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St Mary's Walk, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9RR

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

Year 4 - Antananarivo and Timbuktu


Hello Year 4 children and families.

On this page, you'll find links to information about our classes, our termly newsletters and PE days in addition to information about Year 4 Camp. Please find attached a PDF from the camp information meeting. Any questions, do not hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher. /docs/23-24_Deanfield_Outdoor_Centre_Meeting.pdf

Term 4 Update

Hello to all Year 4 children and families.

Both Antananarivo and Timbuktu classes have had a fabulous term 4, in which they have had the opportunity to dress up for World Book Day, Red Nose Day and of course joined together with the Year 3 children to put on the fantastic performance of ‘Sherlock and Cinders’!

Back in the classroom, the children have enjoyed exploring sound in science, experimenting with ‘clanger hangers’ and string telephones as well as discovering the beauty of the Rainforests and the harsh realities of deforestation in history and geography. This has led to them beginning to find their voices in discussing issues both in their local environment and the world around them.

We would like to thank everyone who was able to join us for our Easter Family challenge – which saw the children and their families creating boats from junk modelling materials, that could float and carry a cargo of five small chocolate eggs!

After all this excitement, it just remains to say, have a lovely break and a well-earned rest over the Easter holidays and we look forward to welcoming you back to Term 5 on Monday 15th April 2024.

Mrs Godfrey and Miss Taylor.


Your child's eyesight - May 23

It is known that eyesight can change during childhood and adolescence.

The School Nursing Team, recommend that during this school year, if they are not already being seen regularly, you take your child to an optician of your choice, where their eyesight can be tested free of charge. It is advisable that you contact your optician to book an appointment for your child before attending.

You can view the letter from The School Nursing Team here.


Antananarivo Class

Antananarivo Class Teacher - Mrs Rachel Godfrey

Antananarivo Teaching Assistant - Miss Hillar


Timbuktu Class

Timbuktu Class Teacher- Miss Rochelle Taylor

Miss Taylor

Timbuktu Teaching Assistant - Miss Hannan


If you wish to contact the class teacher in regards to your child's learning or for non-urgent information sharing, please do so on the class email addresses:


Antananarivo Class – Mrs Rachel Godfrey



Timbuktu Class – Miss Rochelle Taylor



We will check these email addresses weekly during term time and will respond to all emails that are sent.

For urgent matters either see the class teacher at the start or end of the school day or contact the school office.




Click on the links below to access newsletters. 


Term 1 Newsletter


Term 2 Newsletter


Term 3 Newsletter


Term 4 Newsletter


Term 5 Newsletter



Year 4 have P.E. on Monday and Thursday.

For PE, children should wear shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms that are plain and dark in colour - dark blue, black or grey. They should not have large logos on. Hoodies are not to be worn for PE. We ask that children wear a jumper/sweatshirt if another layer is needed. Every child is given one coloured PE t-shirt when they start the school; subsequent PE t-shirts need to be purchased. The colour of the t-shirt represents the colour of the House every child is placed in: Cheng Ho (green), Estervanico (yellow), Sir Francis Drake (blue) and Louise Boyd (red). 

Trainers are needed as footwear for PE and must also be a dark colour.