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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Miss Williams is the class teacher and Mrs Hopkins is the teaching assistant.

Year 4 is a very busy year where will be continuing developing a range of skills and knowledge and discovering and learning lots of exciting new things.  We will also work towards becoming more independent learners.

This year we will cover a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding including the following topics:

  • The Amazon rainforest
  • The Ancient Egyptians
  • The Anglo-Saxons
  • Digestion and teeth

We will create clay rainforest tiles and Egyptian tomb paintings in art. We will also study and imitate Picasso and his artwork.

In Year 4 we will work very hard but also have lots of fun learning together.


14th January 2019

LO: To explore electrical devices

We had a range of different electrical devices today and explored the similarities and differences between them. Some of the devices we used were: BeeBots, iPads, Interactive Whiteboard, Nintendo DS, Bubble machine, Robot, Operation board game, Lie-Detector and many other fantastic games!

Thank you to the children for letting us borrow some of your favourite battery-powered games!

10th January 2019

LO: To find features of non-fiction texts

Today we looked at a range of non-fiction texts and created posters about the different features we could find. We will start writing our own non-chronological reports in a few weeks!

12th December 2018

LO: To investigate – our results!

Here are the results and conclusions from our investigation.

5th December 2018

LO: To investigate

We have begun to investigate teeth! We are trying to find out which liquids do the most damage to the enamel on your teeth, but we are using egg shells to help with our investigation. We will find out the results next week!

3rd December 2018

LO: To balance

In gymnastics we have been working on travelling and then moving between different balances. We have been practising balancing with a partner.

28th November 2018

LO: To identify and name teeth

We have been learning about teeth in Science. We used mirrors to check our own teeth and then we recreated giant mouths in the hall, making sure all the teeth were in the correct order.


19th November 2018

LO: To develop fluency

Today we have created our own times table games and checked that they work. Tomorrow we will play each other’s games!

14th November 2018

LO: To read with expression

This morning Year 4 went to read some books to the Reception children.
Aroosa: “It was great to make new friends and communicate with younger children.”
Lucas: “They were all really sensible and listened well to use read.”
Lacey: “They listened really well and when I asked the children questions about the story, they were able to answer them!”

7th and 8th November 2018

LO: To understand Diwali

On the 7th we all really enjoyed learning about the Hindu religion and their celebration Diwali. We each spent time with our house teams to learn more about this event and created different objects, such as: flower garlands, lamps, rangoli patterns and mendi.

In the afternoon, in Year 4, we created our own comic strips to show the story of Rama and Sita. We are going to use these to create our own class book.

On Thursday 8th November, we performed a Diwali assembly to the whole school. We retold the story of Rama and Sita.

22nd October 2018

LO: To create an animation.

We have created our own animations using Lego Movie maker. We based our animations on the quest myth we have been reading in English: Theseus and the Minotaur.

15th October 2018

LO: To identify a wider range of organs.

Today in Science we recapped the digestive system. We then learnt about a wider range of organs and their functions. We were most surprised that the skin is an organ, and it’s the biggest in our body!
We had to put the organs in the correct places on the human body and then choose suitable materials to explain each organ.

11th October 2018

CD Performance

Year 4 performed their song (Count on Me by Bruno Mars) fantastically today. They managed to perform their song in just one take. We can’t wait to hear the finished CD.

5th October 2018

LO:To compare myths.

Year 4 have started to learn about different Quest Myths. Today we shared 4 quest myths and wrote a short summary about each. We then decided which was our favourite and discussed why.

27th September 2018 – Decade Day!

LO: To imitate an aritst.

We looked at the Blue Dog Paintings by George Rodrigue for Decade Day. He created his paintings in the mid 1990s. We then imitated our own paintings by creating a background, and then making a Blue Dog using different shades of blue. All of the art work was amazing, it was extremely difficult to choose which pieces to showcase on our class web page.

17th September 2018

LO: To explore the digestive system.

Today in Science we pretended to be a piece of food. We had to physically travel through the mouth, down the oesophagus and into the stomach. Here, we were met with stomach acids! Then we had to travel through the small intestine and the large intestine, until finally we were released by the anus muscle!

10th September 2018

LO: To name the parts of the digestive system.

In Science we will be learning about the digestive system. Today we had to create our own life-size digestive systems by drawing the organs, labelling the key parts and explaining what each part’s role is.