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Lyminster Primary School

Growing, Caring & Learning Together


Year 4



In Year 4, learning journeys have been expertly designed to capture children’s interests while exposing them to the wonders of the world beyond their own experience. Topics across the curriculum are comprised of a range of immersive learning experiences that challenge learners’ thinking and encourages them to further question, investigate and analyse concepts. In addition to this, teaching and learning is rigorous, nowhere more so than in the basics, and expectations are very high, but it is exciting and meaningful for the children. Children in Year 4 will fall in love with reading, learning and exploration.


In Literacy we have finished writing our newspaper reports on the events of Thursday 19th September, when three mysterious dragon eggs appeared in our classroom. We published these and shared our class newspaper with Mr McGinley. Overnight we found the eggs had hatched and disappeared, but luckily we caught this on camera.

We are now moving onto writing a descriptive piece of our own dragons, which will also be used for our poems after this.


In Maths the children have been working on place value. We have been:

  • Comparing numbers using the greater than and less than signs
  • Looking at our columns
  • Counting on
  • Counting backwards
  • Comparing up to two decimal places (using height and money to support this)
  • Using resources and abstract thinking to unpick the problems
  • Mass and capacity

To support your children with this at home you could ask them questions about:

  • Comparing money and different values
  • Write a number and ask them which digit is in what column
  • Ask them to partition, draw, write in words and show 100 less and more of a number (i.e. 2353)


In guided reading we are focusing on comprehension skills, in particular retrieval of information. We are currently reading ‘No such thing as dragons’ as a whole class, whilst the children get to have two books from the library. One is of their choice and the other is at their band level. Please encourage your children to fill in their reading records and to read as often as possible. They seem very hooked on dragon and adventure stories at the moment which is fantastic! Our class author this year is Nicola Davies, who we will be looking at closely in our Spring Topic.


In Year 4 we have been using Scratch to create our own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Click the links below to play some of their fantastic games that they created:

Kian & Toby - Maze

Jay & Mack - Dodgeball

Thomas & Olly - Dodge the Cheese Puffs

Year 1/4 Buddy Reading

The Year 4s were helping the Year 1s read their home books.

Science - Exploring Sound



In Music Year 4 have been working on practising their harvest song, ‘The Harvest Tango’. We hope as many of you as possible will come and support our children on the big day! We will be performing this, along with some other whole school songs, on Thursday 3rd October at 2:30pm.


In Geography we are looking at our local area through maps. The skills we are using are grid references so we can observe key points in more detail, to study them and draw our own maps.


In our outdoor sessions we are learning the foundation skills for football. Passing and dribbling are the key areas for year 4. Many of the children are excelling in this and moving onto tackling as well.

In indoor PE we are focusing on dance, with our topic being ‘Cold Places’. The children are very creative with their ideas and have already developed their moves into simple routines to share with the rest of the class.


In Art we are sketching our own dragons using sketching pencils and a variety of shading techniques for effect. We are using our pieces for our descriptive writing and poems in Literacy.

 Y4 Homework Grid.docxDownload
 Y4 Topic Web.docxDownload
 Y4 Newsletter.docxDownload
 Y4 Topic Web Autumn 1 2019.pdfDownload
 Year 4 Homework Grid Dragons (autumn 1).pdfDownload
 Y4 Newsletter Autumn 1 2019.pdfDownload
 Year 4 spellings Spellathon 18 19.docx.pdfDownload
 Year 4 - Guide for Parents.pdfDownload
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Year 4

Super Supply Teacher

Cerys C (coopc222) on: Year 4

For 4 weeks we are going to have a super supply teacher she is AMAZING!!!!

We are doing lots of work on The Great fire Of London.

Next week we are going to write a story about how we would feel if we were there.

We know that year was 1666 and the fire started in a bakery.

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Perfect perimeters

Cerys C (coopc222) on: Year 4

If your thinking what is a perimeter then take a look down below...……. 

now you know how hard they can sometimes be you can do it yourself

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Our Dragon Eyes!

Cerys C (coopc222) on: Year 4

We made some amazing dragon eyes.  This is what they look like...

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Our Dragon Eyes!

Cerys C (coopc222) on: Year 4

We made dragon eyes! This is what they look like... 

Don't they look great!

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Cerys C (coopc222) on: Year 4

In English we are learning about similes and metaphors. Also we are trying to make poems.

We are amazing at it and don't need any help. we have a simile and metaphor to show you...

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