On Thursday 20th June, year 4 took part in an under 9’s cricket competition playing against 14 other schools from Peckham, Walworth and Camberwell. The teams all played a number of matches and it was a lovely day. One of our teams even made it through to the final after winning all of their matches and were declared the overall winners of the day!

Every child who took part in the tournament deserves a huge congratulations for their efforts and excellent sportsmanship and a huge congratulations to the overall winners too.

This half term, our topic is Saving Planet Earth. We will be learning about how our world is changing due to factors such as global warming, deforestation, burning of fossil fuels and plastic pollution. We will also be learning about climate change activists and the ways in which we can combat environmental damage and help endangered animals.

In English, we have been reading The Promise which includes important messages about the environment. We will writing our own narrative based on this book. In Maths, we will continue to focus on decimals and then money at the end of this half term. In Science, we are looking at forces.

Save The Planet Background 2058654 Vector Art at VecteezyThere is no planet b print poster eco conscious message - Etsy.deDarnhall Primary School: Fox Class (Year 5)


PE Days

Hubble – Wednesday

Pioneer – Friday


Our topic this term in Science has been ‘living things and habitats’. This week, Year 4 spent time working in groups to research three habitats which are greatly effected by global warming – the ocean, the rainforest and Antarctica. After researching these habitats using the iPads, we answered questions about climate change and its impact on animals in these habitats.

It is a busy time in Year 4 at the moment as we have also been taking part in cricket lessons. Last week, everyone had fun practising their throwing and catching skills and playing a range of different games.


This week, Hubble class finished off their cooking lessons with the Flygerians at South London Gallery. We hope everyone at home enjoyed sampling the delicious food.

This week, Year 4 were lucky enough to visit the SLG for some cooking lessons with local Nigerian street-food restaurant Flygerians.

They practised a range of cooking skills and got to bring home a portion of their delicious meal!



Welcome back to school, we hope you all had an enjoyable half term break. This half-term our topic will be ‘Here Come the Vikings’. We will learning all about how the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled in the UK. We will be writing a newspaper report and a narrative.

The Vikings - Explore the Exciting History of the Viking Age and ...

In Maths, we will be learning about fractions for the next few weeks. In Science, our topic is ‘living things and their habitats’.



This half term, Year 4 will have cricket coaching on Friday afternoons. This means that children in both classes need to bring their PE kits into school on FRIDAY.



Children will receive their Learning Across the Curriculum homework for the term at the end of this week. They choose one task each week to complete and should spend 30 minutes on this.

Maths homework for the whole term will be given at the end of each week. They should complete one box each week.

Spellings should be learnt at home. Tests are weekly on Wednesday (Pioneer) or Thursday (Hubble).

Children should be reading daily and writing a comment in their reading records. These are checked daily.


Thank you for your support at home,

The Year 4 teachers

This week, Year 4 have been practising their cycling skills and earning certificates in their Bikeability lessons!

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