Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 4 – Alder & Ash


Our Year 4 teachers are:

Alder Class – Mrs Dinsdale & Mrs Ellis

Ash Class – Mrs Gunn

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Nicholson and Miss Corkett-Beirne


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 – Tuesday (Alder) and Friday (Ash)


In the event of  a class/bubble closure, we will provide your child with a remote home learning package for the duration of the bubble closure.  This will include both online and off-line activities for each day.  Details of this will be sent to you via Schoolcomms and a copy of it, along with the lesson materials your child needs, will be uploaded into Google Classroom for your child to access using their usual Google Classroom login details.


A Year 4 newsletter is sent out via Schoolcomms each week. Children will also receive a child-friendly version issued through Google Classroom.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible and ideally at least three times a week. Reading books are issued on Monday and should be returned each Monday so we can check whether they need to be changed.

Big talk: Children are given a topic to research at home once a week and are expected to share what they have learnt.  This is usually submitted via Google Classroom and teachers send comments back to children through Google Classroom about this piece of work.

Maths and Spelling: These may include online/off-line activities including, for example, My Maths and EdShed for which children have individual logins.  Children also have weekly word lists to learn.

Times Tables: Year 4 is a key year for children to develop fluent recall of all times tables to support them in their maths leaning and also to prepare for the national multiplication tables tests in the summer term. We therefore encourage children to practice tables regularly. Children have logins for Times Table Rockstars which they can also access from home to help them learn their tables.


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.

For information on maths over the year please click here.


For information on school milk please click here.

Children in KS2 should bring a healthy snack, which should be fresh fruit or vegetables for morning playtime.






Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. 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. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.