Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mr Gordon

Mr Gordon

Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Riley

Mrs Riley

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 4

Please refer to the 'Remote Learning' tabs above in order to access your learning tasks, videos and support.

Thank you. I hope to see you all soon. In the meantime, stay safe!

Mr Gordon 

Homework Information:

Homework will be given out on Fridays and expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. 

Homework will consist of (unless other arrangements have been made):

  • Spellings - Children should practise each spelling approximately 3 times each as well as write sentences or definitions using these spellings.
  • Times tables - Children to practise their times tables using TT Rockstars.
  • Maths - Children to complete a page of their Maths books per week.
  • Reading - Children should be reading for at least 10 minutes per day (aloud to an adult or independently). An adult should then ask their child questions based on what they have read and fill in their child's reading journal.
  • Topic (Optional) - It would be lovely to see the children complete a project based on their current topic to bring into school and form part of our display for the following term!

Thank you in advance for all your support with your child's learning.



Dear Parents/Carers,

Mrs Riley and I both wish to send a huge thank you for all our lovely gifts and cards. They are much appreciated and I'm sorry if we haven't been able to thank you personally!

Please click below to watch our class Christmas song. We hope you enjoy it!

Year 4 - Christmas Song 2020

Thank you all for your support this year. We look forward to seeing the children back in 2021!

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. smiley

Kind Regards,

Mr Gordon and Mrs Riley x


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the children in Year 4!




Here are our 'Children of the Term' and our raffle winner! Congratulations boys! laugh



Here are some photos of the children opening up their presents from Santa!



Here are some action shots of the children during a gymnastics lesson. Here we were provided with the opportunity to put our skills to the test!



Today, we participated in a live lesson from Chester Zoo courtesy of BBC Teach. We learnt all about Creatures and their colour.


Christmas in Y4

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you are aware, due to the COVID restrictions, our usual Christmas performances and events are not able to take place. We have looked at how Christmas can go ahead in school in a COVID safe way.

Below are all the things we have planned for our children in Year 4.

All dates/activities are subject to change.

 12 Days of Christmas (Year 4)

Thursday 3rd

Christmas Around the World Activities 

Friday 4th

Christmas Cards 

Monday 7th

Whole School - PJ and Christmas socks day

All children can come to school dressed in their PJs and Christmas socks. PJs can be Christmas themed but this is not essential.

Tuesday 8th

Christmas Decoration Craft

Wednesday 9th

Whole School Pantomime

As we cannot go to the pantomime this year, we are bringing the pantomime to Wales primary school. We have purchased a pantomime to download and watch on our screens in class. On this day, children can bring a bag of sweets as they usually would when we visit the Lyceum and can eat them whilst watching it.

Thursday 10th

Mr Gordon Presents... A Christmas Quiz!

Friday 11th

Christmas Jumper Day/Christmas Film (TBC)

We are taking part in ‘Save the Children Christmas Jumper day’. We are encouraging all children to come to school in a Christmas jumper for the day. Normal school uniform to be worn apart from the jumper. We will set up a just giving page to take donations for the charity; once this is set up we will send a link via text message.

Monday 14th

Make 2021 Calendars 

Tuesday 15th

Christmas Party Afternoon (1-2pm in the hall)

ill have a Christmas party playing games in the hall and on that day they can wear their Christmas party clothes.

Wednesday 16th

Santa Dash

We are taking part in ‘Save the Children Christmas Jumper day’. We are encouraging all children to come to school in a Christmas jumper for the day. Normal school uniform to be worn apart from the jumper. We will set up a just giving page to take donations for the charity; once this is set up we will send a link via text message.

Christmas Card Delivery

Thursday 17th

Santa hat day and Christmas dinner day

A Christmas dinner ‘grab bag’ is the option on live kitchen on this day for Christmas dinner. If your child has a packed lunch, this is the day to make it Christmas themed by adding a Christmassy treat. We also thought it would be nice to have a Santa hat day whilst eating our school Christmas dinners. Please note: you do not need to buy a Santa hat as all children will receive one from the Santa dash.

Friday 18th

Special surprise and last day before we break up for Christmas



Dear Parents/Carers,

Please accept my sincere apologies for my absence last week and up to Thursday this week. 

The children have settled back in really well after the half term break and I thank you personally for your ongoing support.

I have uploaded this term's newsletter for your information.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch via email if you need anything else.

Kind Regards,

Mr Gordon 


Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you for all your help and support in my first half term at Wales Primary School. I have experienced a lovely welcome and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first half term. The class are beginning to make excellent strides with their learning and have rose up to our expectations of them.

We look forward to working with the children next term in the lead up to the Christmas period.

Thanks again,

Mr Gordon and Mrs Riley  

Year 4 Class Blog:


In PE this term, the children have been participating in Dance lessons. The children have worked really hard to develop motifs in order to portray a range of natural disasters. They have focussed on Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and tornados. Below are some photos of their performances of escaping a volcanic eruption based on the story - Escape from Pompeii.


This week, we had another opportiunity to participate in some drama. Here we worked in groups to reenact the events from the story - Escape from Pompeii. The children produced some excellent performances and went on to produce arguably their best writing of the year so far! Well done Year 4!


This week, we learnt what it meant to face a dilemma. We then re-enacted the dilemma that the man with the axe faced in the story - ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. We did this by using a technique called a ‘Conscience Alley’ where we were able to make comments to the man in order to convince him to either cut the tree down or walk away. We then began to think of our own dilemma stories and went on to produce some fantastic writing!


After the excitement of our previous experiement where we tested to see whether or not gas weighed anything, we tested to see which temperatures melted chocolate the quickest! We even had the chance to eat some at the end courtesy of Mr Gordon! We hope you like our class selfies...



In our History lesson today, we got a little messy as we became Ancient Egyptian embalmbers! We learnt all about the mummification process by having a go ourselves using tomatoes! The children were able to recall the steps of the process very well!


Today, we produced some art in the form of portraits of people who were positive role models during the recent 'Lockdown'.



Year 4 have settled in really well today. Below are some photos of them participating in a challenge which involved producing towers/sculptures using only marshmellows and spaghetti!





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