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...

Year 4’s visit to Wahaca

Year 4 have had great fun tasting Mexican food in Wahaca today. We loved preparing and tasting different Mexican dishes such as Guacamole and avocado. We also got to to take some goodies home! ‘This is amazing’ – Ashamkh. Thank you to the lovely staff at Wahaca!  

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The Great Battery Hunt!

Eco club keep busy whatever the weather! We have been designing posters to promote “The Great Battery Hunt”, a national initiative which we will be involved in in a few weeks time. Watch this space for more news!

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Christmas music extravaganza!

This morning, we finished the term off in style with a spectacular music assembly! Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 performed, all playing instruments and singing, and some even performing their own compositions!

Year 5 started us off with a rock classic; Livin’ On a  Prayer by Bon Jovi! The children played their own compositions on the keyboards, flutes, clarinets and glockenspiels, playing 3 separate parts. We also had fantastic rock drumming from Sarah and Conner! What a great way to start the show!

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Then Year 1 showed us their hip-hop skills, rapping a modified version of the Grandma Rap (we changed it to the Santa Rap!), including their very own Christmas-themed rhythmic phrases led by Anthony, Nouf, Aye and Kitty!

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Year 2 and Year 3 performed together, Year 2 on the glockenspiels and Year 3 on the recorders. They sang and played This Little Light of Mine…and it was amazing!

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Year 4 have started to learn the clarinets this term with Mrs Holland, and they already sound great, performing 2 pieces for us as a class. Well done!

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The Year 5 flutes group performed next. This sounded lovely!

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After that, it was the Year 6 flutes group’s turn, playing Away in a Manger beautifully!

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Next, the Year 6 clarinets group played Silent Night. We all felt very Christmassy by this point!

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The school choir performed after that, singing a song by Mr Larkin called This Christmastime, with solo singers (the incredible Erin, Lily, Jessie and Lily) and singing in 3 parts. It was fabulous!

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Finally, Year 6 closed the show with an absolutely wonderful performance of I’ll Be There. We had a harmony section, solos from Erin, Lily, Viyan, Millie, Alexie, Ciennah, Kenzy, Jewan, Julio, Lily-Rae, Abby (not to mention Bader, Luke, Kieran and Brendan at the end), and children performing their compositions in 3 parts on the keyboards, glockenspiels, clarinets and flutes! It was a superb end to the assembly!

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Year 4 Yoga!

Thanks so much to Mrs Routledge for taking us for Yoga this week! It was amazing! Healthy body, healthy mind!

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Year 4 Science fun!

We would make amazing security guards in year 4! Here we are testing and making burglar alarms in science! We now know that it’s important to use a conductor in our circuits!

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Year 4 maths fun!

We have been having great fun reasoning in maths this week! Here we are working as a team on fractions, trying to find the odd one out!!

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Year 4 Spanish Christmas cards

Mrs Gradden delivered an extremely exciting Christmas package on Wednesday! We were amazed to receive beautiful Christmas cards all the way from a year 4 class in Madrid!! In return we have been making and writing special messages in Spanish to send back! Feliz Navidad!!

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Year 4 DT torch project

We have been really busy in DT this week! We’ve been looking at and analysing different materials for the inside of our torches! We decided that reflective opaque materials such as tinfoil were the best!! It was great fun!

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Static electricity in Science club

In Science club last week, the children made whiskers move, flags wave and hair stand up. They did this by creating their own designs and using the static electricity from the balloon. Well done year 4, amazing work!

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Science Interventions

It’s great to see children across KS2 learning science together! This group is designed to give some of our pupils extra practice honing their scientific skills and developing their knowledge.

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