Welcome to Year 4!

The staff in Year 4 are:

Mrs Griffith 4G

Mr O’Keefe 4O

Mrs Porter

Mrs Teasdale

Miss Skinner










Useful information:

Click here to access the information presented at the welcome meeting.

In Year 4 the timetable is slightly different for Mrs Porter’s group. Please check you are looking at the right table!


Homework and PE Timetable:

4G and 4O

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spellings given out Spellings to be returned and tested
 Homework to be returned Homework given out
Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed

Mrs Porter’s

Please encourage your child to read at least 3 times each week and bring in their reading bag everyday. Thank you.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spellings given out Spellings given in and tested
Homework given out Homework due in
Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed Reading books changed


If your child has misplaced their spelling homework please click on the right link below to print another copy:

Mr O’Keefe Mrs Griffith Mrs Teasdale & Miss Skinner Mrs Porter
9. Suffix tion, cian 9. Suffix tion, cian 9. Suffix tion, cian 10. Prefix in, il, ir


Year 4 news...

Digestive System

We looked at a tube of toothpaste to show how the oesophagus works. We then looked at a food bag filled with coke to represent a stomach with acid. We watched how the acid in the stomach churned and broke down the bread into smaller pieces. Next, we used tights to show how the intestine works. We could see how nutrients are absorbed through the walls of the small intestine and how water is absorbed through the walls of the large intestine.

The last stage of the digestive system was obvious!


Well Being Day

On Thursday 24th November, we celebrated ‘Well Being Day’. Year groups carried out various activities throughout the day. Some of us had the opportunity to take part in peer massage- this was very relaxing! Others participated in Lego Therapy, which we loved! One class even had a karaoke session- this made us feel GREAT! Thank you Mrs Porter for our wonderful yoga session. It was a relaxing and lovely day at Mersey Park. We loved coming into school in our comfy slippers!


Theseus and The Minotaur

We love our new topic ‘Ancient Greece’! We are enjoying learning all about the Greek myths. We can’t believe how frightening ‘The Minotaur’ is. It was great fun creating acetate art based on ‘The Minotaur’. We think our silhouettes of him have turned out great!

What do you think?


Mad Hat Day

We have been raising money for our local charity ‘Claire House’. The children were given the opportunity to come to school in a funny hat for just £1. There were lots of prizes given out for the funniest and most wild hats. Mersey Park you are looking fabulous!

Vocabulary Parade

The Vocabulary Parade has been a fun way to celebrate our love of wonderful words and varied vocabulary. Lots of children in KS2 have put lots of effort into making their costumes for the Vocabulary Parade. Can you guess which word each child has dressed up as?


Swetenhams Fitness

Thank you to Swetenhams Chemist for our fantastic fitness session. We had great fun using the pedometers to count our steps. We couldn’t quite believe how many steps we actually did throughout the day!

Sports Day

Sports Day was a success! We managed to complete all races without any rain. Thank you for coming to see us in our races. We had great fun competing against our friends.


We had the most incredible time at Barnstondale. We carried out so many exciting activities including; abseiling, rock climbing, rifle shooting, zip line, and even archery! It was so lovely to spend time with our friends and teachers. What a way to end the year! Take a look at the photographs below to see the fabulous time we had:

Printing Blocks

We made our own Stone Age printing blocks using cardboard and string. We glued down string to create a Stone Age inspired pattern. We then painted the string and printed the patterns onto our topic books. What do you think?

Antoni Gaudi Geckos

We have been creating our very own ‘Antoni Gaudi Geckos’. We used wire, newspaper and masking tape to create our shapes. We brought them to life with colourful tissue paper. We think they look great!