Y4: Gallery

Electricity Workshop

Date: 13th Dec 2021 @ 2:03pm


Last week, Year 4 had a visit from a mad Scientist! The mad scientist showed the children anything and everything they would ever need to know about electricity. We explored how strong static electricity can be, investigated conductors and insulators,  made circuits, discussed the dangers of electricity and much more!

The children were buzzing with excitement and even managed to teach the scientist a few things about electricity!

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Viking Gary

Date: 8th Dec 2021 @ 4:10pm

The Vikings!


On Friday, year 4 were lucky enough to have a visit from a real-life VIKING!!!

The children noticed that our classroom was a bit different to usual. It had animal skins hung up, giant horns, banners with Viking runes on and more. Viking Gary had come to speak to the children and show them lots of ancient artefacts from Viking times.

During the afternoon, we had an arts and crafts session where we created clay Viking lamps as well as performing a bit of roleplay as Viking warriors (using swords and shields!!)

The children had a great time and learnt lots!

Eco challenge!

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:24am

The Eco Action Team have been very busy over the past few weeks. Along with Mr Brooks, they have built some planters using old pallets and filled them wirth compost and bulbs ready for the Spring. The crocus bulbs were given to school by the Rotary Club as part of their campaign to eradicate polio across the world. 

The original planters were very overgrown and were in need to of a tidy up - they have weeded them ready for the Spring.

They have also carried out a litter pick on the field - especially after all the windy weather we have had recently. 

Multiplication Facts

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 11:52am

Multiplication facts - 3's, 6's and 9's


During our maths lessons this week, Year 4 have been explictly learning about the 3 times table, the 6 times table and the 9 timestable. We have looked at different strategies when working out our answers. This can involve different timestables that we are more confident with such as using the 3's to help work out the 6's and the 10's to help work out your 9's. 

Today, we used those strategies to play multiplication board games. The board games only had the 3, 6 and 9 timestables on them in order to help the children practice.

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 1:33pm

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Today, we brought all of our learning together and created some posters using this years slogan, 'One Kind Word'.

We tried to make the posters as bright and colourful as possible as well as sending a message of kindness to anyone who sees them!


Well done, Year 4! 

Illusion Art

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 8:41am

Illusion Art

Inspired by the ‘lenticular prints’ of Luz Perez Ojeda, the children in year 4 carefully cut two images into strips and by alternating them side by side, in sequential order, and then folding, they have created an optical illusion piece of art!!

Multiplication Fact Games

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 8:34am

Times Tables

Year 4 loved playing our times tables board games. This is a great way to have fun while learning.

Arts Week 2021

Date: 25th Jun 2021 @ 3:47pm


This week has been Health and Well-being week and Arts week. In Art, we have been practicing Art and Design skills. We have created an optical illusion inspired by the ‘lenticular prints’ of Luz Perez Ojeda. The children have also designed their own willow pattern style plates based on a tale of their choice, first drawing three key characters, then going over the details with ink, before finally using a wash in lighter tones of blue.

In music, last term we learned the song 'Blackbird' by The Beatles. We found the 'pulse' of the song and then sang it. 

Maths - Angles and Turns

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 8:42am

Angles and Turns

We have recently been learning about angles and turns. In order to understand anti-clock wise and clockwise turning along with 1/2 turns, 1/4 turns and 3/4 turns, we played a game of Simon says on the playground. If you turned the wrong way or turned too much or too little you were out!

The children had a great time learning outside!

World Poetry Day

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 5:07pm

This week we have been celebrating World Poetry Day. We have done many things such as reading, performing and writing poems. Have a read of some of our examples.

Art - J. M. W Turner

Date: 17th Mar 2021 @ 5:08pm

J. M. W Turner


Today, we continued our Art topic by evaluating some of William Turner's work. We transformed our classroom into a Art gallery and walked around discussing his work with our class mates. After this, we all had a discussion about how the paintings made us feel.

World Book Day

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 2:29pm


For World Book Day, we focussed on a book called 'Dreamer' by Brian Moses and Bee Willey.

The book had a lot of really interesting and important themes that we discussed in class. As a class, we decided to focus on one theme - Whaling. We researched 'Whaling' and what it meant as well as looking into past and present events around this subject. 

We discussed the features of a newspaper report and then wrote our own report about 'Whaling'. As well as the reports, we decided to create our own Moari Whale art which links to a English unit that we have just finished.

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Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 1:25pm

In Lyme, our children absolutely love Maths! On World Maths Day, we asked our KS2 children to tell us why.

Kapa Haka

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 4:12pm

Kapa Haka

As part of our English topic, we have been looking at the story 'Whale Rider' which is a Maori tale. Because of this, we have been researching Maori culture and traditions. 

One of the main traditions in Maori culture is the 'Haka', made famous by the 'All Blacks' rugby team. We have attempted to create our own version. Here it is!

Lockdown Time Tables Board Games

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:20am

During lockdown, we have been working extremely hard in school. Sometimes, we need time to relax and have some fun! These time tables board games were a great way to continue with our timetables practice as well as having fun!

The Romans

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 9:37am

Year 4 - Cup string phones!

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 3:39pm


Today, year 4 made cup string phones. They explained how the sound travels from their mouth through the bottom of the cup, along the string and into the opposing cup. Ask your child to tell you about how they made them and what challenges they completed!

Lego Robotics

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 3:55pm

Year 4 and 5 DT Workshop


We had a fantasic time exploring our skills for design and engineering through our DT experience day. The children learnt about motors, gears, pulleys, levers and sensors by creating a motorised lock to control water levels with sensors and their own  robotic alligators which move in response to motion.

Science Week 2020!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:23pm

Science Week 2020

This week all of our classes have been focussing on a science topic. 

Year 1 - Animals inc Humans

Year 2 - Animals inc Humans

Year 3 - Forces and Magnets

Year 4 - States of Matter

Year 5 - Forces

Year 6 - Light

Children have been observing changes, finding patterns, classifying and identifying, researching and performing all kinds of interesting, fun and crazy experiements!

Speak to your child and ask them what they have learnt this week.

We hope you've enjoyed it!


Date: 22nd Jan 2020 @ 2:59pm


In our Paths lessons, Year 4 have been exploring peer pressure. We've been given a number of scenarios that we may find ourselves in one day and discussed how we could resolve them. The children had lots of great ideas and tried to solve their problems by doing the right thing but also trying not to fall out with their friends. 

Well done, Y4!


Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 4:17pm

Thank you to our Y4 students who have led an assembly for KS2 about Diwali. They have been studying the Hindu religion this half term to find an answer to 'What might a Hindu learn from celebrating Diwali?'

Roman Trip to Chester!

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 3:37pm

 Roman Trip to Chester 

On Thursday, we went to the old Roman fortress of Dewa (Chester). After a morning of fact finding, archaeology work, and dressing up as Romans, we headed outside to the old Roman walls. We each had a Roman shield and were taught different formations that the Roman army would form and what their equipment was called. Mr Leather and Mrs Bradbury were turned into gladiators and had a fight but our Roman leader ended up executing Theo. It was a great day and we all can’t believe that we live so close to the Roman Fortress of Dewa.

By Maisy and Kyle

Tooth Decay Experiment - Y4

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 3:39pm

EGGciting EGGsperiment


This week Y4 have been looking at how to take care of their teeth and the effects of tooth decay. We placed 6 hard-bolied eggs in a variety of liquids to see what effect they would have over the course of a week. 

To make it a fair test, the children checked that we were using the same sized jug with the same amount of liquid, made sure that the eggs were exactly the same size and weight and were placed into the liquid at the same time. 

The children were given oppurtunity to predict what effects the liquid would have on the egg and also made observations throughout the week. 

As you can see in our pictures, the results were pretty interesting. We have decided that fizzy drinks should be banned forever!   

Y4 Assembly - Ancient Egypt

Date: 11th Jun 2019 @ 4:15pm

Year 4 Class Assembly

Today the Year 4 children delievered an amazing performance in their class assembly. They spoke loudly and clearly and sang beautifully. A brillaint showcase of all their learning.


Date: 9th Jun 2019 @ 10:21am

The year 3 and 4 children had lots of fun in their science workshops this week. They have been creating their own digestive systems and making lava lamps; which has helped them develop their understanding of the human body and the properties of materials. Lots of fantstic results through their hard work!

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