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Welcome to Year 4!



This week is our first week back at school so this week we have been very busy.

In Maths we have been doing perimeters and kilometres and metres.

In English we have been writing our own soliloquy and have been learning it off by heart and we read it out to the class as well.

In science we have been learning about sound and vibrations. We have done an experiment which has proven that loud sound is better for an investigation.

In our learning so far we have done lots of math, writing and ICT.

In maths we have been focusing on column addition and subtraction with four digit numbers.

In Topic we have been focusing on Road trip USA. We have been looking at Native Americans and their tribes. We have been looking at myths and legends such as Pocahontas and other stories.

In ICT we have been making a poster about different states in America like California, Utah, Colorado and Washington DC.

In PE we have been focusing on agility, balance and other things.    

                              Thank you!

Thank you so much for all our lovely gifts.  We have been overwhelmed by your generosity, it is very much appreciated.

Thank you for all your support this year.  We wish you a happy, peaceful and restful summer.


With love from the Year 4 Team x


Spellings to be tested on 21st June

Homework set on 7th June

Year 4 Speed Spell Words

I am Warrior!

I am Warrior! 1

Our Summer term 2 topic is 'I am Warrior!'

 We will be discovering about Britain at war, meeting Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, as well as finding out what the Romans did for us.  We will learn about the Roman and Celtic soldiers and their similarities and differences,.
We will also be visiting Lullingstone Roman Villa to find out more about the Roman way of life.  


Our Summer Term 1 topic is 'Blue Abyss'.  We will be learning about different sea creatures, the several layers of the ocean, food chains, as well as learning about Jacques Cousteau, the French oceanographer. Make sure to visit the website over the term to see what we have been doing!

Picture 1

On Monday 13th May 2019, Year 4 went to the Horniman Museum for our topic 'Blue Abyss'.  

When we arrived, we had to walk up a lot of steps to get to the museum.  When we got inside the aquarium it was beautiful!  It was all colours of the rainbow and there were hundreds of sea creatures, from starfish to jellyfish.


By N


Today both Year 4 classes went to the Horniman Museum and it was really fun! When we arrived at the museum, we went into the aquarium and I saw so many fish and other water animals.  Some of the fish we saw were:

*clown fish




*sea urchins



I also found out these facts: lobsters and crabs can taste with their feet and some flat fish use camouflage to hide themselves on the ocean floor. 


By M


On my first visit to the Horniman Museum aquarium, I caught a glimpse of a massive tank.  In it were baby and adult starfish and beside them there were many rainbow coloured corals.  The next stop I found myself standing next to camouflaged seahorses.  As I carried on walking, I saw the Fijian Reef, before I knew it, a massive stingray appeared beside me!  As I look around more I could see frogs, but no ordinary frogs, they were Amazon frogs. Some were blue, some were grey and some were even yellow!  Hiding underneath the lily pads was murky brown water.  The final stop was jellyfish and they wobbled like jelly and some even got tangled.  My favourite part was getting to explore all of this with my class.


By I

Locating the Great Barrier Reef

In Science this term our topic is Sound.  We have started to learn about how sounds are made and how we can make them louder or quieter.  We have also used tuning forks to help us see and feel how sound works by making the air vibrate.

Misty Mountain Sierra

Misty Mountain Sierra 1


MISTY MOUNTAIN SIERRA 1 We have been learning about the water cycle.
MISTY MOUNTAIN SIERRA 2 We have written newspaper articles to explain.

Paper weaving


We have been looking at the sugar content of foods that we like. We were surprised by how much sugar is in foods which contain fruit!

We have also learnt about the digestive system and the journey food goes on through our bodies, we have learnt about different types of animal poo and have thought about ways to keep our insides healthy!


We've been getting messy! We have painted our Viking houses and rune stones.

We have been making Anglo Saxon helmets and Viking houses.

Days to remember:



Both classes will have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Please ensure a full kit is in school at all times.



Tested on Friday with new spellings sent home with homework.



Maths or English set every other Friday, to be returned by the following Friday.



Both classes will visit the Library on a Friday afternoon.