School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Year 4 2018-2019

Welcome to Year 4!


Please see the table below for useful reminders about what happens each week in our class:


  Please ensure reading books, reading diaries and PE kits are in school every day.

Mrs King

  • Brass lessons

Mrs Poole

  • Swimming (Autumn term only)

Mrs Poole

  • Woodwind lessons

Mrs Poole

  • Homework due in
  • Indoor PE (Spring and Summer term only)
  • Guitar lessons
  • Cello lessons

Mrs Poole

  • Spelling test
  • New homework and spellings issued
  • Enrichment afternoon




Our summer term topic is based on Ancient Egypt.  We have so far researched the importance of the  River Nile and learnt that it gave them food, soil, water and of course a way to travel. We have also begun to research the mighty pharaohs who ruled Ancient Egypt.  We are currently looking at the many different headdresses, crowns and pectoral decorations worn by the pharaohs.  We  are using the shape of the crowns and headdresses as a basis for our own designs, focusing on the use of pattern and complimentary colours to create bold, eye-catching designs for our art work.  Watch this space for our finished work which we will also be sharing in our class assembly soon.

We enjoyed our visit to Liverpool World Museum to find out more about our Ancient Egypt topic.  We completed both the Everyday Life and the Journey to the Afterlife trails and found out some fascinating facts to support our learning.  Thanks to the parent and grandparent volunteers who  helped us on the day!

Angry Planet!


We are currently learning about natural disasters that happen all around the world.  We loved our visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company where they delivered their 'Quest for... Earthquakes and Volcanoes' session.  We have also enjoyed role playing scenes from 'Hurricane' by David Weisner and writing our own hurricane warning leaflets.  We have used watercolours to create volcano pictures and have created volcano dances too. 


On Wednesday 20th March we had a fantastic day out at Park Bridge in Tameside.  We spent the day learning about volcanoes with a local geologist.  We really enjoyed exploring and searching for volcanic rocks in the old quarry area and we got to watch an interactive demonstration of an erupting volcano too.

Going for Gold!


Out Autumn term theme Going for Gold, was based on our Ancient Greece topic.  This was a great start to the year, with children enjoying their journey back in time to discover fascinating facts about this period of history.  I was particularly impressed during our homework showcase afternoon where children shared what they had found out and made at home to support our topic.


During autumn, children also learned about electricity in science and healthy eating in DT.  Everyone enjoyed designing and making healthy sandwiches using the skills of peeling, grating, slicing and spreading.