Hello from Year 4

Welcome to Year Four’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Here is our learner profile for what a Year 4 child will be able to do by the end of the year.

Year 4 Learner Profile

Year 4 news...

Key Stage 2 Philharmonic Concert for Schools – A Music Revolution!

This morning, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to the Philharmonic Hall for a special “Concert for Schools”. In the concert, presenter Alasdair Malloy and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra taught us about revolutionary composers including Beethoven, Bach, The Beatles, John Adams, Stravinsky and John Cage. The amazing musicians also performed music from John Williams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was an exciting, educational, music-filled experience linked to the National Curriculum. We even had a chance to sing a specially written song as a massed choir accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!

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Apple Store visit

Today, the Digital Leaders and Computing Council all visited the Apple Store in Liverpool One. It was really fun. One of the workers showed us a coding app called Swift Playground. It was challenging, but exciting. After that, we got to control BB-8 and we saw a new robot Jimu (he was made from Lego). In the apple store we were taught how to code and program. We saw all of Apple’s devices. We all enjoyed ourselves and I would love to come back again.

By Samiya

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RE assembly – Relating

It was wonderful to see so many friends and families at our RE assembly this morning! Thank you to everyone who came – the children were very proud to show you their wonderful work. It was great to see how much each class has been learning, and their hard work was presented in creative and memorable ways.

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Science poems for KS2 this term

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Some Michael Rosen poems that link nicely with our Science unit this term!


Wet Nappies!

Today we started our exciting new chemistry unit. We investigated how much “Urine” nappies could hold before becoming wet/damp. The children mixed the hydrogel from the nappies with water and recored various kinds of data.

Check out the pictures taken today.

Can anyone remember what chemical reaction occurred?


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Bauble Decorating

We had a fantastic day with our bauble decorating workshops. Here are some pictures of the first group with year 4.

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A Beautiful Planet

As part of the Into Film Festival, Years 3 and 4 went to watch a documentary at the Odeon cinema.  It was called ‘A Beautiful Planet’, and filmed by astronauts from the International Space Station. It was amazing to see how they lived, what they observed and how our planet is changing. What was the best fact you picked up?


Thermal Energy

On Monday our investigation question was ‘why do elephants spray water on their bodies?’

We carried out an investigation to find out whether ‘elephant’s blood’ would be cooler when their skin was dry or cold. To do this, we put water into two beakers and wrapped one in a dry paper towel and the other in a wet paper towel. We then recorded our results.

Do you think cup 1 (dry paper towel) or cup 2 (wet paper towel) was colder? Can you explain your answer?


Around the world with Google Expeditions

Have a look at our video from Wednesday’s workshops with Google Expeditions. It was an amazing experience to go exploring the Earth (and body) from the comfort of our school hall. Some of our reactions are priceless!

Miss Waters


Library Visit

Yesterday we went to Toxteth Library. Liz Weir the author told us some good stories like Boom Chicka Boom and other really interesting stories. She also told us about when she met Roald Dahl and when her mother told her stories when there was nothing to watch. Liz also told us a funny story about a cheeky toddler and stories from different countries and she told us a story about a bully who had no friends because everyone feared him.

Kara and Carter

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