Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mr Green

Mr Hardman

Welcome to Year 4

Mr Green teaches 4G, with Mrs Woodward supporting learning in the class. 

Mr Hardman teaches 4H, with Mrs Pickavance and Mrs McGill supporting learning in the class

Both classes - Indoor P.E. will be on Thursday Mornings. 

Both classes - Outdoor Games will be on Wednesday Afternoons.

17. 11. 17

Extra, extra! Read all about it!!

Newspapers have been on the agenda this week and Year 4 have done some fantastic reporting on the discovery of King Tut. The children have written some wonderful descriptions and have included lots of insightful quotes.

Dividing has been our focus within Maths, and the children are putting to good use their multiplication facts that they have refined recently.

Children in Need was a huge success as a whole-school initiative, and Year 4 were even lucky enough to have some winners among the prizes. 

As with this event every year, a huge thank-you must go to Year 4's own Mrs Woodward for orchestrating the entire event and for this reason, she is this week's Superstar in Year 4.

10. 11. 17

This week has been filled with intrigue as Year 4 have dug deeper into the history of Ancient Egypt (do you see what we did there?). The children have looked at the discovery of Tutankhamun and have given their opinion and descriptions of his burial tomb. They have composed diary entries from the perspective of Howard Carter and will continue to look at 'King Tut' as the topic progresses.

We have moved on from addition and subtraction in Maths, and the children have started to look at multiplication. The Maths homework this week reflects this, as it involves further rehearsal of times-tables. Please continue to encourage and help your children learn these as the year goes on - they really are invaluable!

Our Superstars this week are Esme Stockell (4G) and Seb Wynne (4H).

Great job you two - keep it up!


3. 11. 17

Year 4 have had a wonderful first week back at St. Luke's. The children have really enjoyed starting their Ancient Egyptians topic, and particularly relished the opportunity to mummify some of their own teddies and dolls from home at the start of the week. This led to some amazing and clear written instructions being composed by the year group later on in the week. We have all completed our Addition and Subtraction module on Friday, and are looking forward to Multiplication and Division over the next few weeks.

It's been great to be back and see the children; all of the Year 4 staff are proud of how hard they are working and how enthusiastically they have started this half term.

Our Superstars are Andrew Churchill (4G) and Daniel Mortimer (4H).

What an impressive first week you two - keep it up! 

Have a look at some photographs here!


19. 10. 17

The Year 4's have done some fantastic writing this week and have shone in a small assessment on Place Value. Well done for a fantastic first half-term everyone and enjoy a well earned week off. 


13. 10. 17

It has been another fantastic week in Year 4. We have started to look at punctuating direct speech, and the children have been very eager to write down the conversations that they have shared with their partners. We have also started to plan a story, which will sum up our learning during the first half-term, and the children can’t wait to get started writing them.

In Maths, we have continued to look at subtraction and we have been looking more at renaming numbers when we do not have enough in the column to do a straight take-away. The children will be able to demonstrate this to you as part of their homework.

We have also looked at the features of mountains this week; with the children creating some lovely illustrations and labelling them with all of the key features (feel free to quiz them about it anytime!).

Big congratulations go to this week’s superstars, who are Alfie Dowd (4G) and Thomas Swain (4H). Great work you two: keep it up!  


6. 10. 17

Year 4 started the week in great spirits as we attended the excellent Harvest Festival that Year 3 set up at St. Luke’s Church. Everyone had a wonderful time, Year 3 were outstanding and Year 4 were able to escort their Reception Buddies on our first walk as a team.

In class, both 4G and 4H have worked through addition and are starting to look at subtraction. This week’s Maths homework focuses on bridging the gap between these, so if your child is finding it tricky, please reassure them and they’re welcome to attend Tuesday’s homework club for additional guidance. River poems have been the order of business in English and Mr Green and Mr Hardman have been very impressed with the children’s compositions.

Our Superstars this week are Jude Byrne (4H) and Max Parsons (4G). Well done boys and keep it up!


29. 9. 17

What a week Year 4 have had! As we have edged past the half-way point of this half-term, the children are still pushing themselves really hard to achieve; this is excellent to see. The children have focused on putting to work the grammar consolidation that we started the year off with. The strides the boys and girls are making in their writing already is fantastic to see and both Mr Hardman and Mr Green are glad to see their students so eager.

We have rounded off rounding in Maths and have now dipped our toes into the water of addition. Our homework this week focuses on this so if any of the children are finding it tricky after a long Summer off and only a couple of lessons on it, please come and speak to an adult in school as we are here to help.

Our H2Oh topic has progressed very well and Year 4 have been creating their own water cycles in ziplock bags. If you have any of these at home, ask your children and let them share their secrets.

Our Superstars this week are Sophia Richardson (4G) and Tom Blundell (4H). Great job you two. Well done!


22. 9. 17

Year 4 have this week moved our learning on, and we have altered our focus onto new challenges. We have set up a science investigation, which we will continue after the weekend. We are looking at the relationship between heat and the rate of evaporation. In Maths, both classes have progressed on to rounding numbers, within different place value columns.

Our river journeys have taken some unsuspected twists and turns in English lessons, as we are gradually moving our focus towards extended writing exercises. All children have continued a mysterious river adventure into many avenues, and both Mr Green and Mr Hardman are pleased with the exciting outcomes so far.

Our much deserved Superstars this week are Mia Cowell (4G) and Niamh Baker (4H).

Keep being amazing role-models girls.


During this week, Year 4 have really chomped down on our new topic and are really getting their teeth stuck into this. Our topic – H2Oh! – is basing a lot of our learning around water. This week, Year 4 have explored the differences between solids, liquids and gasses, and this will progress throughout the coming weeks in a number of ways.

Both classes have continued their grammar recaps to consolidate and extend prior learning, and this will feed into some creative writing next week. Mr Green and Mr Hardman are both pleased with how their children are focusing and committing to learning in all lessons.  Place Value is still our focus in Maths and the whole year group are excelling in their approach and are developing their understanding of this tricky topic. Well done everyone.

Our Superstars this week are Joseph Todino (4G) and Chloe Hughes (4H). Keep up the great work children – you have been outstanding this week!

We have sent home our homework books tonight, so it would be appreciated if you and/or your children could decorate them with some colourful backing paper.

Many thanks in advance, Mr Green and Mr Hardman.



It has been a fantastic first week back for both the children and the Year 4 staff at St. Luke's. Mr Hardman, Mr Green and all of the support staff have been extremely impressed with their new Year 4 classes. The children have shown an enthusiastic, outgoing and bright approach to their learning already, and this bodes very well for the rest of the year. 

All of the children have shone but we can only pick two Superstars per week.

This week, they are Freya Dalton (4G) and Alfie Griffiths (4H).

Well done to both of you in standing out in a week where everyone has been so impressive.

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