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We would like to welcome children and parents from 4D to our class page. This will be updated regularly with work that has been completed by the class or any information we need to share with you. We are looking forward to having a super year in year 4 with lots of exciting things to come. Please check this page to keep up to date with the children's learning.

Mrs Dawes (Teacher) and Miss Parkes (Teaching assistant)


Here is some important information that you will need:

  • 4D will have P.E every Tuesday and Friday
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by Wednesday.
  • Reading books will be changed weekly.

New Years Assembly


Today we presented a class assembly all about the New Year.  We talked about the school rules and New Years Resolutions.


Watch the video on the assembly below.

Assembly Video (Highlights)

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Longer Assembly Video

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Dhol Lessons in Year 4!

Year 4 were lucky to enjoy a dhol lesson by Mr Singh. Ch thoroughly enjoyed this experience and learnt to play 'We will rock you!'  Children will have the opportunity to take Dhol lessons every Thursday afternoon.

Dhol lessons

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Dhol lessons 3
Dhol lessons 4

Maths Day 7th January 2016.

On Thursday 7th January 2016, Alston school celebrated Maths day. We had great fun and enhanced our maths skills throughout the day. Children practised counting in multiples of 9, solved problems and even designed their own board games. We designed, measured and made our own pizza boxes. We also created logos for the boxes using 2d shapes and created up to 6 toppings for our pizzas. Yummy yummy!

Happy New year!   2016!

Wishing everybody a very Happy new year.  Hope you all enjoyed a restful Christmas break.

Welcome back to Spring term, may 2016 bring us all success.



Look at our fabulous electric robots!

In DT and Science we designed and made junk model robots, using an electrical circuit with a switch to make the eyes light up.  Look out for the photos coming up soon!

Birmingham Intercity Mission.

On Tuesday 8th December 2015, Birmingham Mission came to Alston school and presented a workshop on the birth of baby Jesus and the three wise men. Children enjoyed a canvas painting showing the events. They also discussed the importance of stars.

Reading Competition.

Year 4 took part in the Reading competition with other local schools and we came second!

Well done children. You were amazing!

25 th November 2015     Friendship Day.

Today we talked about the importance of friendship. We made friendship bracelets, cards and filled in some 'Friendship deeds.'

Children in Need. 13th November 2015.


Today we came to school in our pyjamas and we made a donation of £1 each.

Stone Age experience day

7th October 2015

Year 4 have learnt a lot today about the Stone Age period. They have had some hands on experiences of how the Stone Age people would have lived and what their lives would have been like. The children sketched some Stone Age tools and handled them to find out what they were like.

Black History Day

2nd October 2015


Year 4 studied Nelson Mandela. We looked into the work that he had completed to ensure that both black and white people were treated equally. We learnt about the ANC and how he spent lots of his life in prison. We ordered dates from his life and write some excellent biographies. We also coloured him in using the pop art style. Some of our fantastic work is below.



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Safety Day


During safety day we learned about how to keep safe when using the following three things: Roads, Internet and in case of a fire. The children had a great day completing activities based around these topics. We learnt a lot of interesting things.

Author of the week:

Michael Rosen


This week the children have been learning all about the poet Michael Rosen. He has inspired the children with his wonderful performances of his poems. You can watch some with your  children using the link below. We have focused on the poem attack this week and the children have created their own. Below are some examples of the super work that was completed.



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On Wednesday the Queen celebrated her longest reign. The children learnt facts about the Queen and completed some super work.