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Autumn Term 2019

Image result for welcome to year 4What an exciting year ahead!
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Important Information:
PE: Monday afternoons. Please always bring a PE kit (shorts, team colour tshirts and trainers for warmer months, joggers, team colour tshirts, running jumper and trainers for cooler months). I would also recommend bringing an extra drink.
Teacher: Mrs Busby
TA: Mr Wren

Art: We will fit art in whenever it is appropriate, so please bring an old shirt/top/tshirt that can be kept at school to put over school clothing - we may (and quite often do) get a little mucky.
Drinks: Water only and these can be kept at the sink.

Related imageOur Year 4 School Council:

Our Year 4 Art Council:
Lucas W


Huge congratulation to the following students who have worked so hard and been recognised with the Star Award.

Friday 20th September: Emily
Friday 4th October: Watch This Space!

Related imageFor the first 2 weeks back in September, Years 3 and 4 will be taking part in a local study of Keadby using map skills, sketch maps, ordnance survey keys, physical and human geography and creating and answering surveys about the local area. We will be looking at the important job the Keadby wind farm has and linking this to renewable and non-renewable energy.

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Exploring Keadby

Year 3 and 4 went for a walk around Keadby, walking from school right up to the train crossing and back. We discovered the site of the old windmill and Keadby train station as well as learning a bit about the side sliding railway brigde (the only one in operation in the UK). We learnt about the warf and discussed uses of the canal. We finished our fascinating walk with a play in the local park. 

Celebration Assemblies 2019

Two wonderful pieces of work were read out by their authors during our Friday celebration assembly.


Group discussions for book predictions

In table groups, year 4 have been predicting how a book may finish and planning an ending to write.


Celebrating World Food Day 2019

Our country was Germany and the children were extremely excited to learn how to make Apple Strudle (even more so to sample it), to learn about Germany and Franz Marc, a famous German artist. Their other hilight of the day was to be the first class to use the new school ipads!

We have been locating the continents, using atlas', maps and globes and beginning to look at the main geographical features of Germany and comparing it with The UK.

Fabulous Rainforest Homework

Science Investigations

This term, we have been looking into many different aspects of science including fair testing, electrical circuits and why animal scatt looks different if they are predators or prey.

Through our Rainforest topic, we have looked at the various ways that seeds are distributed and NEEDED to taste some of the wonderful fruits that come from these areas. Not all were a hit though :-)

EXPLODING FOODS! Science Workshop

What an amazing, entertaining session this was where children learnt about the digestive system as well as gasses and yes, you've guessed it...exploding food!

Dot Day Art Afternoon

On Friday 20th September, KS2 gathered to read the book 'The Dot'. We then mixed groups and joined in will all sorts of different art activites such as printing, oil pastels, 3D geometric shape and wax resist artwork. 'Just Make A Mark And See Where It Takes You!'

Art - Clay tiles

After looking closely at animal and foliage textures, we then created air drying clay tiles with a rainforest theme.

Meet A Creature Animal Handling Visit

16.09.19: Year 3 and 4 had a wonderful aninmal handling experience today. We learnt all about animals of the rainforest and why certain geckos are different colours and textures - ask them why a leapard gecko has a fat bottom!

Image result for saving the worldOur new IPC topic for the first term is "Saving the World'.

THE BIG IDEA: Rainforests once covered 14% of our world’s surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?

What we will be learning:

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About where rainforests are in the world
  • Which rainforest products we use in our everyday lives
  • About the lives of rainforest people and how they compare with our own
  • How and why the rainforest is being destroyed
  • Discovering the ways that people are trying to save the rainforest

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • About rainforest body art and painting our faces in a similar style
  • How we can use art to create a rainforest scene

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different rainforest animals and plants
  • Where different animals and plants live in the rainforest
  • About rocks and soils found on the forest floor
  • About colour in the rainforest and how it is used by animals and plants
  • Why plants have leaves and why they can be different
  • About the best conditions to grow a plant
  • About rainforest fruits and seeds
  • How to grow our own rainforest plant from a seed

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and make our own tropical fruit drink

Celebrating Harvest Assembly


07.10.19 Year 4 performed their harvest poem with great expression and humour...well done!

Researching and creating layers of the Rainforest

After much research and discussion about the different characteristics of the 4 main layers of the Rainforest, year 4 split into collaborative teams and created a section of the Rainforest, we then came together to create the full cross section. Each member of the group had a different job to do - from additional research on laptops and books, sourcing materials, creating animals to go into place.

Making Christmas Special!

Once again, Friends of school have made the start of this Christmas extra special by inviting Father Christmas into school and giving each and every child a wrapped present. The chirldren were very polite and wonderful as usual.

We have also been making different Christmas crafts to sell and give out. We have learnt new skills such as quilling, marbling and wire binding.

While it is important to have fun during this festive period, it is also a time of reflections about things that really matter - family and friends. During our advent spiral, we thought about thise that we hold dear to our hearts.

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