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Beech Tree Class - Year 4

Beech Tree Class Blog 2023-24

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Year 4 Beech is taught by Mr Kyriacou with support from Mr Fones and Miss Sanderson. Below you'll find some essential tips for helping your child make brilliant progress. We're looking forward to a fantastic year of learning!

Curriculum overview: Spring 2024

Spring Curriculum Overview: India and Fairtrade

      • English: Children will be writing to inform and entertain through a variety of descriptive writing pieces.
      • Reading: Our whole class reader is a series of short stories originating from India or Indian culture. Children will be reading through this text and other age appropriate texts. They will be answering a range of questions to support their comprehension. In addition, the children will be completing a range of other comprehension, reading for pleasure and reading fluency based activities. 
      • Maths: Multiplication and division, length and perimeter, fractions, mass and capacity
      • Science: Chemistry -Fossilisation, Chemistry - soils, Physics - light
      • Computing: 
        • Digital Literacy - Online Safety
        • Computer Science: Repetition in Shapes
      • Music: Sing Up
      • Design & Technology: Bread Making, Art: linked to Insects
      • Geography: Using atlases to develop knowledge of the wider world using the India as a focus.
      • PE: Dance, skipping and swimming (Year 4 only)
      • RE: 
        •  How do the five pillars guide Muslims?
        • Why are gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?
      • PSHE: Keeping Myself Safe and Rights & Responsibilities
      • French: Food Glorious Food


HOME READING: This will be central to your child’s learning this year. The expectation in Year

4 is that children read for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times per week. Reading scheme books will be changed once every week - to be finished by the following week. Please record the book and page number in your child’s reading record (you are welcome to include books from home and 'free choice' books from our class library).

Reading records should be brought to school every day so that we can further support your child's reading progress because I would like the opportunity to read with your child as much as possible during the learning week.

HOMEWORK: English or Maths homework is given every Friday – to be returned by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to also check the basics carefully (neat handwriting, correct capital letters, full stops) and to take pride in their presentation. If you or your child are unsure how to complete the task set, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can successfully support you.

TIMES TABLES: Instant recall of all times tables up to x12 is a crucial foundation of Mathematics. This year, the Department for Education is continuing with the statutory Multiplication Tables Check for Year 4s around the country. We strongly advise regular practice at home for Year 4 - this could include chanting, copying them out, being tested by an adult, or using online resources - e.g. TT RockstarsHit the Button, Maths Frame, Daily 10 or Topmarks. Squeebles is also a very popular and effective app used by parents for Maths (and spellings!). If you'd like to download Times Tables Awards practice sheets, you can click below...

BRONZE (X2, X5, X10)

SILVER (X3, X4, X6)

GOLD (X7, X8, X9)

SUPER GOLD (All times tables, including X11 and X12)

SPELLINGS: These are given every Friday in homework books and practised throughout the week.  

PE: Beech Tree Class have P.E on Wednesday and Friday (swimming)Feel free to contact me via the school office if there's anything else I can do to support your child's learning!Feel free to contact me via the school office if there's anything else I can do to support your child's learning!

Please make sure your child comes to school in their P.E kit on P.E days. They may wear navy tracksuit bottoms and a Rufford Park hoodie or school jumper over the top. Earrings must be removed for P.E unless recently pierced. If your child cannot remove their own earrings please make sure they come to school without them on the days of their P.E lessons. 

Please also ensure your child's clothing is labelled with their name. 

Feel free to contact me via the school office if there's anything else I can do to support your child's learning or message me via the class email



Coming soon...

Beech Tree Class Blog 2022-23
(Click here for last year's blog!)