Year 4 News

Week beginning 8th March:

Year 4 children have been building and testing circuits using electrical components. By applying their knowledge of circuit symbols they mastered in remote learning, they have drawn the circuits they made as accurate circuit diagrams.

During this period of remote learning, updates will be given via the QE Facebook page and @HeadofCH Twitter account.

Week beginning 7th December:

Year 4 use their new-found knowledge of paper chromatography and working-scientifically skills to produce unique Christmas bauble ‘fingerprints’ from a variety of different inks.

Week beginning 16th November:

Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Egyptian death masks and were challenged to draw one of their own. Many children were proud of their outcome and chose to send a selfie home so that they could celebrate with their parents.

Week beginning 9th November:

Miss Wise’s maths group are feeling super confident about knowing their 6 times tables now! They have used the BBC Super Movers 6 times tables song to support their learning and shown that they can find the inverse to create division facts. Well done for being such enthusiastic learners!

Week beginning 2nd November:

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their knowledge building lesson about teeth. While creating their own sets of teeth, the children learnt the name of each type of teeth as well as finding out about how their different shapes support their individual functions. A great lesson that was enjoyed by all!


Week beginning 19th October:

It has been a busy end of term with a School Birthday Celebration enjoyed by all.  See all of the photos on the QE Facebook page:


Week beginning 12th October:

In science, the children investigated the absorptive properties of paper and card. First, they made predictions about how paper lilies might behave when floated on water. Then they observed and recorded what happened as the lilies unfurled, discussing and explaining their findings. Finally, they suggested other questions they would like to investigate.

Week beginning 5th October:

Year 4 were set the challenge to use all their learning to build a rainforest structure. Each group chose a layer of the rainforest to be experts in. They used a range of materials to make their model including modelling clay to build animals and tissue paper to create plants and flowers. Excellent team work everybody!

Week beginning 28th September:

Our Year 4 children have been listening to the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saëns and have learnt how to play the melody for the ‘March of the Royal Lion’ on xylophones. Miss Wise’s maths group enjoyed taking their learning out into the sunshine. They investigated negative numbers, and were challenged to order numbers to create a number line so they could solve basic addition and subtraction with negative numbers.


Week beginning 21st September:

In Science, Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their practical lesson that concentrated on the process of digestion. Having previously learned all the key vocabulary, the children then put the process into practice. A messy but thoroughly effective way to learn about the human body!

Week beginning 14th September:

In Year 4, our first science challenge was to produce individual pocket-size solar system that showed the relative distances of the planets from the sun. The children then produced playdough planets that modelled their relative sizes in space.