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


Mrs Frances Potts - Year 4

Mrs Potts works to support children with specific needs within the class, delivering a range of interventions.


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 Mitton - Year 4

I am married to Steve and have two children, Ellie and Isaac, aged six and ten. In my spare time I love being outdoors and enjoy mountain biking, running and skiing. I love working with children as no two days are ever the same and you get to see the children grow and develop.


Mrs A Day, BA (Hons) PGCE - Year 4

My name is Andrea Day. I have two children aged 17 and 21. Martha, my youngest, is at QES and currently helping at After School Club. Kim is at Newcastle University studying Heritage. After years of mothering, I am facing an ‘empty nest,’ so I am going to keep very busy with some gardening, home […]


Mrs S Neale - Year 4

I trained in Exeter and then spent six years teaching in west London before moving to France (Strasbourg) for three years with my husband’s work. I have four children, the first two being born in France. We moved to Cumbria 18 years ago and all four of my children have been through QES and the […]

Latest News

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Dick Viney Inter School Athletics

Very well done to all of our children who represented school at the Dick Viney Inter School Athletics Tournament. The children achieved 4th and 9th and won many personal medals ranging from gold to bronze. Very well done.


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 […]

Reading List


Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Year 4 Calender Events

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

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Year 5

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