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! 




Children in Need - Cedar Miss Keast - November 2017

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For Children in Need, we dressed up in the most spot-tacular clothes we had. We read our favourite stories with Year 2 and enjoyed listening to them read to.

Created: 21 Dec 17 15:01 | Last modified: 21 Dec 17 15:02

Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo - Cedar Miss Keast - December 2017

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We created our own winter scene using water colours. We were inspired by the text, Coming Home, by Michael Morpurgo.

Created: 21 Dec 17 14:58 | Last modified: 21 Dec 17 15:00

DT - Cedar Miss Keast - December 2017

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We have been testing different pop-up mechanisms in DT. We used a spring fold and a box fold to decided which would be most effective for our Christmas cards.

Created: 21 Dec 17 14:55 | Last modified: 21 Dec 17 14:56

Recorder - Cedar- 13th October 17

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We have really enjoyed learning the recorder this half term. We can already play 4 different songs and we are beginning to read music.

Created: 13 Oct 17 16:32 | Last modified: 13 Oct 17 16:34

Throwing and Catching - Cedar- 12th October 17

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In PE, we have been practicing our skills in throwing and catching. We enjoy taking part in team games.

Created: 13 Oct 17 16:28 | Last modified: 13 Oct 17 16:30

Maths - Cedar - 12th October 17

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We enjoy tackling very tricky maths problems using different resources to help us

Created: 13 Oct 17 16:20 | Last modified: 13 Oct 17 16:21

Science Investigation - Cedar - 7th October 17

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We used tights and Weetabix to investigate the role of the large intestine. We had lots of fun with this experiment but it got very messy!

Created: 9 Oct 17 16:31 | Last modified: 9 Oct 17 16:32

Year 4 Teams - Cedar - September 17

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We cannot wait to see what Year 4 brings. We have enjoyed creating our new teams and have thought of very creative team names.

Created: 7 Oct 17 17:14 | Last modified: 9 Oct 17 16:26


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.

Spring Term 1 India

 Spring Term 1 Homework

Autumn Term 2 Homework

Autumn Term 1 Homework

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

Stockeld Park visit letter

Autumn Term 2 Homework

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.