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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome to Year 4! In our class, we strive to ensure that it is a space which nurtures friendships, good working habits, creativity and critical thinking skills. Our learners develop both independence and the ability to work alongside others. They seek challenge and support each other to feel safe and confident in their learning environment.



Miss Brown - Class teacher 

Mrs Skenderi - Teaching Assistant


DT - In the Autumn term we learnt all about structures in DT. We thought about which materials would be the most practical for keeping our designs sturdy and secure. We then had a go at building our structures.

History - In the Autumn term, we enjoyed a workshop linked to our topic, The Romans! We got to take part in an archaeological dig an explore some of the artefacts that remained from the Roman period. We made our own apple sauce using a traditional method and recipe. Some of us really enjoyed the flavour however others were not so sure! We also go to dress up as a Roman soldier, trying on the helmets, armour and finding out all about the weapons they used to defend their territories.

Science - In science, we have been learning all about the water cycle. We got make have a go at making our own water cycles in a bag to see the process come to life!

Science - In the Spring term, we have been looking at classifying animals and creating food webs. We got to have a go at making a really large food web using string. We found out that you can make lots of smaller food webs from the same group of producers and consumers.

English - In the Spring term, we started our unit by experiencing a day at the circus. The children enjoyed learning to juggle, walking on stilts and competing in our own version of the coconut shy. We read the book Leon and the place between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith and the children went on to create their own persuasive leaflets to encourage someone to come to the circus.