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Year 4

Life in Year 4

Welcome to Year 4! Year 4 is a year of fantastic growth- both academically and personally. Children in Year 4 have settled into the routines of KS2 and continue to build upon their stamina, knowledge and understanding. Children in Year 4 will explore exciting topics to motivate and inspire their learning, such as The Tudors, The Romans, The Victorians and Inventors and Inventions.

In Year 4 the children will also complete a national multiplication checker in June. It is an important year to embed their times table knowledge and improve their speed by playing TT Rockstars. 

Meet the team

  • Team Leader Mr Lewis
  • 4 Cedar: Mrs Hearn (Lead Teacher)
  • 4 Birch Miss Trillwood
  • 4 Sycamore: Miss Bradbury 
  • Y3/4 HLTA: Mrs Cullen
  • Y3/4 Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lee, Mrs Weatherill, Ms Molloy, Miss DaSilva, Mrs Evans and Mr Wilson

Year 4 Learning 2023-24


How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School

Please click here for further information on our English curriculum 

Please click here for further information on our Maths curriculum

For all other subjects please see our curriculum section on the home page. 

WOW Moments 2023-24

VICTORIAN PLAY: What an amazing time year 4 had performing the play ‘Victorian Villainy’ to their parents and carers. The children worked so hard learning their lines and songs to make it the best performance. Some children who would not of through of having a speaking role gave it a go. It can be really daunting to perform in front of people but they did so well. There were some solo performances of songs where the children really gave it their all.  All the year 4 teachers were so proud of the children. A big well done to you all!

HEALTHY FOOD ACTIVITIES: Year 4 had so much fun leaning all about healthy eating from ‘The Pantry’ which provides healthy meals for our school. The children had to discuss what they know about healthy foods and what foods are good for us and why. They had to take part in some fun activities looking at the healthy food plate and sorting different foods correctly. They really enjoyed it.

One lucky child per term is selected if they have had hot school meals every day. This is across all the schools that the Pantry provide meals for, so 35,000 children. They are picked at random to receive cinema tickets for their family. This term one of our year 4 children, Lilly H was picked. Amazing!

Roman catapults: We had so much fun when making our catapults for our ‘Roman’ topic. We had to research and learn all about what different catapults had been used. We looked at designing a catapult that would allow them to fire a small projectile (a small counter). We worked in small groups and built their catapult using different resources. We then tested them to see how they would work. Some found the elastic bands needed tightening or the lever and arm would not work. Well done Year 4! A great DT project completed.

Year 3 and 4 Paper Aeroplane Competition: In order to raise money for our school trips later this year, our key stage took part in a sponsored paper aeroplane competition during the last week of last half term. We all had to design, make and fly our own planes to see who's went the furthest in our year groups. We are delighted to announce that we raised an incredible £1,473.94! Thank you all so much for your generous donations. The winners: Our Year 3 winner was Jackson L who managed an 11 metre throw. In Year 4 our winner was Ronnie J’s with a whopping 22 metre throw!  

YOUNG VOICES: On Thursday 18th January, 38 children from years 4, 5 and 6 travelled to The 02 in London for the Young Voices performance. The choir had been practising since September and this was their day to shine. They worked so hard and were a credit to you as parents and to the school. The children sang their hearts out to a Matilda medley, Pop medley, Moana medley and many more. The atmosphere was electric and an experience like no other for the children involved. At the end of the night, they were exhausted but full of pride. They were an absolute pleasure to take and their behaviour and manners were impeccable. We were very proud to be with them. Thank you to all the parents that came to support us. Roll on Young Voices 2025!

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR OUR LOCAL CARE HOME: Year 4 had a real arty afternoon creating Christmas cards for local care homes. They used finger painting to create some Christmas baubles and lights as well as reindeers. They children could choose how to decorate it. They look amazing. We also discussed how sometimes people do not have Christmas cards so ours would be a nice surprise.

ZOO LAB CAME TO GLEBE: Year 4 had a great experience on Thursday 7th December when Zoo lab came to visit. The children had got up close with a corn snake, a tarantula (who stayed in her box), a tree frog, and African snail and a cockroach (who was big!!!). They learnt all about where they from and what they ate. The children had the opportunity to hold a lot of the creatures if they wanted to. They had a great time. They also learnt the importance of not putting your hands near your face when touching animals and washing your hands thoroughly. A great time was had by all the children!

GEOGRAPHY FIELD WORK: We had a wonderful geography week looking at our local area. One aspect of the week was to go on a field trip around Southwick and look at how it has changed over time. The children also looked at what was in their local area e.g. shops, industry, transport, housing. They created some wonderful work including some maps of the local area. The children also made a comparison of Southwick in the past and present. They had a really great week.

Our Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2023-24

year 4 year group overview 2023 2024.pdf