↑ Return to Classes

Year 4

Week Ending 18/1/19

In R.E., Year 4 have been learning about Hinduism and all the different Hindu gods. To show what each god represents, the children created Top Trumps about the main gods with skills based on their different traits.

Week Ending 14/12/18

For the past few weeks in D.T., we have been designing Greek monsters to sculpt out of clay. We had to create three different design proposals and choose the one which could be made with the resources available to us. Next week we will be painting them so they will be far more colourful

Week Ending 7/12/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about lots of different types of poetry. This week, we have looked at riddles and we began to use our own clues to create new riddles. We even had a go at creating riddles for abstract ideas like joy and friendship! Can you solve this one?

Week Ending 30/11/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about the features of newspaper articles and how they are written. Today, we went to ICT to create our own articles on Microsoft Publisher. We wrote about many of the different events that have happened and that will happen at the school, such as the crazy hair day and the Christmas dinner.

Newspaper Natasha

Newspaper Jamie

Week Ending 23/11/18

This week, Year 4 have been creating posters in ICT. We linked our work to Science, focusing on electrical hazards and the importance of safety around electrical appliances.

poster-1.pdf (515KB)

Week Ending 16/11/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been practising their speed stacking skills in preparation for the tournament that took place this week. It seemed like all our practise paid off as we came an impressive fourth! Well done Year 4!

Week Ending 9/11/18

In English this week, Year 4 have been learning about the features of persuasive writing and how to use writing to persuade. Today, we created posters to advertise our own fireworks that have been left unused after Bonfire Night!

Week Ending 26/10/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been taking their time with their artwork to practise using detail. We combined our Art and Topic work and we researched different monsters from Greek mythology to then sketch. This week, we completed a final piece of detailed art, creating a mythical creature of our own!

Week Ending 19/10/18

In Science, Year 4 has been learning about the changes of state that occur during the water cycle. This week, we planted cress seeds and placed cling film over the top to create our own mini water cycles! The water in the soil evaporates, but cools down and condenses when it touches the cling film. Once the water is too heavy, it drips back down into the soil to make an ongoing cycle.

Week Ending 12/10/18

In Maths this week, Year 4 have been practising their timestables. Today, we were showing whether we were confident with our tables by applying our knowledge in multiplication grids.

Week Ending 5/10/18

This week, Year 4 have been learning about Theseus and the Minotaur. We read the myth together and realised that the scene in the labyrinth was really short! So we decided to write an improved version of the scene. We focused on how our descriptions could highlight the different senses and really bring to life what Theseus was going through on his way to the monster.


Week Ending 28/9/18

For the past few weeks, Year 4 have been studying Picasso and his Cubist style. We have learnt about the importance of shape and colour in art and also how to express our emotions through paintings. This week, we completed a final piece of Cubist art, either showing Picasso’s work during his Blue Period or reflecting his more upbeat styles.

Week Beginning 17/9/18

In Year 4 this week, we have been reading Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine and learning about instruction texts. Today, we created our own ‘medicine’ and gave instructions on how to make the horrendous mixtures!


Permanent link to this article: https://newberries.herts.sch.uk/classes/year-4/