Welcome to

Year 4

Mrs O’Hara

About Year 4

Hello! Welcome to Year 4, I am Mrs O’Hara, the year group leader.


Your child will be learning and exploring a number of exciting topics in Year 4. We study a wide and varied curriculum, in addition to core subjects. IPC units in Year 4 include; Chocolate, Fashion, Active Planet, Temples, Tombs and Treasures, Do you Live around Here? And Bright Sparks. Educational visits and visitors to the school help to support children’s learning.


We hope your child will enjoy year 4 as much as we do! Please visit our blogs for more information about Year 4.

Mrs Field

Mr Bird

Miss Cocker

Pupils who arrive in school speaking little or no English receive good support and make good progress.

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Year 4

In English we study a variety of texts and genres including stories from other cultures, non-fiction texts and poetry. We use core texts such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bill’s New Frock, Meerkat Mail and The Iron Man.  


In Maths we will be learning key arithmetic skills such as using different mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition to arithmetic skills your child will explore shape, time, fractions, data handling and will apply their maths skills to investigations and problem solving.


Children in Year 4 also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Becontree Leisure Centre.


We hope your child will enjoy year 4 as much as we do! Please visit our blogs for more information about Year 4.


For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are Chocolate and Fashion.


The core texts are ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Bill’s New Frock’. In English we will be learning about stories set in imaginary worlds, persuasive writing and stories with issues. In IPC, we will be learning about the history of chocolate and how fashion has changed through the ages. We will be creating our own chocolates and staging a fashion show.


To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Spring term are Active Planet and Temples, Tombs & Treasure.


The core texts are ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and ‘Cinderella’. In English we will be learning about disaster stories, non-chronological reports and stories with a historical setting. In IPC, we will be learning all about volcanoes and the Ancient Egyptians.


To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Summer term are Material World, Bright Sparks and Do You Live Around Here?


The core text are ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Meerkat Mail’. In English we will be learning about letter writing and diary entries. In IPC, we will learn about electricity, magnets, different materials and the habitats found in our local environment.


To look at a full list then click here.

Year 4 Latest Blog

Sycamore Class – Looking Back on Year Four

As we approach the end of Year Four, in Sycamore class we have been thinking about the year and all of the memories that we have made.  Here are some photos showing the different learning experiences we have participated in this year: Visiting Dagenham library in the Autumn term to learn about chocolate.   Our ...

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Sycamore Class – Who Influences Us?

This week in our RE lesson, we have been thinking about who influences us and why.  We shared our ideas with the class and then wrote a paragraph about someone who has been a big influence on us.  Have a look at our work below:  

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Maple – Caribbean Islands for Art Day

Last week we got to take our Caribbean islands that we created for Art Day home. We used newspaper and glue on a piece of cardboard to create a hard surface for the island. Then we used pieces of junk that we had brought in to add palm trees, huts and even a boat!     ...

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Sycamore Class – Shelter Building Challenge

This week in Year Four we worked in teams to build shelters, to link with our IPC topic ‘Do You Live Around Here?’  We used a range of recycled materials to try to build the strongest and most stable shelter.  As well as learning about different methods of construction, we had to work well as ...

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk