year 4 (Hockney class)

Class Teacher: Mr Booth

ETA: Miss Mannifield



Welcome to Hockney Class, home of Year 4. This year, our class teacher is Mr Booth and working with him is Miss Mannifield - at the moment, we have Miss Brooks on her final teaching practice and she is teaching the class for the majority of the week. 


Here you'll find all the information you need to help your child progress, supporting the learning that goes on in class and also giving you a window into what they are doing through the year.


We enjoyed tasting Indian food during Eid.


We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils. The website: shows lots of good choices for individual year groups. Each half-term, we teach English through a text-led approach, using a quality story to spark children's imagination - most recently, we read 'The Scarab's Secret' by Nick Would. At home, you can help your children by practising handwriting and presentation.



Please find below the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. We will be using these spellings (and other patterns and rules) in our tests each week. The spellings below are also key words which children should be using correctly in their written work across the curriculum. Some children will be working on phonics spellings, such as digraphs and trigraphs words. We set weekly assignments on Spelling Shed so children can play the game and learn them, as many times as they like. Click the logo below to see our latest league position within school:

Art and DT

The children used modroc to create their own canopic jars, linked to our Ancient Egyptian topic:


Please find our White Rose Maths overview for the term below, it will help you support your child in knowing what concepts we are learning throughout the year.

We have been working through the blocks throughout the year - you can access them on the link above; there are accompanying video links to help you support child at home. As a class, we have had a big push on arithmetic and times tables, getting the basics of place value and written calculations correct. This has helped the children solved reasoning word problems, as well the end of year multiplication check.


Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian


This term, we began by learning about living things and their characteristics (good old Mrs Gren!) as well as how can sort or classify them. We made our own keys, thought of sorting questions and even went out around school to try and find some invertebrates... here's some of our photos.

Here you'll find knowledge organisers, designed to help with vocabulary and concepts, related to our topics through the term.

 Animals including Humans.pdfDownload
 Living Things and Their Habitats (Knowledge Organiser).pdfDownload
 Measuring mass and capacity.pdfDownload
 Medieval Kings and Queens.pdfDownload
 Somewhere to Settle (Knowledge Organiser).pdfDownload
 The Viking Invasion (Knowledge Organiser).pdfDownload
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We've done lots of practical investigations and experiments, such as melting and cooling - here you can see the children trying to melt coloured ice and then collected water droplets as condensation.


Recently, we combined our PE lesson with music, in order to try improve our hand-eye coordination...

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