Mr Sussman

4 Kite

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Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 4

Mr Sussmann and Mrs Thamu warmly welcome you to Year 4.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 4, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Agrawal

4 Crane

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June 2022


Children looked at a variety of myths: Theseus and the Minotaur, Orpheus and Eurydice and Daedalus and Icarus and practised retrieving information and making inferences in the text. Children took part in drama lesson like the conscious alley and tried to think from the point of view of other characters including King Minos, Theseus, Ariadne or the Minotaur. Pupils discussed features of a persuasive letter and identified how we can convince a reader to feel or think certain way.

Archive 2021/2022


Children consolidated the topics about money including converting pounds to pence and using decimal numbers to represent amounts of money. They compared and ordered money and recognised their place value and they solved work problems including giving out change.  Children also had an opportunity to consolidate topics including reading time on analogue and 24 hour clock to a minute and solve simple word problems including time. They practised recording time with ‘’to’’ and past’’ an hour.

Archive 2020/2021


Year 4 have been learning body percussion pieces to encourage changes of pulse, rhythm, dynamics and tempo.

As part of the BBC Ten Pieces we have listened and responded to Connect It by Anna Meredith and have begun to create a class version of the piece. Once this has been perfected, the children will then compose their own piece.


We have been learning 5 sets of Panjabi letters and revising our previous knowledge by reading and writing Mukta words. We have also been beginning to construct new Panjabi words. Children are using the Panjabi alphabet sheet to allow them to make connections, furthermore, recognise familiar sounds to enable them to read and write Mukta words and words with different symbols. This term, children have also been learning about self-hygiene in Panjabi. For speaking and listening our main focus has been on directions. To make our learning interesting children have been using a variety of interactive resources such as flash cards and pictures. This term they have also been learning about Guru Arjan Dev Ji and Guru Ji’s shahidi.


This month we had our Sports Day!  Children competed against each other in races such as Hurdles, Sprint, Football Dribble, Bat and Ball, Sack race and Space hoppers.

Children raced in their families and collected points throughout the day, and the winning team with the most points was The Sky Gliders.  Well done to all the Reds!

We also had a picnic with the parents, parents races and a teachers race – which was won by our Year 3 teacher, Mrs Athwal!


Children investigated how social media can influence the perception of ourselves and how the marketing encourages us to buy products to make ourselves more attractive/ healthier or trendier. Children discussed the importance of positive self-esteem and how we could deflect the negative thoughts. We have pointed out strategies to build positive self-esteem and how important it is in ensuring we feel good about ourselves. Children had an opportunity to explore and reflect what they think about themselves.  They created a list of phrases describing themselves and then they compared it with what would be their ‘ideal’ self.

Religious Education

In R.E children learnt about the importance of Bar and Bat Mitzvah in the Jewish community. Children reflected on how the life of the young Jewish boy or girl can change once they have participated in this ceremony. We have also answered the inquiry question, ‘’How do Jewish people show commitment to God?’’ We summarised all the points from the previous lessons including reading Torah, celebrating Shabbat, helping other people, looking after the nature and following the ten commandments.

Sikh Studies

Children have been doing their end of year assessment on Sikh Studies. They have been showing what they have learnt over the year in all the topics covered in Sikh Studies.

Children were given a chance to revise first by looking through their Sikh Studies book from work done since the start of the academic year in September.

After children will have then went through their papers to see their scores and marked papers. Then we will go through the answers as a class so children can see what they got wrong and what the answers were.