Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs Callender

Mrs Yearsley

Autumn 2


We had an excellent first term in Year 4. The children loved learning all about the Ancient Egyptians and we had a lot of fun. We have settled into the new school year really well.


Our topic this term

This term our topic is 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'.  Throughout this topic, we will be learning about important people who have had an impact on our world.  Without giving too much away (I want to keep the children guessing), we will be looking at a range of people; including important historical figures, an artist, a scientist, and an author (or rather one of his most famous characters). Hopefully, the children will enjoy learning about all of these poeple and will continue their own reserach at home.


What we have done so far ...

As October was Black History Month, we began our topic by learning about Rosa Parks. The children were shocked to learn about segregation in America and were inspired by the bravery of Rosa Parks. Please check out our video blog of some of the class acting out the 'bus scene,' when Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. The children organised this themselves and spent a long time thinking about how the different people who were there might have felt and reacted. Afterwards, we wrote fantastic diaries from the point of view of Rosa Parks herself. 

Coming up...

I am in the process of arranging a trip for Year 4 to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool - this will tie in nicely with our topic and enhance the childrens learning. This is currently planned to take place near the end of November and letters will be sent out in the next few days.

I will be starting a Year 4 after school club on a Thursday for any children wishing to stay in school and do their homework. I will be free to help children if needed and laptops will be available, so children will still be able to access their homework via the webpage and do it electronically if they wish. The club is open to all Year 4 children and will run till the end of this term.

Preparations for Christmas are already under way. We will soon start rehearsing for our Christmas production and this year we will be making our own Year 4 goodies to sell at the school fair.

This week, parents have been in to help their child (and me) to make Christmas cards which will then be sent off to be professionally printed for parents to purchase. It was great to see so many of you in class helping out - I hope the Christmas music wasn't too much and you had fun. Your help and involvement is appreciated!


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to see me at the end of the day for a quick chat or to book a longer appointment.


Mrs Callender

Files to Download

Year 4: Blog items

Year 4 Rosa Parks Video, by Mrs Callender

Year 4: Calendar items

School closes, by Mr McCulloch

Back to school, by Mr McCulloch

School closes, by Mr McCulloch

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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794