Safer Internet Day 2023

‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Make time to listen to your children today and make positive change together.

Safer Internet Day 2023 aims to answer the following questions:

  1. What issues really matter to children and young people?
  2. What changes do they want to see?
  3. How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?

Here are some tips from the National Online Safety for encouraging open discussions about digital lives:


A few useful links for keeping children safe online:

  • – Online safety advice for parents
  • – Excellent free resources for educators and parents/carers
  • – The Parent Zone
  • – Resources to support parents in making the right digital choices
  • – Useful website offering answers to questions parents and players have about video games age ratings, and other tips to ensure children play safely and responsibly
  • – Pegi website to help parents make informed decisions when buying video games

Welcome to Spring 1

A warm welcome to Ms Silvan who has joined Hubble class!

Our topic for this term is ‘The United Kingdom‘ and we will be focusing on Geography.

Knowledge organiser for the topic: Spring 1 The UK Knowledge organiser

Here is the curriculum homework. We look forward to seeing the beautiful work and projects completed by the children throughout the term

Homework page THE UK

Please note: Hubble class PE day is now on Fridays

It’s been a great start to year 4 as we’ve been getting to know the children.

We have some exciting lessons planned this year – The Romans, Shang Dynasty, The United Kingdom, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Saving Planet Earth and Amazonia! Children will explore different aspects of history going across the globe.

To go with these are some exciting books – Queen of Darkness and Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, What a Waste by Jess French, Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman, The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, The Promise by Nicola Davies just to name a few.

A few reminders for the Autumn term:

  • Swimming: Mondays (Pioneer class will aim to return to school for 3:30pm. Hubble class will be back in school for the usual pick up time of 3:15pm)
  • Homework out: Fridays
  • Homework back in: Tuesdays
  • Reading books changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Spelling test: Wednesdays
  • Times Tables test: Fridays
  • PE: Wednesdays

Our Learning Across the Curriculum (LAtC) topic for Autumn 1 is Through the Ages: The Romans. Have a look at our knowledge organiser below with some information related to the areas of learning in history.

Knowledge Organiser The Romans

We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Best wishes from the Year 4 team (Ms Adenaike, Miss Garcia, Mrs Perry and Ms McEntee)

Just a quick message from the year 4 team to say that it has been an absolute pleasure these last few weeks getting to know the children and we look forward to the rest of the year!

A little reminder that P.E. days for Pioneer are Fridays and for Hubble are Wednesdays, and that both classes have spelling tests on Wednesdays.

Here’s a brief outline of what year 4 are learning this term:

Maths: Focusing on Number and Place Value. Children are learning to represent numbers to 10,000 including being able to recognise the value of each digit according to their position in the number. We have also been focusing on learning our times tables and we have been practising our 5 and 10 times tables.

Reading: This term we will be introducing the children to all the essential reading skills needed in Destination Reader. We  have been reading a book called The Queen of Darkness by Tony Bradman which the children are thoroughly enjoying so far.

Learning Across the Curriculum: The children have been learning all about the Roman Empire and the invasion of Britain. It has been great to see the children so engaged and this is represented in their homework as well. What great shields have been created! 😀

Science: ELECTRICITY! This term we are focusing on electricity and will be constructing a simple series electrical circuit to further our knowledge and use scientific evidence to answer questions or to support out findings.

Curriculum homework- Romans

Attached is the topic homework that the children are expected to complete once a week. Please remind them to do so.

We look forward to updating you on the children’s learning soon!

Thank you.

Year 4 team 🙂