Buddy the Elf is back in Year 4

He has been sent by Santa to keep an eye on all the Year 4's in the run-up to Christmas. Buddy reports back to Santa every night about how hard the children have been working, but sometimes he likes to likes to get up to mischief in the night!’.

Our Royal Visitor 

Year 4 loved their visit from Queen Victoria today. They enjoyed asking her lots of questions and learning all about her life. We wanted to say a huge thank you to Queen Victoria for the making the time to come and see us among her many Royal commitments and busy schedule.  


Story of Things website is now live

I'm delighted to share the new website for the Story of Things project at Fairfax House, completed by Year 4 and 5 pupils last June. This partnership between Knavesmire and the Department of English at the University of York was funded by the university. The website includes winning examples of brilliant tales by Knavesmire pupils. Huge thanks to Mrs. Moss, Miss Kaberry, Miss Hunter and Mr. Tiffany for their phenomenal support and wisdom! It was a joy to teach and interact with last year's Year 4 and 5 classes.

Ripon Workhouse

Year 4 had a brilliant day at Ripon Workhouse learning all about how poor Victorians used to live. The children experienced a variety of workhouse jobs, spent some time in a Victorian lesson with a very strict school master and even did some gardening and rag-rugging. A huge thank you to our parent helpers and all the children for making the day so much fun.  Have a look at the photos below.

Class Collages

Year 4 have already been doing all sorts of very exciting things, and Mrs Moss has been busy creating some amazing collages of the photos of us having fun. Please click here to see what we've been getting up to.

Quidditch Lesson

Year 4 made broomsticks and learnt how to play quidditch as part of their Harry Potter project. They had lots of fun getting into their houses using the sorting hat, and learning a variety of Quidditch skills.

Magician Visit

Year 4 had a magician come to visit to show them lots of magic tricks. The magician helped them to answer their Big Idea questions ‘Is magic real?’


4M are having lots of fun learning how to play the violin every Friday morning, along with 4K who are learning how to play the ukulele. They can’t wait to perform to all the parents at the end of the term to show off their new musical skills.


Year 4’s must know all their times-tables by the end of the school year. Please use the following links to help you practise your times-tables.


Year 4 organised Knavesmire Primary school’s first ever Colour Run to raise money for their Sri Lankan project. The event raised an incredible £1,700.  It was a brilliant event and everyone had lots of fun being covered from head to toe in paint! We even made the front page of the Evening Press!