REQM Silver Award

Welcome to the summer term in class 4. We have a busy time ahead with many exciting activities for the children to take part in.

Our new topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’, which is full of fun tasks including the class 4 performance in a few weeks, so look out for your invitations. We will be learning all about the lives of this ancient civilisation, including the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun: We have already begun a huge collage of his death mask.

We will also be studying the gruesome act of mummification and the importance of the afterlife.

As well as looking at animals and their habitats in science, and making various Egyptian artefacts in art, the summer term also includes May Day celebrations, sports day and our residential trip to Grendon, so we will look forward to an incredibly busy, but fun, time!

The spring term begins in January with our topic of ‘Mountains’. In this geography-led subject, the children will be studying the mountain ranges across the globe, the highest peaks, how mountains are formed and life on the mountains. The subject will also be embedded in their English work as well as art and design.

In science, we will continue with the ‘States of matter’ topic and complete the term with ‘Electricity’. Children will be given the chance to use their knowledge of circuits to make a torch in DT, linking it to survival on the mountains – can I please ask, in advance, for each child to bring in an empty crisp tube for this project (named).

We will carry on with our times tables revision, where your child will be given weekly tables or tasks for a test on the following Monday.

PE remains on the usual Thursday afternoon with Coach Matt Vernon. (Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school as usual.)



Mrs Pickles is the teacher in Year 4.  She is supported in class by Mrs Turton and Mrs Macaulay.


This term, in class 4, we will be delving into the deep, dark part of prehistory known as the Stone Age. What can we find out about it? What are primary and secondary sources? What is the job of an archaeologist?

How did humans develop into the clever survivors and inventors that we have become today?

When did prehistory end?

In science, we will be looking at caring for our teeth and experimenting with eggshells. Why?

We will also be learning about the human digestive system, so it could get messy!

In art and design we will be making our own Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age creations, from life-like tools and weapons to calming sunset pictures of Stonehenge.

Don’t forget to bring an art shirt in!

In maths, we will be having times tables tests to help with our target of knowing all of the tables up to 12 x 12 – so please learn these.

Making 3D shapes in maths

The Eggshell Enquiry in Science

Peer marking of our story maps in English




Respecting yourself as well as others


Show forgiveness to all, including yourself


Trusting in God and in each other


Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other


Being generous, caring and loyal friends