Gamesley primary school

Year 4 Maple and Year 4 Rowan Classes

Welcome to Year 4 Maple and Rowan's class page. The adults in our department are Miss Lowther, Miss Owen, Miss Stevenson and Miss Heard



Our topic this term is all about The Romans. We will be learning about:

  • The founding of Rome
  • Life in Britain before the Roman invasion and Boudicca's rebellion
  • The expansion of the Roman empire
  • The Roman army and why it was so successful
  • Roman buildings and engineering
  • Roman legacy - what the Romans gave us


If you would like to explore any of these areas further, have a look at the links below:



This term, we are looking at Electricity. We will be learning all about:

  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical conductors and insulators
  • Building and testing circuits
  • How to create an investigation into electrical conductors and insulators


If you would like to explore more about this topic, follow the links below:


Gamesley goes to the Bridgewater Hall!


We are looking forward very soon to visiting the Bridgewater Hall to play our brass instruments along with the world-famous Halle Orchestra in a concert with many other schools from all over Manchester!

In our brass lessons, we are currently practising singing the songs and playing the pieces that will be featuring in the concert. 

If you have not yet returned the slip and payment for this trip, then we would greatly appreciate it if you could bring it into school as soon as possible.

New Orleans comes to Gamesley Primary


More than 200 children packed the school hall at Gamesley Primary on Tuesday and took part in the first ever performance of the Happy Valley Dixie Land Jazz Stompers band.

Comprising some of the top professional Jazz musicians in the country, the band raised the roof and the lucky youngsters, from Gamesley Primary, St Lukes, St Margarets and All Saints got to join in the fun.

The event, the first of its kind, was organised and hosted by Darren Lloyd, a jazz trumpeter and music teacher for the Derbyshire Wider Opportunity Scheme. “There is a lot of outreach for classical music into primary schools,” he explained, “but as far as I know, primary children have never had the chance to play along with jazz music.”

Not only did the children play along with many of the pieces on clarinets, ukuleles, and brass instruments, some budding musicians got to join the band for an improvisation session that would have made Louis Armstrong proud!

The children were captivated by the pieces played by the talented band and the highlight was a world first – a dixie land reworking of the classic John Williams piece, Imperial March from Star Wars.

The young musicians from all four schools will continue with their music lessons and there are more jazz concerts planned in the future.

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Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday Celebration!

Picture 1 Roald Dahl's 100th birthday celebration.
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