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4 HAZEL - Mrs Ellis / Mrs Stevens

Mrs Stevens -

Mrs Ellis -


You can find out what we are currently learning on our Curriculum Newsletter.


A big welcome to year 4, we are really looking forward to working with your child and you throughout the year. We are proud of the bespoke curriculum that we have developed for year 4 helping them to progress towards upper Key Stage 2. We will be updating the class pages with photos and the exciting things we have been doing as often as possible.


In year 4 we work as a team, we help and support each other as we become more independent learners. We have the St Peters & Clifton Spirit at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our achievements big and small.


Our Curriculum

This half term, our curriculum topic is 'Bustling Brazil!' In geography we will be looking at this fascinating country and its varied eco systems. In English, we will look at Kathrine Rundell’s adventure story, ‘The Explorer’ about four children who get lost in the Amazon jungle. We will create our own journals, narratives and formal letters. In DT, we will be designing and baking Brazilian cheese bread, Pão de Queijo while our science topic is 'Food Chains'.

Our Maths focus will be fractions and decimals. By the end of year 4 the children will be expected to know all of the times table and in June they will take a short times table test. The children can practise their times tables by using the Times Table Rock Star website, this helps to improves the pace as well as the table skills.


Important Information

PE days are Monday and Thursday. The children should bring their PE kit in a bag and will get changed for PE at school on these days. All items should be named. Outdoor kit is required at the moment. 

Spellings are being done in school every morning so your child will not be bringing home a spelling book.

Reading is a very important skill that the children need to access all areas of the curriculum, you can support us with your child’s reading journey by listening to your child read for 10 minutes every night. This can then be recorded in the reading record.

Mathletics activities will be set for homework on a weekly basis.


We have had a great start to the year and can’t wait to learn and grow together as a class over the next academic year.

Through reading 'The Akimbo Adventures' by Alexander McCall Smith Year 4 became very passionate about the plight of African elephants that are still being killed for their ivory. We decided to have a 'Save the Elephant Day' and raised money with a bake sale to donate to a prominent charity that protects elephants in the wild. Thank you to all those that contributed.

This year's Safer Internet Day theme was, 'Want to talk about it? Making Space for Conversations' The class created an A-Z of things to do online and rated different online issues from the easiest to the hardest to deal with.

Mental Health Week - Library Visit

4 Hazel had a fantastic time during Science week. We looked at sorting and classifying living things using branching databases; studied our local habitats and buried various bits of rubbish to see how they will decompose. We completed an oil spill experiment, trying to find the best way to remove oil from feathers. We also all dressed up as scientists for Science Day.

Christmas Service at St Peters

Carol Singing at Elm Lodge

PE - Basketball and Dodgeball


Harvest Festival

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Hazel Class have learnt loads of new skills in PE. In Rugby they have been practising how to pass the ball correctly and dodge an opponent using this is games of 'Tag Rugby'

In Hockey they have been learning how to dribble accurately and safely as well as how to shoot and stop the ball. Finally, some of them represented the school at cross country and did a fantastic job - well done!


What Bright Sparks

We have really enjoyed our 'electricity' topic this half term. Creating series circuits and learning about conductor and insulators.


Art - Sculpture

Using Henry Moore as their inspiration, Year 4 have work hard to design and create 3d sculptures. They created their own figures manipulating them into different positions.