Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”




cedar - year 4

Welcome to the class page for Year 4 Cedar.  

This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.  

We hope it gives you an insight into life in our class! 




 The gallery will updated throughout the year.


In addition to the weekly spelling and times tables practise teachers will be sending home this year, we have introduced a more creative and fun approach to home learning. Based on the topics your child will be exploring in class, we have included activities from across the curriculum subjects.

During the half term, we expect each child to earn a minimum of 60 points from their homework options. Obviously, if they’d like to complete more, we’d love to see this too! Those pupils who complete individual tasks will be invited to share their creations and research to the class on a Friday afternoon.

Autumn Term 1 Anglo-Saxons

50 points

Visit Durham Cathedral.

Email school or bring in a photo of you and Durham Cathedral. Write a short review of your day.

30 points

Create a model Anglo-Saxon hut

Use any resources (junk modelling, Lego, clay, straw etc.) and your D&T skills to recreate an Anglo-Saxon hut.

20 points

Create an Anglo-Saxon shield

Use card or paper (or any old boxes) to create your very own Anglo-Saxon shield.

20 points

Design an illuminated letter

Sketch and colour an illuminated letter. Maybe try your initials. The more detailed, the better!

20 points

Perform a song or dance

The Anglo-Saxons loved to sing and dance around a campfire. Can you perform a song or dance to some of your favourite music?

20 points

Sketch an Anglo-Saxon village

Can you sketch an Anglo-Saxon village? They often included lots of animals, log fires and a river or pond. Don’t forget the straw huts!

10 points

Locate Anglo-Saxon place names on a map

Did you know that most towns or cities that end in ‘-bury’, ‘-ford’, ‘-ham’ or ‘-port’ were named by the Anglo-Saxons? Can you spot any on a map? Record as many as you can find.

10 points

Collect a pebble and write your initials

The Anglo-Saxons would often carve their family names in to a stone to place in front of their house. Can you collect a pebble and write your initials in permanent marker?

10 points

Write your name in Anglo-Saxon runes

Using the internet for help, can you write your name in Anglo-Saxon runes? Can you write a message?

10 points

Watch an episode of Horrible Histories

Watch an episode of Horrible Histories. Record any facts that you have learnt to share with us

Cedar Class News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class.  Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.

School News   Diary Listing  Thorney Times   Notices

Cedar Class Letters

Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office. Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.

Thorney Times Whole School Letters Educational Visit Letters

Autumn Term 1 Homework


Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year. 


Year 3 and Year 4 Spelling List

Year 4 Writing Checklist


At Thorney Close Primary School, we value the support of parents in enabling their children to become fluent readers, who read for pleasure and enjoyment. Please click on the guidelines below for an overview on how you can support your child at home to ensure they make the maximum progress.

Key Stage 2 Reading Guidelines


Thorney Close Primary School Calculation Policy

Useful Links and Documents

Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.

  Sumdog Maths for Year 4 English for Year 4

Letter-join  Letter-join is an on-line resource for teaching cursive handwriting at school and at home. It uses interactive animations to demonstrate joined-up letter formation and hundreds of worksheets for real handwriting practice.