Year 4 2016 - 2017

Mr Green

Mr Hardman

Welcome to Year 4


Mr Green teaches 4G, with Mrs Woodward, Miss Winder and Miss Thomas  supporting learning in the class.

Mr Hardman teaches 4H, with Miss Woodland, Mr Smith and Mrs McGill supporting learning in the class.

Both classes - Indoor P.E. will be on a Wednesday Morning. 

Both classes - Outdoor Games on Friday Afternoon.


As the final week of Year 4 draws closer, the spirit of our children has not dropped at all! We have spent the whole week in English, writing an exciting adventure story, using the Topics we have studied through the year as our basis. The children are excited to conclude them next week, as well as illustrate a front cover for their short story.

In Maths, we have finished off the Maths No Problem books, completing the last few lessons on Position and Movement before moving on to look at Roman Numerals. We will now spend the last few days consolidating what we have learned over the course of the year with a few fun maths games.

To finish off the week with a bang, we had a whole year games morning. The children enjoyed all of the different activities which they took part in… even the teachers and teaching assistants got involved with some fun and games!

Congratulations to our Superstars this week: Alex Byrne and Sam Hough (4G) and Luke Ewan (4H).

Have a lovely weekend.  


The children have this week started planning their final writing task for Year 4 – we can’t believe how fast the time has gone either. The children are going to review their favourite experiences since September, in a narrative about Learning Land. This is to be a fictional adventure, where they include features of their topic learning from Year 4; this could be an invasion of Ancient Egyptian mummies from out Egypt topic, or anything else creative that they want to include.

In Maths, we have been continuing our geometry learning and have recovered the classification of quadrilaterals, as well as progressing on to translation with some of the children.

There were no formal Superstars this week as the hall was booked out for another activity, but the whole of Year 4 have been Superstars all year, so well done to everyone on another fantastic week.



Year 4 have had another amazing week that has been filled with deep learning. The children have enjoyed blending their English and European topic work, when writing a letter of complaint about an atrocious holiday. Area and Perimeter have been the focus of our Maths learning, and the children have started to grasp these tricky (and sometimes easily confused) concepts well.

We have ended our week with an adventure to Range High School to watch a wonderful performance – I am sure the children will tell you all about it.

With only two or so weeks to go, the Year 4 team are very proud of all of the children and their efforts and progress this year. Let’s all keep pushing until the finish line!



Sports Day this week was a real highlight for both Year 4 classes, as well as the rest of the school as a whole. All children participated with a healthy, competitive spirit and a great time was had by all. The adults in Year 4 really enjoyed seeing their children shine in a different environment, outside of the classroom. The Year 4 children should be proud of how they conducted themselves.

The finishing touches are being put to this year's Maths and English learning, and our Europe topic has meant that we have been advertising wonderful, exciting, foreign destinations. The children have done well this these and many have been very persuasive. Our transition into a measurement focus is also going well in both classes.

Due to the outstanding effort of the children this week - both inside and outside of the classroom - Mr Green and Mr Hardman have decided to make the whole of Year 4 their Superstars for this week. Keep it up children!



This week has been a mixture of new learning and the celebration of prior learning in Year 4. The children have embraced our new topic of Europe and have been investigating different countries and cities from all across Europe on the computers, Ipads as well as by using the traditional method of an Atlas. This research has fed into the writing of some wonderful, persuasive holiday brochures that the children will continue next week.

We have continued our measurement topic in Maths and the children have taken to this very well. Conversion between units of measurement has been a challenge but all adults within Year 4 have been impressed with the efforts of the children. We have also completed some Maths quizzes, which the children have done very well in.

Congratulations to Jake Wilding (4G) and Caitlin Langton (4H) for bring our Superstars this week! Keep up this great effort both of you!



During STEM week, Year 4 have engaged in lots of different learning adventures. On Monday, we were joined by the pioneers at Farm Urban, where the children were challenged with compiling their own hydroponic farming system. Some parents joined us and a good time was had by all.

On Wednesday, colleagues from The University of Liverpool Physics department came into St. Luke’s and we enjoyed a Balloons, Balance and Blast Off session with them. Rockets were launched. Balloons were pierced and popped. This was followed by Thursday’s trip to the UTC in beautifully sun-baked Liverpool. At the UTC, the children extracted the DNA of a kiwi fruit and they designed their own life-boats to successfully save as many passengers as possible These lifeboats were tested after being suitably decorated and many lives (weights) were kept afloat.

On Friday morning, STEM week was rounded off nicely by attempting to make our own bouncy balls. Some children were very successful and other children were equally pleased with their concoction of slime. Well done to all of the children in Year 4 and we must as a year group thank Mrs Groom for all of her organisational help.

Our Year 4 Superstars this week are Imogen Ball (4G) and Jamie Kelly (4H). Well done for an excellent week.  We also awarded our St. Luke’s L.E.A.R.N award for Reflecting and Improving. Our winners were Aaron Spencer (4G) and Tommy Johnson (4H). A big congratulations to you.

A final congratulations goes to Evan McCann (4H) who won our Year 4 poster competition for STEM week. Well done to everyone for all of your outstanding efforts over the course of this week, and the year so far as a whole.



Year 4, as a year group, have been fantastic this week. Despite edging towards Half Term, the hard work is not subsiding and both 4G and 4H are giving their all across their learning. Work on decimal numbers is being gobbled up by the children and the understanding they are showing is very impressive as the difficulty of concepts increases.

Like true novelists, both classes have consciously crafted wonderful story openings since Monday, with particular focus being placed on setting and characters. The final products have been worth the wait and the work. Well done everyone in Year 4 for pushing yourself so hard in all areas. As a school, we are all excited to embrace STEM week for the final week of the Half Term.

Our Superstars this week are Tommy Johnson and Charlie Clayton (4H) and Mac Mulvey (4G).



Decimals have been in order this week (literally and metaphorically) in Year 4, as some children have moved on to ordering decimal numbers. Both classes are really getting to grips with visualising what a tenth and a hundredth really are, and the Maths No Problem physical materials have been a big help in this, as the children have been able to physically exchange and rename hundredths as tenths and vice-versa.

Our English learning has been focused on parables within the Bible, and we have been interpreting these so that we can write our own stories with positive messages. The children have done extremely well with this tricky concept and have produced some wonderful stories with meanings and morals. The Year 4 team are proud of all of their hard work.

Our Superstars in Year 4 are Joseph Irvine (4G) and Magdalenka Matejkova (4H). Well done you two!



This week, Year 4 have worked extremely hard to improve their understanding in a wide variety of areas. Maths lessons have been progressing into the realm of decimals, and both classes have enjoyed getting their teeth into this new challenge. Their focus, combined with their prior learning, means that all of the children are doing very well to grasp some tricky concepts around this.

In Literacy lessons, the year group has revisited instructions. The progress from when we first looked at these in September of last year is tangible, and the children have enjoyed exploring different ways to boss people around (in a nice and useful way).

Our Superstars this week are Kiera Weisbrodt (4G) and Kiera O’Rourke (4H).



This week in Year 4 has been filled with challenging learning opportunities and some amazing creativity from the children. In line with our Thunder and Lightning topic, the children in both classes have been planning, composing and finally editing their own newspaper articles about extreme weather. Inspiration has been drawn from Storm Doris’ appearance earlier in the year and the children have enjoyed relaying details about flipped trampolines and squashed sheds to the staff. Maths has also been fun this week as the classes have been finishing off the Maths No Problem Book A’s. This has given the children lots of positive time to celebrate their successes so far this year and an excited feeling about tackling the challenges of Book B.

Our Superstars this week are Aaron Spencer (4G) and Oscar Dowler (4H).

Well done chaps. Keep up the great work.



This week, Year 4 have come back to school with a fantastic attitude and have produced some wonderful work since returning to St. Luke’s. We have started our new topic on Thunder and Lightning and this has already permeated our writing. Both classes have drafted some amazing poetry about storms and powerful weather, and Mrs Cowie has been wowed by the examples that she has read.

In Maths, both classes have been working through time-based problems, and converting between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. As a team, the Year 4 staff would be very grateful if you could continue to practice time-tables and time-telling skills as an ongoing challenge at home, as these are great skills for the children to come to school already equipped with.

Year 4’s Superstars this week are Jess Cribb (4G) and Liam Hall (4H).

Well done to both of you. Keep up the great work!



And so the most anticipated week of the school year has come and gone. Year 4 had a great experience at Winmarleigh Hall and were very sad when we had to leave. Make sure to check back here to see pictures of our amazing stay at Winmarleigh Hall!



Life in the county is not all it is cracked up to be! Year 4 have explored just how much work they would have had to do if they were evacuated during WWII. A day full of farm work and other chores nearly made them long for school. until the realsied how boring the 3 R's actually could be! They also seemed really unimpressed with the lack of food due to rationing... not even a spam sandwich could entice them!

Adding and subtracting fractions have been the order of the week in Maths, with the children working on problems involving chocolate, pizza and a range of other food they would not get during wartime. We are looking to move on to time soon, so get the watches at the ready!.

Well done to our Superstars this week: Erin Ennis in 4H and the whole of 4G for how amazing they have been during Miss Heather's time with us.

Winmarleigh Countdown: 5 Days to go!!! 


Newsflash! Britain has declared war on Germany! All children must evacuate the city immediately!

Year 4 have left their normal lives behind them and moved to the countryside to see what it was like for the children during the Blitz. They have all written letters home to their parents after their experiences of the dreaded train ride. We will continue to look at life as an evacuee in the coming weeks.

Fractions continue to be the focus of our maths lessons, with the children moving on to simplifying and adding fractions, which we hope they will eventually find 'a piece of cake'!

Congratulations to our Superstars this week: Jack Morris in 4G and Freya Smith in 4H

Winmarleigh Countdown: 12 days to go!!!


Another exciting and learning filled week in Year 4 has come to an end. We have begun to look at World War 2, starting with who was involved in the war and looking at the important events throughout the 6 miserable years. In English, we have been writing explanations on what evacuation was and why children were evacuated to the countryside.

Fractions have been the main focus in maths, with the children writing mixed numbers and beginning to find equivalent fractions. We have also started work on the Easter service, looking at the end of Jesus's time on Earth, and the children are really looking forward to showing the school community how hard we have worked on it.

Well done to Adam Hussain (4G) and Eva Meredith (4H) who are our superstars this week.

Winmarleigh Countdown: 19 days to go!!! 



This week, Year 4 have been tackling various new learning opportunities. Within Maths, we have focused on consolidating our understanding around a range of graph types. We have all then moved onto starting our fractions topic. Things have started off well and all adults are impressed with the efforts of both classes.

During English lessons, instructions and explanations have been our focus. Both Mr Hardman and Miss Heather have been astounded by how well the children have been able to differentiate the two text types.

Our Superstars for this week are Amy Duckworth (4G) and Joshua Bain (4H) – Well done to both of you!





This week, Year 4 have continued their examination of the story Fox by Margaret Wilde and have finished the story. There were twists and turns along the way and the year-group really enjoyed looking closely at the thoughts and feelings of the complex characters. We will be continuing to use the book as a basis for our English work in the coming weeks.

Within Maths, we have progressed from formal written methods of multiplication, onto written methods of long division. This is taking the children some getting used to, but we will persevere with this new Maths adventure next week!


Our Superstars this week are Eve Humphreys (4G) and Olivia Strong (4H).

Our handwriting heroes are Charlie Lynch (4G) and James Shalliker (4H). 

Keep up the outstanding efforts everybody.





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Winmarleigh residential , by Mrs Govan

'FOX' by Margaret Wild, by Mr Please Do Not Delete

Stand and Deliver, by Mrs Harper

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