Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 4 – Alder & Ash


Our Year 4 teachers are:

Alder Class – Mrs Ellis

Ash Class – Mrs Dinsdale

Our Teaching Assistants are: Ms Graham and Mrs Pickard


Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

PE – Monday and Friday. Please ensure PE kits are clearly named.


A Year 4 newsletter is sent out via School Comms each week. Children will also receive a child-friendly version in their homework diaries.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible and ideally at least three times a week. Reading books will be changed if parents have signed to confirm their child has read. Please send books into school each day as children will have a range of reading opportunities in class.

Big talk: Children are given a topic to research at home once a week and are expected to share what they have learnt.

Times Tables: Year 4 is a key year for children to develop fluent recall of all times tables so they are encouraged to practice these regularly.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable and appreciated.


For information on school milk please click here.

Children in KS2 should bring a healthy snack such as fruit or vegetables for morning playtime.

For information about our learning over the year please see our Year 4 Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year please click here.

For information on reading over the year please click here.


Please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. If your child has sickness or diarrhea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Ben Rhydding Primary
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm