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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 4

Maths Week: 'Build a City' project

Maths Week: 'Build a City' project 1 Our shopping mall...
Maths Week: 'Build a City' project 2 Teamwork!
Maths Week: 'Build a City' project 3 landscaping....
Maths Week: 'Build a City' project 4 Feeling proud of our end result!

Learning about Greek myths

Summer 1


Welcome back, Year 4, after your Spring Break. This term is already off to a great start, with children immersing themselves in the life and times of Ancient Greece. They have already learned a range of Greek myths, and this week have been retelling the story of the Trojan Horse. 

Remembering the Fallen 06.11.17


On Monday, we had some Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment in the British Army come to visit school and teach the children all about World War I, in preparation for Remembrance Day and Armistice gatherings on the 11th November. The Year 4 children listened to the Officer talk about how WWI began, the working and living conditions of the time and of the men in battle. He also taught them about the Battle of the Somme, giving the children the very real statistics of those who went to war and those who were injured or who sadly lost their lives fighting for their country. The children were all extremely respectful, empathetic and engaged in the learning, and had many questions they wanted to ask...


After the presentation, the children had the opportunity to handle genuine kit items and ask the Soldiers questions about WWI, what motivated them to join the British Army and their individual roles in the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment. The session was extremely thought-provoking and the gentlemen were an inspiration.  Below are a few photos of the children's experience.


Autumn Term 2 Mind-Map

Welcome Back!


As we enter into the second half of Autumn term, we would like to welcome all children and families back. This half term in Year 4, we will be looking at the big question, 'Are there two sides to every story?' We will investigate this through electricity (positive and negative charges!) and alternative traditional tales. 


As always, we ask that you read with your child regularly at home, and support them in learning their weekly spellings and their times tables. Please continue to ensure that children's clothes and equipment are labelled with their name, and that your child has full P.E kit and has a water bottle in school every day.


Many thanks


Miss Fletcher and Miss Straw



Meet the Teacher


Thank you to all those parents who were able to make it to the Meet the Teacher meeting - it was lovely to meet you.


For any parents who were unable to make the meeting, we have attached the presentation so you can see what was covered. We have also included the curriculum mind-map and letter for the first half of the autumn term.


The children have made such a fantastic start to Year 4, have settled very well and are such a delightful group of children. We are really looking forward to working with them this year.



Welcome back to the new school year, 2017-18!


We hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are all refreshed and ready for the challenges and fun of the new academic year!


In the next few days, we shall be adding lots of extra information to this class page about routines, timings and expectations for your child in their new class, as well as lots of curricular information also.


Please keep checking back regularly for updates and as ever, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to find your child's teachers at the start or end of day.


Let's make this the best year ever!



Working hard already...refreshing our maths skills!