Welcome to Southwark Bridge Class


A warm welcome to Howard Primary School’s newest class-Southwark Class children, parents and carers.

Our Southwark team are:

Please click here for information on the Year 4 Statutory Times Tables Test

Class teacher-Miss Oasgood

Class teaching assistants - Mrs Glenn & Mrs Tooze


Please feel free to write us a note in your child’s homework diary, come and talk to us after school any day or phone the school to speak to us directly if there is anything you wish to discuss concerning your child.

Recommended reading books for Year 4:

Best Books for Year 4 | Y4 Reading List | BooksForTopics

Expertly selected books for 7 and 8 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

Expertly selected books for 9 and 10 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

Key Information:

  • A wide selection of quality books have been purchased for this class this year and your child is encouraged to take home a book every day. Each time you sign to show your child has read at home, they will receive a marble towards their team jar. The team with the most marbles at the end of the week will be crown team of the week!
  • Homework will be set on Friday and due in the following Friday unless stated otherwise on the homework (A longer time will be set for projects)
  • Spellings will be learnt at school and tested on Mondays. Please click on link: school-links-spellingjournalyear4southwark-1
  • In your child’s homework diary, they will have a green stamp at the end of each day to show they are following our school’s ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour policy. If they do not get a green stamp it is because they have not ended the day on a green card or have received a red card during the day. You will be notified by text if a red card consequence has occurred.

Southwark News Week Beginning 27.3.17

March 24, 2017

This week we will be focusing on:

Maths-We will be returning to formal methods of multiplication and division. Remember it is a year 4 objective to know all the multiplication and division facts to 12×12.

The class have enjoyed using the following website, playing bingo to practice x10 x100. Please encourage your child to play this game and explain how they got their answers.



English-We will be continuing our poetry unit focusing on figurative language.

We have been using a good website to practice grammar and spelling. Please encourage your child to have a go at this at home. Our recent learning has included plurals, apostrophes of possession, antonyms and synonyms.


Science-We will be finishing our solids, Liquids and Gases topic with an assessment and review session.

Topic-We will be completing our unit on Ancient Egyptians and getting prepared to begin learning about Rainforests and Electricity.

PE-We will be finishing our gymnastics unit and playing line ball.

Class Successes

Logan, Malakai and Mona all received merit cards this week for improving their core strength and body tension skills.

Thank you for all those parents and children who generously contributed to our Red Nose Day fund raising. As a class we raised an impressive total of over £55!

Southwark News Spring Term 2 Week 5

March 19, 2017

Our learning objectives this week are:

Maths – This week we will be continuing our learning about perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes as well as assessing where we are at with our arithmetic strategies.

English – Over the next two weeks, we will be doing a poetry unit focusing on using apostrophes for possession of regular and irregular plurals. The answers to the homework sent out on Monday at the end of this blog. If you would like to help your child with any grammar homework you may find the following link helpful


Science and Topic– After Easter, we will be beginning two new topics-The Rainforest and in Science, we will be learning about electricity. If you know of any electricians who would be happy to come and talk to year 4 about their job please let me know.

PE- We will be learning to play team games fairly and showing good sportsmanship. Our gymnastics lessons will focus on showing tension through our sequence of balances.

RE- We will continue to understand why Easter is an important time of year for Christians.


On Friday children are raising money for Red Nose Day and as a class we are doing crazy hair styles, painting nails and temporary tattoos. Children also need to wear something red along with their own clothes. Children will need to bring £1 to take part in this.

Well done to Olga and Quresh who received Merit certificates this week for always giving due care and attention to their school work.

Homework Answers for parents 

Be the Teacher!
In the forest, the wolves’ howls echoed as the trees’
branches swayed in the wind. Underground, in the
foxes’ home, they huddled together to get warm.
In the trees, the squirrels’ feet pattered as they
scrambled up and down the branches looking for
food. In a clearing, the children’s hands shivered
with cold. On the children’s heads, were warm,
woollen hats and scarves around their necks. The
scarves’ tassels fluttered like snowflakes. On their
feet, all the shoes’ laces were frozen in the cold
weather. From close by, the adults’ shouts floated
on the wind. The boys’ faces began to smile as it
was time to go home and get warm.
Correctly placed apostrophes have been circled. All
other apostrophes should have been crossed out by
the children.