Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Our Year 4 team:


4M -   Mrs Morris



4C -    Mr Crocker   



Learning Assistants - Mrs Bridges, Mrs South and Mrs Mudie


Home Learning


  • A minimum of twenty minutes reading should take place every day. It is important that the children have their reading book and reading record in school.
  • Weekly Maths homework needs to be completed and handed in every Thursday. We will continue to alternate between My Maths ( and worksheets. 
  • Spellings are set on Mondays to be checked the following Monday. GPS lessons throughtout the week will focus on the spelling rules.
  • Home Learning will continue to be set once every half-term, but not necessarily at the beginning of each new theme.


Year 4 Multiplication Check


By the end of year 4 it is hoped that all children can recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. To monitor this, the government have introduced a new mutliplication check at the end of the academic year. Though we will be focusing on this in class and through homework, we hope that you can support your child by undertaking some practice at home.




For the Autumn term, Year 4 will have P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday. Please help to ensure that your child has the correct kit in school every day:


  • Outdoor sport: white t-shirt, black jogging bottoms, red or black jumper, a pair of socks, and trainers.

  • Indoor sport: white t-shirt, red shorts, a pair of socks, and black pumps.

  • Swimming: towel, a pair of goggles, one-piece swim suit (girls), fitted swim trunks (boys).


Email Communication Statement

As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.


Useful Links


My Maths (Username: thomas8, Password: compass31)


Top Marks Maths Games


During the year we will be inviting parents in to share your child’s learning journey and their success. Parent meetings are also scheduled where we will be able to discuss your child’s progress. We have an open-door policy so please feel free to speak to the staff should you have any concerns.


Mrs Morris and Mr Crocker


‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’