Evenlode Primary School

Always being our best, for ourselves and for each other

Year 4





Welcome to Pine and Maple


Come and meet the team!  The class teachers are Mr J. Francis (Pine) and Mrs E.Rawlinson/Mrs A.Hoddinott (Maple).








We start the Autumn term with our hook ‘FAMILY’, in which we learn about the Tudors, look different types of families and look at themes from our class novels 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' and 'Coming to England'. 


In the spring term, we study our topic 'OUR EARTH' and use 'Kensuke's Kingdom' to guide our Literacy learning.


In the Summer during our 'COMMUNITIES' topic we read the non-fiction text 'Cool Architecture'.


The school is currently working at evolving its curriculum in line with the implementation of  Curriculum for Wales 2022.







Spelling - pupils will be given words weekly to work on in school. These words will be based on familiar word patterns as well as the high frequency words all pupils need to learn before leaving primary school. 


Reading - All pupils from will take part in daily reading sessions (included Guided Reading, Shared Reading and Reciprocal Reading) which are designed to develop all pupils reading skills. In groups pupils will read and discuss a range of texts.


Writing - through the focus on novels / non-fiction texts, pupils will write using a range of genres with word and sentence level focus through to extended pieces of writing.




In Maths we cover a wide range of topics in line with the Curriculum for Wales. These include the four operations, Place Value, Shape and Space, Measures and Data Handling. Opportunities for problem solving and investigation work are provided across these topics. Lessons are differentiated to ensure all pupils are receiving work appropriate to their level of ability. Pupils answer a range of mental maths questions on a daily basis.



All homework at Evenlode is completed via Seesaw, an online learning journal. Students use creative tools to enter text, to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Children are issued with individual logins at the start of the year to be able to access their own journal and complete teacher created activities that are assigned on Fridays and submitted by Tuesday mornings. Seesaw is available from on a computer, or you can install the Seesaw Class App on an iOS or Android device.




Please find below information you may also find useful.



Please ensure that all uniform is clearly displayed with your child’s name. Missing uniform can be found in the lost property box.



PE kits are to be worn into school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Water bottles are kept in a box in the classroom and children may drink throughout the day.  Please ensure this water bottle is clear and contains only water and their name is clearly marked.




Educational games for children


Take advantage of these great games to support your work in class!

Information for Parents

We have provided a list of links which will help you support your child at home.

Year group guidelines to help you support your child through the year.

A guide to help you support your child when reading at home.

A guide to help you support you child when learning their spellings.

Can you write correctly using cursive? Clear explanations available here.

Throughout their time in Evenlode, the children learn to read and spell the 124 High Frequency Word,  the words used most often. Click here to find out how you can help.