Welcome to Year 4

General Information

Staff: The class teachers this half term are Mrs Varns, Mrs Rimmer (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Podloga (Thursday and Friday.) Mrs Hill will be teaching Mrs Rimmer and Mrs Podloga’s class on Wednesday morning.


PPA: Our PPA is on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who delivers Computing and Mrs Marshall who will deliver Science.

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Hill (HLTA) and Miss Hawkins.

P.E: Our PE days are Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor.) Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday and remain in school for the whole week as P.E. days may change depending on the weather.

When we go outside for PE, a warm jacket/ jumper and jogging bottoms will be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kits are labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y4 cloakroom.



At Woodhouse West we believe that learning at home is a key aspect of children’s development. It helps children improve and consolidate key skills, and provides a valuable opportunity for children to share with their parents/carers learning they have been doing at school.

Home learning menus are available on the website every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. For more information on our topic and how this will be covered by the key national curriculum subjects, please refer to our curriculum newsletter.

New spellings will be sent home on a Friday and children will be tested on these the following Friday.


Children can choose from a homework menu and for each task completed they earn a dojo point or even a Green Card! Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk. 


Uniform: Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kits are clearly labelled. 


Medication: Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form with the school office. 


Topic- Autumn 1: A series of Unfortunate Events.

Our Topic this half term will be based all on Lemony Snicket’s “A series of Unfortunate Events”. As artists, children will be studying illustrations from the book and use these as a stimulus to develop their own sketches based on the characters and setting. As children are introduced to “The Reptile Room” we will be having our own visit from a range of different exotic creatures which children will have the opportunity to handle and learn more about. During literacy, Count Olaf will be coming to Woodhouse West! After his visit, children will be writing character descriptions about the notorious villain. As scientists, children will be categorising animals into different groups as well as learning about food chains and webs. 


Below are links so you can read the most recent letters.

Snapchat online safety letter.





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