The Tyrrells School

Aspire, Care, Learn for Life

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Thank you for visiting the Year 4 page. This is where you will find information about our learning. If you have questions, please contact us on the email addresses below. 


Mr Little, Mrs Allen and Mrs Fung

Meet the Teacher

Mayan Day

On Friday, 30th June, Year 4 welcomed a chocolatier into school to help us understand the history of chocolate in line with our Mayan topic. Cheryl provided a chocolate workshop at the start of the day where we got to handle cocoa pods, try cocoa nibs and sample cocoa butter. After break, we tried six different varies of chocolate and decided on our favourite, then we made and decorated our own chocolate lollies. We then spent the afternoon making Mayan masks. Overall, the children throughly enjoyed their day and learnt about chocolate history which we will be reflecting on in our remaining Topic lessons. 


On Tuesday, 7th February, Year 4 attended the 'Superstars' event to complete with other Year 4 children from nearby schools in a range of PE activities. We had a fantastic afternoon taking part in scooter relay, cup stacking, javelin throwing and much more. We are really proud of how the children conducted themselves whilst there, listening carefully to the adults, cheering each other on and working well as a team. We placed 4th overall and were so pleased with everyone's individual effort, well done Year 4!


Roman Bowls

In the last week of the autumn term, the children used their creative skills to design, create and decorate their own Roman bowls. The children used papier mache to create their bowl and then decorated with paint before adding a Roman inspired design using felt tip pens. 


Colchester Castle Visit

On 22nd November, Year 4 enjoyed a visit to Colchester Castle as part of their Roman topic. During the day, the children explored the museum seeking answers to questions about Roman artefacts. They had a guided tour of the vaults and an explanation of their relevance during Boudicca’s attack of Colchester. Working in groups, the children constructed a Roman Villa and a Celtic Round house. They all thoroughly enjoyed their day. The children demonstrated exemplary behaviour and a fabulous attitude towards their learning by making links to their in-class learning.


Roman Oil Lamps

In Year 4 we used our clay skills to create our own replica Roman oil lamps.


4W Forest School Sessions

4W enjoyed the autumnal  sunshine during their Forest Schools sessions. The pupils were keen to explore the new equipment.


4O Forest School.

This year 4O enjoyed being the first junior class to explore the newly developed Forest School area.


Curriculum News Letters


Meet the Teacher

Many thanks to the parents and carers who attended the Meet the Teacher session for Year Four. Please find the presentation used at the meeting today for your information. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about your child's learning in Year Four.