Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

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Our Year 4 team includes Mrs Mahal, Miss Sekhon and Mrs Keane, supported by Mrs Curd, Mrs Balzan, Mrs Cuffley, Miss Brown and Miss Bridge.

Year Group Masses will continue on Thursdays monthly at 9.15am. The dates will be available on the website as well as Sunday Masses.


English homework will be given out every Wednesday and should be returned on the following Monday. Children should be reading daily at home and we ask parents/carers to ensure reading records are signed on a weekly basis. See below for the reading challenge.

Maths homework will be given out every Tuesday and should be returned on Friday. Some weeks this might include a problem solving game being sent home to be played as a family (please write a comment in home record book).

For online Abacus games the children will need to use their log in:
Username: first 4 letters of their first name followed by first 4 letters of surname.
Password: password
School code: t7jg

PE – PE this term will all take place in school, please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors.

Please see below for your child’s PE days:
Class 4a: Tuesday and Thursday
Class 4b: Wednesday and Thursday
Class 4c: Monday and Wednesday

Your child will visit the school library once a week where they will return their book and choose another one to take home. See below for your child’s Library day:

Class 4a: Friday
Class 4b: Wednesday
Class 4c: Monday

Please continue to regularly check the Year 4 page as we will add upcoming events, information as well as photos.


Click here for the latest curriculum overview

Year 4 Parent Talks: Year 4 Parent talks

untitledYear 4’s Reading Challenge

100 pages = 100 miles

Please ensure reading records are signed and the pages read are recorded so your child can move along in their reading challenge journey. Once your child has read and understood their reading book, they can choose another book to read. There are a list of questions at the back of your child’s reading record that can be asked to develop their comprehension skills.

Year 4 Weekly Updates

09/06/2017:  Welcome back after the half term, we hope the children are feeling ready for the final term in Year 4. This week, we have been learning all about ratio and proportion in Maths, using our multiplication and division skills to help us. In English, we have been writing our own version of Harry Potter. The children have worked extremely hard to use all the English skills they have learnt so far. In topic, we continue to learn about the Rainforest.

Next week, on Wednesday 14th June, is our school trip to Howlett’s. We will be leaving school promptly at 8.50 and arriving for the end of the school day. Please ensure any outstanding balances for the trip are paid for by Wednesday. The children are able to bring in a maximum of £5 spending money, however this is optional.

Children must have:

– a packed lunch

– water bottles

– sun hat and please apply sun cream before school

– waterproof jacket (weather dependent)

– all children are to wear their summer school uniform (please see the uniform policy if you are unsure what it is)

We are sure the children will have a great day

02/05/2017:  This week the children have been learning about using persuasive language for arguments and debate. The children are writing their arguments for and against deforestation. In Maths, we have been learning how to translate shapes and describe their movements. Letters for Howlett’s Zoo have been given out, please could you return these as soon as possible. If you require a second letter please ask your child’s teacher.

24/04/2017This week the children have been busy writing their Non-Chronological reports about a rainforest animal of their choice. They have been working hard in Maths to use their knowledge on measurements to convert different units including time too. A reminder, children must have their correct PE Kits in school, as the children are also learning Handball as well as their normal PE lesson.

18/04/2017:  Welcome back after the Easter break. The children can now wear their summer uniforms. This week has been a very busy week as we have been learning all about Sikhism. Our focus in Year 4 was the origins of Sikhism and the first Guru. We were able to visit the Gurdwara and we learnt lots about the religion. The children were superb and very respectful and had lots of interesting questions to ask. We were able to taste foods and had a tour of the Gurdwara. In Maths, we have been learning how to convert measures. It is very important that you help your child to remember and learn basic length, mass and capacity measures. We have started our new topic this term ‘The Animal Kingdom’ and are learning how to write Non-Chronological reports. We have been working very hard to gather ideas about what we would like to find out about the Animal Kingdom.

 NB* This week there will only be English homework set.

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20/3/2017:  This week we have been busy in English finishing our hot tasks by writing our own version of Mrs Armitage. In Maths, we have been exploring decimals further; learning how to order and compare them. Our topic of Ancient Egyptians will be coming to an end so this week we have learnt all about mummification and why the Ancient Egyptians did this. To continue with our science topic of electricity we explored and researched all about famous scientists that discovered electricity. In Religion, we have been reflecting and thinking about this sad time in Jesus’ life leading to his death. The children have produced fantastic work and been very reflective and thoughtful with their ideas. Next week, we will be having an extra swimming lesson on Wednesday 29th March in lieu of last week. This will be the final lesson for the children.

17/03/2017:  This week the children have been learning all about decimals and how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100. In English, they have been busy planning and writing their own versions of Mrs Armitage. A big well done to Class 4b for taking part in e activities at Arethusa, they had a great day and overcome their challenges! This week we have also been celebrating Science week, the children have completed lots of great research to share with other classes. We were also very fortunate to have the Zoo Lab come to visit and the children were all extremely brave at holding some of the animals. The children learnt lots about the Rainforest and the animals found in the Rainforest in preparation for our next topic.



10/03/2017:  This week the Class 4c and 4a enjoyed their trip to Arethusa, trying lots of new activities. A big well done to the children for overcoming their fears! In class we have been learning lots about symmetry and investigating different shapes. In English, the children have been retelling a story and are working towards writing their own version of Mrs Armitage. In topic, the children are preparing for Science week where there will be a Zoo lab visiting the school for different workshops. 

Please could you ensure you return your child’s parent consultation slips as soon as possible.

06/03/2017:  This week we have been very busy with lots of activities for Book Week. We watched a theatre show about reading which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We have also been learning to retell the story of Mrs Armitage using actions, which we will perform to another year group. In English, we have been writing a set of instructions for making sand dough. Also, a big thank you for the games the children have made for their homework, they are very impressive! In Maths we have been revising using column method to add and subtract.

 A reminder to parents that Class 4c will be going to Arethusa on Monday 6th March, Class 4a following on Tuesday 7th March and Class 4c on Monday 13th March. Children are to wear their own clothes something they will be comfortable taking part in physical activities. Children also need a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Please remember we will be returning at approximately 4pm.  Could you also ensure any outstanding payments are for the trip are paid.

27/02/2017: This week we are celebrating Book Week in school. The children have been working hard to retell the story of Mrs Armitage and will be performing it to Year 1 this week. In Maths this week, we will be learning about addition and subtraction and problem solving. There will be no Maths homework this week as children will be continuing on with their English homework which was to make a game and write a set of instructions for it ( due in on Wednesday).

Just a reminder to parents, Class 4c will be going to Arethusa on Monday 6th March, Class 4a on Tuesday 7th March and Class 4b on Monday 13th March. Final payments are due before your child’s visit, if you are unsure please see your class teacher.

We have our year group mass on Thursday 2nd March, it will be great to see lots of parents there.

20/01/2017: This week Year 4 found something very strange in the school grounds. We have been researching all about it and even received a video from the Scientists! We have had lots of fun writing newspaper reports about this strange findings and we await to hear from the labs about what it could be!

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Please see below for some pictures from our Christmas Carol Service. The children did brilliantly! If you would like the pictures from the service please send a USB with your child to school, thank you.


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9/12/2016: Year 4 have been busy rehearsing for their Christmas Carol Service. A reminder to parents that this will be on Monday 19th December at 7pm at St John’s Church. Children are to wear their full school uniform. Class 4a had the opportunity to sing at Bluewater on Tuesday, and I am sure you would agree they were all brilliant! Thank you to the parents that came to watch!


In Maths this week we have been learning about bar graphs and time graphs. In English, we are now learning about writing diary entries as if we were Vikings.

Next week, we will be walking to the Church to rehearse, please ensure your child brings a coat to school.

21/11/2016:  Please remember Year 4 parent consultations are this week, if you are unsure of your time please ask your child’s class teacher.

Class 4a (Mrs Mahal) : Friday 25th November 2016

Class 4b (Mrs Keane) : Thursday 24th November 2016

Class 4c (Miss Sekhon) : Wednesday 23rd November 2016

18/11/2016: What a busy week Year 4 have had! In Maths, we have been learning about factor pairs and commutative law! In English, the children have been busy writing character descriptions. We have now started our new History topic about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. To finish off our last topic children made their Roman shields, using their creativity!

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Some children also had the opportunity to make lanterns for the Gravesham Christmas Parade. We had a special artist come in to help the children design and make them in time for the Parade.


A big thank you to all the parents that came to participate in the Parade!

11/11/2016: This has been a very busy week for the children. Thank you for collecting recyclable items for the children’s Roman shields. Here are some photos of the children beginning to make their shields.


Some children were able to attend the ‘Pause to Remember Service’, which was a very nice opportunity for them to experience. The children were an absolute credit to the school and community and even had the opportunity to have juice and biscuits with local Councillors!

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07/11/2016: Welcome back after a nice long half term! This is a busy term for Year 4 with lots of events coming up. If you could please make a note in your diaries of the following:

Friday 11th November – Some children will be visiting the Community Square for a Pause to Remember Service ( letters have been given to those children attending ).

Tuesday 15th November – An artist will be coming in to create art work for the Gravesend Christmas lights switch on.

Friday 18th November – All children are invited to attend the parade which will start at St George’s Centre promptly at 4pm. Parents/Carers are requested to stay with their children throughout the parade, which will finish at the Community Square.

Tuesday 6th December – Bluewater Carol Service 3pm ( more information to follow ).

Monday 19th December – Christmas Carol Performance at St Johns Church at 7pm ( more information to follow).

Please check the page for pictures of all these exciting events!

14/10/2016: This week we have been learning all about telling the time in Maths. In English we have been exploring different styles of poetry. We were also very fortunate to take part in a Black History Month drumming workshop. We learnt all about the drums in Africa and how to create a beat.


04/10/2016: We were very lucky to have a Roman soldier come and visit us! We took part in workshops, learning all about the Roman army, public baths and Roman diet!

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29/09/16: A big thank you from the Year 4 team to all those parents who came for the Parent Talks. The powerpoint is now available for you. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to us!

28/09/16 : Today we were fortunate enough to watch the Ten Ten theatre group perform ‘The Gift’. We went back to class and reflected on what we had seen.


Also, a big well done to the children to participated in the Cross Country competition today! The Year 3 and 4 team came first and returned with gold medals! Also, a big congratulations to Ruby who came first in the Year 3 and 4 girls race, our very own Usain Bolt!

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26/09/16 : This week we are learning all about estimating and rounding in Maths. In English, we have been very busy with our creative writing. Children have taken part in Science experiments, learning all about sound. Next week, we are very lucky to have a Roman soldier coming to visit us at school. The children will take part in workshops on Tuesday 4th October, pictures will follow!

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Please could you ensure your child brings back their homework on time.

09/09/16 : Welcome to Year 4! The children have settled in brilliantly. This week we have been learning about our new topic The Romans, which the children have been very excited about. In Maths, children have learnt all about negative numbers. In English, children have been busy writing persuasive letters using lots of emotive language.