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Welcome to Year 4's Class Webpage!

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page. We hope you will enjoy finding out about our learning and all the exciting things Year 4 gets up to! We are a friendly bunch - so if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us, preferably after school.

Mrs Padam, Mrs Setchfield and Mrs Drewitt



Important dates:

Monday - Spelling test and Library books changed.

Wednesday - Homework due and given out. 

Thursday - Timetable test.

Friday - PE - Please check plimsolls and remind your child not to wear any earrings on that day.



Beaumanor Hall Trip June 18 

Climbing adventures and nightline

Our Royal Wedding Afternoon!

Year 4 had a great time learning about the details of Prince Harry and Meghan’s special day tomorrow! We found time for a spot of geography and learned about the flags that unite to make the Union Jack. We then topped off our British themed afternoon with some strawberries and chocolate! Congratulations Harry and Meghan!

Norman Feast!

Year 4 really enjoyed trying different foods that would have been around in early medieval England. We tasted potato cakes, honey cakes, rye bread and dark wheat breads along with fruit, cheese and even a mead like drink! We learned that only the more wealthy would have eaten lots of meat. The Normans enjoyed ceremonial drumming with their feasts- we did too! Happy Easter everyone, have a restful break. 

Norman drumming

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Completed Castles!

Motte and Bailey Castles

As part of our topic work on the Normans and the Battle of Hastings, Year 4 have been designing their very own Motte and Bailey castles. Some of them are still under construction, but we thought you might like to see our progress so far. We will update you of our final work.

1st March - World Book Day

In Year 4 we certainly love our reading! We're all lost in our books!! We had a great day, dressing up in wonderful costumes as our favourite character from a book we treasure.  

Year 4 had the chance to delve into watercolour painting and explored a piece by Anna Kovacs Brigitta called Colourful Rain. Their interpretations were imaginative and eye catching, as were their descriptions of their pieces! Excellent work Y4.

Cinderella - A fantastic performance!

On Tuesday 23rd January,the whole school enjoyed a thoroughly well prepared performance by M&M Theater Productions. They sang, danced and acted out Cinderella with great gusto and humour - even the the adults loved it!

Look at our homework - Shadowy Worlds

Year 4 have been learning all about the popular Church tradition of Christingle.They discovered the meaning of the different elements such as the orange representing the world, the candle symbolising Jesus; light of the world and the sweets representing the harvest and food from the earth. Finally children were able to make their own Christingle that they can use as part of Advent at home.
Instruction writing and baking
Children in Year 4 have written some excellent instructions for making gingerbread men. (Examples to follow!) In the afternoon, they used their knowledge to skillfully make their own gingerbread men and decorate them too. They all looked fantastic!
Anti - Bullying Week 20.11.17 All Different All Equal
This week we have been reflecting on the issues around bullying and joined in with the national initiative Anti-Bullying Week for all schools. The slogan this year is All Different All Equal. As a response, children made a Friendship Tree with kind words and messages, as well as good advice to prevent bullying. Cyber-bullying was also keenly discussed and children had lots of good ideas on how to stay safe and how to deal with online bullying. Well done Year 4!

Year 4 Remembrance Assembly

Year 4 enjoyed presenting our Remembrance Assembly, we have learned lots about this important time of year and it was great to share it with you through poetry and songs. Thank you for being a part of it too.


A Visit from Library Services

On Monday 6th November Year 4 had a fabulous time with Alex McGowan from Library Services, who did a very engaging book talk with the class. He recommended lots of fun books and left a large sample of books that we will be able to borrow for some months. The whole class have been invigorated to read more! 

Top Ten Recommended Books from Alex

Our Anglo Saxon and Viking Day


We certainly had a blast from the past this week, when we delved into the world of the Saxons and Vikings! Children learnt how to make Viking bread, Anglo-Saxon brooches, painted Viking helmets, had an ambush, threw spears and even chose our Viking leader by attending a ‘Thing’. In the afternoon, we played traditional Viking/Saxon games such as ‘tug of war’, throwing ‘spears’ and ‘jump the oars’.

Below, you will find some video recordings of children's persuasive speeches to the class; pitching for Viking Chief of the Day.

We hope you will enjoy the pictures as much as we have enjoyed this interesting history topic!

Listen to our Viking Speeches!

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Here's another contender!

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RE -Hinduism

Year 4 have been exploring Hinduism and its practices and beliefs. We have been looking at Puja; finding out how Hindus pray at home or in a Mandir, (Hindu Temple).

WOW Basketball Day

On Monday 18th September, year 4 enjoyed meeting Paul Sturgess, who is the tallest man in Britain. He taught us lots of basketball skills. A great afternoon!