Year 4: Al Khalili

Year 4: Al Khalili

Situated on the top floor of the main Victorian building, our Year 4 class take their name from British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster, Jameel Sadik “Jim” Al-Khalili OBE FRS FInstP.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 4 students are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History, Geography, PE and Spanish.

The children will still continue to read one-to-one with an adult at least once a week, as well as in a group session. Although comprehension remains the primary focus here, all aspects of reading – fluency, expression, and comprehension, as well as decoding skills – are taught to ensure independent and fluent reading and to encourage enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently.

Pupils are also taught to write creatively in a variety of formats: poems, scripts, character descriptions and articles, to facilitate confident and independent communication on a related topic. Reading books are sent home weekly and homework will always contain elements of spelling, writing, Maths and English.

In Maths, the principal focus is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and develop efficient written and mental methods to perform calculations accurately with increasingly larger whole numbers. Year 4 children also participate in a penpal scheme with another school outside London and enjoy swimming as part of their PE lessons.

The Year 4 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 4 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 4 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss C. Sweeney
Support staff:
  • Ms. C. Russell
KS2 Leader:
  • Mrs S. Lee

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, we are working towards a phased return of designated priority year groups. This will happen at different stages between 4th – 15th June and parents & carers of these year groups will be informed of the arrangements for their child’s return.

At all times we will continue to have the absolute best interest of our children, families and staff at the forefront of our thinking when planning the reopening of our school. We do not want to compromise the health, safety and well-being of our entire school’s community so safeguarding this remains our absolute priority.

For those children not required to come to school, their learning remains very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Dear Year 4 parents and carers:

RE: End of year celebration – Tuesday 14th July

We have missed you and your child.

As the summer term draws to its end, we would like to give your child the opportunity to say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils.

Therefore, I am writing to invite your child to school during the afternoon of Tuesday 14th July

The instructions for the afternoon are as follows:
1. Attire: please ensure that your child is dressed in their full school uniform.

2. Arrival: please arrive at the following times:
• Year 5 – at 1.00pm at the back gates
• Year 4 – 1.15pm at the back gates
• Year 3 – 1.30pm at the back gates
• Year 2 – 1.30pm from the office reception entrance

3. Collection: please collect your child from the back gates at 2.45pm.

Kindly confirm your and your child’s attendance by phone 0207 8286790 or by email to

We look forward to seeing your child on Tuesday 14th July.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Dyer, Mrs Lee & Mrs Camplin

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