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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Earhhart Class: Mrs Tyas

Keller Class: Miss Taylor

Newton Class: Miss Hicks

Art Week

In Year 4, we have some exceptionally talented pupils. Throughout our 'Art Week', the children demonstrated values such as resilience and teamwork in order to create a final piece of art which was then showcased to parents at our 'Art Gallery'. Using skills including papermache, paint washing and pen sketching, a final piece was created which linked both our text 'Flotsam' and our topic 'Vikings'. 


Everyone worked incredibly hard and had so much fun in the process! Please have a look at the photos below to see what we got up to during our most recent Art Week.


Year 4 had a fantastic trip to Magna Science Park to start our 'Disaster Strikes' topic. Exploring each element individually, the children operated real JCB’s, marveled at a tornado made of fire and even felt the wrath of a hurricane! 


We have been working really hard in Maths, using a variety of resources, to develop our mathematical understanding.

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Over the past few weeks, we have been designing posters using Microsoft Publisher, linked to our topic 'Ancient Egyptians'. The children have learned a range of skills, such adding photos, text boxes and boarders to make their posters eye-catching.

Year 4 have also used their computing time to research more about our topic, helping them to develop vital research skills. Topics that they have researched include the River Nile and Tutankhamun. 

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Egg-cellent experiment!

As part of our Science topic all about the digestive system, we are being scientists and are investigating what happens to our teeth when we drink different liquids. We couldn't really use real teeth for the experiment, so we're using egg shells instead. We planned our fair test and made our own predictions of what would happen. Now we just need to wait and find out what the liquid does to the eggs. Stay tuned to find what we discovered!

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Pobble Launch Day


On Wednesday 20th September, we had our Pobble launch in school. The Pobble representative, Mrs Robinson, came in and led a very exciting assembly where we found a mysterious box which contained a pocket watch and a letter from Professor H.

Without a moment to lose, returned to our classrooms and were very eager to get started! After deciding the period in history we would want to visit, we collected vocabulary in groups, using our senses. We then planned our story, using a WAGOLL from Pobble to help us. After break, we were finally able to write our stories. We explored all different eras!  

All in all, it was a wonderful day and we all got to be writers of our own stories. Some of us even got published and you can find our work on!


We are very lucky to have specialist PE coaches teaching us PE this year. We've been outside looking at all the different skills needed to play cricket, such as throwing, catching and fielding.

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The Oakes Information Powerpoint

Curriculum evening powerpoint