Welcome to the Year 4 area!
Here, you will find plenty of information about Year 4, including our curriculum; details of trips and visits, assemblies and performances; write-ups following visitors to our classes; examples of children's learning and lots of photographs and other useful and interesting links!
We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and know your child is going to have experiences in Year 4!
Miss Reed, Mrs Rogers and Mr Warren (Year 4 Team)
Keeping children safe in school is the most important role we play. If you have any serious concerns about any child, please speak to Mrs Walpole or Mrs Stoddern.
In Geography, we’ve been learning about rivers! We’ve learned about rivers of the world, the UK and Cornwall. We’ve used maps, coordinates and satellite pictures to name and locate rivers. In ICT, we used the app Pic Collage to create a digital collage of pictures of rivers. We learned how to save pictures from Google images and use them to design a collage. We added text and pictures, as well as changing the background colours.
This half term, we are going to learning around the project of Iron Man: Hero or Villain? We know the children are going to love it, and will become experts!
“We have been learning about life as a child in a Victorian classroom. Miss Reed and Mr Warren became Victorian teachers for the afternoon and taught us the rules of the school in the Victorian era. We wrote with chalk and ‘slate’ and had to stand to answer questions or when a teacher entered the room. We had the best time roleplaying! We laughed lots while wearing the hat”
‘In Year 4 we have been learning about how places in the UK have changed over time. We have used atlases, maps and census data to explore population.’
During Computing Week Year 4 explored websites to locate information and solve puzzles.
‘During our Wellbeing Week Y4 spent time thinking about things that were important to us and shared hot chocolate and biscuits.’
In History, we have been learning about the Victorians. This week we compared beaches and the activities we do on the beach in Victorian times with present day. We learned lots about the outfits worn at the beach and the food they ate. We learned lots about the puppet show Punch and Judy. We had the best time using Punch and Judy puppets and a puppet theatre to create our own puppet show.
We were very lucky to be visited by Doug from Fitter Future! We talked about why exercise is important and we created our own exercise routine.
Year 4 had an amazing visit from Daya this week! Daya taught us about Indian culture and Hinduism. We learned about the forms of the Hindu God, the story of Rama and Sita and how Hindus pray. Also, we dressed up in Indian clothing and danced to bhangra and an Indian ballet. We had the most fantastic time!
We’ve been learning Cornish! We’ve been following the ‘Go Cornish’ scheme and reading stories to help us learn the Cornish language. We first read the story about Goolan (meaning seagull), who always says “gwag ov vy” (I’m hungry!). When we read the story, we had to perform with our best seagull voices. We can now say hello (dydh da), goodbye (duw genes), I’m hungry (gwag ov vy) and I’m not hungry (nyns ov vy gwag). Make sure to ask us to show you our Cornish language skills!
In Science, Year 4 have been learning about electrical circuits! We’ve been learning about bulbs, batteries and wires and how we can use them to create a circuit. We experimented with the equipment to try and make the bulb light up. We also created a human circuit using an energy stick.
This week, Year 4 have been experimenting with sound. We made cup and string telephones and tested whether the sound travelled as well in a variety of conditions.
Children in Year 4 have been learning some basic first aid with Mrs. Cottle. Here they are practising the recovery position.
We made some straw ‘pan-pipes’ during a recent Science lesson. We wanted to find out how we can make sound with air and how we can change the pitch using straws of different lengths.
We were lucky enough to watch M&M’s production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. We thought the acting and scenery were brilliant!
What a wonderful visit from Mark the storyteller. He kick started a special project with East Pool Mine all about Mining Monsters. Year 4 will be creating our monsters this week with the help of two visiting artists.
We made the most of this stunning day and went on a sound safari. We are going to use the sounds to create an onomatopoeic poem.
‘We had a fabulous day at East Pool mine learning how to do pinhole and digital photography. We took pictures and worked with students from Falmouth International School of Arts to produce a fantastic presentation of our photographs. We also had the wonderful opportunity to develop pictures from scratch in a dark room- a fascinating day!’
We had an amazing time on our residential to Eden, we did workshops on the environment and really enjoyed exploring the whole site.
‘This week we have been developing our painting techniques. We have been learning about the famour local painter- John Dyer and experimenting with colour.’
Year 4 have been adding detail to their dragon heads this week. We are hoping to have them finished after our exciting visit to the Royal Cornwall Show. We will be using our learning from circuits to make the dragon’s eyes light up. Watch this space!
‘We had a fantastic time exploring at The Royal Cornwall Show on Friday. Presenting for BBC Spotlight, dancing with Bodmin College students, cycling to make smoothies and meeting ‘The Gorilla from Eden’ were just a few of the wonderful things that we got up to!’