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Goodbye and Good Luck!

What a truly wonderful two years we have had teaching all of you exceptionally talented  children. It has been an exciting journey that we will all treasure forever. Sadly the time has come to say 'goodbye' and wish you the very best of luck for your transition to Year 5. We will miss you all dearly but know it's time for you to start your next chapter. We'll always be next door though if you want to say 'hi' or need a hug. heart


The Year 4 team would like to say a massive 'THANK YOU' to all of the parents who have given endless support over the last two years, sent gifts, cards and wonderful messages of thanks. We do really appreciate it! 


We would all like to wish you a very happy, fun, relaxing and safe Summer break before we welcome you all back as Year 5's. 


With love and best wishes,


The Year 4 team xxx

Welcome back to the summer term! It is so lovely to see everyone so refreshed after the Easter break. We can't wait to share with you our final creative curriculum topic of year 4:


'From the Moor to the Sea'

How does learning about our local area affect

how we protect it for the future?

Welcome back to the final term of year 4! We have lots of exciting opportunities planned for this term including: a Dartmoor ramble, planting flowers in Victoria Park and a picnic, tennis and art work at the Stone House Tennis Club. So much to look forward to! smiley

Spirited Art

We really enjoyed responding to the question ‘Where is God today?’ Some of us have included ideas inspired by learning in our Pentecost unit. Well done to all our finalists (as voted by the class and Mrs Dean). 


12.7.23: We had a wonderful activity day at ‘Stonehouse Lawn Tennis Club and Garden’. 

We enjoyed tennis, painting ‘seascapes’, writing poems and creating observational drawings of flowers to create a ‘Thankyou’ card. We are very grateful to Hilarie (from Plymouth Children’s Book Group) for joining us all day and leading such an enjoyable poetry workshop.  

In gymnastics over the last few weeks, we have been developing our gymnastics skills and sequences on the apparatus.

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Some of the wonderful homework shared this term!

St Andrew’s Healthy Week!

We had the best time celebrating ‘Healthy Week’ at St Andrew’s. We experienced cheerleading, making smoothies using a bike, learnt how to do Parkour, Street Dance, Tai Chi, golf and sampled a range of fruit and vegetables. 

The King’s Coronation

We had lots of fun celebrating the King’s Coronation at school. We made and designed crowns, had a super fun afternoon of Royal activities in each classroom and ended with a whole school picnic in the hall. We were so busy that we only have a few pictures to share!

Many thanks to El and Ash from 'Clean Our Patch' for leading our community litter pick.  Not only did we enjoy working in pairs using the litter pickers and being active in the sunshine, we felt an enormous sense of pride when we saw how much rubbish we had collected.  Y4 are now officially the top litter pickers out of 45 schools! We collected 15 bags of waste from the streets close to our school.  

Well done Year 4 - you performed your song in so beautifully in our Easter service. Here is the video of your final run through. The actual performance was even better. You should be so proud of yourselves. What a team! 

Have a wonderful Easter holiday with your families. We look forward to hearing about your adventures when we return to school on Tuesday 18th April. 


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Welcome back to the Spring Term! 

This term our big question is: What is legacy?


We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for an exciting term ahead. 

Our theme this term is: Roman Invaders! Please check out the links below that highlight all the exciting learning that will take place this term.

The children have already 'wowed' us with phenomenal Roman homework. Photos to follow shortly! 

We really enjoyed our gymnastics unit this term.  We became very skilful balancing on different ‘points and patches’ and then combining these with other elements such as rolls and travelling tasks. We thought about matching, mirroring, symmetry and asymmetry as well as different levels. We really enjoyed performing our polished paired sequences and evaluating one another’s performances. 

Y4 Residential at Beam House

Have you seen the amazing photos on the 'Latest News' page? (Link below).

Beam House photos

World Book Day Fun!


Roman Class Assembly

The children were amazing performing in their Roman Class assembly this morning. They shared some wonderful learning all about the Romans. We have been so impressed by their knowledge and confidence.

Volcano Dance

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Roman Song

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We thoroughly enjoyed creating our Roman busts!

Some of the wonderful Roman Homework! We are amazed by the outstanding effort and quality of the work that the children have produced. Phenomenal work Year 4!

Safer Internet Day 2023


What an amazing collection of Internet Superheroes, viruses and computer game characters! It was really interesting to hear how everyone spends time on the internet having fun as well as staying connected with friends and family. Please continue talking at home about what you enjoy doing online. Share our SMART rules with parents and keep thinking about what you hope to see from the internet in the future - whether that’s things to do or more ways of staying safe. 

The Year 4 class visited the Plymouth Marine Aquarium to learn about the fish and various species that live in the Plymouth Sound Marine Park. This was the final of our three events linked to our project with the Ocean Conservation Trust. We learnt so much! 

Our topic in science this term is 'Light'. The children have had great fun experimenting with light beams, reflections and shadow making in class.

Today we completed our ‘Vesuvius’ poems, which we have filled with vibrant description. Can you spot the powerful verbs, metaphors, personification, alliteration, repetition and onomatopoeia? Do you have a favourite description that helps you to imagine that fateful day in Pompeii? 

Everyone wrote such moving poems - Mrs Dean is extremely proud. We are now making a class poetry book to display. We will use some of these poetic ideas in our descriptive letters and stories.  

We really enjoyed the ‘Clean Our Patch’ workshop, delivered by El. We were amazed to find out that litter can take as long as five hundred years to break down. This learning has helped us to become committed to making a difference to our planet. We can’t wait to use our school gift of litter-picking equipment to clean up our school grounds and local area.

Collect a bag of litter each week for eight weeks to be awarded your certificate and badge. Take a photograph each time. You can email them to


Roman Emperor Portraits by Y4

The standard of home learning is exceptionally high this term! What a joy it is to see the enthusiasm and creativity inspired by our topic. 

Welcome Back Year 4!

Our theme this term is: 

Back to the Stone Age!

Our Big Question is: How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

Why is it important to be resilient?


We have so much to look forward to this term! Please click on the curriculum letter and map below for more information. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Year 4 team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the festive two week break with your families and we look forward to another exciting term ahead in the new year. Our Spring Term topic is: Roman Invaders! 

We thank you all for your generous gifts, cards and kind words. We are truly grateful! smiley

Peter Pan!

The wonderful cast of Peter Pan! The children shared their pheneomenal performance of Peter Pan and delighted all who watched. Every child was a star and truly excelled. We are very proud of their confidence and enthusiasm.

Percussion with Miss Smith


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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Stone Age Theme Day!

We had great fun yesterday dressed up as Stone Age people! We made stewed fruit and oatcakes, took turns to light a fire, toasted marshmallows and hunted for wild boar and mammoths. It was certainly a day to remember! A huge 'THANK YOU' to Matt Thompson for teaching the children archery skills and also Mrs Allchurch who kindly gave the firepit to St Andrew's as a parting gift. We'll certainly make good use of it! smiley

Ocean Conservation

The Year 4 class are so fortunate to be involved in a pilot scheme involving Ocean Conservation. Plymouth Sound is now a designated National Marine Park. This means that it is a focussed area of underwater conservation with the aim of increasing sustainability. 

This afternoon we had the first of our sessions delivered by Becky and George from the Ocean Conservation Trust. 

The children learnt all about why and how we should conserve our marine park and looked at the importance that seagrass plays. A wonderfully interactive and fun afternoon. The children were also able to design and make their own anchors for boats, that would minimise the displacement of the seagrass. 

In RE, we have been thinking about water and how it affects us.  We described water and then washed away our least favourite words. 

Swimming Superstars!

This week we had two gold certificate winners at our Mathletics Award Ceremony! Congratulations to everyone who has been working hard on their maths skills at home. We have seen some amazing achievements on Roman Numerals! 

What a wonderful time we had designing and making our Stone Age jewellery. We think our finished pieces look very authentic!

Swimming November 2022

The children have really impressed us with their confidence, swimming ability and impeccable behaviour this week. It has been an absolute joy to watch their excitement and enthusiasm in the water. 

12.10.22   What a fantastic assembly, Year 4!  Everyone loved seeing you perform the story of Stone Age Boy using the 'Talk for Writing' method.  You were so expressive!  Thankyou for teaching the school about our 'Big Question' for this term: 'Why is it importaint to be resilient?'  It was lovely to see children from other classes following the story so well and seeing how the characters were brave and adaptable.