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  • Getting our Greek on!

    Published 27/09/23

    This week, Year 4 have thrown themselves into learning about all things Greek. They have been studying Greek artefacts in History, writing and reading about Pandoras box in English, where there was a particular focus on writing complex and compound sentences. The children have been deciding whether to persuade Pandora to open the box... or Not! In Art, we have started designing our own Greek Collagraph pots. It has been brilliant to see how carefully Year 4 have designed their pots and experimented with different rubbing and stencil techniques.  They really take pride in their learning. Well done Year 4 - we are all excited about another week of learning and Ancient Greek day on October 20th. 

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  • Wonderful start!

    Published 14/09/23

    Well done Year 4!

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  • Performing Arts and Plotting Coordinates

    Published 12/07/23

    Last week we visited Putney Arts Theatre to put on a play in a day. The children manipulated  props and their bodies in space ,to create creatures and conjure the magic found in the book 'Leon and the Place Between'. They each had speaking lines to narrate the story and even had the opportunity of improvising their own scenes.

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  • Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced beheaded, survived!

    Published 28/06/23

    This term we have all thoroughly enjoyed being historians and becoming Henry VIII experts. We have been investigating an important question; was king Henry VIII a hero or a villain? Some of us are yet to decide. To support our learning we have been looking at how he treated all six of his famous wives and how he treated the people he reigned over. It was amazing to support research in class and for homework by visiting Hampton Court Palace last week. The highlight for many was the wonderful-guided tour and workshop. And of course, everyone loved getting lost in the maze! We have started working on a new computing project and everyone is excited to put our King VIII learning into action, by creating a short film about his life. 

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  • Mathematics!

    Published 15/06/23

    Over the last couple of weeks, the children in Year 4, have been learning about angles. During their lessons, we have discussed what right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles are! We then made our learning interactive and memorable by taking the children outside to give them the opportunity to draw a range of angles and order them. 

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  • Route-Mapping and Clarinet

    Published 25/05/23


    We have been applying our field skills; using compass bearings, cardinal directions and directional language to write out our own routes from one location in the school grounds to another.

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  • Don't do, Don't do, Don't do that!

    Published 11/05/23

    Michael Rosen inspired poetry. 

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  • Tooth Decay Results, Smoothie Bikes and Orienteering

    Published 25/04/23

    We've had a busy start to the Summer Term!

    Last week we observed the results of our tooth decay experiment. We discovered the effects of the following substances on tooth enamel: Coca-Cola, vinegar, coffee and water. The children could see the staining that Coca-Cola and coffee caused to the egg shell, that the egg shell stayed the same in water, but were horrified that the egg shell disintegrated in the vinegar!

    We pedalled our smoothies to perfection to help raise money for our Forest, Field and Fun initiative on Thursday. 

    The day before Juniper Hall, we got outside and brushed up on our orienteering skills, ready for our geography field skills trip to Juniper Hall this week! 




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  • Tooth Decay!

    Published 29/03/23

    Over the last couple of weeks, in science, the children have been learning about how to keep teeth healthy! We have discussed how certain types of food can lead to cavities and to support the children's understanding we have set up an investigation using eggs. The shell of an egg is made from a similar substance as enamel, and we are looking forward to seeing if there are any changes in the eggs' shell which have been put into jars of water, vinegar, coca-cola and coffee! What do you think will happen?

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  • Sushi Demonstration and Researching Animal Diets

    Published 15/03/23
    The children were inspired after watching Taka's mummy give a demonstration on how to make sushi. It was an exciting afternoon, and they thoroughly enjoyed taste testing the sushi pieces! In science the children worked in pairs to research
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  • Marshmallow Mouths

    Published 28/02/23

    We have started learning all about the digestive system in Year 4 and thoroughly enjoyed making replica mouths out of marshmallows. Children learnt that the digestive system starts with our teeth, the names of the teeth and where our food travels and how fast! Did you know it takes 6 seconds for your mouthful of food to reach your stomach? We are all looking forward to the Science Museum trip and 'It Takes Guts' show later in the term. 

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  • Ichi, ni, san, shi!

    Published 07/02/23

    Japan Day!  

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