Year 4

Welcome to Year 4! On this page you will find information about our learning and photographs of us at work. You will also find links to useful materials which give you more information about what we are learning in class and about special events.

Mr Donovan and Mrs Hughes

Letter to Year 4

Year 4 Harry Potter Letter

Easter Eggtastic Creations and Easter Jarping

The CJS Easter tradition of making eggtastic entries for our decorate-an-egg competition and bringing a hardboiled egg for Jarping, created great excitement on Thursday 4th April. Mr Ellis visited school during the morning to carry on the Colman tradition, by being the head judge supported by the year 5 School Council representatives.

Easter Eggtastic Creations

As you can see from the photos below, the competition was full of innovative creations which meant that the judging took a while!

Congratulations and well done to all of you who entered.

Easter Eggtastic winners for 2019:

Year 3 – Daniel

Year 4 – Lexi

Year 5 – Ebony

Year 6 – Lauren


Rob Lloyd Jones Visit

Children enjoyed a visit from Rob Lloyd Jones, author of the Jake Atlas series. The books are inspired by his background as an Egyptologist  and his love of treasure. Rob explained where he gets his ideas and also spoke about how he came to develop a love of reading and books despite hating books as a child. It’s great to see so many children already getting lost in the world of Jake Atlas… tomb robber, treasure hunter and troublemaker!

Our Visit to Christ Church, Eaton

Colman Junior celebrated the end of the festive term with what has become a fabulous Christmas tradition. The whole school demonstrated the Christian story of Christmas at Christ Church, through carols and readings. We also took time to recognise the 100th anniversary since the end of WW1.

The orchestra played, the signers signed, the “karaoke group” sang and the staff also made a “tuneful” contribution.

Thank you to all the readers and the music groups, to Christ Church and especially to all the families who came along and supported the children.

A collection was made to be split between Christ Church and the NSPCC and a total of £91.00 was raised.

Many thanks and wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year.

Mrs Denton


Year 3 and 4 Book Club

For our next book we are reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo.

We will meet in 6HG to talk about the book at lunch time on Friday 15thFebruary. Read all or some of the book before then and we will talk about what we liked and disliked about the book and characters, as well as anything we wonder about the book and anything it reminded us of.

Happy reading!
Miss Harrison

Hanukkah Celebrations

On Thursday 6th December, Mrs Carpenter come into school to share with us the reasons why and how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah.

In the UK, and all around the world, Jewish adults and children celebrate the Jewish festival of lights called Hanukkah which might also be called Chanukah. The festival lasts eight days and is celebrated by lighting an eight-branched candlestick called a Hanukiah. Each night, leading up to Hanukkah one of the eight candles will be lit.

In Jewish families, it is a fun time for children as they will receive gifts and Hanukkah money. A traditional game is played which involves a spinning top called a dreidel, which is a cube-shaped dice with a Hebrew on each of the four sides.

Also in some households, Hanukkah biscuits will be baked to be enjoyed by the family.

Find out more by visiting the BBC Newsround page

Keeping Safe

Linked to our assembly theme, PC Barton visited school on Thursday 29th November to talk to us about keeping safe at home, online and in the community.

A Festival of Angels Project

As a school, we were invited to take part in the community project of ‘A festival of Angels’ linked to Christ Church in Eaton. The aims were to develop children’s understanding of angels and create 2D or 3D angels to display in Christ Church.

As a school, on Thursday 8th November we dedicated the day to creating our class angels. As you can see from the photos and video link, we created an array of angels using different mediums and designs. They all looked fantastic.

The Executive School Council and Year 6 School Council representatives helped to display our angels in the church for public viewing, which took place from Friday 23rd November until Sunday 25th November.

Please see the EDP report and video at


On Wednesday 14th November, Miss Ismat Imaan a student from the UEA, came into school to share an assembly with us about Diwali the Hindu festival of lights. She shared the story of Ramayana and how she and her family celebrate the festival.

Have a look at the CBBC Newsround clip –

Year 3 and 4 Book Club

For our second book we are reading ‘A Medal for Leroy’ by Michael Morpurgo and all are welcome to come along.

We will meet in 6HG to talk about the book at lunch time on Friday 11th January. Read all or some of the book before then and we will talk about what we liked and disliked about the book and characters, as well as anything we wonder about the book and anything it reminded us of.

Please see Miss Harrison if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

Gary Northfield

In November, author and illustrator Gary Northfield returned to Colman Junior School to share the latest adventures of Julius Zebra.

Gary told us all about his early love for comics like The Beano and he talked about how he came up with the idea of a Roman Zebra. Finally, he taught us all how to draw our own cartoons. Don’t they look great?

Look out for the Julius Zebra series in our school library.