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Year 4 - Hawthorn

Welcome to Year 4 - Hawthorn


Our teacher is Mr Preston and our teaching assistant are Mrs Waheed and Mrs Arif.

We also have SEN support from Miss Hill and a CSW Miss Masters.  

We have 29 children in our class - 20 girls and 9 boys.

Parent Guide for Remote Learning

Introductory Parents Evening PowerPoint from 24.9.20. Please watch if you were unable to attend.

Our Classroom

Creative Curriculum


For our Creative Curriculum lessons this half term we are learning about the Egyptians. We are really enjoying our lessons on this topic and we are learning lots about what life was like in Ancient Egypt. 

Science Week 


The Theme of our Science Week this year was Innovations. For this we looked how vaccinations are developed and looked into the COVID 19 vaccinations. We also made balloon racing cars where we had a lot of fun making and testing. To finish our week we carried out an investigation that linked with our topic and we looked at how our digestive system works. 

Comic Relief 


For Comic Relief this year we raised money by competing a 20 minute Wake Up Shake Up. Mrs Turner came and got us all moving and we had great fun. 

D&T - Light up cards


In Year 4 part of our D&T is to make light up cards. We used a simple circuit to make our card light up. All of the cards worked and the children really enjoyed making them. 

We enjoyed reading poems during our Harvest Festival.

Useful Website Links

  • EspressoUsername: student27637 Password: Victoria

  • ThinkuKnowA free online internet safety programme by the National Crime Agency (different activities every fortnight)

  • Oxford OwlFree eBooks on this website for different ages/levels

  • TwinklThis website has a wealth of free resources for ALL areas. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

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Don't forget - you can email your homework to me at year4@victoria.staffs.sch.uk if you like.

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.


Homework is given every half term based around the topic we are learning about.  The work may range from project work where the children will be required to create something 3D or carry out some research about certain aspects of the topic.  It will be varied over the year so that they cover all the subjects.



All children in class are expected to read on a daily basis to further develop their reading skills such as comprehension and fluency of reading.  Children are also given the opportunity once a week to use the reading corner to promote reading during their guided reading sessions.

Our timetable

Year 4 Writing and Reading targets

Home School Agreement

British Values


As part of our British values we have been discussing democracy and how we can influence decision making through the democratic process.  The class took part in a mock election with a ballot paper of nominees to elect the Class representatives for School Council, Sports Council and Eco Warriors.  The children were given opportunities to present a speech to their peers to persuade them to vote for them.  We looked at how the democratic system works in Britain and the advantages and disadvantages of this.  

We discussed that the rule of law protects everyone and how we need school and class codes to distinguish right from wrong and also how these may differ from some religious views and opinions.  

Through our PSHE lessons, we have discussed and modelled freedom of speech via pupil participation in circle time and class discussions and debates.  We respect and promote our cultural and religious differences by celebrating multicultural festivals.