Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Year Four

We have two Year Four classes:

Eagles Class and Kestrels Class


Class teacher: Miss Burford

Teaching assistant: Mrs Bahadoor


Class teacher: Mr Hawkins

Teaching assistant: Mrs Paget


Welcome to Year 4!

To prepare the children for Middle School and increase CONFIDENCE, expectations are challenging, with children taking ownership of their learning. We expect children to be reading at least five times a week at home, with an adults initial to mark this in their celebrating their reading book. Year 4 are also set a piece of maths homework each week, which we discuss every Friday. This is put into place to ensure they are RESPONSIBLE and AMBITIOUS learners!

As Year 4 is the last year of First School for children at Hayesdown, children take on extra responsibilities and jobs around the school. These include:

  • Year 4 Captains
  • School Councillors
  • Anti-bullying Ambassadors
  • Digital leaders
  • Play leaders

Our Projects 

We will cover a wide ranging variety of projects this year, that hope to inspire and enthuse the children. Often the children direct their own learning when they have found a particular aspect they are ENTHUSIASTIC about.

Term 1 – Is Plastic Fantastic?  Plastic Fantastic Project map

Term 2 – Rolling On A River Rolling on A River Project Map

Term 3 – Vikings

Terms 4 and 5 – It’s all Greek to me! It’s All Greek To Me! Project Map

Term 6- We’ll Meet Again (WWII)


The Year 4 Curiculum map can be found here Year 4 Curriculum Map


During Year 4, we offer the chance for the children to go on a PGL trip. This is a great opportunity for them become ENTHUSIASTIC about exciting activities they may have not experienced before and show their growing independence! It is a fantastic chance for them to become HAPPY AND HEALTHY.