Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

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St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA


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Year 4 2020-2021

Class Information

This year all our classes have been named after countries.


Year 4

Mexica Class - Mrs Brandwood-Wilson, Miss Carter and Mrs Wright

Jamaica Class - Miss Mein and Miss Mangham

South Africa Class - Miss Bhalla & Mrs Osborne



Curriculum Day

This half term Year 4 will be taking part in a history theme day within the week  beginning 5th October 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn about Stone Age through  to the end of the Iron Age. As part of the day the children will learn what it was like to be a hunter gather and showcase their archery skills. The will learn how Cave Paintings tell their own stories and create their own authentic paintings using berries.. Over the course of the day , children will learn how  the different periods of times changed and how they have had a lasting impact on Britain. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further  information on you may need to know.



Year 4 will be using espresso coding to create their own apps and games. They will learn how to write codes to create times and add in directions to their games.



Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and  what to do in an emergency in the local environment.  We will also look at mental well being and discuss anxieties and worries as well as look at coping strategies to support this.



This half term, children will  learn about ‘Living things and their Habitats’.  They will learn how to group living things in a variety of ways. They will learn how to use classification keys and how to identify animals based on their features. We will also look at how environments change and how this can be dangerous to living things.

Year 4 2019-2020

Class Information

This year all our classes have been named after gold medal winning Olympic athletes.



Year 4

Pendleton Class - Miss Mills, Mrs Brandwood-Wilson, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Welsby & Miss Summers

Whitlock Class - Miss Walker, Miss Mangham, Miss Daily & Mrs Mandi-ghomi

Hoy Class - Miss Bhalla & Mrs Osborne


Year 4 Always Event

Children who kept their golden time or scout time this half term were lucky enough to take part in the Halloween Always Event! They had the chance to decorate Halloween biscuits, try apple bobbing and play Halloween games to win sweets and prizes! The children who attended had a fantastic time!

Year 4 Inspire Morning

Year 4 parents were invited in to join the children during their inspire mornings. During this time, the parents and children had the opportunity to work together to be creative creating Halloween arts and crafts and treats! All the children and parents really enjoyed themselves. 

Year 4 Creative - Autumn 1

Who ruled the Empire?

Year 4 are focusing on History this half term looking at the Romans. The children took part in a hook lesson where they found out about emperors and created laurel wreaths. The children have developed their knowledge on Julius Caesar, Claudius and Boudicca. Over the next few weeks, children will be learning about what the Romans brought to Britain and what we still use now as well as creating Roman mosaics. 

Year 4 - Autumn 2

What's around the bend? 

During autumn 2, year 4 focused on the geography topics of rivers and mountains. For their hook lesson, children took part in some mini challenges on how to cross a river, this included a huge amount of team work. Throughout the unit, we learnt about the most famous rivers and mountains across the world as well as looking at the features of the river. As design technologists, we designed and created a 3D model of a river. Take a look at some of our work below. 

Spring 1 and 2

Who's the Mummy?

Our focus during this term was the Ancient Egyptians. We started the term by mummifying a member of our table and writing our names in hieroglyphics. Throughout the term, we have learnt about the importance of the pyramids, Egyptian Gods and the river Nile. Using our art skills, we made Canopic jars and learnt about the job of an embalmer. We visited Leeds City Museum, where came face to face with a real mummy.