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Year 4


Welcome to Year 4


Curriculum Information & Website Links


Life Skills Activities 

Half Termly Life Skills challenges as part of our drive to develop good future citizens: 

Weekly Brain Boosters and Curious Challenges as part of our Feel Good Friday initiative: 


Home Learning Activities

World Book Day Adventure Story Competition 


Isolation Tasks


Sharing Our Learning...Year 4 Photo Gallery

In Computing, we have been creating stop-motion animations. We created basic animations and then moved onto onion skin animations.

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Electricity - We have made simple circuits and making sure they work.

We enjoyed learning cricket skills - throwing, catching and batting.

Flower pressing - We have been learning how to press flowers and then writing instructions to explain to others how to do it.

WOW day - We enjoyed discovering our new topic, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We spent time on a treasure hunt and exploring Anglo-Saxon artifacts. We also created Viking style shields.

World Book Day - We really enjoyed dressing as our favourite book characters, writing adventure stories and creating our own book covers

Our Citadel Gaudi Art and Design Gallery.

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Year 3 loved visiting our Citadel Gaudi and we loved being tour guides!

In art, we have been creating our own Gaudi style city. We collaborated to produce a joint piece of art. We added some 3-D elements.

In our English, we have been retelling each other stories from The Lion and the Unicorn anthology.

In DT, we have been designing and making 3D models of Gaudi-style houses. We produced paper versions and 3D printed the final model.

In Maths, we have been learning to multiply a two and three-digit numbers.

We have been writing our own rhyming limericks and reading these to the class.


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We have also been using the counters to help us divide a two-digit number, including remainders.

In English, we have explored different fruits looking at how they feel and smell to help us write a new story chapter.

In RE, we have been learning about Buddhism and the eight-fold path. We discussed what pleasant and unpleasant experiences are.

In our Reading skills sessions, we have been reading non-fiction and poetry books.

In English, we have been using role-play and freeze framing to explore the thoughts and feelings of the characters in 'Jasmine's Garden'

We have been getting ‘hands on’ in maths by using concrete resources (counters, cubes and Base Ten) to explore factor pairs.

This week, we have been using our powers of persuasion to write letters. We think we presented some very convincing points!

In our Science topic 'sound', we have been finding out about high and low pitch using the guitars.

We have been learning how to use an apostrophe for possession - which is one of our English targets.

In our dance lessons, we have been joining different poses, shapes, movements and jumps to really shake it!

Spring Term 1 WOW day - Gifted Gaudi

We had a fantastic day finding out about the Spanish architect, Gaudi. We used our reading skills and the iPads to research the life of Gaudi. Then we created stain glass windows like those found in Sagrada Familia. We also learnt some Spanish phrases and numbers.

We enjoyed our 'Fitmas' actvities!

Real life Maths - We are the LKS2 'Dragon's Den' winners! Visit our Facebook page to vote for your favourite one from each phase.

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Our Real Life Maths week theme was 'Planning a party'. We enjoyed creating a party room using our perimeter knowledge, working out a party menu, adding up the money it would cost and pitching our ideas to our classes.

In our Art lesson this week, we have been looking at different types of landscape painting techniques and deciding which were most effective. We then choose the style we liked the most and created a landscape of our 'Anywhere Island'

In PE, we have been trying to improve our balance and control.

Autumn Term 2 - WOW day. We started our 'Anywhere Island' topic by being trapped on a mysterious Island! We learnt to build dens and make survival snacks.

We have created trailers for the Ironman book

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Iron man trailer 2.mp4

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We have done some fantastic writing this half term based on 'THE IRONMAN' by Ted Hughes

We have been learning about Boudicca in our history lessons. We thought of questions we would like to ask her and did Hot seating to show our knowledge!

On Mental Health Awareness Day, we dressed in yellow and had a Tai Chi session on the field.

We have been using counters and place value charts to help with our adding and subtracting of 4-digit numbers

We enjoyed making Roman Numerals in Maths - Do you know what numbers we have made?

We used our BLP learning powers to create artwork and solve problems.

Spring Term 2 - Home Learning

Spring Term 1  - Home Learning

Autumn Term 2 - Home Learning

Autumn Term 1 - Home Learning