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Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 classes

Our teachers are Mr Taylor and Mrs Stubbs.

In the Autumn Term our topics are South America and The Rainforest.

In the Spring Term our topic is Viking Raiders and we have a residential visit to Grafham Water.

In the Summer Term our topics are Ancient Greece and Science Fiction.

  • Year 4 trip to Grafham Water

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  • Viking Shields

    As part of our history learning about The Vikings, we bring in design and technology work to make a replica Viking shield. We studied both primary and secondary sources to understand how they were made and what they looked like, before design our own pattern. We then used hacksaws to cut these out of dense cardboard, before painting on our design and adding a metal boss and rim. Finally, we investigated the best way to make and attach a handle and then used this knowledge to finish our work.

  • Digestion

    In science this term we have been learning about human teeth and digestion. As part of this we carried out an investigation into the damaging effects of various liquids on egg shells as well as replicating what happens to our breakfast once it’s gone into our mouth.
  • Christmas Decorations – Falcon

    We designed, made and evaluated a Christmas decoration and calendar  for D&T.
    We are very proud of our creations.

  • Tinsel and Tea Towels

  • November 2023

    Youth Speaks
    All of the children in Year 4 prepared and presented a short piece on a topic of their choice. We then invited some groups to perform to the whole school and we invited their parents/carers too. We as staff, you as parents/carers and they as children can all be very proud of what they did!
     
    Rainforest role-play
    As part of our English work this term, we have been imagining living like the indigenous Yanomami tribe of the Amazon Rainforest. We ‘lived a day in the life of’ which saw us waking up in our yano, gathering around ‘the fire’ and then venturing out into the rainforest.
     
  • Rainforests

    Year 4 have been learning about the Rainforest.
    We learned about the life of Henri Rousseau and how he painted his paintings.
    We then did some Rainforest pictures in our own style, doing the background first.
    Then adding the foliage and lastly collaging our favourite rainforest animals.

  • Year 4 Leavers’ Concert

     

  • Year 4 Leavers’ Party 2023

  • Falcon Class Summer Term

    The Year 3 and 4 children took part in a wonderful Cross Country Event at KJAR last Half Term.
    The children did really well. Two notable performances were Hayden Taylor in Year 3 and Oliver Webber in Year 4.

    The children made a Coronation flower for the King’s coronation and were provided with a very tasty biscuit from our kitchen in the shape of a crown.

    A wonderful artist came in and showed us how to properly make an Ancient Greek pot. Some children in Year 4 have said it was the highlight of their term.

    We have never had such good pots in Year 4!

    We also made some pottery art in the style of Kimiyo Mishima.

    Our Year 4 art looks beautiful around the school and in the classroom. Everyone’s art was worthy of display this year. The children created their own monster and after drawing it, described it in their English books.

     

  • Eagle Class – Kimiyo Mishima pottery, Ancient Greece activities

    Year 4 have been working a lot with pottery this term. We studied the work of contemporary artist Kimiyo Mishima whose work focuses on waste and recycling.
    We then had a visit from a potter who helped teach both children and teachers some new techniques that we then used to make our interpretations of Ancient Greek pots.
    We held our own Olympic event. Here are our winners in the categories of: standing long jump, discus, javelin, running and sportsmanship/effort.
     
  • Viking Day

    What a wonderful way to end off the Spring Term in Year 4 with a Viking day.

    The children all dressed up as Vikings and enjoyed making Mead and Oat Flapjacks. Mandy Jinkerson came from Tesco to help us on the day. As well as helping us, Tesco also donated all the ingredients to make these Viking treats.

    They also  wrote in runes and made their own version of the Viking game Hnefatafl.

    During the term the children have done some brilliant work and writing while learning about the Vikings and their gods. Before they wrote their play scripts they got to do role play and act them out to the class. Some fabulous Viking ships were painted by the children, using tint, tone and shade, adding drama to the stormy seas.

    The day ended with parents and carers invited in to see some of the things the children have been learning as well as enjoying oatcakes and mead.

     

    Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to sort an outfit for your child to wear on the day.

  • Grafham Water 2023

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