Melling Primary School

Year 4

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If you have a more urgent message please ring the office.

If we ring you, we will be doing so from our mobiles so it will be a withheld or unknown number.

Please note, work will now be set on Google Classroom for children who are off. If they are well enough to work, e.g. waiting on a test result, then please ensure they complete it. Logins will be put on their reading books, but they follow this format:

If their name was Alan Smith, the login would be:

Email address:

Password: mellingalans

We have now uploaded this year's Christmas production onto google classrooms. Thank you so much to the Y4 students who all worked really hard to put this together in a really short time frame. Well done everyone!


Friday 4th December


The Christmas season in school is such a special time and this year is no exception. We feel so fortunate to be with such a lovely bunch of young people who make every day a happy and cheerful one. There is a buzz of excitement in the air as we make preparations for Christmas festivities, and we look forward to a number of events over the next two weeks including Christmas Jumper day, a visiting pantomime and a class Christmas party.

Despite all this excitement, the children have remained focused in their learning this week and I am delighted to announce that Chloe H is our star of the week. She is always smiling, resilient, hardworking and a true friend to all. Thank you Chloe for all you do in class. Our Listening Learner is Ebonie, who demonstrates real attention to detail with the work she produces and is always on track with her learning in class. Michael receives Classroom Contributor this week. With the enthusiasm he shows in his learning, he is a shining example to the rest of the class. Table of the week is North America -  we have noticed some really good team work and cooperation this week from this table in particular. Well done to all!


Next week we will be preparing a short Christmas-themed video. To help, we would really appreciate if the children can bring in some simple winter-themed costumes. We will talk to the class about this on Monday and give further information in the week. We do not expect anyone to make any purchases for this - we will be requesting items that you already have at home. 




Friday 27th November


It was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to speak to parents and guardians this week. It is a pleasure and a privilege to teach your children and it was great to get to know you all a little better despite the tight restrictions at this time.

We had a great start to the week when the class had fun out on an archaeological dig, hunting for clues around our Anglo Saxon burial mound, where we learned that the treasures of the past don't always look like treasure when they are dug up 1000 years later! Then on Friday we had first swimming session and we are looking forward to next week. Well done everyone. Our celebration on Friday is an opportunity for all the children to celebrate their successes and give themselves a pat on the back. We are extremely proud of our Apter Cup winner who is a quiet but shining example to the whole school. (Click on the link above to find out more.)

In particular this week I would like to congratulate our Star of the Week - Adam. He consistently demonstrates high standards in the classroom and out, whole-heartedly engaging with school life. Our Classroom Contributor is Lily-May who is a fountain of fun and is always keen to engage in our many and varied discussions during learning time. Well done also to our Listening Learner, James. He has put in a great deal of effort into all his learning recently and most noticeably in the quality of his maths work. Well done also to table of the week - Africa - you are absolute stars! As always, all the staff are very proud of you all.

Parents evening postponed - Y4 only

Due to unforeseen circumstances Y4 parents' evening is postponed until next week and will take place on Tuesday  24th and Wednesday 25th November. Your appointment time will stay the same. 

Friday 20th November

We have had a great week this week learning about Orangutans in the rainforest, Anglo Saxon and Judaism. Yet again there have been many moments this week when the children have made us very proud, so well done class.

This makes it doubly difficult to decide on award winners but there has been some exceptional contributions who have managed to wow us even more than the rest.

Table of the week goes to South America, so well done to Isabella, Holly, Dylan and Scarlet McK. There is always great team work from this table and they are always on task. Our star of the week is someone who has shown an excellent 'can do' attitude this week - Nicole - congratulations on some great work in class. Ben Mc is our listening learner of the week. He always pays attention in class and this is shown  in the work that he produces.  The classroom contributor prize goes to Holly who shone with some of her answers during English this week. There are some more pictures being added so click on the link to have a look.

Friday 13th November

Another Fab week in Y4! We have had 5 days jam-packed with activities. Our Diversity celebration week  kicked off on Monday when we learned some techniques on the Djembe Drum.  We have also had a look at the life of Nelson Mandela and created a poster around what we have learned. Along side this we have  created some art work based on artist and designer Lois Maylou Jones. 

We have of course spent time remembering the fallen soldiers of the first and second World Wars and those that have fought in all conflicts past and present.

To round it off, we have had a fun-filled non-uniform day today to help raise awareness of children in need.


We also celebrated our achievements in class. But first of all I would like to say congratulations for last week’s award winners: Listening Learner – Ethan Quigg who and Classroom Contributor – Poppy Turner. It’s lovely to see how  both put a considerable amount of effort into  work in class whether written down or during discussion.

This week we have the privilege of handing the Courtesy Cup to a very special young person – you can read all about it on the link below!

Our star of the week this week is Scarlett MB never daunted by any challenge she is amazingly resilient and is constantly striving for excellence in everything she does.

Our table of the week is Australia, so a huge well done to Adam, Poppy and Sophia.

Our listening learner this week is Jamie. Who shows through his answers that he is always on task and listens well during class discussions.  Our classroom contributor is Liam. He takes an active interest in everything that is going on in class and a delight to have in class.

A number of children have brought in their own research and work or art work from home. Thank you so much to those children. It is lovely to see that their enthusiasm for learning and eagerness to find out more about a topic that interests them.

πŸ₯‡ Homework Leaderboards Week 10 πŸ₯‡


The results for this week's leaderboards are as follows:


Readiwriter: First place - Bobby, second place - Nicole, third place - Chloe C, fourth place - Lilly-May and fifth place - Dylan


Mathletics: First place - Nicole, second place - Freya, third place - Holly, fourth place - Bobby and fifth place - Sophia


TT Rockstars: First place - Lilly-May, second place - Bobby, third place - Nicole, fourth place - Chloe H and fifth place - Michael


There were some really impressive points this week and great to see more children getting on TT Rockstars. Remember to try and logon at least three times a week.

Y4 Netball After School Club Tuesday

β­πŸ‘πŸ‘ Celebrations! πŸ‘πŸ‘β­


It was quite difficult to choose our Table of the Week this week, as so many have been working hard and doing well under the new seating arrangements. In the end though, the winner this week is Bella, Holly, Dylan and Scarlet McK. They have all worked incredibly hard, are constantly putting up their hands to offer contributions to lessons, and are incredibly well-organised, usually being the first table ready. Well done!


Our Star of the Week this week is Eden, because again she has worked incredibly hard since coming back from half-term. She has had a real 'Can do, not can't do' attitude to her work, and has produced some of her best work yet in Year 4. Well done Eden!

Magazine Articles


In our English lessons, we have started looking at features of magazine articles in preparation for writing our own about the Loch Ness Monster. To create a toolkit for What A Good One Looks Like we have been using some articles from the Eco Kids magazine. The link below gives access to a free sample magazine all about animals.

⭐⭐⭐ Star Writer⭐⭐⭐


Before half-term, the children wrote a letter to Year 5 telling them about the research we have been doing into the Loch Ness Monster. They did some fantastic pieces of writing. The children who received Star Sentence were Chloe H and Poppy, who both used some of the conjunctions we have been practising using. Our Star Writer was Amelia, who as well as using a range of conjunctions, used some lovely phrases in her work. Well done girls!

πŸ₯‡ Homework Leaderboards Week 9 πŸ₯‡


Unfortunately only about half of the class did their online homework during half-term, so the children who did were given an extra reward. The results for the leaderboards are as follows:


Readiwriter: First place - Dylan, second place - Bobby, third place - Scarlet McK, fourth place - Amelia and fifth place - Chloe H


Mathletics: First place - Scarlett MB, second place - Harry, third place - Bobby, fourth place - Chloe C and fifth place - Ethan C


TT Rockstars: First place - Lilly-May, second place - Chloe H, third place - Ethan Q, fourth place - Bobby and fifth place - Michael


Well done everyone!



As part of our history topic on the Anglo-Saxons, we learnt about the Staffordshire Hoard today, which is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever found. To explore this collection more, click on the link below.

⭐⭐⭐Celebrations ⭐⭐⭐


Congratulations to our Table of the Week this week: Holly, Adam and Chloe H. They are always one of the first tables to be organised and ready to start the lesson and they work incredibly hard. Huge congratulations also to our Star of the Week, Dylan! Dylan works extremely hard, gets his work done in time, follows instructions well and best of all, listens to everything the teacher says! Well done Dylan.

Homework Leaderboards Week 8


The results for this week's leaderboards are as follows:


Readiwriter: First place - Chloe C, second place - Lilly-May, third place - Charlie, fourth place - Ethan C and fifth place - Chloe H


Mathletics: First place - Dylan, second place - Chloe C, third place - Brogan, fourth place - Scarlet McK and fifth place - Amelia


Well done everyone!

Homework Leaderboards Week 7


Year 4 have had brilliant results on the homework leaderboards this week, such high scores and 22 children have been on Times Table Rockstars! What an improvement from last week! Let's see if we can get the whole class on it this week!


Times Table Rockstars: First place - Bobby, second place - Poppy, third place - Ethan C, fourth place - Chloe H and fifth place - Lucas


Readiwriter: First place - Bobby, second place - Holly, third place - Lilly-May, fourth place - Poppy and fifth place - Dylan


Mathletics: First place - Bobby, second place - Holly, third place - Dylan, fourth place - Scarlet McK and fifth place - George


Well done everyone!

Friday 16th October


We have had another few amazing days in y4! Well done to everyone. Keep it up! This morning we celebrated harvest festival with a video sent by Rev Simon and the children created some amazing seed pictures.  A particular congratulations to Chloe H who was Listening Learner this week and Adam who is Classroom Contributor. We are all very much looking forward to CHET next week. See you there! 

Wednesday 14th October


What a smashing day we've had! The whole class has worked incredibly hard and behaviour has been fantastic. What a great way for me to finish my week and hand over to Mrs Jutla!


Our Wednesday celebrations took place as usual and our Table of the Week this week was Nicole, Ethan C, Brogan and Chloe C. They have all been working very hard and their listening has greatly improved. Well done you four!


A special well done also goes to our Star of the Week, which is Issabella. She works very hard, always listens, follows instructions and has generally fantastic behaviour. Well done Bella!


As part of our Loch Ness Monster topic, today the children used the information they have found out to create questions for our grand class quiz! They then teamed up into four teams: Nessies vs Scientists and Marmadukes vs Wilsons. Each child in every team had a chance to ask the other team a question and all got a chance to have a go at answering. We were delighted with how enthusiastic the children were about the activity and the quality of questions they devised was amazing! Every child in the class participated beautifully in the activity, but in the end the Nessies and the Wilsons won!


I bet some of the grown-ups wouldn't be able to answer some of the questions the children devised. See if you can have a go!


- Which Saint saw the Loch Ness Monster for the first time ever?

- When was the biggest sonar search conducted in Loch Ness?

- Which Wetherell from the Wetherell family exposed Marmaduke Wetherell as a fraud?

- What year did Captain Kev get the suspicion that the Loch Ness Monster is actually a giant eel?

- What are the underwater robots that scientists have used called?


Come on grown-ups, can you beat your child?!


Tuesday 13th October


Please can I remind everyone that Year 4 children have to do 500 points on Mathletics and 500 points on Readiwriter every week. They should also be logging onto Times Table Rockstars a couple of times per week. This week we only had 8 children log on to TT Rockstars. We need great improvement please!


Well done to the children at the top of our leaderboards:


Mathletics: First place - Holly, second place - Scarlet McK, third place - Ethan Q, fourth place - Brogan and fifth place - Bobby


Readiwriter: First place - Bobby, second place - Holly, third place - Chloe C, fourth place - Jamie and fifth place - Scarlet McK


TT Rockstars: First place - Bobby, second place - Lilly-May, third place - Michael, fourth place - Harry and fifth place - Freya


Keep up the good work!

Friday 9th October


What a brilliant week Y4 has had rounded off with a class golden text, for such amazing high standards in behaviour and helping to set a good example to all younger members of the school community.

Congratulations to our Listening Learner Scarlett and our Classroom Contributor Charlie. Click below for information on our well-deserved Cullen Cup Award this week too. We have really enjoyed our science this week, learning about invertebrates and going on a bug hunt. Well done everyone!

Wednesday 7th October


Congratulations to our Table of the Week: Poppy, Dylan and Sophia. They have worked incredibly hard and are always the first table to be ready and organised, well done! Poppy has had an extra special day, as not only is she on Table of the Week, but she is also Star of the Week! Poppy's behaviour, organisation and standard of work has been exceptional for the past two weeks. Well done Poppy!


We have had great fun this week finding out more about the Loch Ness Monster. We have also started our history topic about the Smashing Saxons and Scots. If any of the children choose to do some research at home on any of these topics, please send it in as we would love to see it.


We have also reminded the children today that they need to go on Times Table Rockstars at least a couple of times a week. Not many children are accessing it at the moment, so please encourage your child to log on.

6th October - Homework Leaderboard


The results for this week's leaderboard are as follows:


Readiwriter: First place - Holly, second place - Louie, third place - Nicole, fourth place - Brogan and fifth place - Ben C


Mathletics: First place - Holly, second place - Brogan, third place - Scarlett MB, fourth place - Chloe H and Sophia, and fifth place - Scarlet McK


All of the children in the top places scored over 1000 points, well done!

Please note Y4 have an extra Pro Skills session on Wednesday 7th October, so can all Y4 children please come in wearing PE kits. Thank you

Wednesday 30th September


Unfortunately, we were unable to do a Table of the Week this week, due to overall behaviour, however a special well done goes to Sophia, who is our Star of the Week! She is really standing out for all the right reasons at the moment! Keep up the hard work laugh

Monday 28th September

It is great to see so many children completing their Mathletics homework, however there are several who are not going on Readiwriter. Please remember that children need to earn 500 points per week on both systems.


Well done to our top five on the leaderboard this week:


Mathletics: First place - Chloe C, second place - Brogan, third place - Amelia, fourth place - Michael and fifth place - Owen


Readiwriter: First place - Chloe C, second place - Brogan, third place - Michael, fourth place - Nicole and fifth place - Scarlet McK.


Keep up the good work!

Friday 25th September

Another fab week in Y4! 

A double well done to Sophia who has earned Listening Learner this week. Our Classroom Contributor is Dylan who is always participating enthusiastically in lessons. Please click on the link below for details of the Apter Cup award winner. We are proud of you all!

CHET 2020

We are delighted that we have been able to organise a fun-filled day trip to CHET for Y4 on 22nd October. A letter with full details will be going home on Friday 25th Sept and is on the letters section of the website. Please fill in and return the form as soon as you can to help us with the smooth running of this brilliant opportunity.

Wednesday 23rd September


Well done to this week's Star of the Week, Amelia! She is doubly lucky as her table also won Table of the Week! Well done to Amelia, Freya and Ethan, it is their second week in a row of winning this award because they work very hard and don't talk during lessons or over the teacher. Keep up the good work you three!


Today we also awarded Star Sentence to Michael for using a fantastic verb and adverb in his sentence, well done! Our Star Writer award went to two children, Sophia and Adam. Both wrote fantastic descriptive pieces about the photo of the Loch Ness Monster. Well done to both of you!


Due to technical difficulties, I have decided to set Mathletics homework on Mondays now. This means that the children will have from Monday morning to Sunday evening each week to complete their homework and to earn their 500 points. Please note 500 points must also be completed on Readiwriter during those days each week.


If any children are having problems logging in, could I ask that parents or guardians email me at the class email address above explaining exactly what the problem is. If possible can you attach a screen shot of what is happening. 


Please note, that every child's points automatically resets to zero on Sunday evenings, but when I run the reports I will still be able to see how many points they earned that week, so it's nothing to worry about.


Thank you for your support.

Miss Hopewell

Please click on the link above to see the spellings to learn for next week.

Friday September 18th


It has been another brilliant week in Y4! The children continue to impress us with many knowledgeable contributions to lessons. We have begun our RE topic on Judaism and in science we have been looking at different groups of living things.

Congratulations to Chloe C who received Star of the week and Ethan Q, Amelia, Liam and Freya who earned table of the week. Well done to Harry who achieved ‘classroom contributor’ and Ben C was awarded ‘listening learner’.  


CHET 2020

Unfortunately, it looks unlikely that the usual Y4 trip to CHET  will be going ahead. It was scheduled for 4-6th November. As soon as we get up to date information we will inform you and we will try to organise a day trip to the centre instead, so that the children can experience some of the activities provided.

Friday 11th September


Well done to our first Star of the Week - Louie Rawling and to our Table of the Week - Issabella, Ebonie, Louie and Eden. They have all been working so hard and their behaviour has been fantastic.


Our first Star Sentence went to two children this week - Adam and Nicole - both used Year 4 objectives in one of their sentences despite not being taught them yet. Last but not least, our Star Writer was Ethan Cernat for a fantastic first piece of independent writing. Well done everyone!


Usually we would be holding our Meet the Teacher meetings next week, however due to COVID we are unable to do this so below you will find a powerpoint with all of the information that you would have been given at this meeting. Our class newsletter is also below and gives more information on what our teaching will be based on this term.


Thank you to all of the children for settling in so well and to the families for your continued support and patience. Have a lovely weekend!

Meet the Teacher information

Autumn Class Newsletter

Autumn Term Week 2


We have had a great first few days back in school and it has been so nice to be back with the children again! Thank you to parents and guardians for your patience as we start back at school. As you can imagine this is a new situation for us all so it will take a bit of time for us to settle in and adjust.



Spelling homework has been set by Mrs Jutla - see below for the link. If you need a paper copy please let us know. Spelling homework will be set every Friday to be tested on the following Friday. Mathletics homework will be set on Wednesdays to be completed by the end of the following Tuesday.



  • It is essential that children bring a pack of tissues and their own reusable water bottle into school  - we cannot provide cups at this time. 
  • Reading books have gone home this week. Please return the books only when they need changing.
  • Our PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays and the children need to come in dressed in their PE kits on those days.


Thank you for your support.


Miss Hopewell

Welcome back Year 4!


Miss Hopewell, Mrs Jutla and Miss Stewart would like to wish you a warm welcome back.  The Y4 classroom is all ready and we are excited to see your lovely smiling faces tomorrow.


Start time: 8:50am        Finish time: 3:10pm   

Drop off and pick up at the playgroup gate.


P.E. days: Tuesday and Friday

Please come to school in your outdoor P.E. kit and a pair of trainers on those days.