Year 4 – Maple

Year 4 have been working incredibly hard since the start of the term. They have been making electrical circuits in science, creating wonderful Viking shields in art and making a lot of noise (music!) on the African drums. They have also worked as a team to develop their apostrophe usage and created a huge human timeline to help the class see how the Viking period of history relates to what they already know.

Meet The Teacher  2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to host our popular Meet The Teacher sessions in school. Instead click on the links below to reader a letter of introduction from the class teacher and an expanded copy of our class presentation. If you could e-mail any questions you have to so that in the coming days we can make an FAQs page.

04 Year 4 Maple Class Parent Letter Mr Gray

04 Curric Evening Sept 2020 Maple Class


Our topic this term is Beautiful Britain and we have been finding out about famous British composers in Music as well as famous British artists in Art. My personal favourite was re-creating a Gainsborough picture as a class. In English we are reading Enid Blyton’s “Enchanted Wood” and we have acted out one of the chapters as well as writing our own setting descriptions. I enjoyed learning about the Union flag and creating our own flag in Geography, while in Maths we have learned to tell the time and work out unit fractions with pizza slices!


This term’s highlight for Year 3 has been our wonderful visit to Butser Ancient Farm where our Topic of the Stone Age and Iron Age came to life. We were able to experience what it was like to live in an Iron Age house and we sat round an open fire. We made copper jewellery, built fences using the ancient technique of wattling and made bookmarks from strands of thread (cordage). Our guide was impressed with our knowledge of the period and we learnt so much about life in prehistoric times.

We have also been creating our own Just So Stories and leaning about measurement in maths. We are now preparing for Christmas.

This half term in Silver Birch class we have been learning about life in the Stone Age. We made our own spears, flint axes and cave paintings. Also, in English we have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes while in PE we have practised our Netball skills. My favourite lessons have been French and Maths where we have been partitioning numbers.

Eleanor Leadley


A copy of the September 2019 Curriculum Presentation can be found here