Welcome to Year 4
A very warm welcome to Year 4 from Miss Taylor and Mrs Wilson!
In Year 4 the children have the opportunity to build on their successes from their time in Year 3. They are now well into the swing of things in Key Stage 2 and looking forward to the year ahead. In Year 4 we always try our best and are not afraid to make mistakes. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work.
We will be exploring lots of exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics this year. Some of these topics will have a Creative Homework project linked them, giving us the opportunity to show our interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home and school will be encouraged along with an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words - as these skills will all help greatly with the English and Maths topics in Year 4.
Miss Taylor and Mrs Wilson and the children promise to work hard so that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Historical Herbal Potions
Use these links to find out all about 'Historical Herbal Potions' http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/herbs.html https://theherbalacademy.com/introduction-to-herbs-for-kids-meet-my-friend-herb/ http://www.romanobritain.org/13_roman_medical/roman_herbs_and_medicines.html
Year 4 Castleton
Year 4 had a fantastic time on their first ever school residential in Castleton! The children should be proud of the incredible resilience, confidence and teamwork that was shown throughout their stay.
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Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
See attached for information regarding Year 4's new topic - Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
North or South?
This afternoon we explored how to identify the north and south poles on a magnet. We also had chance to make a compass.
Marvellous Magnet Mayhem
This afternoon we had a magnificent time with magnets. We explored which metals are magnetic, their strength and their polarity.
TUESDAY - Drama time
Today we explored a scene from David Wiesner's book, 'Tuesday'. It was great fun creating speech for each of the characters.
Today we investigated the effect of friction on a toy car when released off a ramp. We kept many factors the same to enable a fair test, but changed the material on the surface. Which do you think had the least amount of friction?
Spring is in the air! Year 3 were out and about in the sunshine today looking for inspiration for their new topic 'Flower Power'. Some had noticed changes on their way to school, for example, that many of the trees in the school grounds were now in blossom. They took time...
Stone Age Art Week
This week we had fun creating several pieces of Stone Age art. We enjoyed making Stonehenge replicas using modelling clay. With chalk pastels we created cave paintings which helped turn Mrs Hatton's desk into a Stone Age cave (Mr O'Brien likes to call it his 'Man-Cave'!!)...