Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Year 4

Homework Friday 15th February


Set A Set B
girls' fast
boys' last
babies' father
parents' class
teachers' grass
women's' pass
men's plant
children's  path
people's bath
mice's people


Homework Friday 8th February


Set A Set B
submerge all
subheading ball
submarine call
subordinate walk
subway talk
superman always
supervise small
supersede wall
superpower fall
superhuman altogether


Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems

Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems 1
Year 4 Barnacle Bill acrostic poems 2

For pirate week we had great fun learning about the golden age of pirates. We learnt nautical terms, pirate language, details about what it was like to be a pirate and we even met Barnacle Bill. To honour him we have written an acrostic poem about him.

Homework 1.2.2019


Set A


Set B


creation patting
radiation patted
indication  humming
ventilation hummed
relegation dropping
dedication dropped
demonstration sadder
abbreviation saddest
translation runner
vibration runny


Maths Olympics


In order to improve our times tables every week we challenge ourselves with a Maths Olympics test. The test is limited to 3 minutes exactly and ranges between 24 and 100 questions. As you move up the medals, it becomes more challenging. Below is a list of the times tables that you need to complete for each level. Every week we expect you to practice the times tables for the level that you are on. By the end of the year, you need to know all the times tables up to 12x12.



Times tables

Quarter finals


Semi finals

x2 and x5 tables


X2, x5 and x10


x2, x3, x4, x5 and x10


x3, x4, x6 and x11


x7, x8, x9 and x12

European championship

All tables – 60 questions

Olympic medal

All tables  - 100 questions


If you want t practice online try using this website to help you



Spellings 25.1.19

If there are any words that you are not familiar with please make sure that you look them up in a dictionary or speak to someone on your family about them.

Set A

Set A

Set B        

information hiking
adoration hiked
sensation hiker
preparation nicer
education nicest
location shiny
exaggeration being
concentration shinning
imagination scary
organisation scaring



Happy New Year 2019!


Welcome back year 4! Mrs Thompson and Miss Cook are really looking forward to the spring term as we have some exciting things planned.


In English, we are going to be reading the Butterfly Lion in our guided reading sessions. We have chosen this book not only because its a great book but it is also written by Michael Morpurgo whose farm we are going to visit in the summer term (There are still some place available for this amazing trip so if you are interested please speak to your teacher or to Janet in the office)


We will be working with an artist and The Victoria and Albert Museum this term on a project. This will involve us visiting the museum to create some artwork which will eventually be displayed in the V&A! There will also be an opportunity for you and your parents to visit a weekend workshop at the museum where you will have the opportunity to work with the artist creating some of your own artwork. The artist will also be coming into school on the 15th  January and you will have the chance to meet her. Yemi is a textiles artist and before she went to university studied at the Fulham girls school!


Letters will be sent home shortly to tell you what dates we will be visiting the museum and when the open morning is. Luckily you should all have a fabulous calendar that your child made which you can mark these dates on!



Our multimedia snow-globe calendars

Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 1
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 2
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 3
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 4
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 5
Our multimedia snow-globe calendars 6

Money Money Money....


We have been very lucky to have Cecelia from Ooberkids come into year 4. Over the next few weeks she will be teaching us all about money. Our first lesson involved learning about economics and what makes a market. 


On  the Ooberkids website there are a lot of videos that you can watch to help you learn more about this very useful topic.

To find out more click on the image below or go to this website



Year 4 2018-2019


Welcome back all to school and to your new year 4 class. This year your year 4 teachers are Mrs Thompson and Miss Cooke and we are both really excited about this year. We will also have Chevonne, Jonathan and Nydia working with us.


Swimming will be on a Monday and PE will be on a Wednesday. Please make sure that you have the correct PE kit for both those days. 


Homework is given out on a Friday and will consist of spellings and times tables, which you will be tested on every week. 

Welcome to Year 4!

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley
For our Science topic this half term we are looking at states of matter. To start the topic off we used our categorisation skills and sorted a range of materials into either a solid, a liquid or a gas. The one material that everyone found hard to put into a category was shaving foam! After much debate we decided that it wasn't easy to classify but was probably a solid!
Alba form MEND came into our classes and gave us a workshop on sugar. We learnt just how much sugar there was un some of our favourite drinks. Just to make us make aware of how much this was we made piles of sugar cubes next to the drinks so that we could easily see just how much it was! We then looked at the sugar content of foods that we eat and were taught how to read the sugar content of foods. 
To start the year off we have been looking at calendars in Maths and so decided to make some in our Art lesson. We used mixed media to create these pictures. Our pictures were taken using a digital camera, we used paint and a sponging technique for the cloud background and cut out a silhouette for the cityscape.