Welcome to Year 4
2022/23 Academic Year
Welcome to year 4! In year 4, we want to create the opportunity for all children to immerse themselves fully into Key Stage Two and the exciting challenges that it will bring. The year 4 team consists of Miss Danks and Miss Steward, the class teachers, who will be supported by Mrs Ashton, Ms Ealey and Mrs Haywood. We are very excited about the new academic year and look forward to fantastic fun-filled year which will pave the way for future success. Together, we are passionate about providing a positive learning environment for the children, where they are engaged and supported in their learning so they can reach their full potential.
Y4 The Oakes Residential: Wed 26 - Fri 28 April 2023
10th November 2022
On the run up to Remembrance Day and linking to their French lessons, children learned what they did in France to remember those who fought in the war.
11th November 2022
Some children have been busy making remembrance day biscuits today.
This year we are continuing to focus on improving standards in reading and in particularly building on our love of reading and the enjoyment that it can bring. If you can encourage a child to read for pleasure, they will reap the benefits. Research has clearly shown that reading for pleasure can be directly linked to a child’s success throughout their education and even into adulthood. Reading for pleasure opens up new worlds for children. It gives them the opportunity to use their imagination to explore new ideas, visit new places and meet new characters. Interestingly, reading for please also improves children’s well-being and empathy. It helps them to understand their own identity, and gives them an insight into the world and the
Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading.
2021/22 Academic Year
In science, Year 3 and Year 4 have been learning about the life cycle of flowering plants.
Friday 2nd July 2022
Today, children across the school have had a fantastic time during our 'Maths Measures Day'. The intention of the day was to help children become more hands-on and familiar with measures whilst having loads of fun!
Tuesday 24th May
Today, children in year 4 have had an Art Day, where the children have learnt about the different types of sketching pencils and techniques such as stippling and cross hatching.
The Oakes - 2022 - Memories to treasure and keep have been created over the last two days. We have all had a fabulous few days of fun.
27th April 2022
Today, we are off to The Oakes. Our first residential at St John's. We are going to have a fantastic time!
30th March 2022
Yesterday, we made our own 'nid de paques' in the French tradition, hoping that the 'lapin de paques' would visit them early!
30th March 2022
Yesterday, we became embalmers for the morning - mummifying tomatoes as if they were bodies of Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs!
Tuesday 22nd March
Flight is a movement in gymnastics, where the child's body has no point of contact with the ground. Numerous sports use this technique; basketball, football, long jump and volleyball to name just a few.
On Monday 14th March, we arranged for Imagining History to come into school to deliver ‘Ancient Egypt: A Time Travel Tour’ to the children.
Tuesday 15th March
Today, children in year 3 and 4 took in basketball tournament at All Saints Links City finals.
Yesterday, children from year 3 and 4 took part in a basketball tournament at Stockbridge High School.
As part of World Book Day yesterday, we invited children to take part in a whole school homework competition.
This week, the children have been writing Non-Chronological Reports about Cornwall.
This morning, we enjoyed a virtual meeting with children's author Cat Welden.
Miss Steward's class have been using bilingual dictionaries to help them write colour poems in French.
11th November 2021
Miss Danks' class have used In Flander's Fields as a basis for their Black Out Poetry.
21st September 2021
In science, we are learning about the importance of a healthy diet.
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Today, Y3 and Y4 children enjoyed an Immersion Day to start their Thematics topic of Europe.
Thursday 9th September
Children have at least two PE lessons a week at St John's. One of the lessons is Dance.