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Welcome to Year 4 2021-22!

Hello and welcome everyone who is joining Year 4 in September! Miss Horn is our Year 4 Leader and will be teaching 4H this year. Miss Stedman will be teaching 4S and Mrs Talbot will be teaching 4T. We are really looking to a wonderful year getting to know you all. If you have any queries, please contact us on the year 4 email: year4@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk.

Let's have a great year! 

Year 3 and 4 spelling list

Recommended comics for year 4wink


Avatar the last airbender

The Beano

Star Wars



Recommended books for year 4  (hope you like them!)smiley


Radio boy by Christian O'Connell

All the Jeremy Strong Books ie.  My Dad's got an alligator, Batpants, My brother's famous bottom, The Indoor Pirates

Beast Quest Books by Adam Blade

The Roman Beanfeast by Gillian Cross

All the Tom Gates books by L Pichan

The Accidental Billionaire by Tom Mc Laughlin

Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

Flying Fergus by Chris Hoy

Flat Stanley - Jeff Brown

The Bolds - Julian Clarey

David Walliams - World's Worst Children

 - Demon Dentist

 - Ratburger

- Awful Awful 

- Billionaire Boy

- Grandad's Great Escape

- Blob

How to Babysit a Grandad - Lee Wildish

The Adventures of Lowly Worm - Richard Scarry

Headkid - David Baddiel

Taylor Turbo Chaser - David Baddiel

Discover their Underwater World - Sharks - Parragon Books

Would you rather - Joe Kerr

Switch books - Fly Frenzy by Ali Sparks

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell

Hubert Horatio by Lauren Child

Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks   There's loads of these!

Roald Dahl - BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Spooks and Scooters - Elen Caldercott

How to train your dragon - Cressida Cowell

George Speaks - Dick King Smith

The Amber Cat - Hilary Mc Kay

No Breathing in Class - Michael Rosen

Bill's New Frock - Anne Fine

The Famous Five - Enid Blyton

Captain Pug the dog who sailed the sea - Laura James

Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary - Mrs Wordsmith

The Day we met the Queen - Onjali Q Rauf

Fairy Magic - Daisy Meadows

First Encyclopedia of Animals - Kingfisher

The Secret Life of Teachers - Brian Moses

The Secret Seven - Enid Blyton






Dragonology! Writing our explanations for Dr Drake

Still life Art Day Year 4

As you will have seen, school is closed today (18.2.22) due to Storm Eunice. Here is some learning for the children to do. Children can bring this back to school with them after half term.

We made rooms with alarms that worked and our own home-made alarms for Ann, so that she would know if Kong entered!

Planting trees because our Queen has reigned for 75 years!

RE Question of Faith Day making Paschal candles

ukulele concert 4T

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There are 4 videos of different songs. We hope you love them!

ukulele concert

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Ukulele concert 4T

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Ukulele concert 4T

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Look and listen to our amazing ukulele concert...

In English, we have been learning all about Daedalus and Icarus and have written alternative endings.  Look at Fletcher's wonderful writing:


Falling through the sky, Icarus was terrified as a snail in the middle of the road.  Going past thick, dense clouds, he saw the glimmering, blue ocean below him.  


When Icarus landed in the giant, aqua sea, he started to swim.  He got tired but he could see land and people.  He was swimming fast.  


When he got to a new environment, which was a beach with bright, yellow sand, he started to travel to find a place to live.  He  didn't even care where it was because it was raining.


When he found an old shack, it was rotten.  He could sleep in it all day.  It already had a bed in there and food, so it was so wet now.  It started to leak from the roof, so everything got wet.   

Art work inspired by Lowri...oil pastel images of our school

Op Art by year 4 14th January 2021

Trumpet show by 4T

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Trumpet show by 4T dec 2021

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Christmas Art wreaths

Trumpet show by 4T

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Trumpet Show by 4T December 2021

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Here is our trumpet show by 4T

We created safety belts in DT for policemen to wear. They came to visit us to tell us what they wanted!

Photos of us completing timelines as part of our Ancient Greek topic

Photos of Children in Need day

We created a food web in Science. It took up nearly the whole room!

We pretended to be weather reporters and reported about the weather in the Arctic and Antarctic

Harvest art photos

We created our own world map! Polar Regions lesson about where the Antarctic and Arctic are.

Drama to inspire our imaginary world writing! What could we see, hear and smell? What great vocabulary could you use?

Superb mandalas in RE in year 4

Wonderful handwriting in year 4

4T relief printing finished!

Printing based upon our David Hockney water topic. We are using press printing to print. We will use relief printing next.

We made friendship bridges in year 4 as part of PSHE

Look at our amazing god's eyes that we made in RE

Home learning - Physical Education ideas

September 2020

Welcome back to a new year at Foundry Lane! Myself, Miss Lyon-Maris, Mrs Rolt and Mrs Talbot are excited to have all the children back in class and are looking forward to a great year! If you have any concerns or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us on our email address: year4@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk


Miss Horn (Year 4 Leader)


PE -PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays - Children should come into school wearing their school PE kit and Foundry Lane jumper if they wish.


Reading Books Your child will be sent home with a reading book every Monday. This will be a reading book that is selected by their reading ability. They will also be able to choose a library book from a selection in the classroom. These must be returned on a Friday in order to quarantine over the weekend. 


Homework - Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Monday. This gives the books time to be quarantined in time for teachers to mark them and resend them out. 




Amazing Art work created by year 4 this year so far! Go to the Art section of the website to see more!

Home Learning Links

Hi everyone - We hope you are  continuing to keep safe and well. We all miss you very much and hope that you have now got used to doing your learning at home! We have added lots of new information to our website page - including ideas that are a bit more crafty and fun - please feel free to email us any pictures of the things you are getting up to! Keep smiling! 

- Miss Horn, Miss Lyon-Maris, Mrs Rolt and Mrs Talbot 

Home Learning Packs


The next set of home learning packs will be available to collect from Monday 6th July, these will cover the two weeks beginning 6th July and the 13th July and will be the final packs for this academic year.  Please collect these from the Imperial Avenue entrance between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.  We will not be able to bring these out to you outside of these times as they will clash with drop off and pick up times for children who have returned to school.


These are available for all children. 

Electronic copies are available by clicking the links below. 


Key Worker Year 3/4 artwork

Home Learning Photo Gallery!

VE day celebrations - what did you do?

Home Learning - Displayboard

smiley Welcome to year 4


Your teachers are Miss Horn in 4H (year leader), Miss Lyon-Maris in 4L and Mrs Talbot and Mrs Rolt who job share in 4TR.


PE days - Don't forget to put your PE kit in your bag.  PE days are Monday and Wednesday , but change when swimming starts.  It is important that you remember your PE shoes for your outdoor PE slot.  Please remember to remove earrings for PE too.  We are not able to tape over the top of ear rings, they do have to be taken out.  


Swimming days - We will let you know about these nearer the time.


Reading - Please read every night if possible.


Times tables - Use your times tables log-in's to use Times Tables Rockstars please.  Our special times tables test will be in June. 


Spelling - Spelling tests will be on Mondays.




Year 4 Isle of Wight Trip


Thank you to all parents who were able to attend the meeting about our forthcoming Isle of Wight trip.


We apologise for the space limitations for the meeting, unfortunately, meeting space is very limited and it's always a challenge to predict how many parents will attend.


We have added a copy of the presentation for those who were unable to attend or who may not have been able to hear all of the information shared.


Please do speak to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns or questions or speak to either Mrs Lugg or Mrs Mabey in the school office.


Miss Horn                      Miss Lyon-Maris                  Mrs Talbot               Mrs Rolt

Year 4 Isle of Wight Trip Parent Presentation

International Day Japanese fish


We will always try to upload the homework for you, but we are sorry this is not always possible.  Do ask your child to come to us if they have lost their homework,  we can always print it out again.  

Please encourage your child to read, and help them to learn their spellings and their times tables.  Homework will always be set on a Friday, and must be handed in by Wednesday.  Thank you for your support with this.

Homework set Friday 20th September to be handed in on Wednesday 25th September please

Last year four!

Fruit Sculpture

Isle of Wight March 2019


We had a lovely time at the Isle of Wight.  On the first day we met at Mayflower Park and travelled via ferry to the Isle of Wight.  Then we visited Dinosaur Expeditions near Brighstone.  We drew dinosaurs, learnt about dinosaurs, found fossils, completed a quiz and walked on the beach hunting fossils.  We even got to take some fossils away with us!


Back at East Dene we had lots of fun making our own beds and we were all very ready to sit down and eat a delicious dinner together.  It was exciting to sleep in dormitories and to all have hot chocolate and a bedtime story together.


The next day was our activity day at East Dene.  We learnt all about erosion on the beach and created Art sculptures.  We took part in team building exercises including getting extremely muddy and a little bit wet.  One of the best bits was creating our own fire and then having a bonfire.  We were so tired by bedtime.


On our last morning, the teachers had to wake us up!  We visited Osborne House where Queen Victoria lived.  We were all very tired on the ferry back home and we ate our lunch talking together about the lovely time that we had had.  We were very sad to have to end our trip but so pleased to see our grown-ups!


Well done year four for your wonderful behaviour and for being so much fun.  We had a super time!