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Welcome to Year Four

The class teachers in Year Four are:

Swift Class (4S) - Miss Norman

Wagtail Class (4W) - Mrs Simms

            Mrs Cox and Mrs Hoffmann (One to One Support) 
Our Learning Support Assistant (LSA) is Miss Luckett

Mrs Sedgwick and Mr Hill cover our Year 4 lessons during PPA time (Wednesday afternoons).


Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive to school in your PE kit on these days.


We will use the website to update you about the things we have been learning in Year 4.


Please contact us through  Class Dojo or via the office by email if you have any queries or questions about anything.



Year 4 enjoyed designing and making special hats as part of our English unit 'Monkey See, Monkey Do'.

Your Guide to Year 4

We had a brilliant time bringing our English book 'The Iron Man' to life in a dance workshop this afternoon.

Forest School Day


The children had a wonderful day exploring our new woodland area and learning more about their school habitat. They enjoyed a range of activities including a scavenger hunt, making journey sticks and constructing bug habitats. They also took part in planting new trees and shrubs in the school woodland area and making bird feeders to encourage new wildlife.

Pizza Making


We had great fun adding toppings to our pizzas today as part of our Design and Technology homework. Some of them were like works of art!

The National Mile event


A massive well done to all the Year 4 children who took on the challenge of running a mile. All pushed themselves to complete as much as they could and demonstrated good pace judgement and stamina as well as being supportive of each other. They were very proud of what they achieved which was lovely to see.

Easter activities


Year 4 enjoyed a range of Easter activities today including designing and painting a ceramic Easter egg, making an Easter chick card and completing a range of quizzes and puzzles in an Easter booklet. They also listened to the Easter story and found out about the origins of chocolate Easter eggs!

Red Nose Day


All the children enjoyed a range of activities as part of Red Nose Day today, including learning more about the history and purpose of the event, a talent show, quizzes and a parade of all the 'superheroes' costumes. Many thanks for your kind donations to this worthy cause.

We had lots of fun with Science Investigations during Science Week. We made paper spinners, tried to build strong cardboard and newspaper towers and made marshmallow and spaghetti towers.

Roman Mosaic and Laurel Wreaths

Feeding the Lambs

Friday 26th February

Wednesday 24th February

Friday 29th January
Wednesday 27th January
Tuesday 26th January
Monday 25th January
Thursday 14th January
Wednesday 13th January
Tuesday 12th January

Children in Need

We spent some time on Children in Need day talking about the reason for the day and the children it may benefit. Along with this, the focus for this year is to improve the wellbeing of all children, by encouraging them to think about the 'Five to Thrive'-the five things that may be beneficial to their wellbeing. 


Connect-talk to people. This could be friends or family

Take Notice-be aware and mindful of the world around you

Get Active-spend some time exercising

Be Curious-improve your growth mindset by learning something new

Give-things such as time and kindness that don't cost money


We tried an activity for each area and the photos below show some of these.




As part of our learning for Remembrance Day, we read the book 'Poppy Field' by Michael Morpurgo. We then wrote down some of our thoughts about remembrance. Here are some of the things we said:


"I hope no one will forget what the soldiers did for us."

"I wish the soldiers were alive so we could say thank you."

"I want people to respect Remembrance Day."

"I love seeing people wearing poppies to appreciate those who died."


We also painted a 'thought pebble' to help us remember.



As part of our English unit 'Girl and Robot' the children designed or built some amazing robots demonstrating fabulous creativity and engineering skills. Well done everyone!

We have really enjoyed learning about our class birds in the first week and getting used to our new routines, classrooms and teachers.

We celebrated Roald Dahl Story Day on Friday to link in with our class reading books 'The Witches.'


We became 'Witchophiles' and created posters about how to recognise witches and completed some fun activities including making a mouse who appears later in the story.

How to spot a witch posters

A guide to Year 4

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