Wales – 4+

Mrs R Baldwin – Early Years Leader

Mrs K Hubbock – Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Johnson – Teaching Assistant


Welcome back from our Christmas Holiday. We hope you all managed to have a relaxing and safe break.


Out of this World

And we have blast off! For Spring 1 our topic will be all about Space and we will be exploring the wonders of space and developing our questioning skills. How do you get there? Who has visited there? Who lives there? We will delve into space stories and shoot off into the world of numbers to solve mathematical problems.

We will be using different materials to create our own ‘out of this world’ aliens and rockets.



The children have been working really hard with their phonics recently at school so we would like them to continue this at home as well. By this stage your child should be able to blend and independently read CV and CVC words such as; it, on, jog, pin.

On the Phonics page there is a list of useful apps that can be used at home to support your child with their phonics. Also, the link below shows how to correctly pronounce pure phonics sounds.



This term the children will be developing their ball and dance skills in the hall. They will have the opportunity to play lots of games and practice different skills such as rolling, kicking, throwing and catching. Ireland’s PE is on Monday and Wales PE is on Wednesday.



Don’t forget to upload your child’s observations at home of their learning. The observations can be of anything, we like to read and share some with the class. Have they laid the table, got dressed correctly, written a sentence or completed some amazing maths? We would like to hear about it.


The Learning journal is a mixture of your observations, adults working in the 4+ and from the child themselves.


Google Classroom

Please can you log into your child’s google classroom in case home learning will need to be completed. If you are unsure of your child’s login details please email the office.


Show and Tell

Here is a list of the ideas for Show and Tell, if you have any other ideas relating to Space then we would love to see them.


Friday 8th January – Share a fiction or non-fiction book about Space

Friday 15th January – Share an interesting fact about a planet

Friday 22nd January– Make or draw an alien

Friday 29th January – Make a rocket out of junk modelling

Friday 5th February – Draw an astronaut

Friday 2th February – What do you do to keep healthy?



Just a reminder to parents/carers please don’t forget to name your child’s school uniform especially gloves/hats/scarves.


Expected levels for Reading, Writing and Maths

This the criteria that we look for at the end of the year for children to achieve by the end of the 4+ year. Don’t forget to add observations onto Tapestry if you see your child completing this at home.


Children read and understand simple sentences.

They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.

They also read some common irregular words.

They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

They also write some common irregular common words.

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.


Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

All about 4+



Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and it is with great pleasure that we welcome your children into the 4+.


The children will be learning through play in each of the different areas, it nurtures their development, encourages communication skills and encourages them to solve simple problems. Children can be spontaneous and encourage them to be independent learners. The areas that we focus on are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World.