Year Four Blog

Music week Carl Orff

This week was music week. Year 4 studied the German composer Carl ORFF (1895 – 1982)​. ​He invented a new approach to music education which is still followed in many parts of Europe. One of his most famous pieces is ‘O’ Fortuna​’ Carmina Burana – ‘O fortuna’ . It was written in 1937​ ‘Carmina Burana’ is a huge piece for orchestra, three choirs and about nine soloists based […]

Our European Neighbours

Year 4 have just finished our topic on European Neighbours. In 4J each group researched a different country. We found out so much information using the internet and our topic books. Watch out parents/carers, the children will soon be asking to visit one of these countries for a  little break.  


4V really enjoyed a fencing taster session today. The children got to spar, rehearse their moves and speak about the benefits of the sport. They also really enjoyed watching Mrs Johnson and Ms Morris have a competition! We hope you enjoy the pictures.

Indoor Athletics

We are working hard on our athletic skills. Today we practised hurdles and as you can see our techniques are improving. Great team work occurred throughout.  

Famous Fish Cakes

         This week we made our own fish cakes. We had the opportunity to use a number of different techniques in the preparation of these delicious creations. We had to cut the top and bottom off the spring onions, peel the outer skin, prick the potato with a fork, open the can  […]

Emotional Well-being

Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate people, day to day life and our environment. When we are mentally healthy we can: Form positive and maintain stable rewarding relationships Use our abilities to reach our potential Deal with life challenges Work productively.  To […]

World poetry day: I wonder

On Thursday 21 March, we celebrated world poetry day. We did this by writing “I wonder…” poems in RE. Children got to think of questions and came up with creative answers in this poem format. 4K thoroughly enjoyed writing and decorating their poems.

Year 4 Water Cycle Posters

In 4V we have been learning about the ‘Water Cycle’ and the importance of the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.   As part of our Science lessons, we used bottle lids, buttons, felt, cling film and cotton wool to create a 3D poster showing the ‘Water Cycle’.   We hope that you like them!

Delicious Apple Tarts

Master chef beware. Today the children had the opportunity to make small individual apple tarts. We learnt how to make pastry using flour, butter and water. The pastry was placed in the fridge to ‘relax’ and during this time we prepared our apples. We peeled and de-cored the apple and diced them into small pieces. […]

During PE we practised our tennis skills. We learnt how to hold the racket correctly and how to bounce the ball on the strings, without it ‘flying off’ in all directions. For some of us this was a challenging task. We then bounced the ball on the ground following the tennis court lines. Finally we […]

We love reading

As you can see from our photo’s we do not mind where we read. Anytime, any day anywhere.

World Book Day

Well what an eventful day had by one and all. We are glad to say that everyone in 4J made the effort to participate in this celebration of World Book Day. We had so many different characters. Here are a few.   

Design Technology- Cooking

In Design Technology year 4 are focusing on British seasonal foods. For our first session we made healthy carrot muffins. We worked in small teams to ensure each group had the opportunity to weigh and prepare their own ingredients. We used techniques such as cutting, grating, sieving and peeling and learnt how to use the […]

Mental health and music workshop

Year 4 all took part in a music and mental health workshop last week. The children were able to hear a personal story about someone who grew up struggling with anxiety and used music to communicate their feelings. They watched a clip of the rapper’s professional video and were also given the opportunity to write […]

Varjak Paw – Keep the way alive

In year 4 we have been reading the book Varjak Paw by SF Said. In our story Varjak (a Mesopotamian Blue kitten) learns the 7 skills of “The Way”. The Way is a sort of cat-kung-fu that helps Varjak in his journey through the book. 4K acted out these 7 skills and this is what they […]

Artist study Diep Minh Chau- Vietnamese painter and sculptor

This term 4J’s artist study was Diep Minh Chau, a Vietnamese painter and sculptor. Diep Minh Chau was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize  (an honorary award given by the government of Vietnam in recognition of cultural and/or scientific achievement) for fine art in 1996.​ We created our own clay sculptures and yes it was a little messy, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. […]

4V’s Fife Lesson

Since September, the Year 4 children have been having weekly fife lessons. We have been busy singing and playing songs and can now read some musical notes. 4V have been practising playing ‘Mamma Mia’, it’s a challenge, but we will keep on trying!    

World Religion Week

Last week we celebrated World Religion Day by doing fun and creative activities about the theme “Where is God”. We looked at  suffering in Judaism and Hinduism. Children retold the story of Job and wrote a poem about Karma. They also got a chance to create art work on the topic. Here are some photos […]

Wednesday 23rd January Year 4’s Mayan workshop.

Our Mayan Warrior ‘Big Nose.’ On Wednesday 23rd January 2018, we were visited by our own Mayan Warrior. Year four had the opportunity to learn about the Ancient Mayan history, culture and religion. We acted out different scenario’s and had the pleasure of tasting Mayan chocolate. It turned out to be such an amazing day. […]

Mayan Headdress

In our topic ‘The Mayans’ we have made our own headdresses using paper plates, feathers and paint. The headdresses were a symbol of status and the more elaborate they were, the more important you were considered to be!     We hope you like them, From 4V!