Welcome to Year 4! 

Miss Wellings


Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page!

Year 4 is an exciting year at St Nicholas, which encourages the children to develop independence and confidence within their final year of Lower Key Stage Two. This year is packed with lots of fun and exciting opportunities for the children!

Here you can take a look at all the exciting things we have been doing throughout the year. Below, you will also find copies of children's termly topic leaflets, homework and spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.

  • PE is timetabled for Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Full PE kit is expected to be worn in this lesson. For details on the required PE kit, please see the PE page.
  • Children MUST bring pumps into school to wear indoors. Please clearly label the pumps with your child’s name.
  • Please ensure that all uniform, coats, pumps and PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • It is very important that the children be listened to read regularly. Once the children have read their book, they must bring it back to school so that it can be changed. 
  • Ensure all children bring in a water bottle. It is really important that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.



Guided Reading

This term we are reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo for our Guided Reading lessons.


Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.



This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube

Snow tracks and snow prints

​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 


Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up


The children now have homework packs. These will be sent home on a Tuesday and need to be handed in the following Monday.

Spellings will be taught on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Year 4 2022-2023


Autumn Term in Year 4

Year 4 have had a busy Autumn term filled with lots of fun and exciting activities!  Take a look below to see what we have been up to. 

Ancient Egypt

Our main theme this term is Ancient Egypt. We will be learning all about the lives of Ancient Egyptians, their religion and Gods and the significance of pyramids. Within English, we will be writing a non-chronological report on Ancient Egypt. As part of our experience lesson to begin this topic, we researched Ancient Egyptian Gods and pharaoh death masks. We then made out own Egyptian masks. 

This allowed us to explore the different Egyptian Gods and what they look like. We had a great time and learnt lots of information to support us throughout our upcoming topic.