Year 4 (King-Smith) 2022 - 2023

Miss Rigg

Welcome to the King-Smith class page!

Welcome to the King-Smith class page! We are a wonderful bunch of Year 4 children. Here you will find important information about our class.


Miss Rigg is the class teacher. Mrs Sheen (HLTA) will teach our class on Thursday afternoon.


Curriculum Overview – Autumn Term

In English this half-term our class text will be ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. The children are already enjoying work linked to this text.


In Maths we will be developing our understanding of number and place value.


Our Science unit is ‘Animals Including Humans.’


Our Geography topic this half-term is ‘Our World.’


Our History topic later in the term will be the Stone Age.


We will have a weekly French lesson.


As part of our music curriculum, we will be having weekly Ukulele lessons on a Friday. How exciting! Ukuleles will be provided by school.  



Listening to your child read aloud at home is really beneficial, so your support is greatly appreciated. Reading aloud on a regular basis supports both your child’s reading fluency and expression. We encourage children to read a range of genres, but also to read texts which they find interesting. Your child will also have the opportunity to bring Big Cat books home, which include both fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry. Please record any reading your child does at home in their green Reading Record books. These should be in school each day, along with your child’s current reading book.

To further support your child's comprehension skills, please ask a range of questions. These can be found on your child’s bookmark. Bookmarks should be kept with your child’s reading books.


PE is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.  The children are to come in their PE kit. Please ensure that all PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Long hair should be tied back for lessons. Jewellery should not be worn in school. This is especially important for PE.

Water bottles, snack and school bags

Children are permitted to bring water bottles into school.  Please ensure that bottles are taken home on a daily basis for washing and are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack in to eat during their morning break. As we have children with nut allergies in school, please ensure that snacks from home are nut free. 

Children need to bring in their black school bags, reading book and green diary each day. 


A homework information sheet will be set on Teams/sent home every Thursday.  The tasks set will provide further consolidation of work covered in class. Homework will be due the following Tuesday.

  • Spellings: The children will be given 10 spellings to learn every week in order to prepare for a test on the following Thursday.  Usually, the words tested will follow a common rule. These can also be accessed via
  • English: This will alternate between a reading comprehension task and a PaG (punctuation and grammar) activity.
  • Times Tables: TT Rock Stars allows your child to test their times table ability against the clock in studio mode or practice following this week’s teacher set activity. The teacher set activity will set a different combination of times tables to focus on building your child's confidence and ability in time for the Times Tables test at the end of the year.  You can log in via or by downloading the app. Login details can be found at the back of your child’s reading diary.
  • Maths: Homework tasks will be set via My Maths. Login details can be found at the back of your child’s reading diary.


Should your child have any questions/queries regarding their homework tasks, please encourage them to ask so that additional help and support can be given.



Please feel free to contact me via my school e-mail:

Alternatively, you can contact me via the school office at the end of the day (01829 740399).

Kind regards,

Miss Rigg






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