Year 4

Isaiah 26:4 – Trust in the Lord forever, the Lord, the Lord himself is the Rock eternal.


Welcome to Rosen Class – this is where you’ll find news about what we’re doing in class.

The Class Teacher is Mrs Jeffrey who is supported by Miss Tracey and Miss Avan


Introduction Song

Going to use my feet today

Don’t know who I’ll meet today

Going to keep the beat today

Going to use my feet today

Going to use my eyes today

Look out for the lies today

Try to be wise today

Going to use my eyes today

Going to use my ears today

Going to have no fears today

Never mind the tears today

Going to use my ears today

Going to use my mind today

Leave bad things behind today

See what I can find today

Going to use my mind today

Going to use what I’ve got today

How and where and what today

Going to use the lot today

Going to use what I’ve got today.

Michael Rosen


Friday 24th September - The Iron Man

We’ve been working really hard this week on our persuasive letters to the Mayor trying to convince him/her to either release him or set him free.  We’ve tried really hard to include features of persuasive writing and know how to use rhetorical questions and strong emotive language to convince our audience.  I think a career in public office beckons for some of the children.

We’ve also read more of The Iron Man and are awaiting his proclamations of what plans he has in mind to defeat the space-bat-angel-dragon.

In Maths, we’re working confidently with 4 digit numbers – ordering and  comparing them.  We’re getting into the swing of times tables as well.

In RE, we have been learning about sacrifice in both the Buddhism faith and the Christian faith as well as discussing sacrifices we have made.

In history – we’ve learned more about the Anglo Saxons and how they lived discussing whether they came to Britain to settle here or invade the country.

In science, we constructed simple circuits and tested materials to if they were conductors or insulators.


The children should be more energised after having an extra PE lesson this week.

Homework this week is spellings, Sutton Hoo comprehension and Mathletics.  If you are having problems with Mathletics do find support and advice from the websites and links provided.

I hope the weather stays kind this weekend so we can all enjoy it.

Mrs Jeffrey

Friday 17th September - Here comes the rain...

The heavy rainfall on Tuesday meant there was no cricket but at least it disappeared for enough time for some of our year to go and play football in the afternoon.  It was enjoyed by all that attended.

Meanwhile, back in class we enjoyed learning about tones and shades in Art which we put to good practise for our Michael Rosen portrait.

In Maths, we are consolidating our knowledge in place value working with four digit numbers and counting daily.  We will begin our weekly times table practise and the children will be able to practise on-line using a similar set up to the Government times tables checker (which will take place in the summer term).  Please encourage the children to practise them regularly.

In English, we’re really understanding the power of persuasive texts and a few children are writing balanced arguments about whether the Iron Man should be released from the pit.  Next week, they will use their plans to write their persuasive letters.

In RE, we are learning about Buddhism and what suffering means to followers of Buddhism.

We’ve started our history topic of Anglo Saxons, Picts and Scots by examining objects found at Sutton Hoo.

Homework this week – spellings and Mathletics.

Thank you if you signed the consent for the GDRP form, if not, please do so we can get a lovely class photo on the website.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Jeffrey





Friday 10th September - Here Comes the Sun...

10th September 2021

So the sun decided to return to us in our full week of school making us hot and very sweaty in the afternoon.

We have elected our class school councillors, prayer group and librarians (for the term) and settled into our Maths groups smoothly.

Our timetable has already changed as we are fortunate to have CSCC come in and teach chess on a Thursday afternoons.

Next Tuesday, we have half the year group out at a football match/tournament. Alistair assured all the children that they would get an opportunity to represent the school in sports over the year.

This week in Maths we have been revising our place value knowledge and counting on and back in steps of 1s, 10s and 100s, rounding to the nearest 10 and having fun learning about Roman numerals.

In English, we have started reading our class book Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man.  At the end of the unit, the children will be writing a persuasive letter using features of a persuasive text.

The children wrote some lovely versions of ‘Down Behind the Dustbin’ for homework last week.This week’s homework is Spellings with a grammar focus on persuasive features (so a little challenging but we have done lots of work on it in class), comprehension (which will be given out every two weeks) and Mathletics tasks which are set online.  Children have the login details and passwords written in their Homework book.

This week my maths group to learn 2, 5 and 10 times tables Mr Perry’s maths group to learn 4 times tables.

Full week’s work done – it’s as if we’ve never had a summer break…

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Jeffrey


Schools are fortunate to have received funding from the government this year to support children to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Miss Williams, as our KS2 Specialist Catch-up teacher, will be working with a number of children from Year 4 who need additional support in their Maths and English learning. These sessions will take place on a weekly basis as on-to-one sessions and in small groups. More details on this will follow later on in the term.​

Friday 3rd September 2021 - Back to School

Welcome back to school and to Year 4 Rosen!

I hope you are fully relaxed following the summer holidays and ready to start the new school year.  It has been lovely to see all the children again and we have spent this week getting to know each other. They have shared their holiday news of going abroad (lots of you went to Greece!), camping, visiting friends and family in Scotland/Cornwall/Dorset/Somerset and Norwich (or Nor – witch as the children pronounced it).

You will find our class timetable and our curriculum map on this page.  Year 4 will be split into 2 groups for Maths.  This year, Mr Perry will be teach the more independent group and I will teach and support the other group with the help of Miss Avan, Miss Cummins, Miss Lisa, Miss Tami and Miss Tracey.

Key Information:-

Mondays (Gymnastics)

Tuesdays (Cricket this half term only) and

Wednesdays (PE – Kick London)  – the children should come into school in their Gym kit or PE kit which they will keep on for the rest of the day.  The weather looks fine and warm this week but make sure your child has long track suit trousers/joggers and a school cardigan or jumper for the cooler days ahead.

Homework will be issued every Friday and should be returned by Wednesday.  Homework will be posted with the weekly blog and put onto Google Classroom but all spelling and reading comprehensions must be completed in their homework books.  Mathletics tasks are part of the weekly homework and should be completed weekly.  Homework this week is just spellings and writing a poem in the style of Michael Rosen’s Down Behind the Dustbin – there is no comprehension or Mathletics this week.

Reading books will be issued at least once a week on a Monday and if books get returned regularly Miss Tracey will endeavour to change them more often.  Children will visit the school library every Thursday when they will return and borrow books.  Miss Avan will not be in school this week but have plenty of support with across the two year four classes.

Please say hello at the end of the day if you haven’t already – it’s always good to put a name to a face and please do email me with any questions you have.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Jeffrey

PS Please sign permission for your child’s photo to be used on this website – thanks!

Homework - Friday 17th September

Week 4 24.9.21 sc words and expanded noun phrases

Sutton Hoo Reading Comprehension hw 24th Sep

Learn the words for Introduction Song by Michael Rosen

Introduction Song


Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival 

It is wonderful that we are getting back to some semblance of normality at St Stephens and that we can all meet together to celebrate our church festivals. On that note, you are all invited next Thursday morning at 9am (September the 30th) to our Harvest Festival where we come together to thank God for our harvest. This will be held in St Stephens Church.

Every year we collect non-perishable goods to go towards feeding those in need at a local charity. Like last year, proceeds will go to the ‘Upper Room’. You would have all received a parentmail with the list of appropriate goods. We look forward to seeing you there.

Useful links for times tables :-

Multiplication tables check: information for parents – GOV.UK (



Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Please complete any unfinished Mathletics tasks.

Mathletics can be accessed by PC/Mac, iOS and Android devices as well as Windows tablets and Chromebooks – on the laptops at school we find that it works best using either the Microsoft Edge or Chrome browsers. See for more details and if you experience difficulty in loading the Mathletics website at home please contact Mathletics ‘LIVE Chat Online’ help or email via

Bible Verse

Children should learn the following bible verse:

‘Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself is the Rock eternal’

Isaiah 26 vs 4