Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Class 4 

Class Teachers- Miss Timmins & Mrs Hill

Teaching Assistant: Miss Lambeth

Here in Class 4 our door is always open for any parents to come and see teaching staff if you have any other queries or questions. We operate an open door policy and will always try help answer or solve questions and queries. 

Important Information:

P.E- P.E. kits will be needed in school on a Monday and remain in school until Friday, children require both outdoor and indoor Kits due to unpredictable weather conditions. Year 4 children will also attend weekly swimming lessons. 

Homework – In addition to daily reading and practicing of weekly spellings, children will have compulsory homework. Homework is handed out each Monday to be completed by the following Monday. Children should also be encouraged to read a variety of books regularly. Reading books can be taken home by children and recorded in their planners. We are running our class 'reading race' competition this year to encourage children to read at home. 


It is very important that children bring their planner to school every day. We would appreciate your co-operation in signing and reading through this weekly. Planners are checked and children are reminded if they have not been signed. Important information and communication will be shared through the planner as well as ClassDojo.

This half term we will be learning;

Maths – Place Value, Addition and Subtration.

English – Persuasive writing, stories by the same author, Traditional Tales and Information Texts.

Science – Living things and their habitats.

Geography – Water

Art– Insects (sketching)

RE – Religions – Right and Wrong

SMSC – New Beginnings.

Computing – Photo stories

PE – Invasion Games.

Keeping in touch with us

If you would like to keep up to date and see what your children are doing in class 4 then head straight to Class Dojo. We update this regularly with class stories, key dates and photos. Everyone has a unique access code and you can see how your children are rewarded!

We also use Twitter @stgilesacademy and Facebook - both sites are open pages so there's no need to sign up!


Our Geography Topic - Water 

Key Enquiry - Are our actions affecting the blue planet?

Along with learning about the water cycle and water pollution we will using our knowledge to write persuasive letters on plastic pollution.


Here is a link to CBBC newsround and the afects of plastic pollution on out planet. Feel free to have a look through to get a head start on our enquiry.



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