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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page

2023 - 2024

Friday 24th May

In the final week of the half term, year 4 had a very busy week. We had our last swimming session and learned about mental well-being, practising meditation and considering what we’re grateful for. We also had some amazing guest speakers come in for Careers Day to talk about amazing job roles. Big thank you to everyone who came in!

Friday 17th May

This week, Year 4 began a new topic in Geography and created individual work, as well as group posters, about the jobs that interest them and some of the most notable job sectors. The class also went on a fact hunt about businesses!

Friday 3rd May

Year 4 began their new topic on video editing in Computing this week and practiced using iMovie for the iPads. We have also changed our routine for the active breaks by this time doing a student-ran Yoga session outside in the playground.

Friday 26th April

This week, year 4 have researched the history of the Mayans, practised their running skills in athletics, tried tongue twisters in Handwriting and created electric circuits in Science!

Friday 19th April

Welcome back everyone! On their first week of the summer term, year 4 have worked really hard in their times tables and practiced online multiplication in the ICT suite. They have also continued their history topic about the Anglo-Saxons as well as the Maya Civilisation.

Thursday 28th March

On the final week of the half term, year 4 presented their assembly about the last supper and the garden of Gethsemane. We also created imaginative religious Easter cards to take home!

Friday 15th March

This week, the Year 4 class have begun to practice their performance for Holy Week, practiced multiplication in the ICT suite and learned all about cows and farmers in the spirit of science week. Also, a big well done to the class for earning a whopping £269.92 for last week’s Lenten Fundraising!

Friday 8th March

Wow! What an amazing job everyone has done this week. Year 4 has led the school’s Lenten Fundraising with some inspiringly creative stalls and ideas. Thank you to everyone for your hard work throughout the week! We also had World Book Day to celebrate on Thursday as well as a special surprise visit from Miss Hendry and her baby! Thank you for making everyone’s day!

Thursday 29th February

This week, the Year 4 class have begun a new topic focus on D.T. and learned about how to make a circuit, as well as the properties and uses different light-up signs. Also, we have gone even further with our work in gymnastics thanks to a special guest visitor and planned our upcoming Lenten Fundraising stalls.

Friday 23rd February

Welcome back! On our first week back we have been publishing our English projects from the previous half term in neat books. We have also researched the vocabulary for our upcoming mystery book. In PE, we began a brand new focus on gymnastics.

Friday 9th February

This week, the Year 4 class have performed their class Liturgy and sung their hearts out to ‘My Lighthouse’ and ‘This Little Light of Mine’. Thank you to all the parents and relatives that came to support our class and to Father Peter for helping to lead it. We have also practiced basketball and football in PE and learned about mental health for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Friday 2nd February

This week, the Year 4 class have had their final lesson on coding courtesy of Arm. A big thank you to Arm and the fantastic staff that have helped inspire our class to learn more about software. In the session, we made our own plastic pets and coded songs for them to sing and words for them to spell using coded Micro:bits. The class also adapted a poem about trains in the style of Orphism as introduced by Sonia Delaunay by creating some wonderful paintings. Some really creative work on display this week. Well done!

Friday 12th January

In our first full week back since Christmas, the children in Year 4 have written letters to each other while pretending to be citizens of Pompeii. They have also learned how to write numbers 1-15 in binary following our visit from Phil and Fatih at Arm. Finally, the class has performed their interpretation of the colour red and a matching soundtrack for the Pink Panther cartoon intro in Music.

Friday 22nd December

This week, the children in Year 4 have made their own Christmas cards in the form of postcards from Bethlehem and 2024 calendars marked with constellations for each month. Also, with Christmas round the corner, they got a magical visit from Santa Claus himself! Lastly, the students pulled off an outstanding performance at this year's Christmas Carol Concert. Well done to you all and Merry Christmas!

Friday 15th December

This week, the children in Year 4 learned about Beeing Resilient from Peter H. Reynold's 'The Dot' and created their own artwork to reflect their resilience. They also created fact families and groups of blocks out of multiples of 3, 6 and 9 in our Active Maths lesson. Lastly, we all enjoyed a fantastic Christmas Dinner this lunchtime. Thank you to all the dinner time staff and everyone who helped set up the hall!

Friday 8th December

This week, the children in Year 4 wrote about the positive and negative impacts that humans can have on the environment and designed a poster to spread awareness. They have also made their own Christmas decorations to be hung up in class!

Friday 24th November

This week, the children in Year 4 wrote a piece of advice to the main character from our class book ‘Leon and the Place Between’. The advice was written in the second person and had to reference whether or not Leon should volunteer for a magic trick. 

Friday 17th November

This week, the children celebrated ‘Maths Week England’ by enjoying an active maths lesson. They were paired up and had to travel around the hall on a maths treasure hunt! They had to work together to solve problems at each station.

Friday 10th November

This week, the children learned how to use spreadsheets in our computing lessons. They created a multiplication game, learning about cells as well as how to highlight, change colour and add an outline.

Friday 3rd November

Today, the children created a storyboard of ‘Jonah and the Whale’. They first heard the story when ‘The Grovers’ (the puppets from Hazel Grove Baptist Church) shared it with them earlier in the week. Then they read the story again in class, discussing the message that we should always trust in God.

Friday 20th October

This week, the children in Year 4 recognised Black History Month by learning about the contributions of black people during WW2. They discovered that the British government invited black people from a range of countries (that were part of the British Empire) to support in the war effort in different ways. 

Friday 13th October

This week, the children in Year 4 used role play to further understand the story of ‘David and Goliath’ in RE. 

Friday 6th October

This week, the children in Year 4 planned and wrote their own versions of ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. They chose different animals and main characters, and changed some of the key details, but used the same basic format to support them.

Friday 29th September

Yesterday, the children enjoyed a tag rugby lesson in PE. Mr Roberts supported children to understand that, when playing rugby, the ball can only be passed behind. 

Friday 22nd September

This week, the children in Year 4 have been finding 10, 100 or 1000 more or less than a 4-digit number. They used place value charts and counters to help them understand before completing written calculations.

Friday 15th September

This week, all of the children in Year 4 have a had a wonderful time baking tasty treats! They learned about hygiene in the kitchen, then followed two different recipes to make fairy cakes and jam tarts. These lessons formed part of our ‘Seasonal Foods’ topic.