Class 4


Welcome to Class 4

We are a Key stage 2 class of Year 4 and 5 children. Our Teacher is Miss Glover and she is helped by Mrs Priday and Mrs Arkwell-Smyth. We are in the new outside classroom – very eco-friendly.

We enjoy learning maths, science and writing the most and we also like going to after school clubs. We think our lessons are really good and this year we want to do lots of topic work.

Class 4 Blog


We have taken the decision to CLOSE school today due to the weather conditions and to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff  – many of whom have to travel a distance to get to school.

Enjoy the snow, stay warm and take care.


Term 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back into Class 4. I hope that you all enjoyed your break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the gifts and cards received by Class 4 staff- they were greatly appreciated.

The topic for this term is ‘Warriors’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Beowulf and the Monster’ by Brian Patten, during our English lessons. Any information you have at home on the topic that the children could share with the class would be great. I am hoping to have a topic day to give the children the opportunity to come to school dressed as warriors and participate in a selection of topic-based activities.

Homework tasks will be set in the next few weeks; the children seem to have enjoyed the freedom of the homework last term, so I hope they will show as much enthusiasm this term as we continue with the list of various activities.

In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions and measurements and improving our knowledge in these areas. Once again, I would like to promote the ‘Times Table Rockstar’ game that we are using across the school to encourage children to learn their times tables in a fun and engaging way.

In English lessons, along with using our ‘Talk 4 Writing’ book, we will be looking at poetry.

In Science, we will be looking at animals, including humans. We will be looking at food chains, the human digestive system and the changes as humans develop into old age.

PE will continue to be taught on a Tuesday, but once again please could all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Kind regards,

Miss Glover and the Class 4 team.



Years 5 & 6 WW1 Performance at the church Thursday 8th November 2018 at 6pm – All welcome

Please park in the sign posted field to ensure we are considerate of all local residents – Thank you

Welcome to Term 1 in Class 4

Welcome to Class 4, both to the new Year 4s and those returning into Year 5. I hope that you all enjoyed your summer breaks. All the staff in class 4 had a lovely relaxing time and we are feeling ready and excited for a great year.

The first topic for this year is ‘Habitats’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Voices in the Park’ by Anthony Browne, during our English lessons. We will be exploring the themes of the book and should produce some excellent pieces of writing which we will hopefully be able to share with you over the course of the term.

In Maths we will be focusing on place value and the four operations. We will be improving our knowledge in these areas. As some of you may be aware, as of this year, Year 4 children will now be tested nationally on their times tables. Therefore, it is vital that children are practising their times tables regularly at home and your support with this would be greatly appreciated.

In Science we will be covering both the Year 4 and 5 curriculum on ‘Living things and their habitats’. Children will be learning about life processes of plants and animals, getting a chance to use classification keys and exploring the animals living in the local environment.

PE will be taught on a Tuesday, but, once again, please could all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

In terms of homework, I will be sending out a homework sheet with a variety of tasks for year 4 children to complete over the term. All the activities will be linked to our class topic. For the year 5s, they will receive weekly SPaG and Maths homework in their brand-new homework books. I hope that this system will suit all the children and give the Year 5s an opportunity to begin to prepare themselves for the increasing demands as they progress into Year 6.

Each week, children will be given a set of spellings which they will need to learn for their weekly spelling test which will take place on Fridays.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Miss Glover

100 Years of the RAF

On Monday the 16th April, I woke up to a fantastic day ahead of me. Firstly, I had breakfast and then I got ready for school.

I arrived at school and got ready for the start of the fantastic day. I sat down at my table and Miss Glover did the register. Just the thought of the day and what we were going to be learning about, filled my mind with information and excitement,(Nicole)

On the coach, we all sat down and the teachers reminded us to put our seat belts on. I sat next to Isobel and we talked about her new glasses, the museum and our Easter holidays. We spotted a sign for Staverton Jet Age Museum and I was very excited. Eventually, we arrived. We got out the coach and sat down in the café to discuss the day ahead. (Elsie)

After, we followed Gary into the museum and we watched two videos. The first video was all about the first attempts at flight, there were some very entertaining ideas. Including one man who tried to attach propellers to a bike. We also learnt all about the Wright Brother! We also had a discussion about air forces. During the second video, we had to think about how people got around before planes. Did you know that it could take up to eight weeks to get to the USA on a boat? Now you can get there in under 5 hours. We also had the chance to learn about the ‘Mad Monk’, he built some wings and jumped off a tall tower, unsurprisingly he got hurt. (Alicia)

A short while later, Miss Glover organised us into groups. I was in Mr King’s group. We went into a marquee and were set a challenge to put together an airplane and use compasses to direct a plane in the right direction. (Lucie)

In the afternoon, our group went in the cockpits. There was a huge plane, an ejector seat and a small cockpit. I got to explore all of them- although not for long as there was so much more to see. (Alfie s)

Next, a man showed us the guns and genuine outfits that the officers wore. He also told us about the medals soldiers were awarded in world war one. I got to try on a RAF flying suit.

Then, a volunteer called Mike, showed us the Frank Whittle (invented by Frank Whittle) engine which was the first jet engine.

Lastly, we met a former Horsa Glider pilot who was involved in World war two, his name is Lesley. He let us ask him lots of questions and we were so grateful to be given this chance. (Max s)

Right at the last minute, Gary and the other volunteers handed us all a package with some more information and toys. (Max M)

When we got back to school, it was sometime and I went home and told my family all about the day. They thoroughly enjoyed listening to what we had done and at the end they told me they’d like to go there too! Overall, it was a fantastic day. (Evie)