Year 4: Blog items

Year 4 - What is the link between distance and volume?

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 3:37pm

Today, we looked at the link between distance and volume. We discovered that the further away a sound is the more the soundwaves dissipate and therefore the volume is lower.

Year 4- Data Logging

Date: 14th May 2024 @ 7:42pm

Over the past couple of weeks, Year 4 have been learning about what data logging is. We discussed that data is information that is collected to analyse something and that we use data loggers to do this. Then, we walked around the school and recorded the temperature of the school and then analysed the results. We have also discussed some of the challenges we may have when collecting data in a range of environments. 

Year 4- Oh Happy Day

Date: 14th May 2024 @ 7:19pm

Over the past couple of weeks, Year 4 have listened, appraised and practised to sing 'Oh Happy Day.' Firstly, we listened to the song and then compared it to the version that was sung in the film 'Sister Act.' Then, we split into two groups and learnt to sing the song. 

Year 4 - Relationship between energy and volume

Date: 14th May 2024 @ 2:46pm

Today we did lots of different experiments to find the relationship between energy and volume. We discovered that the more energy the louder the volume. 

Year 4 - Je n'ai pas de...

Date: 14th May 2024 @ 2:44pm

Today we continued our 'En Classe' unit in French. But today we focused on our speaking skills and how to say when we DO NOT have certain items.

Year 4 - Hindu visitor

Date: 1st May 2024 @ 1:02pm

What a great morning we have had with Krishna our Hindu visitor. Firstly, we had a whole school assembly where we recapped the story of Diwali and were introduced to the characters. Then, we introduced to the Hindu shrine and the murtis on the shrine. After break, we had a go at dressing up and had such good fun learning why Hindus wearing the items they do.

Year 4 - What is it like in a rainforest city?

Date: 1st May 2024 @ 8:56am

What an interesting lesson learning about the city of Manaus, which is situated in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. We couldn't believe that 2 million people live there! We looked at human and physical features of the city and compared them with life here in Blackpool.

Year 4- Hildegard of Bingen

Date: 26th Apr 2024 @ 9:34am

This week, Year 4 have listened and responded to 'O Euchari.' We discussed the Medieval style of music and where it sat on the music timeline. Then, we learnt all about the life of Hildegard of Bingen, the composer of 'O Euchari,' and why her music was so different to others of that era. We walked around the classroom to find interesting facts about her life and created a class mindmap using post it notes.

Year 4 - Improve a WABOLL

Date: 25th Apr 2024 @ 11:50am

Today we completed the 'Improve a WABOLL' part of our journey. We worked collaboratively to find errors and improve muddled up poems about rivers.

Year 4- No Pen Morning

Date: 18th Apr 2024 @ 1:56pm

Year 4 have had a great time during no pen morning. In Reading into Writing, we started our next journey which to write a poem based on rivers. We looked at a range of different poems and discussed common features such as alliteration, personification and rhyming. 

In Maths, we learnt how to represent hundredths as fractions. Firstly, we use base ten blocks to understand how to represent hundredths as fractions. Then, we used our digital literacy skills to use rekenrek on our chromebooks. We discussed how many beads were on each side of the rekenrek and talked about how to represent each of the sides as a fraction. 

Year 4 - Branching databases

Date: 16th Apr 2024 @ 8:39am

More practise with close questions and laying out branching databases. We realised they get their name from an upside down tree!

Year 4 - Always Time

Date: 12th Apr 2024 @ 2:21pm

Every week, during Always Time, we have a different theme. This week, we did Origami and we loved it! We listened to calming music and coloured our creations in afterwards too.

Year 4- Asking Yes/No Questions

Date: 9th Apr 2024 @ 6:34pm

This half term, Year 4 have started their new computing topic which is themed around collecting and presenting data. For our first lesson, we discussed the different between an open-ended question and a yes/no question. We then played a game where our partner picked an everyday classroom object and we had to guess what the object was using yes/no questions. Finally, we grouped objects based on their attributes such as their colour, size and material. 

Year 4 - Where is The Amazon

Date: 9th Apr 2024 @ 3:49pm

Today we started our South America unit in Geography and answer the key question Where is The Amazon? We used atlas to locate the countries of South America then located The Amazon rainforest and The Amazon River and the countries they are in.

Year 4 - Sound Walk

Date: 8th Apr 2024 @ 6:43pm

Today, we went on a ‘Sound Walk’ around school. Before we went, we discussed what areas of school might be loud and which might be quiet. We spoke about how there might not be areas around school which are silent because of outside factors such as the building works and vehicles.

When we returned from our walk, we spoke about HOW we hear sounds. Our teachers banged on drums with rice and we noticed that they moved. The banging of the drum caused vibrations!

Year 4- Ancient Egypt

Date: 2nd Apr 2024 @ 1:48pm

Today, Year 4 learnt about stages of embalming. We discussed how Egyptians tried to preserve the bodies to keep them as life-like as possible. We learnt that the organs of the person were removed before placing them in capopic jars. They then covered the bodies in a special type of salt and wrapped them in linen. Once we had discussed the process of embalming, we tried to remember the order of the key stages in our table groups. After this, we asked a set of instructions for an embalmer to use which outlined the stages that they must follow to carry out embalming process. 

Year 4 - Clay Sculptures

Date: 26th Mar 2024 @ 5:16pm

The last couple of weeks we have been making our clay sculptures. We have made tinned food or jars of food. The children showed lots of perseverance sculpting their tins/jars and then again when painting them.

Spelling Bee

Date: 22nd Mar 2024 @ 3:39pm

Today we held out second Speling Bee of the year and it was another fantastic occasion. 4 children from each year group represented their house and were given three spellings each to spell out loud from a bank of words they have been learning since September. The competition was extremely close, with Rodwell and Elston finishing joint first as the children from these houses spelled all of their words correctly.


Well done to all of the children who took part today.

Year 4 - When dinosaurs arrived at Boundary

Date: 21st Mar 2024 @ 2:40pm

Wow! What an amazing day for Science day today. We started the day with a wordsearch of lots of tricky dinosaur names. Then together in groups we wrote down lots of adjectives to describe dinosaurs. All of the words we used described dinosaurs as being extremely big. So our teachers showed us a variety of dinosaurs and we were surprised at how small some were - some as small as chickens! After a discussion about it, we then thought of more words to describe the variety of dinosaurs we had just looked at. After break, we went into a KS2 assembly where we met Jam. We learned about how Jam hunts for food. We found out that he had a great sense of smells and good eyesight. Next, we used our Maths and teamwork skills to do a scale jigsaw of a Tyrannosaurus Rex's head and a Sinornithosaurus. The children worked brilliantly together and we couldn't believe how big a T-Rex's head was in comparison to Year 4 children! After lunch, we went to the green screen workshop with the Teach Rex team and learned how to edit videos. Lastly, we used all our learning from the day to write fact files about a dinosaur of our choice. What a great day!

Year 4 - Spellings

Date: 19th Mar 2024 @ 2:03pm

Every week, we do an activity around our new spelling rule. This week, after learning the spelling rule we had to look in a dictionary at definitions because there were a few words we hadn't heard of. After we completed the task, we practised spelling them on Spelling Shed.

Year 4 - WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 7:30pm

WOW! What a great day at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The weather was kind to us and held off for most of the day. We explored the Wetland Centre and saw lots of different animals and found out about their habitats and how their bodies are adapted to their environment. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are trying to tackle climate change, protect wildlife and tackle flooding. It was great to see everything they are doing to help our environment and the wildlife around us.

Year 4 - Primary Futures: ART

Date: 12th Mar 2024 @ 10:24am

What a great session this morning. We virtually met with five vounteers who all told us about their jobs in the art industry. We had a variety of virtual visitors from a tattoo artist, to a photographer to a painting conservator.

Year 4 - Who built the pyramids?

Date: 12th Mar 2024 @ 9:09am

Who built the pyramids? A lot of people believed that it was slaves who built the pyramids. We investigated whether that is true or not! Then we used our museum loan boxes to create a tomb and explore artefacts.

Year 4 - Ancient Egyptian Dancing

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 2:43pm

Today we looked at hieroglyphs and used our bodies to represent the symbols.

Year 4 - World Book Day

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 11:58am

WOW!! What a great day so far for World Book Day. A great effort by all!! We did a live lesson, wrote down what we came as, went to The Attic and enjoyed talking about the characters we had come to school as.

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