Year 4

Year 4

Year 4 is a fantastic year when we are really settling in to life in KS2 (Juniors!). We work really hard to learn lots of new writing techniques and improve our grammar.
We are more responsible in Year 4 and take on two large responsibilities: The Easter Service and Action Aid charity week.
Year 4 is definitely the best year to be in … ask any of us!

Year 4 Staff


Mr Tom Watson - Year 4

Mr Watson provides support through the school support our children.  During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.


Mrs S Thomas, BA (Hons) - Year 4

After 17 years abroad, I returned to the U.K. three years ago and have just about acclimatised! Believe it or not, the weather hasn’t put me off walking in the fabulous hills or pottering in my garden. I feel very lucky that my day-to-day job allows me to work with fabulous children throughout the school.


Mrs M Highton - Year 4

I have lived in Cumbria for the last 21 years and have worked at St Mary’s for 15 of them.  I have four children and 6 grand children. I love anything silly and having fun but also enjoy a a real challenge.  I’ve abseiled down cliff faces and high towers, been in a hot air […]


Mrs G Gladwinfield, BA (Hons) - Year 4

I’ve worked at St Mary’s for the past ten years and have had the privilege of working in all key stages. I have a real love of reading, especially children’s books, and enjoy helping children of all ranges to enjoy and appreciate books themselves. Both my children attended St Mary’s and loved the experience. One […]


Mr A Laybourn BA (Hons) PGCE - Year 4

I enjoy teaching because you just never know what the day will bring! No two days are the same and it’s fantastic to watch the children learn about the world around them. Having studied Drama at university, my favourite times of the year are towards the summer term when the children have the opportunity to […]

Latest News


Borwick Hall Visit

What a fabulous day and what adventurous children! Everyone had a great time, many pushing themselves to the limit. We came back exhausted but happy and look forward to the next visit.          


Lunchtime Art Club

Talented artists from Year 3 and 4 have joined Miss Broome and Mrs Day to explore nature using art. They are looking closely at plants, flowers and trees and making pictures using pencils, paint and printing. Watch out for a forthcoming display around the school.

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Fair Trade Coffee Afternoon

We have held another successful Fair Trade Afternoon, hosted by Mrs Neale in the Year 3 Class for all of our parents. During the afternoon children and volunteers served teas and coffee and also sold fairly traded goods from Tradecraft.  During the time we sold £91 of produce for Tradecraft and had a a great […]

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Governor Day – Monitoring our School Improvement Plan

Governors have spent the day with children and staff monitoring the school improvement plan. Included in this, the governors also explored behaviour for learning, school values and breadth and balance in the curriculum. They also had an opportunity to meet with parents on the school yards in the morning.   Five of our Governors spent the […]


Coffee Meeting 3:15pm – 4:00pm Thurs 27th April

We are hosting a meeting in the music room where parents can meet with Mr Jones for a cup of coffee (or tea). This is a great opportunity to chat about school and the future plans for the school. Please go to the music room (in between reception and nursery).


School Gardening – RHS Award

Well done to everyone at St Mary’s School. We have begun our journey to improving our grounds with a superb gardening extravaganza.  The plants we have begun to plant our beginning to leaf or flower as spring has sprung. Congratulations to everyone as not only have we achieved RHS Level One Gardening Award but we […]


School Uniform

Mrs Smith and Miss Loy have decided on a new uniform for the staff!!!


Bird watching scientists

Some of the ‘Girl’s Science Club’ members have been enjoying identifying the birds that have moved in to the nest boxes around school. We put them up last week and they have been quickly resided in! Thank you to the parents that donated them; they will provide hours of entertainment! We look forward to watching […]


Science Week Success

Science Week 2017 has been a massive success; lots of learning and fun have been had by all! The opening ceremony was made spectacular  by the wonderful outfits the children wore. Being dressed as scientists and explorers really got them in the mood. Each class got a box of resources to introduce their topic for […]

Fairtrade Fortnight Big Brew

We have been celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a big brew, we made cups and coffees for our visitors and Year 6 pupils helped sell fairly traded products. In worship time we looked at the trade of cocoa and bananas and encouraged children to discuss issues  relating to fair trade with adults at home. Thank […]

Reading List


Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Year 4 Calender Events

20th July - Year 6 Leavers Service

18th July - Junior Production

17th July - Junior Production

11th July - Full Governor Meeting – 6:30pm

7th July - PTA BBQ

Year 4 Curriculum 2014-15

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Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 2

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6