Welcome to the Summer Term
Moor to Sea
We have had a great first few weeks back at school. The sun has been shining most of the time and we have been making the most of being outside when we can. Take a look at some of the highlights below.
The class had a great time this week being Romans. They marched to Latin commands, made Roman coins, threw their Roman spears, wore their laurel wreaths, planted sunflowers and peas (a Roman import) and read their scrolls about the eruption of Vesuvius around a fire. Lunch was had in camp too. It really felt like we had gone away for the day and yet we were only at the end of the playground.
It has been great to be back at school!
The Romans are coming!!!
What a wonderful return to school we have had!
The sun has been shining and the class have been enjoying the new sports equipment on Red Nose Day.
They have been keeping fit and developing their ball skills.
They have made parchment paper as well as Roman scrolls and laurel wreaths too.
Happy New Year!
With the sudden announcement from the Government, all homelearning activities will now be set on Google Classroom. There will not be updates on this page.
I am sorry to not be with the class and teaching them in person.
All of the class are able to access Google Classroom.
It will contain links to other websites and a menu of work that the children can undertake.
Please email me on email@example.com or call the school on 01752 201660 if you are unable to do this. I can then help you to access it from home. I will contact anyone who I have not heard from on Google Classroom at the end of the week.
Take care and keep safe.
Merry Christmas from Year 4
Merry Christmas everyone. Here are a few
poems and songs from the class
for the festive season.
The Wreck of the Zanzibar
The class enjoyed hearing this tale set on the Isles of Scilly.
We are now half way through the classic The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
The children learned all about remembrance and why it is so important. They wrote some fantastic poems which you can see below.
The class have continued to develop their ball skills and have been learning how to control the ball in tennis and take a shot.
We have been learning all about rocks and soil. In a dry day, we were able to go to the vegetable garden and examine the soil. We found lots of worms, which the children thoroughly enjoyed saying hello to!
We have been composing songs and were lucky this week to welcome Miss Smith back to class after lockdown. She created an orchestra in the classroom. Can you recognise the song?
The children have enjoyed making videos of how to calculate using short efficient methods. They have demonstrated their understanding of why the methods work by using place value counters and the power of exchanging.
Before our poetry unit, the children published their information texts. These were handwritten and then created on Google Draw. They are very impressive.
Stone Age Day part 2
The class had a brilliant day in the sunshine, playing Stone Age games and making fire. In the morning, they painted rocks and wrote Stone Age poetry.
Our class read
The children loved hearing the classic story of The Iron Man.
We are now close to finishing My Friend Walter.
Recreating Stone Henge
We have been learning about Stone Henge and the class have recreated their own version out of clay.
Keeping fit and active in PE
The class have continued with their circuit training and have develped their catching skills too.
Stone Age Art
The class have enjoyed using pastels to create some fantastic cave paintings with Mr. Napier.
The class have really enjoyed learning about pulse and rhythm. They have used a collection of tuned instruments to make their own compositions.
Completed Stone Age Jewellery and Tools
Using clay and natural materials, the children have made necklaces and tools in class. The finished pieces look rather good.
Painting the Baptism
In RE, the class have been learning all about the Trinity. They created some great baptism pictures to accompany their work.
Stone Age Day part one
The class dressed up in their Stone age outfits, foraged for food, went on hunt and started to make their tools.
The latest news from Year 4
We have had a great first few weeks back and have been really lucky with the weather.
The class have been practising their ball skills and getting fitter with some circuit training.
Maths - Column addition and subtraction
The class have been using place value counters to really understand how these strategies work. It is all about the exchange. The calculation must always start from the right hand side. At each stage, you must check to see if an exchange is needed. Careful calculating is needed to either add or subtract the two values before moving onto the next place.
The class have really enjoyed making their Stone Age jewellery out of clay.
Welcome to the
It is wonderful to be back.
The children are really settled and enjoying their first week in
Year 4. Please visit the pages regularly, where you will find the latest news from the class.
If you need to contact me at any time, my email address is
All the children have logins to access their Google accounts. It is really important that you check with your child that they are able to do this from home. They all know their passwords as they should be saved on their Google accounts.
They can then access Google Classroom, Mathletics, Edshed, Code.org and TTRockstars.
If there are any problems with this, please let me know.
Some homework will be set on Google Classroom.
We have had a great first week learning all about patterns in maths, that will help with our timestables.
We have learned how to keep safe online and remember how to be a great digital citizen and not share personal information about ourselves or others. This all contributes to our digital footprints.
We have kept fit and healthy out in P.E. stretching and running around the playground.
In history, we have learned all about the Stone Age and are beginning to understand lots of tricky vocabulary. We have also had a Stone Age debate.
Our class book is the classic 'Stig of the Dump.' The children have been enjoying hearing about Barney's adventures with his strange new friend from the past.