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Welcome to Year 4

Housemartin Class Magpie Class Swift Class

Mr Tragner

Mrs Thomas

Miss Potts (1:1)

Mrs Mumford

Mrs Spratling

Mrs Payne (1:1)

Mrs Foley

Mrs Stickings

Miss Potts (1:1)

Some Reminders


Please ensure that ALL your children’s clothing is named, including trousers, skirts and shirts. When the children get changed for PE it is hard for them to find the right white shirt if it is not named.

Please also ensure that the children have a named water bottle in school every day.


Monday 24th June 2019


Last week was Art Week which was centred on the theme of Space.

On Monday the pupils visited different planets in the planetarium and then listened to a small classical concert.

One highlight was hearing music being played from a hose with a funnel and movie theme tunes like the very scary “Jaws”.

On Tuesday we learnt techniques on how to become a creative writer from a child’s author.

Then on Wednesday and Thursday we explored different Art genres on our space theme using painting, drawing, cutting and gluing to create art.

We have had an enjoyable time watching the pupils challenge themselves in a different curricular activity.


Friday 14th June 2019


Welcome to Term 6.

Where has the time gone?

In Literacy, we are reading ‘The Paperbag Prince’ which has hooked the pupils with its visually stunning illustrations and this has then led them to some brilliant creative writing.

In Numeracy, we are eagerly preparing for the National Times Tables test through rehearsing in class and working on TTRockstars to maintain our recall skills.

Lastly, although it is the last term of the year, we should still encourage them to read their books, practise spellings and tables to help maintain their levels.

Friday 24th May 2019


What a lovely end to Term 5.

The pupils enjoyed Kent Life and gained many insightful facts on Crime and Punishment as well as what occurred during a Tudor banquet.  

Then we celebrated our learning from this term’s RE by hosing a wedding and the pupils looked amazing.

The whole event was acted superbly and the children now have an excellent understanding of wedding ceremonies.

We finished the week by drawing Tudor houses and discussed how the architecture was a potential firer hazard which eventually led to the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Valarie Bloom sharing her work with Year 4 pupils

Week Beginning 1st April 2019


Thank you for your support for the Grandparents’ Tea Party which was a huge success and everyone had a good time.

The children were fortunate to have a visit from the Jamaican poet Valerie Bloom.

It was fantastic to watch poetry being performed and this then inspired the pupils to write some excellent poems.

In Art, we have studied how the Aborignines use pointillism to create vivid nature paintings and we will start painting these next week so we will need Art shirts next week please.

We wish you all a happy and relaxing spring break.

Some Fantastic Term 3 "Home Learning Projects" by Magpie Class

Week Beginning 11th February 2019


Hello to all, we have had a very enjoyable Maths week where the pupils worked hard on beating the Year 3 classes in TTRockstars. Well done.

In Numeracy, we are learning about the tricky subject of time.

Please take some time to practise both with the 12 and 24 hour clocks.

In Literacy we have written Trip Advisor reviews based on our class book “Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner.” The pupils wrote detailed descriptions about the evil Dr Hunter and his foul motives for eating his guests which the children loved.

In Science, we are investigating electricity and the pupils are thinking about the different appliances we have at home and in school.

Some Fantastic Term 2 "Home Learning Projects" by our Year 4 pupils

Week Beginning 17th December 2018


Hello, we would like to say well done to all the children in the Nativity who gave a great performance and thank you for your support at this busy time of year.

In Literacy we enjoyed reading the end of our book “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

Afterwards, we created a newspaper which reported on Aslan’s victory over the Ice Queen.

Well done to all the pupils who completed their Times Tables Rock Stars and AR book quizzes this week.

Please keep up the good work.

Lastly, the Year 4 team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.


Week Beginning 19th November 2018


Bonjour from Year 4, the children looked amazing for Children in Need and all donations went to a very worthy cause, Well done!

The children have enjoyed our book, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe.

We have created some excellent descriptive writing and created detailed conversations between the characters.

In Numeracy, we are working hard on our calculation skill to embed our multiplication and division method.

If you like then why not quiz your child on this tricky topic.

Just a gentle reminder for the autumnal weather please can all children have appropriate clothing and footwear?

Thank you.

Some Fantastic Term 1 'Home Learning Projects' by our Year 4 pupils

Week Beginning 15th October 2018


Hello, the end of term is in sight and the children have worked extremely hard this week on writing a narrative based on the Caribbean story of ‘Gregory Cool’.

In Numeracy, we developed our calculation skills and in Science we are learning about the subject of ‘sound’ and how we hear things through vibrations and air.

Please remember that this week we have Parents’ Afternoon on Thursday and any homework based on our topic will need to be in by then.

Look forward to seeing you all, the Year 4 team.


Week Beginning 1st October 2018


Hello from Year 4.

This week has been an extremely busy week.

In Numeracy we have focused on our calculation skills and using the column method.

In Literacy we introduced our new book ‘Gregory Cool’ to inspire the children to write excellent character descriptions.

In Topic work we have explored the local geography and history of Minster and uncovered many fascinating facts about the history of the Island.

Lastly a gentle reminder for the children to please bring in appropriate footwear for PE lessons as we are outside and plimsolls do not provide enough grip or support.


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