Mrs Cole

About Year 4

Hello, I am Mrs Cole; the year group leader for Year 4.

This year, your child will be learning about and exploring a number of exciting topics including: Chocolate, Fashion, Active Planet, Temples, Tombs and Treasures, do You Live Around Here? and Bright Sparks.

We will study a wide and varied curriculum following our cross-curricular linked units which will provide the children with many opportunities to expand their knowledge, engage in practical activities as well as make progress with their learning.

Myself, Ms Javaid and Mr Hogan hope that your children enjoy their time in Year 4, as much as we are looking forward to teaching them.

For more information about topics that we are studying, your child’s learning and how you can support them during the year, please refer to our year 4 class blogs.

Mr Hogan

Mrs Javaid

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

Year 4 – Topic – Egyptian Workshop

This week, Year 4 had a a visit from an Egyptologist (Steve) and had the opportunity to take part in an Egyptian workshop. The day first began with  map work, looking at art and some dancing in the morning. We replicated art using our bodies and then did some Egyptian dancing to some music. Before ...

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Maple Class – English – Role play as interviewers

Today in Maple Class, we role played as both interviewers and archaeologists who had just discovered a tomb. We first discussed open and closed questions and which kind of questions would get the most information. Afterwards, we began to interview each other, ensuring our questions were open so as to gather as much information as ...

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Maple Class – Science – Water Cycle

Today in Maple Class, we looked at the water cycle! First, we revised states of matter, what they are and how they can change from one to another. We then discussed what was needed to change states of matter and we remembered from previous investigations that it was heat. After that, we discussed new vocabulary, ...

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Parsloes Primary Annual Christmas Bazaar

Yes, that’s right! It’s already that time of year again. Massive thank you to all those staff and children involved in the run up to the Christmas Bazaar. We hope you all had an amazing time with lots of festive cheer. Here are just a few snapshots from the day’s events…

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925