Ms Begum

About Year 4

Hello and welcome to Year 4! I am Ms Begum, the year group leader. I work alongside my two amazing colleagues: Ms Cocker and Mr Hogan.


This year, your child will learn and explore a number of exciting topics in year 4. We will study a wide and varied curriculum following our cross-curricular linked units. The IPC units in year 4 include; Chocolate, Fashion, Active Planet, Temples, Tombs and Treasures, Do you Live around Here? and Bright Sparks.


Each topic involves many opportunities for the children to engage in practical activities to enhance their learning experiences.


We hope your child will enjoy learning in year 4 as much as we love teaching it! Please visit our blogs for more information about our lovely year group!

Mr Hogan

Miss Cocker

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

Habitats fit for a King or Queen!

Year 4 are looking at homes and habitats this term. They were set a challenge to build a sturdy habitat with an entrance / doorway which can home at least one person. All the children worked extremely well in their teams and demonstrated excellent team work. In this task, a lot of problem solving and ...

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Caribbean experience!

In year 4 this week, we had a Caribbean experience as part of our entry point for IPC. We tasted tropical fruits such as mangoes, pineapples and water melons. The fruits were very sweet and tasty. We also made our own glittery face masks for carnival. Moreover, we had a limbo dance competition – this ...

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Maple Class – IPC – Habitat Project

During the holidays, we were tasked with creating a habitat. This half term our topic is ‘Do You Live Around Here?’ In this unit, we will be looking at the history of our local area and how it has changed.   We will also be looking at where animals live i.e. habitats. For our project, ...

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Sycamore – IPC- Entry Point – Caribbean Experience

In year Four,We started off our new topic ‘Do You Live Around Here ?’ with a Caribbean experience. We did many interesting activities .  One of the activities was tasting tropical fruits such as watermelon, mango and pineapple. The other activity, we had the opportunity to decorate carnival mask using paints and glitter.  Finally our ...

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925