Year 4 (King-Smith) 2019 - 2020

Mr Parsonage

Class Teacher: Mr Parsonage

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bergstrand (Mon/Tues/Wed mornings)

Supported by Mrs Earlam every Tuesday PM for Art, and every other Tuesday AM for Science.

Madame Hill will take King-Smith for French every Monday PM. 

This term, Mr Grey is currently teaching Ukelele every Thursday (9 - 9:45).

Welcome to the King-Smith class page!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the exciting Autumn term ahead of us. 

PE Kits

PE is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.  However, the children ought to have their PE kit in school throughout the week.  We expect the children to wear trainers, white T-shirts and black shorts - please ensure these are labelled.  Long hair should be tied back for lessons.  We also recommend that the children are provided with tracksuits for outdoor lessons in cold weather conditions.


Year 4 swimming takes place every alternate Wednesday. Please ensure your child's kit is named. If you would like a list of swimming dates, please feel free to ask!

Water bottles, snack and school bags

Children are permitted to bring water bottles into school.  These should be kept in our bottle crate near the sink in the classroom.  Please ensure that the bottles are taken home on a daily basis for washing.

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack in to eat during their morning break.

Children need to bring in their black bookbags, reading book and yellow diary every day.  Larger bags or rucksacks will not be needed unless they have a particular sport or club after school.


Listening to your child read at home is really beneficial, so your support is greatly appreciated.  We encourage children to read a range of genres, but also to read texts which they find interesting.  Please record any reading the children do at home in their yellow Reading Record books. 

To further support your child's comprehension skills, please ask a range of questions, these can be found on your childs bookmark. These books should be kept in their bookbags.


A homework information sheet will be sent home every Thursday.  The tasks set will heavily relate to the learning done in class. 

  • 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


  • Punctuation and Grammar:        The children will be given a booklet for punctuation and a booklet for grammar.  We will alternate between the two booklets.  Tasks from focussed page/ pages will be set each week.  Children are not expected to spend longer than 30 minutes on the set activities.  Completed tasks should be returned by the following Wednesday.


  • Times Tables:       TT Rockstars allows your child to test their times table ability against the clock in studio mode or practice following this weeks 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 Time Table test this coming year.  You can log in via or by downloading the app.


  • If your child experiences any difficulty with the homework, then please encourage him/her to speak to Mr Parsonage at the next opportunity. It is also worth noting that your child's login for both Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars have been stuck in their diaries and onto their pencil cases.

Residential Visit

Year 4 will be going to Robin Wood in December. The children will enjoy a 2-night stay and take part in lots of organised activities throughout those days.


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

Alternatively, you can speak to me at the end of the school day.  If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Mr Parsonage

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