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Year 4 Esther

Welcome to Year 4!


Here you will find all of the exciting things we have been learning.  This term, we are securing our times table knowledge to 12 x 12 and we will learning written methods of addition and subtraction in maths. We will be reading and writing about The Explorer in English, and learning about Revelations in RE.  In Science, we are looking forward to learning about States of Matter and creating our own experiments!  In History we will be learning about the Romans.

History - Debating why the Ancient Maya civilization abandoned their cities

Science - States of Matter

So far in Science this term, we have sorted materials into solids, liquids and gases, acted out the properties of each state of matter and explored gases - focussing on how they fill every space.  We experiments with water to see the bubbles of gas escaping.

RE - Advent Prayer Stations

DT - We made our own money containers using running stitch, back stitch or over stitch. We fastened them with a button

Fun with Snowball!

History - We made our own Maya temple when learning about Maya cities

English - We followed instructions to make a Christmas Wreath

Science - Exploring pitch.

RE - During our Advent unit, we have made our own Jesse tree. We added to it throughout the season of Advent.

We learnt about Ancient Greek Warfare.  We learnt about the Hoplite soldiers, what they wore and about their famous Phalanx formation.  Ask us all about it!

RE - As part of our Prayers, Saints and Feasts unit, we went on a reflective Pilgrimage to St Thomas More Parish Church

History and PSHCE - To celebrate Black History Month, we had an African drumming workshop

Thank you for leading a beautiful Collective Worship

DT - Making ice cream! It took a long time to whisk.

Thank you for leading a lovely Collective Worship

A mystery intruder to our classroom! We have researched farm animals and written non-chronological reports to find out what could've left the mysterious footprints!

We boosted our own and other people's wellbeing this week using the 5 Ways of Wellbeing:


Give - We wore yellow to raise money for Young Minds Hello Yellow campaign.  We also delivered Random Acts of Kindness to our neighbours.

Take Notice - We took extra notice of God's wonderful world around us.

Be Active - We walked around our local area delivering our Random Acts of Kindness.

Connect - We spent time playing team building games with our friends.

Keep Learning - We learnt about the importance of caring for our mental health as well as our physical health.

Spanish Week

This week we have celebrated Spanish week by learning about Spanish culture, key phrases, making Spanish fans and learning some Spanish dance techniques.

Question and Answer session with Father Tony

DT - Aubergine Jerky. Ask us about our homemade marinades!

Music - Clarinets. We are really loving our lessons with Vicky!

Thank you for leading a thoughtful Collective Worship

Music - Clarinets. We have now learnt the C key too.

Science - Investigating electrical conductors and electrical insulators

Science - Exploring electrical circuits

DT - This week, for our American Food unit, we made chocolate chip cookies!

Clarinets - We have now learnt the E and D notes!

Maths - Recapping comparing 3 digit numbers before moving on to comparing 4 digit numbers.

Busy Beez

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This week, we began learning the Clarinet! We learnt the E note.

We acted out making a Bronze Age home.  We collected sticks, mud and leaves to make our daub and mixed it with water (thankfully we missed out the key ingredient of daub - poo!).  We used part of the trim trail as our wattle (woven sticks).  We then picked up handfuls of daub and pushed it onto the wattle.