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

Maple Class – IPC – Entry Point – Making Junk Models Of The Iron Man

This half term our new topic includes Materiel World, so we linked it to our new english text, The Iron Man, and made junk model versions of The Iron Man using different materials. We had an array of materials and had to create our own version of The Iron Man. Take a look at some ...

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English- Roleplaying as The Iron Man

Today in English, we had the opportunity to role play as the Iron Man. As it is the beginning of a new term, we now have a literacy book to read, which is Ted Hugh’s The Iron Man. Today we read the first chapter and read over our model text. We then reenacted the beginning of ...

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Beech class – IPC – Music, mood and mystic!

In Beech class, we retold an ancient Egyptian creation story about Atum, Tefnut and Shu using a range of musical instruments. We used the instruments to create sound effects and changed the beat and tempo for parts of the story that were exciting or quite serious. We took turns to tell each part of the ...

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Beech class – Ancient Egyptian necklaces

In Beech class this week, we used dried macaroni pasta shells to paint using the primary colours (plus black paint) to create an ancient Egyptian necklace. First, we carefully painted the macaroni. After they dried, we fed them through some string, creating a pattern. Finally, we tied a knot to secure the necklace. Tying knots ...

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925