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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Mrs Petrie would like to welcome you to our fabulous Year 4 class and introduce you to our wonderful team!
Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

Useful Information


Homework is given on a Monday and collected in on Friday.

Please ensure PE kits are in school every day and that children have suitable outdoor footwear. This term Year 4 will be swimming. Swimming kits are needed every Thursday until the end of the Spring term. Children MUST have a swimming cap.

Crosby Lakeside

Last week, we had a fantastic time on their residential at Crosby Lakeside. The children had great fun raft building, canoeing, problem solving and orienteering. The children were a credit to our school, showing amazing teamwork and endurance throughout these challenges. Please have a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.

World Book Day 2017 - 2nd March

We had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite characters, sharing our books and discussing our opinions. Have a look at our photos - can you guess which book characters we are?

Narnia - 10th February

We had a fantastic time today visiting the fictional world of Narnia. We arrived at St. George's Hall, Liverpool and were split into two groups to allow us to experience the world of Narnia from different perspectives - Lucy's and Edmund's. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and it helped bring the book to life for us. We will be doing lots of cross curricular work over the next few weeks related to our experience so please check back soon to see how we got on.

Sponsored Bounce

We had a fantastic time taking part in the Sponsored Bounce this week. The school raised an amazing £1,315.50 which will help towards the cost of residential trips including ours to Crosby Lakeside in June. In addition to this event, the Year 4 children are busy planning an enterprise day in May which we hope will raise further funds to reduce the cost of our trip. Thank you so much for all of your support with these events. 

Science - Teeth

This week, we have been finding out about the different teeth we have. We can now identify them and say what their different functions are.

English - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - January 2017

Over the past few weeks, we have been reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. We have enjoyed making predictions and summarising the story throughout. During our English lessons, we have taken part in lots of role play. We freeze framed parts of the story to discuss the feelings of the characters, created our own TV news bulletins and had a very lively class debate about whether or not the Iron Man should help the villagers. 

Science - Digestive System

This term, we have been finding out about the digestive system. We had fun showing the journey of our food through the body. Ask us all about it.

Geography - Rome, Italy

We looked at atlases to locate the UK and Italy. We located Southport and Rome. We discussed journeys that we make and the modes of transport that we use. Using the atlases and the key we worked together to plan journeys from Southport to Rome using different modes of transport. We looked at journeys involving cars, aeroplanes, trains and boats. It was really interesting to find so many different ways of travelling to Rome. We found lots and thought about the length of time it would take to arrive. Some journeys would take a lot longer than others!

Science - Sound

This term, we have been busy finding out all about sound. We have had fun planning our own investigations to find out how sound is affected by distance and if the size of your ear affects the distance you can hear sounds from. Ask us what we found out.

Roman Day - 3rd November 2016

Today, we were visited by a Roman soldier. We had such a fantastic day learning all about life in Roman Britain. We learnt all about the Roman army, food, entertainment, health and hygiene. We even found out about Roman toilets which we found particularly funny! At the end of the day, we became Roman soldiers and learnt how to form a testudo to protect ourselves from attack. Ask us all about it.

History - The Romans - 10th October 2016

We have been busy finding out about Julius Caesar this week. 

English - 'The Legend of Gelert' - October 2016


In English, we have been reading this well known Welsh folk-tale. We have enjoyed reading and comparing different versions of the tale and have retold the story ourselves. Please watch the videos of us retelling the story. We have also written our version of the legend, these will be posted on this page soon!

Science - 22nd September 

This term our Science topic is 'Sound'. This week we had a special visitor, Ms Eccles, in to teach us an exciting Science lesson. We found out how sounds are made and the different ways we can make sounds.


Here are some of photos from our fun filled afternoon.

Roald Dahl Day - 16th September


We had a fantastic day celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. We had a fun filled day learning about him and the books that he wrote. We even dressed up as many of the well known characters from his books - can you guess who we are?