Florence Melly Community Primary School
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On this page you will find a whole-host of information about our Year 4 classes. This year, our classes across the school have been named after famous Olympians in light of the Paris Olympics 2024. Year 4 have adopted: Michael Phelps (4D) and Andy Murray (4J) as their famous Olympians.  

This page is designed to be as informative as possible and suitable for a range of audiences. It is a place to celebrate the wonderful work that takes place in Team Year 4! 

Meet Mr Derbyshire’s Class – Michael Phelps (4D)

Meet Mrs Doyle’s Class – Andy Murray (4J)

Putting a face to a name – contacting the Year 4 team

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 4 team, who are always available to help:

Mr S Derbyshire – LKS2 Phase Lead with Responsibility for Humanities (Geography, History and RE)


Mrs J Doyle – Teacher/Art and Design Lead


Mrs L Sainsbury – Teaching Assistant 


Ms G Conlon – Teaching Assistant


Ms D. Swift – 1:1 Teaching Assistant


Mrs J Brown – 1:1 Teaching Assistant


What makes our Year 4 special? 

Welcome to our wonderful year 4! In our year group, we bring enthusiasm and entertainment as well as providing a safe environment, where your child will find a true love for learning! Year 4 is full of aspiration; energy and our primary aim is to empower pupils on their journey to becoming confident and independent life-long learners. No two days are the same in our year group. You will find a year group full of hard-workers, deep-divers and innovators! We ensure that we have fun on our learning journey by providing pupils with memorable learning experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Mr Derbyshire, Mrs Doyle and the awesome year 4 team promise to do everything in their power to support pupils and their families, each and every day. We encourage pupils to embody our core values and maximise their potential! Both 4D and 4J are safe and innovative learning environments, where your child will receive the best possible education we have to offer. We will encourage and motivate every child to succeed, as well as equipping them with fundamental life skills needed to reach their own hopes and dreams in life. Teamwork, respect and friendship are at the heart of our classrooms!

No day is the same in our year group. Your child is provided with a creative and exhilarating learning experience, full of practical and inclusive lessons. In year 4, we aim to sculpt each child into becoming lesson-loving, classroom-cherishing and school-succeeding learners, who will develop the skills to independently tackle any problem placed in front of them! They will enter a supportive and connected environment in which they feel safe, and they will be provided with the opportunity to dive deep into a number of exciting and stimulating topics! 

Throughout the year we will be exploring many interesting topics. Science topics will allow us to investigate the power of Electricity, with opportunities to construct our own circuits. If that’s not enough, we will also uncover the wonderful world of living things and their habitats. If that doesn’t excite you then hop aboard the year 4 time machine, as we travel back thousands of years to a time when pharaohs ruled and pyramids were built in fascinating Ancient Egypt. Thirsty for more? Our Geography topics of Rivers and the Water Cycle provide all the water you need to dive head first on a geographical adventure around the world. These are just some of the many amazing topics we will study in year 4! 

Year 4 curriculum map

Please click on the images below to access our Year 4 specific curriculum maps. These show the content of our school curriculum for Year 4 for the 2023/24 academic year.

Year 4 timetables

Please click on the images below to access the Year 4 timetables for this year. These are printable and would look perfect on your fridge! Our timetables work on a two-week cycle.  

Year 4 PE

This year, Year 4 have PE on a Thursday. We encourage the children to come to school wearing their PE kits on their designated PE day. They should wear a blue jogging suit over their PE kit. Our PE kit consists of:

  • A blue hoody or zip up top.
  • Blue tracksuit bottoms.
  • A white polo shirt or white round neck t-shirt.
  • Blue shorts
  • Black plimsoles or black trainers (new for this year).
  • Football kits or brightly coloured trainers are not allowed.

Year 4 Twitter (X) feed

Year 4 alumni

Class of 2022/23

Mrs Matthew’s class (4M) 2022/23

Miss McCarrick’s class (4L) 2022/23

Year 4 remote learning activities

The DfE suggest that we should publish information about our school’s remote learning offer. To access our daily remote learning templates (created during the Covid-19 lockdown periods), please click the following link: Our Year 4 Remote Learning Activities.

Connecting and keeping up to date!

We use multiple platforms to communicate to parents/carers and we are proud of our vibrant Class Dojo, Twitter (X) and Flickr feeds. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to sign yourselves up so that you can enjoy the wonderful, memorable learning experiences we provide for the children each and every day:

Follow us on Twitter (X): @flomellynews

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Follow us on Class Dojo: Sign up here!