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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Year 4: Clownfish & Seahorses

Welcome to Year 4




Below is the Year 4 welcome letter for 2021/22.

If parents have any queries and want to speak to their child's class teacher, this can be done in a number of ways:
1) Email - please find our school email addresses below

Mr Bishop-Hawes:

Mrs. Shaw:

Ms. Faulkner:

2) Phone call to the office 01752 703656
3) Pop in after school - the door is always open!
Phonics Within Spelling Shed, digital games and assessment tools for phonics are available. These support the teaching of phonics via Phonics Shed but also give Spelling Shed users an additional set of tools to help develop children's phonics skills.. Our games start from pre-reading skills such as environmental sounds, include decoding-based games and even a flying superhero hare.


We wrote some stories to entertain Year 1 children based upon the picture book 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage and enjoyed sharing them with our attentive audience.


Year 4 classes have had a whirlwind few weeks of creative learning. These are some of our activities:- Year 4 Spring Show - The Twelve Dancing Princesses (or the princesses who danced their shoes to pieces!), Japanese Taiko drumming workshop and our Art unit learning about the painting style of local Plymouth artist - Brian Pollard and our art work based upon it.


Year 4 classes have started learning the skills needed for playing table-tennis using small balloons and airflow balls. We're really enjoying the ping-pong sessions...but it is harder to play than it looks! We'll keep practising!


In PSHE lessons, Year 4 have been thinking about the 'Unsung Heroes' in our school community and made cards for two of them this week - our caretaker Mr Clark and our Breakfast Club and catering assistant Ms Billingham. We were delighted to be able to present these to them in person during their busy working schedules. The children, and adults, really appreciate everything they do for us!


Could you explain how our ears work? Year 4 students have been learning how to explain this complicated physical process using a very large-scale model that they could walk alongside and talk about. 


On Wednesday (3rd November), Year 4 classes enjoyed a Plymouth University workshop via Zoom with students from the Architecture department. We designed a home for our favourite cartoon characters and discussed our building designs with the students. It was an interesting experience for all of us. We hope that we can visit the real-world University soon!


Year 4 classes are enjoying their Djembe drumming lessons.