Treasure Hunt

Year 4 have been learning how to use the formal written method to help them calculate addition and subtraction sums with increasingly large numbers. Today, they had to go on a treasure hunt in small groups to find the answers to their sums and the corresponding letters. When they had all of the numbers and letters, they had to reorder the numbers into ascending order to spell out the winning phrase: Mrs Hartwell is the best!

The children really enjoyed putting their skills to good practice and working together competitively and win!

Year 4’s Viking Pictures

Happy Friday from Year 4!

Wow! What a fantastic start Year 4 have had to this new school year.

It has been great fun getting to know eachother even better, welcoming a new friend into our class and starting our learning journey with lots of positive attitudes and smiles.

We ended our first week with celebrations for Mary’s Birthday by sharing a class liturgy to remind ourselves of the story of the birth of Mary our Mother, visiting the Church garden to pray to the statue of Our Lady and offer Her some gifts and returning to the classroom to sing Happy Birthday and play some traditional birthday games!

Thank you for a brilliant first week back Year 4! A particular well done to Liam G and Ethan who were awarded this week’s Superstars for being fabulous role models to the rest of the school!  Keep it up!

Mrs Hartwell


Year 4 wrapped up their science this year with an investigation. We tested whether it was safer to wear a seat belt or not by using crash test dummies and cardboard box cars.


Year 4 had a great time making (and tasting) pizzas today as part of their D&T topic. I was really impressed with how well everyone organised themselves and carefully followed their recipes. Here they are in action, along with the finished projects:

Year 4 – Pizzas

Please make sure that all meat is cooked before it come into school.

Harry, Lucas, Luke

Chicken, tomato puree, rolling pin, wooden spoon (Lucas)

Sausage, bowl, cheese (Luke)

Bacon (Harry)


Jude, James, Lorcan

Utensils (Jude)

Cheese and passata (James)

Pepperoni (Lorcan)


Aaron and Finn

Bowl, spoon, tomato puree, cheese (Aaron)

Pepperoni, rolling pin (Finn)


Kai, Pierce and Kian

Cheese, spoon, pizza cutter, rolling pin (Kian)

Cheese, measuring jug (Pierce)

Pepperoni, bowl, tomato puree (Kai)


Lily, Bethany and Zuzanna

Sweetcorn, ham (Bethany)

Cheese, bowl and spoon (Lily)

Tomato sauce, rolling pin (Zuzanna)

Angel, Grace-May, Muno

Pineapple, ham, rolling pin, sweetcorn (Muno)

Cheese, tomato, pepper, mushrooms (Angel)

Sausage, pepperoni (Gracie-May)

Molly, Ocean and Lucy

Egg, marshmallows, plain flour, ice cream (Lucy)

Milk/white chocolate chips/buttons, spoon, minstrels, cake tin (Ocean)

Smarties, bowl, vanilla essence, butter, caster sugar and brown sugar (Molly)

Reuben, Dylan and Nathan

Chicken, pepperoni, tomato puree (Nathan)

Sausage, cheese (Reuben)


Paul and Mason

Cheese, pepperoni salami and chicken (Mason)

Bowl, spoon, rolling pin (Paul)


Maisie and Lola

Marshmallows, chocolate buttons, bowl and pan (Lola)

Nutella, strawberries, rolling pin and spoon (Maisie)



Aloha from Year 4!

Year 4 were on top form today for their Hawaii day! They all looked great in their colourful clothes. We spent the day making leis (flower necklaces), trying some local food and drink and playing loads of Hawaiian games. Here they are in action:

Year 4 – Steel Pan Assembly

A huge well done to Year 4 for their performance this morning. Everything came together fantastically well and they have deservedly received lots of compliments. Here they are in action:

Year 4 – Flotsam audio book

Year 4 have been studying David Wiesner’s book ‘Flotsam’ over the last few weeks. As this is a picture book, Year 4 wrote their own version of the story as a class. They have since narrated their story to create an audio book.

This is 100% their own work, everyone has been involved and they recorded it in one take!!


A big thank you to Mr Youson for editing the video and audio.


Year 4 – Hawaii day!!!!!

Year 4 – Geography – Hawaii day!


This half-term, Year 4 have been learning about Hawaii in geography. To round off the topic we will be having a day celebrating Hawaii’s culture. The children have come up with a range of ideas for the day which include:

  • Tasting some of the local food
  • Playing some of the popular games/sports
  • Hawaii themed arts and crafts.

The Year 4 ‘Hawaii day’ will be on Thursday 13th July. The children can come to school in non-uniform, Hawaiian themed clothes if possible. Also, please could children bring a pair of flip flops with them (separate to the trainers or shoes that they will wear) so that they can take part in the popular Hawaiian game ‘flip flop flipper’ (this is not essential so please do not worry if they don’t own a pair).

Finally, please inform us of any food allergies so that this can be taken into account when making and tasting some of the local food.


Mr Marsh