Year 4CB: Blog items

The Viking Longship Challenge!

Date: 18th Jul 2021 @ 7:21pm

This week, Year 4 worked extremely hard at completing the Viking Longship Challenge!

They began by creating and testing different pulley systems, before exploring which materials floated well. They then used cardboard to create their own Viking Longships, and was able to use their knowledge of pulleys, to make the flag open and close.

Next week, we will test how strong they really are. 

Viking Day!

Date: 9th Jul 2021 @ 9:23pm

Today, 4CB embarked on a wonderful adventure!

We arrived to school, in our best Viking clothes, and competed in many invasion games. We raided Anglo-Saxon villages, created our own Viking shields and competed in some Viking warrior games.

We all had a lot of fun, and made excellent Vikings.

Curious Conductors!

Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 1:13pm

This half term, year 4 are exploring all things to do with electricity.

On Friday, we discovered what materials made great conductors. We created different circuits that included a range of materials - such as paper clips, pencils and rulers. We then determined whether these materials were insulators or conductors, through testing if a light bulb lit up.

We made some very exciting discoveries!

Virtual Viking Visits!

Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 1:09pm

On Friday, year 4 experienced a very exciting zoom call.

We were fortunate enough, to meet a real life viking! He shared stories of his past, taught us some of the Norse language, and showed us different weapons and materials.

We were also able to ask lots of interesting questions about life as a Viking. 

Exciting Electricity!

Date: 27th Jun 2021 @ 10:56pm

This week, 4CB began to explore electricity!


We created a range of circuits, and explored what was needed in order to turn on a light bulb. We considered how many cells there were, the direction of the batteries, as well as the number of bulbs and wires.

We made some exciting discoveries!



Outstanding Learning!

Date: 18th Jun 2021 @ 9:16am

4CB have worked extremely hard this week, and the end of last week. 


Even though you have been learning from home, it is clear that you have all been putting in an enormous amount of effort into your learning. I am therefore going to award the following children the behaviour star for this week:











There are some examples of your amazing learning below.

Well done everyone, and I can't wait to see you all on Monday!


Don't forget to wear your P.E kits.

Amazing Art!

Date: 23rd May 2021 @ 11:23am

This half-term, year 4 have been working extremely hard in their art lessons. Using card from cereal boxes, the children sketched, cut out and created a bird sculpture. 

The most challenging part of the task, was using wire to get the bird to stand up on it's own. They did an amazing job, and I'm sure you'll all agree, when you see the fantastic sculptures below. 

Super Science!

Date: 15th May 2021 @ 8:05pm

In science last week, year 4 went on a minibeast hunt! We hunted through the school garden, and found all sorts of amazing creatures. Can you name the creatures in the photographs?

Marvellous Measuring!

Date: 29th Apr 2021 @ 9:13am

Yesterday in maths, year 4 practiced their measuring skills! We estimated which jug had the most liquid in, and were very surprised when we discovered that they all held the same amount.

Reading measuring jugs, scales and rulers has been a challenge this week - if your grown ups use any of this equipment at home, try to practice by reading the different amounts. 

Celebrating Comic Relief!

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 3:03pm

4CB have enjoyed celebrating Red Nose Day today! 

We began the day by learning about a child called Ethan, who attends a 'Steps' centre which is funded by Comic Relief. The centre has helped him improve his walking, as well as supporting many other children with their development.

We then had a joke competition! 4CB have a great sense of humour, and choosing a winning was difficult.

The votes were very close, but we eventually decided on our favourite class joke, the winner was....


Why was Cinderella so bad at soccer?

Because she was always running away from the ball! 

Well done, 4CB :) 

Wonderful Weaving!

Date: 10th Mar 2021 @ 4:56pm

This week, 4CB have been learning the art of weaving.

We created our own paper looms, and used the skill of measuring and cutting to create a beautiful piece of weaving. We also edited our designs against the design specification, and tried to improve them to make them even more amazing.

Can you spot your design below?

Outstanding Learning! Spring 2 Week 2

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 12:11pm

Year 4, can  you believe that we've reached the end of our remote learning journey? For the past 8 weeks you have all worked extremely hard - both at school and at home. We all incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication you have shown, and cannot wait to welcome you back into our classrooms on Monday.

Each and every one of you has been awarded with an outstanding for your excellent commitment to your learning.

Our TTrockstars winners this week are 4CB with 832 points! 4JB were not far behind with 494 points. There will be a new competition each week (starting and ending on a Friday afternoon), to see who will be the overall winner for the half term.

Well done everyone! There are some examples of this week's learning below.

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce

Outstanding Learning! Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 26th Feb 2021 @ 12:34pm

Good afternoon Year 4,

You have all returned to your remote learning this week, with a lot of enthusiasm :) It has been lovely to see all of your learning, and I've attached some examples below.

This week, the following children have been awarded with an outstanding: 




Yin Xin

















The winners of this week's TTrockstars competition is....

4CB! 4CB have won with 239 points, and 4JB had 30 points.

Let's see who the winner will be next week.


Enjoy your weekend, and have a well deserved rest :)


Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

Outstanding Learning Spring 1

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 11:59am

This half-term has been challenging and different in many ways. However, you have all worked extremely hard and attacked each new challenge with enthusiasm and determination. 

We are so proud of each of you,  and we thank your grown ups for helping you while you've been learning at home.

You are all outstanding learners, and below are some examples of this week's amazing learning.

In the TTrockstars competition.....the current winners are 4JB with a huge 9,853 points! 4CB have 1,516 points. There will be a new challenge set for half-term, and we will see if 4JB can keep hold of their lead.

Well done everyone :)

Miss Brookes, Miss Bryce, Miss Rosen, Mrs Frangillo and Miss Bell 

Outstanding Learning! Week 5

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 2:57pm

Good afternoon Year 4,

It has been great to see that your continuous effort and determination has not wavered. You are all working extremely hard, and we are both very proud of you. There is one week to go until half-term, and even though you must now be tiring, try to give yourself a final push to get there. You are amazing learners, and you should all be proud of the hard work you are putting in.

This week, we would like to award an outstanding to: 

















Below are some examples of the amazing work we have received this week.

You all deserve a well earned break this weekend!

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

Outstanding Learning! Week 4

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 3:09pm

Good afternoon Year 4,

We are all so proud of you! You have made it over the half-way line of the half-term now, and you have continued to work extremely hard. For that reason, I would like to award all of you with an outstanding for your fantastic effort and commitment to learning! That goes to all of your grown ups as well who have been helping you these past few weeks.

In times tables rockstars, 4JB are still in the lead (come on 4CB!) So far they have a huge 3,479 points, compared to...4CB's 379 points. It's a long way to catch up, but it isn't impossible! Keep on going year 4, I cant wait to see who can snatch the lead next week.

Below are some of the outstanding learning that we have received this week - another huge well done to you all.

Have a break this weekend, because you all deserve it.

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

Outstanding Learning! Week 3

Date: 22nd Jan 2021 @ 3:18pm

This week, year 4 have been working extremely hard. It has been so lovely to see all of the outstanding work you have done The level of work you have completed has, once again, been astounding, and we are so proud of each and every one of you.

A difficult decision as always, but we have chosen three children from each class to receive an outstanding this week.










We could have picked all of you - because you are working so hard and being such amazing learners! We've attached some of the fantastic work that you have done in this blog post, so that everyone can see why we were so amazed!

In our TTRockstars battle, 4JB are in the lead with a huge 2,189 points! 4CB, we have some catching up to, as we are currently on 250 points .

In the multiplication square this morning, Miss Brookes completed it in 3 minutes 5 seconds, did you beat her? 

Have a well deserved break this weekend,

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

Outstanding Learning! Week 2

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 11:08am

This week, year 4 have been working extremely hard. It has been so lovely to see all of the outstanding work you have done - ranging from some spectacular Monet Water Lilies, to some excellent spanish, and even the creation of Puja Trays in R.E. The level of work you have completed has been astounding, and we are so proud of each and every one of you.

A difficult decision as always, but we have chosen three children from each class to receive an outstanding this week.










We could have picked all of you - because you are working so hard and being such amazing learners! We've attached some of the fantastic work that you have done in this blog post, so that everyone can see why we were so amazed!

Have a well deserved break this weeked,

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

Outstanding Learning! Week 1

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 1:19pm

This has been a very unusual week for year 4, and we want to say a huge well done to all of the children who have been trying their best at home, as well as those children who have been working hard in school.

We have chosen 3 children from each class to go on outstanding for this week, as they've tried their best with their learning every day.

In 4CB:




In 4JB:





It was a very tricky decision - and we could have chosen many of you.

We can't wait to help you with your remote learning (or learning in school) next week. A huge congratulations to everyone for their hard work and determination.


Have an amazing weekend,

Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 


Bus Stop Division (with place value counters)

Date: 13th Dec 2020 @ 5:07pm

This week, year 4 have been exploring everything about divisions. On Friday, we focussed on how to divide using the bus stop method. We used place value counters to help us.


Can you practice this at home? 

Difficult Divisions!

Date: 9th Dec 2020 @ 5:19pm

This week, year 4 have been learning how to divide using a numberline. 

To start off this tricky piece of maths, we created a human numberline using a skipping rope! The children have worked super hard, and are now tackling difficult divisions in their maths books. 

Can you use the steps to success to practice at home?


Food Chains or Paper Chains?

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 11:34am

This half-term in Science, Year 4 are learning all about 'Animals including Humans.'

We have explored the digestive system, and now we have begun to look at food chains and food webs. On Friday, 4CB had a go at creating their own food chain - by making paper chains!

They worked super hard, and learnt a lot of new facts in the process.


Can you think of a food chain? 

Quick! There's an Earthquake!

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 10:39am

This half-term, year 4 are exploring 'what is there in North America?' with a focus on earthquakes.

To launch this unit, we watched a video of earthquakes that have happened around the world, and then a school drill of what to do in case there's an earthquake.

Year 4 then played some times tables games, while Mrs Frangillo surprised us all by creating an earthquake siren! We had to quickly hide underneath the table, just in case.


There were lots of screaming - but we were super fast at protecting ourselves! We will have to watch out this half-term, in case Mrs Frangillo surprises us with another earthquake siren, during our learning.

Behaviour Star ⭐

Date: 13th Oct 2020 @ 7:41pm

It is with great pleasure to announce that last week's behaviour star, was Amon!


Amon worked extremely hard last week; on the playground, in class as well as at home when using his school spider account.

He set a great example for the rest of the class.


Well done, Amon!

Homework - Friday 2nd October

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 9:29pm

It's October already! You've all had a wonderful September, let's hope October is even better.

4CB have now won twice on our times table rockstars competition! 4JB, you have some catching up to do - good luck on this weeks challenge! 


This week's homework is attached. We're going to start practising our 6 times tables next week, have a think about how you can use your 3 times tables to help you. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Miss Brookes and Miss Bryce 

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