The children have all settled well into year 4. They are working hard and enjoying lots of new topics and opportunities.

We have started the year by learning about the Stone Age.

We have been reading The Stone Age Boy and using this book to find out more about life in the Stone Age.

Our author this term is Terry Deary, who is the author of the Horrible Histories. We have read one of his Stone Age stories and we are now reading Wiggott’s Wonderful Waxworld: Terror Train.

 It is hoped that the children become ‘Star Readers’ each week by reading every day at home and getting their diaries signed by an adult.

We have a weekly spelling quiz on a Friday and it is important that the children practise their spellings at home. It is also important that children practise and learn their times tables.

I hope children have a happy, successful year in year 4.

I look forward to working with you and please don’t hesitate to contact me any time if you have any problems or queries.

Many thanks,

Mrs Murphy


Curriculum Overview




Our Adventure Day at Blackwell Court

We had a fantastic time doing lots of new and exciting activities.We used our strength and courage to climb the climbing wall, helping and encouraging each other.

We had great fun crate stacking and working together to build and climb the towers. When the towers fell we felt like we were flying as we hung suspended in the air.

From the top of the zip line, we were so high up, it looked like it went on forever! It felt amazing as we whizzed over the hills!

We all learnt how to load and fire a bow and arrow through taking part in the archery. We enjoyed trying to hit the target.

Some of the activities felt a bit scary but we worked together and cheered each other on. It was a great day!


Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

Year Four handbook for parents 2019

How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is  being covered this term. Click to find additional information for Maths and  Reading and Writing.