Solent Junior School
Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to the Year 4 Home Page

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Welcome all of the pupils back to an exciting new term in Year Four!

As we start the new school year, we would like to share with you an overview of the learning journey your child will take part in, during the Autumn Term. Despite the fact that we have been away for quite some time, we are super excited about our upcoming learning. Moving up with the children this year has really given us a fabulous head start. We, as teachers, have carefully been assessing each pupils’ academic ability, which has subsequently enabled us to plan a supportive and cohesive curriculum. This year, however, we will explore some incredibly exciting and new subjects, while taking the time to ensure that we consolidate some previous learning. These subjects include: Ancient Greece in History, Animals and Plants in Science, Poetry and explanation texts in English and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication in Maths.


This will continue to alternate between English and Maths, which will be set every Monday via your class’ Microsoft Teams account. Please ensure that your check these accounts regularly for any updates or messages your teachers may post. Daily Reading: Despite the fact that we are unable to send out the pupils’ Reading Record books, we would encourage all pupils to continue to read at home daily, where possible.


We are aware that this is an incredibly creative and talented cohort of pupils and we would like nothing more than to confirm information with you relating to the Year 4’s 2020 Christmas Production. However, while the current Government Guidelines remain mindful of mass gatherings, we will endeavour to keep you updated on all information relating to this. Watch this space!


We would like to invite all Year 4 pupils to wear their PE Kits to school every Tuesday. Pupils will have a PE lesson each week. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for the PE activities. Additional safety precautions during PE: Earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. No watches or rings please. PE Kit: Children are encouraged to wear black shorts and or jogging bottoms; their school or black jumper / zip-up jacket; their house coloured PE t-shirt or plain white is also acceptable. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear. At this time, all games will be held outdoors, therefore, trainers are essential to ensure your child can take part in all activities safely.

We are confident that we will have a happy and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Colarusso, Miss Gall and Mrs Andrews


Important Information

Year 4 Bubble Times:

4C, 4A and 4G       Morning Bubbles     8:40 – 8:50

4C, 4A and 4G     Afternoon Bubbles   15:00 – 15:10



Leaving School Grounds:

Year 4 Pupils are NOT permitted to leave the school premises without an authorised adult.

Mobile Phones:

Years 3 and 4 are NOT PERMITTED to have mobile phones in school.

Laptop Use in School: While we have already factored ICT within our curriculum plan, we are still awaiting confirmation on how to use these safely. Therefore, pupils will not be using the laptops independently at the moment. We will, however, notify you on Teams with any further updates relating to this when the time arises.

Entering and Exiting the School:

Please enter via the staff car park follow the Golden Arrows through the 5 Bar Gate, straight across and turn right up the stairs and out through the Black Arched Gates.


A Special Thank You

We would like to take a minute to thank all of our incredibly supportive Year 4 adults during the course of lockdown for your continued support. Although we’ve only been back for a very short space of time, it has become very evident to us that the level of support that a majority of our pupils received was phenomenal. For that, we would genuinely like to extend our heartfelt thank you for utilising the remote learning we set to its maximum potential.