Class 4D

Welcome to class 4D's webpage!


Hello we are class 4D and this year we will be working in classroom 9.  Our teacher is Miss Denby but we also work with Mrs Hough and Mrs Ajmal.  We sometimes work with Mrs Rashad and Mrs Clarkson in small groups. 


Lessons this term ……..

In Science we will be looking at ‘Electricity and Light’. We will find out about the dangers around electricity, what makes up a complete circuit and build our own circuit to make a bulb light up.

Our first topic will be ’Arctic Adventures’. During this, we will learn about where the Arctic region is in the world, how people survive there, what animals can be found there and how they have adapted to the environment.

 In Art we will develop our sketching skills by looking at the Arctic landscape. We will produce detailed sketches using paint and wax as well as making 3D models.

After half term our topic is ’The Romans’. We will find out about who they were, why they invaded and the impact that Roman life had on Britain.

In English we will continue to extend our reading and writing skills, develop our understanding of text types, including traditional stories, discussion, science fiction stories and newspaper reports. We will be using a range of punctuation, including speech marks.

In Maths we will be focussing on number work in which we will be consolidating our written methods for + - x  and ÷. Keep learning your time tables!

Each day we work hard to be given merits which we receive for outstanding work and using the Heckmondwike Way to push ourselves.  These merits build up so we can achieve our bronze, silver and gold certificates.  As well as this, we have a star table chart in which the winning team gets to go in the treasure chest at the end of the week.  We are very excited about the Governor’s award and who will be chosen for hot chocolate Friday!  Let’s push ourselves to be here each day so we can win the attendance prize!


These are a few things to remember!

  • Now we are in Year 4, we get to go swimming every Wednesday morning.  Make sure you bring your swimming costume or trunks, a towel and a bag to keep your wet kit in each week.  Earrings should be taken out before coming to school and all hair tied back.
  • Water bottles will go home each night to be washed and re-filled – this really helps with our concentration and stops us becoming dehydrated.
  • Homework, consisting of a piece of English and Maths, will be given each Friday to be returned the following Monday.  Yellow slips will be given out if it is not done or not completed to a suitable standard.
  • Spellings will be given out on a Friday to learn for our spelling test the following Friday.It’s quiz time!In Key Stage Two we will choose our own book from the library and then when it is completed, we take a short quiz in school.  When we receive 100% on 3 consecutive occasions, we can then go onto a higher level.  We aim to do 2 quizzes each week!  We would be very grateful if you could read with your child each night and record any comments in the reading log.  Books can be changed before school, at break time, during personalised learning time, dinner time and after school.  We have fun in Year 4 but we work very hard.  Push yourself to be the best you can be!