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Y4 – PULLMAN Class


Hello and welcome to Year 4!

Meet the Teacher Presentation - click here.

I would like to introduce myself, Miss Ellard, as your new class teacher. I am looking forward to teaching you this year and I cannot wait for the exciting topics we will cover.

Throughout the year, we will explore interesting topics through our ‘3Ps’ curriculum. Our summer topic is called 'Burnt Ships’ featuring Maya history.

Our ‘3Ps’ for this topic are:

PERSON: Hernan Cortes

PLACE: Tikal


This term, our class book for English is ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray. This is a vocabulary-rich book with exciting visual images to discuss and explore. I am looking forward to seeing the excellent writing that Year 4 will produce.

About Me

I am from the South of England and have been living in London for just over a year! This is my second year teaching at John Burns. I am excited to continue teaching at such a lovely and community committed school.

I enjoy going out with my friends and family, running and exploring London!


The children will be expected to fulfil a weekly homework task.

A homework task and a maths task will be given out every week to be returned and checked the following Wednesday.

As well as a homework task, the children are expected to read at home to an adult for 10 minutes every day. It would also benefit your child if you read to them during this time. This will be checked daily through the children’s reading records.  

In Year 4, children must learn their spellings. Spellings will be tested weekly. Please ensure your child is practising these at home.

School Uniform and PE Kits

PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit and that all uniform is clearly labelled.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to talk to me about your child. You can catch me at the end of the day. Otherwise, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.


Miss Ellard

Click here to see the Summer Term Timetable