St Mary's Church of England Academy

'We promise to shine together.'

Let the light of your face shine upon us - Psalm 4:6

Year 4

Design & Technology - Egyptian Style Bread

Over the last 2 weeks, Year 4 have had great fun making Egyptian style bread. We started off by following a recipe to make the basic bread. Next, we tried different flavours of bread that are already available and some ingredients that we could use to enhance our breads. The children then decided what flavours they would add to their bread, before we made our own bread. At each stage, we thought about the appearance, aroma, texture and taste.

We have looked at lots of recipe books and identified the features of instruction texts - headings and sub-headings; bullet point lists; numbered steps; command sentences; time connectives; imperative verbs; adverbs.

We finished the unit by writing recipes for the new bread we made.

Welcome back to Year 4. We hope you have all had a fantastic summer. We are looking forward to being able to mix a little more with classes from other year groups. We will be beginning to have Collective Worship and playtimes with Year 3.

This half term, we will be focusing on Ancient Egypt. Please see the knowledge mat above for further details.

During the first half  Spring Term 2021, Year 4 will be considering the question: 'How are sound and technology used creatively/.

We will consider how we can use sound and electricity creatively alongside thinking about how we can raise money for a chosen charity based on our skills.

Merry Christmas to all from Year 4!


Here at the end of a long, challenging, yet rewarding term, all the Year 4 Team would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!


We have really enjoyed getting to know your wonderful children and feel privileged and proud to be their teachers.


Thank you for all the support and help you have given, particularly over our unexpected lockdown; we really appreciate all you do and are excited for another term of learning in January.


Thank you for all the lovely gifts you sent in for us. 


Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and wonderful Christmas break.


Miss Tomlinson, Miss Hamilton, Mrs Lancaster, Mrs Thurston and Miss Peake



Merry Christmas from Year 4

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Year 4 wishing a Merry Christmas to all!

Year 4 Remote Home Learning Plan

Please see above for details on how learning will be assigned to the children in the event that the Year 4 bubble or the whole school has to close

Year 4 Autumn 2- How have the lives of the earliest settlers affected our lives today?

This half term Year 4 are continuing our learning about the earliest invaders and settlers in Britain, the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

We will be researching and comparing the lives of these earliest settlers; learning about the battle for control of Britain between the Saxons and Vikings and then comparing the legacy of each of these settler groups.  

For more information please take a look at our Learning Challenge Cycle map above.

Year 4 Autumn 1 Why do people choose to live in Britain?