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Week beginning 24.04.17 in year 4!

posted 3 May 2017, 06:09 by Vicki Bowes

Year 4 have been very busy since returning to school after Easter. We have started our new topic all about the Romans – stay tuned for some of our completed work (we began by looking at Roman invasions).

In maths we have been working with fractions and discovering how to find equivalent fractions. 

On Tuesday we had a special visitor Ash Randall a football freestyle record holder. He performed his amazing skills to us and then showed us how to do some of them. Everyone learnt lots of new skills. 


In Art we have become paint designers. We created different colours with watercolours and then came up with names for the shade of paint. 


Week beginning 03.04.17 in Year 4!

posted 10 Apr 2017, 12:56 by Vicki Bowes

It has come to the last week of term already and Year 4 have been extremely busy. We are really proud of all we have achieved this term and would like to share some of our work from this week.

We have been writing a job advert to persuade someone to work for the Easter bunny to help save Easter. 


In maths we have been looking at fractions and can now explain what equivalent fractions are. 

On Wednesday we were invited to Middlesbrough College to take part in a sports day led by the BTEC students there. It was amazing to try some new activities and the students did a fabulous job of organising the day. 

Have a lovely Easter and we look forward to sharing our learning from the Summer term with you. Our new topic is Romans if you are wanting to get ahead with some research while you are off!

Week beginning 20.03.17 in Year 4!

posted 24 Mar 2017, 07:13 by Vicki Bowes

Year 4 have really been enjoying the topic all about mountains, rivers and coasts.

We would like to share some of the work we have completed so far:

Art working with layering of paper to create a mountainous landscape.

Persuasive leaflets explaining all about water pollution and how we can help to keep our rivers clean.


Lots of discussions and recording of specialist river vocabulary.

Research and map work all about UK bridges.


Week beginning 06.03.17 in Year 4!

posted 10 Mar 2017, 03:08 by Vicki Bowes

We have finished our topic on The Stone Age now, we thought you would like to see our completed display which we are very proud of. 

This week in year 4 we have been busy with our topic of mountains and rivers.

We are in the process of writing an informative text about how mountains are formed. To do this we had to research all different types of mountains and the different layers in the earth. We now understand how this leads to different types of mountains being formed. We also investigated the different parts of a mountain and what the specialist vocabulary means.


Stay tuned to see the finished reports and some art work on a mountainous landscape!

Week beginning 27.02.17 in Year 4!

posted 8 Mar 2017, 03:44 by Vicki Bowes

We have started the new half term with a new topic in year 4 all about mountains and rivers.

We have asked some extremely interesting wondering questions to kick off the topic. These included:

  • Do dolphins live in big rivers?
  • Who was the first person ever to climb a mountain?
  • How do you keep rivers clean? 
  • Which way do most rivers flow? 
  • Which country contains the most mountains and rivers?
  • How many people have climbed Mount Everest?
  • Which is longer the Tees or the Tyne? 
  • We are really looking forward to working through our topic and discovering the answers. 
  • We have started by research Fold Mountains and how they are formed. 

In maths we have been recapping arithmetic and we have been multiplying 3 numbers together.

We are training for some upcoming cross country working on our stamina and technique in PE.

Week beginning 06.02.17!

posted 14 Feb 2017, 03:20 by Vicki Bowes

This week we have been continuing with our Stone Age topic in Year 4. We have been extra busy rehearsing for our assembly and making lots of props to use in our Stone Age camp! 


Here is our food to ‘cook’ on the fire and Stone Age jewellery.

We have held a debate about whether we would like to live in The Stone Age or not and we have planned a story about travelling back in time to experience The Stone Age.

We can also name the different types of triangles!

Year 4 week beginning 30.01.17!

posted 3 Feb 2017, 03:55 by Vicki Bowes

It has been another exciting week in Year 4 as we continue with our Stone Age topic. 

This week we have held a class debate about whether the Stone Age would have been a good time to live or not.

We have also made a ‘Cave corridor’ and used our voice and facial expressions to act out a Stone Age child living in a cave.

Our favourite part so far has been making some Stone Age clothes ready to wear when we perform our class assembly. We didn’t use real reindeer skin though! 

In maths we have been working on learning different types of quadrilaterals – test me at home to see how many I can name. 

Year 4 week beginning 23.01.17!

posted 27 Jan 2017, 05:07 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 03:40 ]

Year 4 have started their Stone Age topic this week and so far we are loving it! 

We began by making a fire with our wondering questions in. Leading from these questions we are going to find out how Stone Age people cooked their food, made their clothes and made their weapons.

In our Forest school session we also started to build a Stone Age roundhouse! Stay tuned to see the finished product!

In art we are busy recreating ‘Cueva De Las Manos’ or ‘Cave of the Hands’ 

In Maths this week we have been investigating different angles.

In PE we have been working on our basketball skills. We can all now dribble, jump stop, bounce pass and have a go at shooting in the hoop!

Don’t forget our Stone Age class assembly is on Wednesday 15th Feb at 2:30pm, we hope to see you there!

November & December in Year 4!

posted 11 Dec 2016, 09:11 by Vicki Bowes

After that, we did some drama to think about how James Cook would have felt on his voyages. We used the feelings we thought of in our drama session to write a diary entry of James’ travels.



We have also been working hard during the Christmas play rehearsals and we are looking forward to doing our own play scripts next week.

In science we have been investigating changing states of matter, we loved watching the coloured ice cubes melt and predicting what we thought would happen to the water. 

In maths we have been working on calculation strategies and our column addition and subtraction skills.

Year 4 November 2016!

posted 20 Nov 2016, 10:21 by Vicki Bowes

Year 4 continue to be very busy. We have had our spooky science week and during this we were challenged by Dracula to complete three tasks. 

We had to investigate the density of 4 liquids and report on them.

We had to write some spooky poems. Before this we had the opportunity to work with a poet to create a group poem all together. We performed this to the whole school.


We had to design and make some spooky cakes.


After completing all three tasks successfully we were awarded the new Alfie Bloom book and we can’t wait to start reading it. 

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