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Vigo Primary School

Opening a World of Learning and Opportunity

Year 4

Year 4 has three classes

Japan, Georgia and Nepal


Hello and welcome to the Year 4 home page.


Japan – Mr Dockree (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Martin (Thursday-Friday)

Georgia – Miss Woodward
Nepal – Mr Waite


Start / End of Day
In Year 4, our day starts at 8.35 and ends at 3:15. Please ensure your child arrives to school on time so they don’t miss out on our learning. Arriving in class late can be unsettling for your child and disrupts the smooth running of the classroom.

What to Bring to School
Children should bring their reading book each day in a small backpack or bookbag. Children should only need to bring into school, a water bottle (containing water not squash) and their packed lunch. Everything else is provided.

PE Days
Class PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing trainers and PE kit on PE days. 


Forest Schools

Autumn 1 - Japan Class will Forest Schools every Tuesday afternoon.
Healthy Snack
Please send your child in with a healthy snack to eat at break time. Ideas include breadsticks, fruit, chopped vegetables, dried fruit or a sandwich.

If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please make sure there are no products that contain nuts (this does include many chocolate spreads) as we have children with allergies. Please do not send your child to school with sweets or fizzy drinks in their lunch boxes. Some healthy ideas can be found here: If your child has a school dinner, these must be paid and ordered for in advance. If you receive certain means tested benefits you may be eligible for free school meals. Please email the office if you would like more information about this.

Reading 5 x per week
Handwriting Practice

Times Tables
By the end of the Year 4, all pupils are expected to know their times tables up to 12 and will have to sit a national test at the end of the year. It is therefore imperative that these are practised outside of school as well as during school day. Please encourage your child to use Timestable Rockstar’s at home as much as possible if this can be accessed. All pupils have a log on which they can get my their class teacher.

How you can help your child in Year 4
● Listen to your child read at least 5 times per week.
● Ask questions about what your child has read to check comprehension.
● Ask them to tell you ‘the best bit’ of the book they have read.
● Practise ‘Kinetic Letters’ handwriting set as homework each week. Encourage neat careful
● Spell days of the week using capital letters.
● Spell months of the year using capital letters.
● Practise spelling Year 3-4 Common Exception Words.
● Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20
● Timestables up to 12 and division facts related to these.
What to do if you have any worries or concerns
You can contact your child's teacher through@






Purple Mash Email

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Learn how to use your email and keep in contact with school friends.


Year 4 giving you a demonstration on how to wash their hands properly.