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Christmas Poem link


Please follow the link below to see your child perform in the 2 Christmas poems. I hope you enjoy them.

Welcome to 4R


Happy new 'academic' year to everyone! Curriculum content and information including homework, P.E, upcoming events and trips can be found on this web page. We have your children's best interests and safety in mind and we understand that the start of this year can be challenging for everyone, so communication is very important to us now more than ever. Remember to check back in with this page from time to time and especially after each half term, when the content of the curriculum changes. 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Mr Rowe



This term will see the children start learning a brass instrument, however instruments may not go home until the turn of the new year. Mr Jones and Mr Sharp from the Solihull music service will be conducting music lessons on Monday afternoons.


Reading at home


It really is important that your child has access to a book that they enjoy reading. During guided reading I will write a small note asking your child to perform a particular task, practise a particular skill or converse with an adult about a certain skill they have been learning. Having the opportunity to talk about a text and practise finding information and using evidence in the text to support their answers is something which will go a long way in developing your child's comprehension skills. It is not just be about reading to an adult at all times. If you need more guidance with this, please come and see me, I am happy to help.


Times Table Practise


By the end of this academic year, Y4 children are expected to know all of the times tables. Some children do say that they know them because they can recite them in order. The children need to know the multiplication facts and the associated division facts. Please practise these as often as you can. Lack of knowledge about the multiplication and division facts does slow progress when it comes to applying these in other areas such as fractions when finding quarters as an example. Please practise! We are now giving the children an online practise and test each Friday. They will be formally tested on all of the times tables at the end of each term. The children have to answer 25 questions and only have 6 seconds each question - NOT EASY!





Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545