The team consists of Mrs Russell, Miss Taylor and Miss Tibbs. The classes are supported by Mrs Turner and Mrs Earle.
This is a pivotal year for our children making sure they are on track for what upper key stage two has to offer. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged and enjoying their learning therefore we provide them with a variety of trips, visitors and hands on experience across all areas of the curriculum. Throughout the year, we have the opportunity to learn outside gradually building up their skills and confidence of working and playing in the natural environment.
Some of the key topics we cover in year 4 include: Anglo-Saxons, Europe, electricity, Hinduism, and Egyptians. All of our learning is complemented by creative projects such as making gliders in Science, using junk modelling to build Anglo Saxon villages in History and using Mod Rock to design landscapes in Geography.
Wherever possible, we encourage the children to start becoming more independent, to make the right choices and take pride in all their work. We aim for them to leave our year group with a zest for learning and love of life which will propel them onto the next stage of their learning.
- 10/09/18In literacy, year 4 have been delving into the book 'Shhh! We have a plan', written by Chris Haughton. The author also illustrates his books and uses a distinctive colour pallet to depict the nocturnal wanderings of his bird hunter characters. In class, we have been trying to pred...Read Full Story
Job Fair!Year 4 were lucky enough to have some brilliant parents in today. They came in to talk to the children about their various professions including Sports PR, Architecture, Surveying, Nursing, Policing, Teaching HR and Social work. Amongst other things, the children learnt how to look for cl...Read Full Story
Pearl does art at SouthboroughWe had a fantastic afternoon at Southborough High School learning how to print in the art studio. We even ran in to some familiar faces...Read Full Story
Art at Southborough SchoolArt at Southborough High School-OpalRead Full Story
We've learnt about digestion!This afternoon we had to recreate the digestive system with the following things; Then we started the process by pretending to eat the cracker and banana and we mixed it with the saliva (water) and gastric acid (orange juice) in the stomach. We then crushed this a...Read Full Story
Year 4 off to perform at the Rose TheatreChildren in Year 4 went off this afternoon to take part in the annual Rose Theatre music extravaganza! They were all very excited and we have some photos of them practising already hot off the press! More news to follow tomorrow.Read Full Story
French Afternoon in PearlWe have enjoyed our French afternoon, learning about Paris. We then created artwork with matchsticks, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Please take a look at our creations.Read Full Story
French afternoon in OpalThis afternoon we have had a great afternoon enjoying our french afternoon learning all about Paris. We then ended the afternoon by creating the Eiffel Tower out of match sticks.Read Full Story
Hexagons!In maths today we solved a problem called Hexagons. It was asking us to build patterns and then identify patterns using different numbers. We worked in pairs and then as a class to listen to our ideas and our solutions. Then at the end we created a giant hexagon pattern! We had a great math...Read Full Story
Sports DayWe all had a wonderful time taking part in sports day, though we all feel exhausted today! It was great working in our teams and collaborating together! Enjoy our photos.Read Full Story
Diary entries based on the book 'Jemmy Button'In Opal today we published our diary entries, we had spent time editing and re-editing our writing, to make it the best that we could. We thoroughly enjoyed the book especially as it was based on a journey that Darwin took. We hope you enjoy reading them.Read Full Story
Egyptian Day!Year 4 had an amazing time today when celebrating Egyptian day! We mummified each other, made papyrus paper, created amulets out of clay and played traditional Egyptian games. The highlight was our theatre show where we worked together to break the curse of an ancient Egyptian tomb, meeting Anubis a...Read Full Story