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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

Believing, Achieving, Succeeding

Year Four - Opal and Pearl


The team consists of Mrs Russell, Miss Taylor and Miss Tibbs. 

This is a pivotal year for our children making sure they are on track for what upper key stage two has to offer. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged and enjoying their learning therefore we provide them with a variety of trips, visitors and hands on experience across all areas of the curriculum. Throughout the year, we have the opportunity to learn outside gradually building up their skills and confidence of working and playing in the natural environment. 

Some of the key topics we cover in year 4 include: Anglo-Saxons, Europe, electricity, Hinduism, and Egyptians. All of our learning is complemented by creative projects such as making gliders in Science, using junk modelling to build Anglo Saxon villages in History and using Mod Rock to design landscapes in Geography.

Wherever possible, we encourage the children to start becoming more independent, to make the right choices and take pride in all their work. We aim for them to leave our year group with a zest for learning and love of life which will propel them onto the next stage of their learning.

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  • 08/06/18

    Sports Day

    We all had a wonderful time taking part in sports day, though we all feel exhausted today! It was great working in our teams and collaborating together! Enjoy our photos. 
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  • 24/05/18

    Diary entries based on the book 'Jemmy Button'

      In Opal today we published our diary entries, we had spent time editing and re-editing our writing, to make it the best that we could. We thoroughly enjoyed the book especially as it was based on a journey that Darwin took.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 
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  • 21/05/18

    Egyptian Day!

    Year 4 had an amazing time today when celebrating Egyptian day! We mummified each other, made papyrus paper, created amulets out of clay and played traditional Egyptian games. The highlight was our theatre show where we worked together to break the curse of an ancient Egyptian tomb, meeting Anubis a...
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  • 17/05/18

    Our afternoon at Surbiton Hockey Club

    We had a great afternoon today watching the Women's Euro Hockey Club & Cup. We got to take part in many different activities and then watch some great matches. Miss Tibbs says that we were definitely the loudest at cheering!
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  • 15/05/18

    Dance from around the world - DDMIX

    Dance from around the World- DDMix
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  • 11/05/18

    Georgia O'Keeffe Gallery in Opal

    Please visit our gallery below. It shows the children showing their own flower paintings inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. 
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  • 10/05/18


    We painted flowers in the style of Georgia O'Keefee
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  • 04/05/18

    Freeze framing!

    Today we freeze framed different scenes from 'Jemmy Button'. 
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