Hello! Welcome to Year 4, I am Mrs Lane.

Year 4 is about team building and promoting independence. We encourage the children to be collaborative learners and active members of their class.  All pupils are expected to learn all multiplication facts up to twelve times table and we have weekly spelling tests too.

During the autumn term the children’s topics are ‘Inventions that changed the world’ and ‘Young Entrepreneurs’. They learn about the history of machinery and other life changing inventions. We feel that it is very important to link their learning with real life situations and learning about trade and business is a wonderful opportunity to do this.  During the spring term they are taught about ‘The Active Planet’. This features many aspects of geography and the natural world. We learn about natural and man-made disasters and how we must look after our precious planet.

During the summer term we learn about ‘Scavengers and Settlers’, again, looking at the history of mankind including significant changes. We analyse the changes which occurred during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. As part of this unit our children really enjoy visiting an early example of a settlement site.


In English we study a variety of texts and genres including stories from other cultures, non-fiction texts and poetry. We use core texts such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bill’s New Frock, Meerkat Mail and The Iron Man.

In Maths we will be learning key arithmetic skills such as using different mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition to arithmetic skills your child will explore shape, time, fractions, data handling and will apply their maths skills to investigations and problem solving.

Children in Year 4 also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Becontree Leisure Centre.

We hope your child will enjoy year 4 as much as we do! Please visit our blogs for more information about Year 4.

For further information you can view our Curriculum Maps here: Our Curriculum.


Mrs Lane

My name is Mrs Lane and I have been teaching at John Perry Primary for three years. Previously, I taught at another school within the Borough.

Since graduating as a teacher, I have gained experience in KS1 and KS2. I have a passion for teaching and really enjoy engaging in discussions and making learning meaningful. I love teaching as every day is different and it is never boring, I particularly love teaching Reading and P.E.

When I am not at school, I spend most of my time with my family and friends. I also enjoy playing netball and badminton.

Mrs Moreline

My name is Mrs Moreline. I am currently teaching in year four but have had teaching experience in year groups 3 through to 6. I have been in education for 16 years. I have a husband and three children of my own (although they are young adults now)

My strength is in the teaching of English because of the richness and complexity of our language. I especially like a bit of poetry, children’s of course, and if it is written by Michael Rosen then that is a bonus. I like to make my English lessons a bit like his poems – all about real life situations- if possible.

When I am not teaching you will find me, taking a walk in the countryside, reading a good book or watching rugby ( England of course).  I have not always been a teacher- I have been a sales assistant, a Post Lady and an administrator as well as a full time mum. I like to think that all those experiences have brought a rich tapestry of skills with them that help me see things from others points of view and help me to be a better all-round understanding teacher.