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Parley First School

Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8QE

01202 874400

Welcome to our Year 4 Page !

You will find all letters, important dates, topic  information and photos for Year 4 classes here.

Home Learning



Jigsaw Blue Puzzle Clip Art

Curriculum Map
 Modern Foreign Languages

Key Dates


Good Luck to all our Year 4's as they move onto Middle School!

Arts Week

We enjoyed making and tasting couscous and sketching Maaori Mara people.

We even did some Russian dancing!!

End of Year Party

We had a great time at our leavers party. The bouncy castle was brilliant fun and the bbq was delicious.

Thank you POPS and Mr Bagwell

Learning all about Mummification

As part of our Egyptian topic work we learnt about the mummification process. We mummified tomatoes using salts and found they didn't go mouldy, just hard!

Egg Drop!

As part of our inventors topic we challenged the children in teams to create a way of protecting their egg when it was dropped. We had a mix of results!

Year 4 Tennis Tournament at King George V Playing Fields - 22 May 2018

 Parley sent 4 teams to the local Ferndown Schools Tennis Tournament.   Each team was made up of 2 boys and 2 girls, and they played ‘singles’ games against Ferndown First and Hampreston Schools.  Parley ‘Team 2’ made it through to the semi-finals.  All the children returned having learned so much about how to play mini-tennis and improved their stroke techniques during the day.  Thank you Chris Biddle for organising this opportunity for the budding Andy Murrays and Johanna Kontas!!

Dorset Schools Cricket Festival - May 2018

On Monday morning, Year 4 cricketers set off to Canford School to participate in the Dorset Schools Cricket Festival. The children showed fantastic team work and sportsmanship with smiles all round. 

Practising vital skills for Avon Tyrrell

-Duvet covers, pillow cases, carrying trays, tying shoes laces, packing and solving problems as a team-

Easter 'EggsFactor'

We made Easter bags and Easter wreaths to sell at the POPS sale. The children worked hard on the products and then showed excellent team work during the sale.

4W World Book Day



Learning yoga poses and practising how to feel calm.

Roman Dress Up Day

All the children had a great day making Roman shields, pots and biscuits.

Water Cycle Experiment

We have been learning about the water cycle. We made a water cycle in a bag and watched the evaporation and condensation.

Bird Boat Trip

The Year 4 children had fantastic weather for their bird boat watching trip around Poole Harbour.

We have been learning to code in Kodu

For more information, visit

The software is free and available to download. Please get a parent to help you.

Visit to Pizza Express

Bread Making

We designed and made our own bread.

Testing out the times tables games the children made for Home Learning

Teeth Experiment!

We put eggs (in place of teeth) in different drinks to see how they affect our teeth.

MILK  - The milk made the egg shell strong 
ORANGE JUICE - The orange juice made the protective shell (like enamel) go bumpy and cracked LUCOZADE - The lucozade made the shell turn bumpy as it eroded the protective layer
WATER - The egg in water was no different
COKE - The coke stained the egg brown and cracked the shell

Tesco Farm to Fork Visit

We went to Tesco to learn about how food fuels our body. We found about the protein, fat and carbohydrates in different types of food and made some healthy drinks.

Children had to try and guess the ingredients in each 'Baby Food Meal'

Ferndown Middle School Transition Event

- Music Workshop -

Squash Taster at Ferndown Middle School

Please keep coming back to this page as photos of the children and their learning will be posted from time to time!

Welcome to Year 4! 

Welcome back, we hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday. We are looking forward to the year ahead working with your children as they start in their final year at Parley. In order to help them with their transition to Middle School, this year we will be encouraging the children to show self-organisation with their belongings and home learning and would appreciate your support with this. Now the children are in Year 4 they have certain responsibilities and privileges such as supporting the children and staff with a range of tasks. These will be rotated every half-term.

Our topics this year will be:

Autumn – The Rainforest and Healthy Eating

Spring – Water and The Romans

Summer – Inventors & Inventions and The Egyptians

In order to enhance and reinforce the children’s learning we have planned a range of educational visits and experiences including:

Avon Tyrrell Residential

Tesco Farm to Fork ‘Fuel for Food’ Trail

Pizza Express

Bird Watching in Poole Harbour

Sports Events

Transition Events

We value your partnership with us very much. If you have any questions or queries please feel to speak to us at the end of the day.

Miss Wickenden              &              Miss Josey