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  • Spring!

    Published 21/03/24

    Spring has arrived! 

    A quick overview of another jam-packed fortnight in Year 4. 

    In Science, we have started our experiment into tooth decay and are currently submerging raw eggs in vinegar, coke cola, water and orange juice to assess the effect sugar has on enamel. 

    In art, we have finished our Hokusai Kimono designs which feature very timely blossom elements. 

    In maths, we have been learning about decimals and how to divide and multiply them by 10 and 100. 

    We have also been thespians this week and thoroughly enjoyed bringing Kensuke's Kingdom to life. The children acted out a very famous scene from the book where Michael gets stung by a jelly-fish! The performances were excellent. Well done Year 4. 


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  • Write for survival.

    Published 06/03/24
    This week in English, Year 4 have been planning their own non-fiction texts based on Kensuke's Kingdom. Year 4 have been deciding which important survival facts and advice to include in their own guides. It has been great to see all the chil
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  • Marshmallow mouths!

    Published 21/02/24

    Year 4 have come back this week with a spring in their step, ready for their next half term of learning. 

    In science, we have started our new topic all about the digestive system. We started by learning about the mouth and teeth. The picture above shows a marshmallow mouth created in class. As you can see, the children were brilliant at creating different sized and shaped marshmallows to reprsent the different teeth in our mouths. 

    In PE, we have started our new dance unit and the chidlren have been exploring using different levels with their bodies and moving to a variety of different tempos.  

    Year 4 continue to learn about Japan, in art we are focusiing on a very famous japanese artist, Hokasi. We look foward to showcasing all of our learning during the 'share our learning', session on Friday. Please look out for the wonderful blossom paintings!

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  • A visitor and the tiniest bones in our body

    Published 31/01/24

    It was brilliant to have Jeremy, a practising humanist, visit Year 4 this week. He was full of insightful information about a way of life we have all been learning about. The children asked really impactful questions such as; have you always been a Humanist? Is it easy to follow the Golden Rules? And, Have you ever done anything you regret? Year 4 were able to demonstrate how much they already knew about Humanism, resulting in a very, VERY impressed Jeremy. They also learnt lots about the different humanist ceremonies and weddings. 



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  • Sound and sea waves

    Published 16/01/24
    This term in Year 4, we have started our new science topic, all about sound. We have conducted experiments using paper cup telephones and string to investigate how sound travels.  In geography, we have been learning all about Japan! This link
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  • Festive end to the year

    Published 13/12/23

    Despite the end of the year fast approaching, we are still full steam ahead in Year 4. 

    Whilst preparing for the Carol Concert next week, Year 4 have also made huge progress with their Narnia Wardrobes, carried out a very important science mission ...all by themselves and enjoyed some relaxing, mindful Yoga alongside a visit to the wonderful Santa's Grotto. 

    We would like to thank all of Year 4 for their incredible focus over the last two terms. They have applied themselves so well and it is clear to see the progress everyone is making! This makes us all so excited about the Spring term and all the adventures we will go on together next year. 

    Have a wonderful and well deserved Christmas break. 


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  • A fortnight in Year 4

    Published 30/11/23

    Over the past two weeks we have learnt so much in Year 4. 

    In science, we have been learning about which materials are good conductors and which are good insulators in order to make our own circuits with switches. 

    In maths, we have learnt all about facts families and introduced some new maths vocabulary; factors, product and sum. If you know one multiplication fact, then you also know its family facts. 

    In writing we have written a wonderful piece of direct speech and started to learn all about prepositions. 

    In D&T we have painted our wardrobes in interesting and different shades of brown to represent different grains of wood.

    In computing we have been coding (AT SPEED) and debugging code to make sure we can complete multistep coding problems. 

    In geography, we have been learning all about mountains and mountain ranges and what a Nepalese child's journey to school might look like compared to ours in Sheen. 

    In addition to all of this we have been learning our Chritsmas concert songs, remembering all the different seasons in French, playing lacrosse matches and discussing how best to tackle problems in PSHE.  


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  • Electrical circuits

    Published 16/11/23

    In Science we have been building our own simple circuits. The children have thoroughly enjoyed using the buzzers, motors and bulbs.  In addition, they understand what a good conductor is and what material makes a good insulator. They can really quickly identify a complete and broken circuit. The children are starting to see how their circuits and science learning will accompany their D and T wardrobe designs. We are all really looking forward to creating our illuminated wardrobes later in the term!

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  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Published 01/11/23

    We have gone through the wardrobe! 

    This week, Year 4 started reading Narnia, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. We have been using our inference skills to decide which of the characters are bossy, scared and most mischievous. We have just met an interesting character who is half goat, half man and are getting ready to write a detailed piece of description showing off all of our writing skills. These include but are not limited to expanded noun phrases, subordinate clauses, conjunctions and brilliant vocabulary. This week we have already seen words such as decrepit, syncopated and ominous used to describe the lamppost and falling snow of Narnia. 

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  • Hindu Temple

    Published 12/10/23

    This week, all of Year 4 visited the beautiful Hindu Temple in Wimbledon. We learnt so much about the building and religion. For example, the Temple used to be a church up until the early 80s. The children loved seeing all the deities with their fruit offerings and enjoyed the calming incense. The children were all brilliantly behaved and listened well to a talk all about the Temple. Some children and teachers were lucky enough to try on some traditional Hindu clothing. Mrs Barrington-Hays looked fabulous in her very expensive Sari. It was so lovely to compliment the learning we have been doing in the classroom on this wonderful trip. 

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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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