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Swimming in Year 4

posted 7 Sep 2017, 13:36 by K Hamilton   [ updated 7 Sep 2017, 13:37 ]

Y4KH are the first class to start their swimming lessons and they will be starting on Wednesday 13th September 2017.
Y4KO and Y4RL will be starting their swimming lessons in February.

The following links have been added below to provide parents, guardians  and children with further information about their swimming lessons:

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Hamilton.

We are really excited to get started next week!

Welcome to Year 4

posted 7 Sep 2017, 13:27 by K Hamilton

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Welcome to Year 4!
We have had a wonderful start to this week and we are all looking forward to the following year! Well done to all the children, they have worked incredibly hard and we are all proud of how easily they've transitioned into Year 4.



Year 4 End of Year Performance

posted 21 Jul 2017, 04:28 by J Janiszewski

What an amazing day in Year 4!  The children have been working incredibly hard on their end of year performance for weeks now, learning lines and practising songs.  The show was a great success and it was lovely to see so many parents and carers in attendance.

This year has been a tremendous year with so many wonderful memories.  Mr Janiszewski, Miss Hamilton, Miss Potter, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Davies and Mrs Hirst would all like to say, "Well done and good luck in Year 5!"


1066 Role Play

posted 17 May 2017, 08:34 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 17 May 2017, 08:35 ]

The Year 4s have been getting to know what life was like in 1071, five years after the Battle of Hastings. The children whisked themselves to a world where William the Conqueror was on the English throne and England had changed forever. Castles and churches dominated the horizons. The feudal system controlled the people of England and life was tough for those at the bottom of the pile. 
The children played the role of a family of serfs, bound to working on a rich baron’s land. They discovered that life was indeed very tough. They will be using this experience to support their writing over the next week.


The History Van - 1066

posted 28 Apr 2017, 07:58 by J Janiszewski

What another exciting day in Year Four!  This time, we were whisked back in time to 1066, to the time of the Norman invasion.  The children discovered what happened on that fateful day through re-enactment, manufacturing tools and creating an Oath of Fealty. 

The Year Four Easter Performance

posted 5 Apr 2017, 00:02 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 5 Apr 2017, 00:02 ]

It was a busy afternoon of singing, dancing and celebrating in school today, as the children of Year Four put on their annual Easter Performance.  In front of a large audience, the children took parents and carers through a whistle-stop tour of Easter and spring-time.  From the telling of the Easter Story through to singing and dancing, the children put in a lot of hard work.  Well done Year Four; what an amazing show!

Year Four Parents' Session

posted 22 Mar 2017, 00:57 by J Janiszewski

What an exciting afternoon in Year Four!  Parents, carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers and sisters joined the children in their learning today.  The session began in the dining room where families were able sit down to dinner together.  Once dinner time was over, the children headed up to class with their families to take part in either an Art lesson in Y4EP, a Science lesson in Y4KH or a Computing lesson in Y4JJ.  As you can see from the photos, there was a great turnout with around 60 family members joining their children in school.  We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined us today.

British Science Week

posted 20 Mar 2017, 09:02 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 20 Mar 2017, 10:35 by K Hamilton ]

3-2-1; we have lift off!  As part of British Science Week, the children in Year Four have been investigating the science around space tourism.  They were posed the challenge of creating a space craft capable of re-entering the Earth's atmosphere - or a craft which could allow an egg to be dropped from a height!  They began by investigating a number of factors which would effect re-entry, mainly based around air resistance.  Once equipped with this knowledge, the children began to design and make their crafts.

Once the children had made their crafts, they were able to test how well they worked.  Each craft was dropped from a height of around three and a half meters onto a hard surface.  The children found that the best re-entry crafts had a large surface area and plenty of cushioning.

It was a great week, unless you were one of the eggs which did not survive the impact of re-entry, of course!




Lush Workshop

posted 20 Mar 2017, 08:46 by J Janiszewski

Expelliarmus! Today, the children in Year Four explored the world of potion making with our visitors, Gee and Phee, from Lush Cosmetics. Firstly, the children created their own potions by combining two bath bombs.  They then observed the different effects and colours being created and discussed the scientific processes happening.  It was a great afternoon and it left a delightful smell around school.









Amazing Potions

posted 10 Mar 2017, 08:51 by J Janiszewski

The children in Year Four donned their safety goggles today and set about making their own potions.  The aim was to make a potion which would cure an ailment or would give a person a special power.  Their imaginative ingredients included the fire of a dragon and the wings of a bat.  Next week, the children will be writing an instructional text, giving precise details of how to make their potion.   








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