Maldives – Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 Maldives Class! I am Mrs Hyde and I am the teacher in Maldives Class. The other adults that support our learning are Mr Wilby and Mrs Turiano. We all look forward to an exciting, interesting, creative and fun year of learning together! Make sure to keep checking the website for updates about our current learning!

Class List

Haris, Cerys, Finnigan, Harley, Dorian, Ellie, Shanay, Ryan, Charlotte, Olivia, Isabel, James, Benjamin, Daniel, Lewis, Dawid, Alfie, Ethan, Isabelle, Amie, Jack, Sandra, Joshua, Ava, Charlie, Jack, Aaron, Clara, Harley and Maesonn.

Reading and Homework

Children will be given a reading book which will be changed at school on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please listen to your child read as often as you can and record any comments in their reading record. We encourage children to read their school book as well as any other reading material they may have at home, e.g. comics, newspapers, magazines, game instructions, etc. Homework will be given every half term through ‘Homework Bingo’. There will also be Topic challenges where additional house points can be earned! Each week there will be spellings and a multiplication table to learn as well as online activities through Abacus and Education City.


Maldives Class will have their outdoors P.E. lesson every Tuesday afternoon, the second lesson will be indoors every Thursday afternoon. In addition to a white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls, children will need trainers and a warm tracksuit that can get muddy. Please ensure your child has their full, named P.E. kit in school every day as the day or time of our outdoor session may change due to the weather. We will inform you of our swimming sessions in due course.


Your child will need: Swimming costume (no bikinis), Towel, Hat (if hair is long, girls and boys), flip flops (or other shoes) to walk to the pool and a plastic bag to store wet clothing.

Topic Learning

Spring Term – Wonderland Topic


Topic – Roman Britain
We’ve had a great time this term learning all about the Celts and Roman Britain. To start our topic we found out about Boudicca, created our own Celtic knot designs and finished the day off with some scary face painting and epic battles!
Here are some quotes from the children to share what they’ve enjoyed the most: “How strong the army was” – Haris. “Learning about the army formations” – Liv. “When we found out what food they ate and then tried it” – Clara. “Going on the school trip and discovering how the Romans created flour and bread” – James. “Making catapults” – Sandra. “Learning why Romans invaded Britain” – Alfie. “Sewing our Roman Bullas” – Jack S. “Visiting the Baths in Welwyn, and making our own Roman coins” – Mrs Turiano.
We had a super finish to our topic by dressing up, creating 3D Roman inspired art, tasting food at a Roman banquet and taking part in Gladiator battles!


Additional Information

We will be doing lots of creative learning this year and it would be helpful if your child could bring in a named old shirt or t-shirt that could be worn over their uniform to protect it during messy art. Your child will also need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily. Your child will also need a healthy snack in a sandwich bag or named container to have during morning break.
We look forward to making your time in Year 4 creative, fun and memorable! We look forward to meeting you all soon!
Mrs Hyde (Class Teacher), Mr Wilby (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Turiano 1:1 (Teaching Assistant)

Other Events

Remembrance Day
We took part in a remembrance service on the playground with the entire school and held a minute silence to remember those who lost their lives. We also took part in a reading comprehension lesson about Remembrance Day where we used playdough to create answers to comprehension questions. Children placed their poppies, an Ardley Hill tradition, on the fence as a sign of their respect.

Torchlight Procession
Year 4 took part in the yearly Dunstable torchlight procession. They attended the service at the church, with several other schools within the Dunstable district. The children then carried their lanterns across Priory gardens and sang beautifully as part of the Dunstable schools concert in front of the church.