Category Archives: Year 4

Our trip to The Verulamium Museum

Dear all,

I hope you have had a lovely and restful weekend. I wanted to let you all know about our recent trip we took to The Verulamium Museum in St Albans to help us with our new Roman topic. The children first spent some time in the museum where they enjoyed learning through the interactive games and reading about some gruesome Roman facts! We then had lunch and went over to the learning area where all of the children had a chance to handle some genuine Roman artefacts. Finally, we had a chance to go over the road to the Roman amphitheatre and finished off at the gift shop.

Throughout the day, the children were incredibly well behaved and enthusiastic. They asked great questions and were both well mannered and polite to everyone they met. I’m very proud of them all!


What a great two days we’ve had in school! I am so proud of all of the children that have taken part in their cycling proficiency (pictures in the Year 4 gallery). They all displayed excellent behaviour throughout and impressed both instructors with their knowledge and growth mind set.

They will be receiving certificates and badges soon which will be sent home with them.


Poetry week!

Hi all,

I hope you have all had a lovely week. Thank you for all of the fantastic homework that the children have brought in over the past few weeks. I have been so impressed with their creative homework and the cakes that have been baked and decorated!

This week we have continued to look at dividing in maths and poetry in literacy. We started by looking at haiku poems where children had to pay particular attention to the amount of syllables they were using. They then moved on to tanka poems where the children wrote about their emotions. I was so impressed with how expressive they all were and they all produced fantastic and meaningful poems.

Have a lovely weekend

Another week in year 4!

Well, what another busy week we’ve had in year 4! We have been multiplying in maths and challenging ourselves to use the grid method and finding missing numbers in already given grids.

We have been looking at non-chronological reports in literacy and one specifically about London which we will adapt to make about America to tie in with our topic.

In science we have been learning about teeth! All of the children know the names of the different teeth and on Monday we started to look at the internal structure of a tooth.

** Also, apologies for children not having their spelling sheets this afternoon, due to an unforeseen circumstance we ran out of time to hand them out but they have been uploaded to the website where you can jot them down onto a piece of paper. Hard copies will be handed out first thing on Monday.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Welcome back year 4

I hope you all had a lovely and restful half term. It has been a great first week back and the children have been working so hard on their new topic – The USA!

All children should have received their new homework pack which I hope you have all received. Spellings and times tables will be given out on Friday for next weeks test.

At the end of last half term we had our Egyptian day. I was so impressed with all of the children’s costumes. I have put up an album of pictures from the day on the gallery in the year 4 area on the school website. Please do have a look at all the fun we had!

Welcome back to year 4!

Hello all,

I hope you are all well and that the children are beginning to feel settled in their new class. It has been a very busy two weeks and they have been working very hard at place value in maths and creating detailed story maps for a news report in literacy.

The children are very enthused with our Ancient Egyptian topic and have already done a lot of independent research!

Thank you to those who came to the parents meeting this afternoon, it was great to be able to catch up and discuss the upcoming year.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Thank you from Mrs Hunter

Dear Parents

I just wanted to write a little note to say thank you for the many gifts and cards that you very kindly gave me at the end of last term.  I thoroughly enjoyed teaching each and every one of your children and will miss them this year!

Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter

Wonderful Week!

We are now settled into our new routines and have had a fantastic week in Year 4. Mrs Gilfrin is really enjoying teaching on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday and we are looking forward to having her with us for the next couple of weeks.

This week we have really been getting into our new topic on Ancient Egypt. During literacy lessons we have been learning about an Ancient Egyptian creation story and have created our our story map versions. Next week we will be changing the story and adding more details to produce our own creation stories.

After such a productive week I hope all the children have had a good weekend. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

Mrs Morgan

Welcome to Year 4

What a fantastic first week we have had.  Everyone has had a great start to the term.

We begin our ‘Ancient Egyptians’ topic next week.  Homework packs will be going home on Monday.

If anyone has any souvenirs or photos from trips to Egypt, please bring them in to show us.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Shay

Recycling Fun in Year 4

This week we have had an exciting creative week all about recycling.
We had lots of fun writing scarecrow adventure stories, designing our own scarecrows and even made our own class scarecrow. We then found out some more about reduce, reuse, recycle and made our own posters. We also made our own recycled clothing and had a fashion show in the classroom which was brilliant. Then today we made some dens for animals and wrote our own recycling raps! We had a brilliant week and the children worked really hard. Pictures are on the school website.

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