Gamesley primary school

Year 4 Maple and Year 4 Rowan Classes

Welcome to Year 4 Maple and Rowan classes page. We are taught by Mr Stephen Andrews and Miss Alex Barr  



This term we will be looking at LOTS of exciting things!

We will begin by looking at children's rights and creating class sets of art work to feed into a whole school piece of art!

Our topic this term is 'The Incredible Egyptians' where the children will go back in time and get to learn about everything from life and death to how the Egyptians kept clean and fed themselves. A little video can be seen here which will give the children a good head start!

We now have lots of ICT provision in school and so we will be focusing upon our E-safety and programming units in great detail.

Maths and English are as important as ever and have lots of things for us to learn about! In English we will be beginning by focusing upon narrative writing, whereas in maths we will be begin with Roman Numerals and place value!

In RE we will be looking at inspirational people, and we will be using the posters in Mr Andrews' room to see what makes someone a hero or inspirational!

Our PE focus will be swimming and games this year and more information will be given about swimming in good time.

Music will take the form of brass lessons this year and the children are certainly excited to get playing after seeing the end of year concert last year!


We have lots to do and lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead. All of the teachers are on board, and we're ready to help. The big question for our children now however is - how amazing will you be this year?! 

Class dojo is now live!

Please see the newsletter sent out one 8th September 2017 for more information.

Teachers will be using this fun, visual and interactive behaviour tool to engage and reward pupils for making the right decisions and trying their best in school. Upon meeting targets or working hard, dojo's will be given, which can then be redeemed for real prizes within school! Pretty cool if you ask us!


Parents can log in from home to see how their children are getting on - children have now been sent home with their log ins and passwords so that parents can link with their children and teachers to see how their children are getting on!


Please take the time to get to know class dojo and what it is about as the children are super excited about it (so are we!) and we think you will be hearing a lot about it this year!


Children have the option in year 4 to walk home if their parents allow them to.

Please let Mr Andrews and Miss Barr know if you would like your child(ren) to walk home on their own at the end of the day.


You are still more than welcome to collect your child should you choose to.


If we have no confirmation that you child is now able to walk home, we will be unable to release them and we will have to phone home to arrange for somebody to collect them; this will be the same for school discos also.