Year 4CB: Blog items

Castleton School Trip!

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 9:02pm

Today, year 4 went on an exciting adventure to Castleton.

We began our journey by coach, where we were able to see many hills and farm animals. Upon arriving at Castleton, we entered the Blue John Cavern.

This was frightening for some children, but everyone tried their best to be brave and we all successfully entered the mine. While in the mine, we walked down 245 steps! Although tiring, it was amazing to see the underground mine and all of the Blue John glistening in the mine walls.

After we finished our tour, we got back on the coach and headed into Castleton town centre for lunch. After lunch, we took part in a traffic survey - monitoring how many cars, vans, buses, motorbikes and bicycles went past. We will also complete a traffic survey in Clayton, so we can compare our results with those of Castleton.


The children were extremely well-behaved, and showed the world just how respectful, responsible and safe Ravensbury pupils are. 

We are so proud of them!

Well done year 4 :) 

Great Geography!

Date: 25th Apr 2022 @ 2:33pm

This half-term, year 4 is exploring the question 'how is Castleton different from Clayton?' through a variety of geography activities.


To launch our geography learning, 4CB completed an orienteering activity. Using clues, and the entire playground, children had to mark various locations on a map.

They were given challenging clues that included using points on a compass. (For example: take 10 steps south-west from the stage).

They did a super job!

Egg-citing Easter Crafts!

Date: 29th Mar 2022 @ 12:02pm

LKS2 have been hard at work creating some fantastic Easter a crafts - we were all so impressed with how much time and effort clearly went into each wonderful creation!

All of the teachers really struggled to choose a winner but finally managed to make a decision. Have a look at our our winners below!




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Have a look at all of the other brilliant entries below!


Red Nose Day!

Date: 20th Mar 2022 @ 12:47pm

The theme for Red Nose Day this year, was to 'try something new.' 


4CB took on the challenge of learning how to create oragami. They did an amazing job! Even though it was challenging at first.

Well done, year 4.

Science Week!

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 3:14pm

To celebrate Science Week 2022, 4CB decided to attempt the challenge of creating their own optical illusions.


After looking at many examples of different illusions, 4CB used the style of many different artists to create a range of their own illusions.


They did an amazing job!


Well done 4CB :) 

World Book Day

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 5:01pm

Year 4 had such a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day this year! We investigated a new author called Nizrana Farook who writes books about animals set in incredible places!
We started to read her first ever book called 'The Girl who Stole and Elephant' a story about Chaya, our hero who leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? We will have to wait and see!

The children then created some wonderful elephant poems using the skills we practiced last half term. 

In the afternoon we had so much fun going in the hall to perform a catwalk to show off our costumes to the other Year 3 and 4 chidlren. Have a look below to see some of our amazing costumes. We also had a great time trying to work out which members of staff were hidden by the masked singer.. some were really tricky!


Orienteering Skills!

Date: 6th Mar 2022 @ 1:23pm

This half-term, year 4 will be learning all about orienteering. To begin our orienteering journey, we focused on team work skills. Children were challenged to work as a team in order to recreate images with bean bags, cones and quoits. 


The children really enjoyed this activity, and are eager to learn more orienteering skills. 

Fantastic Behaviour!

Date: 18th Feb 2022 @ 9:25am

Yesterday, year 4 celebrated their amazing behaviour, by taking part in a 'Just Dance Disco!'


Everyone has worked extremely hard this half term, and it was lovely to celebrate our behaviour and determination with you.


Have a lovely break,

Miss Brookes and Miss Kenwell

Children's Mental Health Week

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 2:55pm

To celebrate children's mental health week, 4CB completed a mindful observation challenge.


We went outside, and thought about the sounds we could hear, what we could see, and what shapes we could find in the clouds.


It was very relaxing! 

Wonderful Wave Sculptures!

Date: 8th Feb 2022 @ 8:16pm

Today, all of 4CB went on outstanding for their fantastic art work!


Inspired by Hokusai, year 4 created their own wave sculptures. They worked independently, and were able to use their problem solving skills to make the sculptures stand. The final products are outstanding!

Well done, 4CB :) 

River Walks

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 1:06pm

This half term, year 4 are exploring 'how would we survive without water?' 

To help children understand how important water is, as well as the features of known rivers, we embarked on a walk to a local river.

When we arrived at the River Medlock, we had a great time sketching the river, labelling it's features (such as the river bank and meander), as well as answering questions about the river where we considered it's uses and how it helps to sustain wildlife.


Even though we got caught in the rain, we had a fantastic time! 

Fantastic Fractions!

Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 12:58pm

This half-term, year 4 have been exploring all things to do with fractions. We have worked hard at understanding the purpose of a fraction, discovered equivalent fractions, and added/subtracted fractions with the same denominator.


Though challenging at first, year 4 have persevered and are now amazing fraction finders.


Well done, Year 4 :) 

Terrific Times Tables!

Date: 11th Jan 2022 @ 8:21pm

This afternoon, some children in 4CB were able to take part in an exciting times tables club! Today's focus was all about the 2 and 4 times tables, and how well they link together.

The children began the session by recapping their times tables, before competing in different games. Finally, they enjoyed a dance and sing-along to some fantastically catching times tables songs.


Rain Dance!

Date: 8th Jan 2022 @ 10:42am

"How would we survive without water?"


To begin our new connected curriculum unit 'how would we survive without water', year 4 attempted to change the weather! We watched an interesting video about rain dancing, before performing our own rain dance in the hall.

When we began our dance, the sky was blue and clear - there was not a cloud in sight. Within 24 hours, it began to snow! Our rain dance might have worked a little too well, but it was exciting to know we were successful. 

Christmas Party!

Date: 15th Dec 2021 @ 10:14am

Yesterday, year 4 participated in a very special treat. We spoke to Santa! He told us how well we had all behaved, and was very impressed with our hard work (especially our earthquake drills and swimming lessons!)


We then celebrated with a Christmas Party. We played party games, had a disco and won prizes. 


Year 4 have worked very hard this half term, and we could not be more proud of them.


Well done year 4!


Have a fantastic holiday,

Miss Brookes and Miss Kenwell.

Fantastic Team Work!

Date: 27th Nov 2021 @ 8:43pm

In PSHE this week, children worked as a team to create and present, informative anti-bullying posters. Working as a team was challenging, but the children showed excellent resilience and problem solving skills - now they will succeed whenever they need to use team work.


Well done 4CB! 

Children in Need

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 4:46pm

Today we helped raise money for Children in Need.

We began the day by exploring what Children in Need is, and why/how they raise money. We then took part in a PSHE lesson, which explored how Children in Need can help us, and lead into a discussion about our own personal heroes.

Our favourite part of the day, was joining in with Joe Wicks' P.E lesson and Quiz - we did a super job of answering the questions correctly and showing off our P.E moves!

Maths Week!

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 4:36pm

Last week, 4CB celebrated maths week! We read a new story (gifted to us by the wonderful Mrs Ranyard!) called '365 penguins.' We didn't realise it at first, but the story took us on a journey of a full year (365 days). We were then able to explore months of the year, and created our own rhymes to help us remember how many days each month has.


This week, we have extended our maths learning even further, by exploding times tables! We drew arrays, wrote number sentences and considered what the multiplication really meant (e.g. 2 x 3 = 2 lots of 3). It has really helped us with our times tables learning, especially since we have been focusing on multiplication this week.


Well done 4CB! 

Amazing Arrays!

Date: 6th Nov 2021 @ 6:47pm

This week, year 4 have begun to explore all things multiplication! 

We used multilink cubes to create arrays, before exploring the number sentences that they represented. We then used our times tables facts to help us.

Can you practice any more number sentences at home?

For example:

3 x 4 = 12

4 x 3 = 12

12 ÷ 3 = 4

12 ÷ 4 = 3

Maya Tortillas!

Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 11:25am

This half-term, year 4 have been learning all about the Maya. Over the last couple of weeks, they have learned about seasonality, and different types of food.

4CB have written their own Maya recipes, and yesterday, created their own Maya tortillas! They worked very hard, and the final product was delicious. 

Mayan Food Tasting!

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 8:39am

We have been tasting a range of food that they Maya used to eat. We enjoyed trying new foods but some of them were very bitter!

Synonym Song

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 3:25pm

This week, 4CB have been exploring synonyms. We discovered this song on youtube, and have joined in singing it countless times! Some of us have even added actions.


If you want to listen to the song at home, and practice some more synonyms, here is the link: 

Marvellous Maths!

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 11:06pm

This week, 4CB have been exploring place value through ordering numbers on a number line. This was challenging at first, as the intervals on numberlines can be confusing, so we went outside to enrich our learning further.


Using metre sticks to represent the intervals, we created many different number lines. Our final number line (as shown below), involved every member of our class positioning themselves in the correct place. There were some wonderful teamwork skills and perserverance shown.


Well done, 4CB!

Threshold Challenges!

Date: 14th Sep 2021 @ 9:30pm

This week, year 4 took part in a threshold challenge. 

After break, children returned to their classroom to find a picture blocking their way, along with some thought-provoking questions. Their challenge was to remember as many things as they could about the picture, while also answering the questions.

The children used the retrieval skills they had practiced all week, as well as plenty of enthusiasm, to discuss what they had discovered.

They showed super learning and team work skills - well done, year 4!

Welcome Back!

Date: 8th Sep 2021 @ 4:59pm

We are so excited to welcome our new Year 4 class back to school. What a fantastic first day we have had, it was so lovely to see everyone settle in so brilliantly and get on with their learning - well done!

Keep an eye on this blog for updates on our learning and have a look at our Web Pages for more information on daily life in Year 4.

We will be at the gate every afternoon after school so please don't hesitate to ask us anything!

Miss Brookes and Miss Kenwell

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