Class Teacher

Mrs McGroary

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Millins 

Welcome to our Year 4 Page

Working Together mornings - Wednesday (bi-weekly)

Home Learning - given Monday expected back by Friday.
Wednesday: Tennis

Children need their planner, reading book and PE kit in school every day.

Termly Newsletter

What have Year 4 been up to?

Wednesday 3 July 

Year 4 went to visit Goffs Churchgate for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workshop). The children were asked to build the tallest tower possible using Lego pieces, followed by having to design bridges that were more than 5 cm's tall and 8 cm's long. All pupils really enjoyed using their science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills to design and build their structures.  

Please note:

Our next Working Together Morning will be on June 26th. 

So far this term, Year 4 have been very busy will lots of wonderful learning. 

In English: We have been writing biographies and focusing on the grammar to use in order to write at our best.

In maths: We have been learning about negative numbers and have now moved onto angles.


In our topic lessons we have been learning about 'Crime and Punishment' looking back as far as The Romans, The Anglo-Saxons and this week we have learnt all about how The Tudors dealt with crimes and their criminal perpetrators. 

Our focus in science has continued to be our environment and how to best look after it and the animals that we find in it. 

Year 4 had a wonderful trip to Rye Meads to support our science topic, 'Living things and their habitats' and 'Mini-beasts'. We examined, explored and learnt all about living tings and their habitats all around us and mini-beasts and their features and how we use these features to classify them. A great day was had by all. 


Peter Bakare- Olympic Volleyball player

ALS pupils were lucky enough to have a visit from Peter Bakare, the Olympic Volleyball player who represented England at the 2012 Olympics visit our school on Tuesday 14th May. . All pupils were lucky enough to complete a sports circuit. Peter then gave a very inspirational assembly on how to keep putting effort in until you achieve your goal. It is not, "I can't", it is, "I can't YET!" We left Peter's assembly inspired to be the best versions of ourselves. Well done to all the pupils in Year 4 for their effort and determination when completing the circuits. 

Please be reminded that your sponsorship forms are due to the school Tuesday 21st May.


Welcome back to you all. I hope you had a wonderful Easter break. 

Our next Working Together Morning will be on the 3rd of May. 

This half term; we will be looking at discussion texts in English, formal multiplication methods as well as long division in maths, the world around us in geography and living things and their habitats in science. 


Parents evening was a great success. It was a pleasure to share so many good things with the parents in Year 4. Your children have done very good learning this term and should be proud of what they have achieved.



Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us for our last working together morning. We had really good fun making our 'sun catchers'. We look forward to seeing you at our next session. 

Week commencing 18th March.

This week, in Year 4, we have been learning to write a newspaper report. We have looked at the learning we have done in History about the Vikings and we have used what we have learnt to write a newspaper report. In maths, we have been finding fractions of amounts and have used concrete apparatus and pictorial representations to support our learning. In the afternoons, we have been learning about the organs found in the digestive system and about the Viking gods in our history lessons. We have enjoyed our yoga lesson this week and are looking forward to our PE lesson with Mr. Edwards on Wednesday.


Please note that we have Working Together Morning this Friday, the 22nd of March. We look forward to seeing you there.

Week Commencing 11.3.19

During this week, Year 4 have been looking at persuasive letters. The class have written letters to the council, local head teachers and even Harry Kane! 

In history the children have continued to expand their knowledge of Vikings. The class have  created individual Viking quiz sheets where they tested their friends on their Viking knowledge. 

Year 4 have also been exploring the exciting world of fractions and different ways they can be represented.


On Thursday 7th March the children enjoyed a day of interesting books in their PJs for world book day! 

Pancake Day- 5.3.19

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter –is traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians go to confession and are “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell is rung to call people to confession. This is called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.

Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9. 

Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup or lemon juice and caster sugar are the usual toppings for pancakes.

The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619).

The ingredients for pancakes can be seen to symbolise four points of significance at this time of year:
Eggs ~ Creation
Flour ~ The staff of life
Salt ~ Wholesomeness
Milk ~ Purity

Year 4 got to make pancakes by following recipe instructions and using the school's kitchen to cook their completed recipe's for pancake batter. 

Week beginning 25.2.19

Year 4 has started the new half term learning about writing persuasive letters in English as well as how to regroup in order to solve subtraction calculations. We have also started our topic on The Vikings . In science, we have started our topic Teeth and Digestion by modelling our teeth and gums out of clay. 




Week commencing 11.2.19

Year 4 has been enjoying learning Box Fit this term. They have been learning their boxing skills with Mr. Edwards and enjoyed each lesson.

On Friday, the 1st of February, Year 4 spent their playtime playing in the snow. As a class, we tried to make snowmen and the biggest snowballs we could.

It was great fun. 

Week beginning 28th January.

Year 4 have been very busy this week working with decimal numbers in their maths learning. We have learnt about place value with decimals and how to regroup a decimal number. 

In English, we have been writing setting descriptions using fronted adverbials, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. 

As part of our topic, we have learnt about which countries in Europe use the Euro as their currency and what currencies other countries use instead. 

In science, we have learnt about the water cycle.

Please note that our next Working Together Morning will be this Friday, February 1st. 

A very big thank you to the parents who were able to join us for our first Working Together Morning of 2019. The children really enjoyed working on their graph learning with you.

Please note that our next Working Together Morning will be on Friday the 1st of February. 

Welcome back to Spring term 1. I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that 2019 has started well for you all. 

Year 4 have started measuring perimeter in maths, writing their own play scripts in English, learning about states of matter in science and in geography, the continent of Europe. 

As the term is coming to a close, Year 4 has started practising for our school Christingle Service. We will be singing Merry Christmas Everyone if you would like to practice our lyrics with your children. The Christingle Service will be held at St. Mary's Church on Friday December 14th at 13:45.



Thank you to the parents who joined us for our working together morning last week. We enjoyed sharing our learning and our ideas with you. Our next working together morning will be on Thursday the 13th of December.  

Week beginning 19.11.18

STEM WEEK- science and technology week.

Year 4 have enjoyed moving between classes this week working with other teachers on science and technology activities. 





Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable half term break. 

Please note that our first Working Together Morning will be on Thursday November 15th. We look forward to seeing you then. 


Well done to all the children in Year 4 who have put so much effort into their learning this term. Your effort and determination has paid off.

Next term, we will be learning about 'Sound' in our science lessons and 'Ancient Egypt' in our history lessons. We also have so much other exciting learning to look forward to. 

Week commencing 15.10.18

Year 4 have been busy writing their own versions of Robin Hood this week. We have also been using bar models to help us to calculate our multiplication tables. In geography, we have looked at the three different types of volcanoes while in science, in our Electricity topic we have been looking at the use of batteries versus mains as a power source. 

Thursday 11 October 2018

Thank you to the parents who joined us for Working Together Morning. We all had great fun completing our Place Value coded 100 square puzzle. 

Our next Working Together Morning will be on Thursday 25 October. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Year 4 has been very busy with our learning this week. In English, we have been learning about the legend of Robin Hood and in maths, we have been completing subtraction equations using the formal written method. In French, we have played games to help us learn the French for members of the family, while in science and geography we have continued our learning about electricity and volcanoes. 

Thursday 27 September: Thank you to the parents who were able to join us for working together morning this morning. The children really enjoyed being able to work through their mazes with you.

Please note our next working together morning will be on Thursday October 11th. We hope you will be able to join us. 

In maths, we have started to look at regrouping for addition and subtraction while in English, we have been planning our own version of The Fox and Stork. 

Year 4 have had a very busy week this week. We have been learning about how to balance addition and subtraction equations. We have also been learning about the features of a letter and will finish off the week writing a letter based on our fable 'The Lion and the Mouse'. In our science lessons we have learnt about electricity and how it is produced and stored and in geography we have looked at dangerous volcanoes around the world. 

Please note:

Our next Working Together Morning will be on Thursday 27.9.18

Roald Dahl Day

Thursday 13 September 2018 

Year 4 Yoga 12.9.18

Year 4 enjoyed their first Yoga lesson of the term today. 

A very warm welcome to Year 4. I hope you all had a very good summer break. We are going to have a very interesting term filled with lovely learning. This includes; learning about Volcanoes and Electricity.


Please join us for our first Working Together Morning on Thursday 13 September. We look forward to seeing you there.