Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


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Teacher: Miss Thompson

Teaching assistant: Miss Pawson



Teacher: Mr Shaw

Teaching assistants: Miss Glastonbury and Miss Mays

Mornings – Mrs Gunning



Important dates

Home Learning:  Goes out on a Friday and it’s due back in on a Wednesday!

Reading records: We expect children to be reading at home three times each week and we check the records on a  Wednesday.

PE: Normal PE is on a Friday. We also have swimming on a Thursday. For swimming, each child will need a full swimming kit including towel.

Spelling test: We test children on their weekly spellings on a Friday.

Multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 multiplication tables.


Useful links

TT Rockstars.


Reading Eggs

Spring 2

This half term, we continue with our Smashing Saxon’s topic! We have already finished writing our gruesome fight between Grendel and the hero Beowulf, and are now writing informative leaflets about Murton Park. In Maths, we are moving onto fractions, having covered area.

Our science topic is all about sound and how sound works. Last week, we were out on the playground making lots of noise and seeing how distance affected the noise an instrument can produce.

Spring 1

Wow, what an amazing half term we have had in Year 4! Our half term started with some amazing writing all about the digestive system, with children writing a story about being a piece of food and the adventure they had passing through the body. This culminated with a fantastic family event where children took part in a gross science experiment, explaining to parents what scientific functions were being demonstrated.

Our next topic was based around History and the Anglo-Saxons. We had an exciting trip to Murton Park, where children took part in an Anglo-Saxon day. Making bread, sculpting pottery and farming fields were just some of the experiences Year 4 had a go at. Back in the classroom, Year 4 have begun writing our Beowulf stories, based on the Anglo-Saxon legend. We can’t wait to finish writing them after half term!


Autumn 2 

This half term, we have taken part in a ‘Battle of Hastings’ day, during which we read about what happened in 1066. We researched the battle using iPads, videos and QR codes and look up how the battle was fought. In the afternoon, we then went outside to re-enact the famous battle. Following this, we have started to write our own newspaper reports about the day!


Our topic is all about Royals and focusing on William the Conqueror and Henry VIII. We will be learning a song about Henry VIII and his six wives which we will perform to parents in our next parent’s event.


In Science, we are looking at different types of leaves and trees.


This half term, our class reading book is Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, following on from our amazing descriptive writing last term.



Autumn 1 

In writing, we have been writing letters to Mrs Horan about saving the nature garden! We have also been writing some incredible stories about a fantasy land, based on the Narnia book ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”.


Our topic for this term is ‘What inspires artists?’. In particular, we will be focusing on the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and his amazing natural art.

In science, we are investigating recycling and where our waste goes.

Our class book this term is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes!



Recent News

World Book Day fun!

We have had a great day today, all linked to reading! We had a great assembly with a whole school story – We’re Going on a Book Hunt! Mr Barker, Mrs Gunning and Mrs Digby Read more…

Year 4’s Disgusting Digestive Day

What an amazing week year 4 have had this week. Well done to everyone for their amazing effort in their assessments.   To celebrate, Year 4 ran a family event of their own, the Disgusting Read more…

Cooking in 4a

  Yummm…Lemon Meringue! This afternoon we practised our new skills of separating egg yolks and egg whites, with Mrs Houghton. The children really enjoyed this activity and got to eat their yummy creations!

Year 4’s Disgusting Digestive System Hook Day!

Yesterday, year 4 began their new topic – ‘What happens to our food?’. We took part in an exciting hook day, during which children plotted their own digestive system, learned all about their teeth and Read more…

4B’s Superb Narnia inspired Stories

In 4B this half term, we have been writing our very own stories describing the setting of our own worlds. Taking a step into the wardrobe, we found ourselves on a beach in a land Read more…

Murton Park 2019!

On Wednesday, Year 4 went back in time to the Saxon ages and learnt what life was like for a villager working in and defending their village. The day started with outfit changes, where the girls Read more…