Home Page

Year 4

Monday 10th July - Thursday 20th July


Unfortunately, this is the time of year were you have to say goodbye to Year 4. You have been a fantastic class to teach and we wish you all the best in Year 5! We have had a fun filled year and we’re sure you will take a lot of memories with you. We would just like to thank all the children for working so hard this year and we are sure this will continue into Year 5.



Please click here for Sports Day photographs  


Don’t forget to take a look at our World Awareness photographs

Monday 19th June – Friday 7th July


Wow, what fantastic weather we have had to start this week! You have learnt a lot of sun safety advice due to our heat wave.  We hope you will remember the sun safety advice in the future.  Although the weather is becoming cooler, please continue to bring in your water bottles and sun hats just in case. You never know when the sun may decide to put its hat on! Our new topic this term is Children of the Revolution. As you are already aware, Children of the Revolution will teach you all about the Victorian era including the lives of the rich and poor. During this topic will learn to write newspaper reports and how to write a formal letter.


Monday 25th April- Friday 5th May


Welcome back to a new term! We are glad that you have used your senses well over the Easter holidays by enjoying the mini eggs that the Easter Bunny brought you. You are a very active class and you will be glad to know that this term is going to be action packed with fun activities. We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who brought in your homework. As you already know, our topic this term is Disaster Zone and we will be kicking off this week by writing a diary entry.


Please go to Photographs then News Report.


Monday 27th February – Friday 17Th March


What a busy but fantastic couple of weeks we have had. Here is a list of some of the activities that took place over the past couple of weeks:


  • We took part in a St David’s Day performance
  • Your work was displayed at the Taste of Wales event for parents.
  • We won the attendance cup!
  • We won Eco Class of the Month!
  • You helped the school achieve the Green Flag Award!
  • We went to Ely and Caerau Community Hub on an educational visit
  • You watched Judo demonstrations.
  • We had 4 guest speakers from the Cardiff Devils come in to speak to year 4


Please scroll to the end of the page for more photographs.


Note: Please remember that your homework should be returned every Thursday.


Click the links below to play fun maths and reading games:




Monday 6th February- Friday 17th February


Wow, what a fantastic Welsh week we have had! Over the last week you have taken part in

activities such as :


- Art- Finger painting the Welsh flag

   -Language- Writing instructions on how to make Welsh cakes and then cooking Welsh cakes

- Handwriting – Dragons poem

Art – Create a collage of welsh landscapes

IT- Creating Welsh images using Paint

PE- Tag rugby

Welsh- Using Welsh sentence patterns to play 'How well do you know your friend?'


Please scroll to the end of the page to view the Welsh week photographs.


We hope you enjoy your week off and have plenty of fun! Please remember to complete your homework ready to bring back on Monday 27th February. Diolch!


Check out this maths video to learn more about the inverse of division


Monday 23rd January-  Friday 3rd February


We have had a super exciting time over the last fortnight.  We especially enjoyed watching and taking part in ‘The Ghastly Gravy on the Star Ship Gastromo theatre groupt Block’. During this time you learnt about: the 4 C’s. Cooking, Cleaning, Chilling and Cross Contamination. You also learnt about: the importance of hand washing, the consequences of poor food hygiene, the role bacteria plays in food hygiene and you were able to come up with your own solutions to food hygiene and safety to continue at home.


We also had lots of fun taking part in the Braces Bread workshop. You learnt: fun facts, the history of Braces Bread, the basics of healthy eating and watched a demonstration of bread making.  You even got your own goodie bags to take home!




We would like to remind you that Homework packs need to be returned every Thursday so that we are able to provide you with more homework and reading books on Monday.

Wednesday 4th January- Friday 20th January 




Our new topic this term is Sensoria. This project has a science focus and teaches children about light and sound and how they travel. At the heart of this project children learn how to write poems on the theme of light and sound and learn additional skills in scientific recording and explanation writing.


In this project the children will learn:

• How sound travels and how sounds can be made louder and quieter;

• How shadows are formed and how these change according to the position of the sun;

• About significant people and inventors who advanced the technology of light and sound;

• How the absence of sight and hearing affects people’s everyday life;

• How to use light and sound creatively in art, music and other creative media such as photography;

• How to write poems on a theme.




We would like to remind you that during the spring term our P.E days will be on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Our PE rules:


  1. Wear suitable footwear.
  2. Bring in your sportswear in a bag to change into in school.
  3. Tie long hair back.
  4. No jewellery to be worn.


Monday 11th December – Friday 16th December


Dates for your diary

Friday 16th December- Christmas parties will be held and it will be non-uniform day. Please remember to wear your party clothes to school.

Wednesday 4rd January- Is your first day back to school after the Christmas holidays.


 Online Maths games for the holidays

Below is a link that you can click to play some fun times Maths games at home. Please see your homework folder for your log in details:

Monday 15th November – Friday 8th December


Wow, what a busy week we have had in the run up to Christmas! As year four teaching staff, we would like to say a big well done to you all for learning you script lines and song words for the Christmas concert. We would also like to thank family and friends that came to watch. 





Our Christmas assembly: 






Thank you for your kind donations towards Operation Christmas.  

Monday 31st October- Friday 12th November


As year 4 teachers, we would like to say a big well done to all of you for working hard to learn your lines and song words for our class assembly.  We would also like to thank family and friends that came to watch our Remembrance Day Assembly.


Here are some of the photographs that were taken on the day: 


We would like to say a special thank you to those parents who wrote memories for loved ones on the poppies.



We enjoyed making poppies and taking photographs with our art work:


Monday 17th October- Friday 28th October


We hope you are all feeling refreshed and excited to come back to school after a week-long holiday. You should have all completed your homework by now. However, you can continue to work on your homework by clicking on the following links:

Maths online games:

Forever young:




Pencaerau's 'Garden of Reflection​' Grand Opening with burial of the time capsule!


As a class, we are very excited for the Opening of the Garden of Reflection â€‹on Wednesday 2nd November. Remember, it’s not too late get invitations to the Grand Opening from the main office.  Here are some links related to our class value:

Tolerance song:

Tolerance story:


In year 4, we are very proud of the tree we planted to represent the value of tolerance. Here is some proof of our green fingers:

Dates for your diary

Monster’s Ball

Thursday 3rd November 2016- Tickets (£2) are on sale.

Year 4 Assembly

Dress rehearsal- Thursday 10th November at 2.15pm.

Assembly – Friday 11th November at 9.10am.




Monday 26th September - Friday 30th September

Online Maths games

What a fantastic week we have had! As a class, we have been working hard to improve our multiplication skills. Below is a link that you can click to play some fun times tables games at home.



Year 4 have had lots of fun this week during swim sessions given by qualified swimming instructors. During the Friday swim session, they wore shorts and t-shirts over their swimwear to help them improve their water safety skills and personal survival. Some children got over their fears of swimming in the ‘deep pool’. Next week Year 4 will continue to improve their swimming skills by learning to:


- Swim for 25 metres

-Tread water for 30 seconds

- Signal for help


Monday 19th September - Friday 23rd September

Swimming Lessons



As part of the Physical Education Curriculum, year 4 will be at Western Leisure Centre partaking in swimming lessons. Our swimming lessons will run from Monday 26th September- Friday 7th October from 9.30am to 10.15 am. Therefore, it is not necessary for you to bring in your P.E kits during these dates.


We would like to remind you that:

1.    We will be leaving the school as soon as the school bell rings; therefore it is important that you are on time.

2.    You should wear you swimwear under your school uniform.

3.    As we are walking to the Leisure Centre, you will need a warm coat to take.

4.    You will need a towel and a change of undergarments your bag.



Our homework packs will be given out every Monday. Homework should be returned by Thursday at the latest so that we are able to change the homework and reading books in time for them to go out the following week.

Monday 12th September - Friday 16th September

Roald Dahl Week


This week we have been very busy.  As part of the celebrations for Roald Dahls 100th birthday, we had a Roald Dahl week. In year four, for homework we asked the children to create a Roald Dahl fact file. Your Roald Dahl work was displayed in the hall for the rest of the school to see. As teaching staff, we were very pleased with the level of work that we receive back, so thank you for all your hard work! We also read some of Roald Dahls more well-known stories during wet play and the end of the day. In English lessons we wrote Biographies on Roald Dahl and wrote about the characteristics of Mr and Mrs Twit.  Other things we did through the week include: drawing around the human body and sketching the organs within it. We also had a special assembly, which focused on looking at the good in people. 


Croeso i Blwyddyn 4 
Welcome to Year 4


 Teachers: Ms Newell and Miss Boston

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Romanelli  


We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 5th September and hope that you have had a fantastic summer holidays. Our first term promises to include lots of fun filled lessons. 




‘Bones, Blood & Gory Bits’



Our topic this term is ‘Bones, Blood & Gory Bits’. This topic has a science focus and will teach you all about the human body. You will learn all about organs such as the heart, brain and lungs and how they keep us alive and well. We will also look at the importance of exercise and a healthy diet to keep the body fit and healthy.