Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to Year Four! I am so excited to be teaching your child again for this academic year and I'm certain that they will have matured so much in the last year.

We have 29 wonderful children who will be supported by the amazing Mrs Whittaker, Mrs Bottomley and Miss Westwell. Please remember to look at our web pages so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.

Please feel free to arrange a meeting with me if you have any questions or concerns. Alternatively, you can also email me at: katkinson@trawden.lancs.sch.uk 

Mrs Atkinson


In Year 4, children will also receive their weekly maths challenge and Spellings. Remember to read every night too!

Spellings will also be sent home weekly. Children will have 10 spellings to learn and will be asked to write them in sentences.

This year, there will be a heavy focus on improving our knowledge of the times tables, because at the end of the year, children will be expected to know the multiplication and division facts from 1 x 1 to 12 x 12. Any extra support within this area or practise that can be completed at home will really benefit your child.

Academic Year 2018-2019

Y4 Bucket List

The children have decided some exciting things that they would like to do this year within their learning. What good ideas they've come up with!

1. go on an expedition

2. baking

3. make a fire

4. build a den or fort

5. charity football match

6. cook outdoors

7. carve wood

8. learn about Italy and Rome

9. animal trip

10. hunt for animals


Our Book List

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

The Thirteen Storey Treehouse - Andy Griffiths

Street Child - Berlie Doherty

The Happy Prince and Other Stories - Oscar Wilde

The Fib and Other Stories - George Layton

The Giant's Necklace - Michael Morpurgo

Five Children and It - E. Nesbit

The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

The Midnight Gang - David Walliams


Willow Lanterns

We cut willow using loppers to create our lanterns. Then,  we bent the willow and taped it together to create a frame. We then cut tissue paper and attached it to the lantern frames with PVA glue. We're very proud of the results and thought the candle made them look fabulous. We worked extremely hard and co-operated well with each other. Tidying up took a while afterwards, as you can imagine!

Willow Lanterns


Home Improvements!

We looked at ideas to help us with our den making and built them, making alterations to improve them. We were very pleased with the results!


Energetic Drumming!

We had a visitor in from Burnley College who gave us an energetic fun taster activity!

Energetic Drumming


No Pens Day

Having fun through discussion and acting. We discussed mental strategies in maths and then acted out parts of our stories that we are making. Year 4 have some talented actors and actresses!


Electricity - making circuits

We investigated how to make a circuit and what happens if there is a broken circuit. We explored adding more bulbs and also more batteries and discussed the effects .

Academic Year 2017-2018

Brilliant Brockholes


We're in a State (of Matter)


DT-Sewing money holders 

French Day



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