Year 4 News

Week beginning 7th October:

Through our topic ‘Our Changing World’, we have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest. We used our senses to write a description of a rainforest setting. The class wrote some beautiful descriptions and were challenged to include, similes, metaphors and alliteration.




Week beginning 30th September:

This week in science, we have been looking at how to keep our teeth healthy. We thought about what we drink and how these liquids affect our teeth. We designed an investigation using eggshells (as they are made from similar materials to teeth) to see how teeth react to different liquids. We chose milk, sugar free cola, vinegar, orange juice and water (as a control liquid). We are excited to see what will happen to our eggs.

Week beginning 23rd September:

Year 4 took part in a brass band workshop earlier this week. They learnt how to play a brass instrument and perform together as a band. They then performed a song to the rest of Chapter House – it was a brilliant performance and the children really enjoyed the workshop.

Week beginning 16th September:

Year 4 had an amazing time at Tropical World this week. They learnt to identify trees using their leaves and search for minibeasts under logs. In the afternoon, we headed to Tropical World itself to explore the animals and plants that live in the rainforests of the world. The children had a fantastic time and represented the school well.

Week beginning 9th September:

Year 4 have been learning about the human digestive system in science this week. We recreated what happens to food as it passes through our bodies and the nutrients are collected. The children really enjoyed taking part in the practical lesson and are more familiar with the human digestive system.

Week beginning 2nd September 2019:

Year 4 have taken part in a maths trail this week – they had to work out the answers and use the code breaker to find the hidden message.


Summer Term 2019

Week beginning 10th June 2019:

As part of their Chocolate Challenge presentation, Year 4 used their team sketchbook designs to make 3D chocolate packaging prototypes.






Week Beginning 3rd June 2019:
For homework this week, Year 4 were reflecting on their favourite activities from Transition Day when they moved up to Year 5 for the day.


Week beginning 20th May 2019:
In science, Y4 have been investigating a variety of solids – ice, chocolate, butter and candle wax – to see which one would melt the quickest. We found that chocolate and butter only needed a little more heat than room temperature to melt. Candle wax only went soft at this temperature and would need more heat to melt completely. All these changes were reversible.


Week beginning 13th May 2019:
In literacy this week, Year 4 have been tasting, designing and describing doughnuts in preparation for persuasive writing. 

Week beginning 6th May 2019:

The Year 4 children had a fantastic day at Carlton Lodge on Tuesday.  They completed activities such as orienteering, problem solving and bush craft skills.


Week beginning 29th April 2019:
In science this week, Year 4 discussed the properties of solids, liquids and gases. In a sorting exercise, they arranged sentences into three groups depending on whether they thought they described a solid, liquid or gas. They found that some properties were common to more than one physical state.

Week beginning 8th April 2019:
Year 4 had an incredibly exciting an informative trip to York’s Chocolate Story. In workshops, they had a chance to make the original chocolate drink of the Maya culture and chocolate lollies. In the museum itself, they watched chocolate being made by an expert and also learned the history of chocolate, both globally and more locally in York.


Week beginning 1st April 2019:

Year 4 have been using the iPads to make and record their own animations. They drew a storyboard and made backdrops for their animation before using ‘I can Animate’ to record them. 


Week beginning 25th March 2019:
It was the Year 4 Assembly this week! The children presented their ‘Inventors and Inventions’ learning using the forum of a panel show called ‘Inventors Got Talent’. They showed off their skills in DT, science, music and art and also their impressive acting talents!


Week beginning 18th March 2019:
Year 4 tested the question as to whether sound waves can travel through solids by making paper-cup telephones. They found that the vibration could carry the sound along the string between the cups and had great fun holding ‘remote’ conversations.

Week beginning 11th March 2019:
In maths this week, Year 4 enjoyed a hands-on practical investigation, estimating and measuring the capacity of a variety of different scientific vessels. They also honed their skills of converting measures between millilitres and litres. 


Week beginning 4th March 2019:

On World Book Day, 4D took on the comic book challenge. They had to imagine they were superheroes in their own comic book and had a super power. The super powers ranged from lightening fast speed to invisibility. The children that had to produce their own comic strip about their hero. We hope you enjoy reading them a much as they enjoyed making them!