Year 4CB: Blog items


Date: 21st May 2023 @ 2:59pm

On Monday, year 4 ventured to Castleton! Whilst we were there, we visited Speedwell Cavern - a mine where you travel underground on a boat! Although it was spooky at first, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

We also completed a traffic survey and field sketch which we will now compare with Clayton.



Wicked Wednesday with the school linking project

Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 2:30pm

What a wicked Wednesday morning Year 4 have had. We had two visitors from HOME who worked with us on some drama. We explored friendships, and how to work together as a team. We had such a great morning, and the visitors, Izzy and Kris, spoke to Mrs Hughes on their way out of school, and said how they were impressed they were by the fantastic behaviour and attitudes shown this morning. 

We will continue with our school linking project throughout the rest of our time in year 4.


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Children's Mental Health Week

Date: 16th Feb 2023 @ 1:00pm

Last week was Children's Mental Health week in school. During the week we did lots of activities such as discussing what makes us calm, midfulness colouring activities, yoga and tried out some breathing exercises. 

We also buddied up with Year 4 and 5 and went on a walk and chat around the daily mile track on the playground. It was lovely to see all the children having a walk and talk! 

Here are the links to some of the exercises we tried in class should you wish to have a go at home:

Rainbow breathing


Mindful looking - Bubble bounce 

An exciting week in 4CB!

Date: 20th Jan 2023 @ 4:10pm

This week has been very exciting in 4CB.


On Monday, we explored rainfall and the uses of water. We then worked in table groups to create rain gauges - we will be using these throughout next week to measure just how rainy Manchester is. A common prediction was that it will rain that much, that the gauges will break!

On Thursday, we went on a school trip to visit the River Medlock. Although it was icy and snowy, we really enjoyed observing the river and identifying the different features we had already studied in class. 

On Friday, we had a special visit from Mrs Hughes. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been working extremely hard at creating a persuasive letter. Some of us wish to keep the egg that we found a couple of weeks ago, in hopes of a mythical creature hatching - whilst others want to get rid of the egg. When Mrs Hughes visited us today, we shared some of our letters with her - she took the rest away to read. The final decision on whether we can see if it hatches or not, will be Mrs Hughes' and we are all eager to hear thoughts.

In golden time, Tyrese and Aghana worked very hard at making a tower out of pencil crayons. They hope to one day make a tower as tall as Mr Leverton! And asked to share their progress on our class blog.


I wonder if next week will be just as exciting?

Welcome Back

Date: 7th Jan 2023 @ 1:03pm

What an exciting first week back in school!


When year 4 arrived to school on Wednesday, we discovered a mysterious egg on the playground. We have no idea what the egg contains, but we have decided to try and convince Mrs Hughes to let us keep it - in hope that it hatches.


This week we have researched reasons for and against keeping pets. We then argued our points in a debate - Miss Gee and Miss Brookes decided that the against argument was stronger (but that Miss Brookes still wanted to keep the egg).


On Thursday, we launched our geography topic "How would we survive without water?" by performing a rain dance. We were very successful as it rained for the entire day!


We can't wait to find out what next week holds for us.

R.E Visit

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 8:35pm

On Thursday, Year 4 visited the St Cross Church.

This linked to our R.E topic 'What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today?'

During our visit, we were able to explore many different areas of the Church. These included the Vestry, Ladies Chapel, Font and Sunday School area. Father Chris was able to teach us about the importance of the Church to Christians, whilst answering the hundreds of questions that we had. 


Each child followed our school rules of being respectful, responsible and safe. They were brilliant ambassadors for our school!


Attached are some pictures of our morning there. 

Children in Need

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 12:59pm

As part of our Children in Need celebrations today, Year 4 joined in with BBC's 'Mood Booster.'


We joined a live video, where we were able to watch and participate in some different excerises and dance moves. This definitely helped boost our moods, and ready our brains for some more learning! 

Marvellous Music

Date: 10th Nov 2022 @ 10:46am

In Music this half-term, Year 4 are learning all about Rock 'n' Roll and Blues music.  Linking to our connected curriculum about California and North America, we have spent this week learning about Elvis Presley.

Using the Glockenspiels, we have begun to learn how to play "Hound Dog." Today, we focussed on practising the running bass, using the notes:

C E G A A# A G E 

We worked with a partner, and were able to share our progress with the rest of the class.

Freestyle Tricks

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 3:20pm

What a fun first week! 

This week, we had a visitor called Rebaz Mohammed visit Ravensbury. He showed off some his his fantastic skills and tricks and eve taught us some too! Have a look at the pictures to see our skills. A booklet has been sent home this week which shows how to complete the different tricks. Why not have a go at home?

Check back next week for more Year 4 fun! 


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Homework 14.10.22

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 8:18am

Please find attached this week's homework.

You should return your homework to school by next Friday (21st) as we will be testing spellings.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Jones and Miss Brookes

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Celebrate me day!

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 8:10am

What a fantastic day we had celebrating us!

The children came in wearing clothes which celebrated their culture, religion, heritage as well as things which represented them (favourite colour, their aspiration). Rumour has it there was a Manchester Bee floating around in 4CB...

We visited an assembly where we had visitors who used to attend our school, celebrating all that they have achieved since moving on from Ravensbury. It was fantastic to see so many members of our schoool community.

In the afternoon, Year 4 spent time reflecting on what makes them who they are today. This was reflected in some fantastic artwork that they created. This artwork will be displayed outside of our classrooms and will remind us every day how important it is to be individuals, and to celebrate who we are! 

It was fantastic to see so many parents come and join us and celebrate our school community. Thank you parents.

We'll show the finished product soon!

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Homework 7.10.22

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 7:58am

Please see below for a copy of this week's homework.

All homework must be returned to school by Friday 14th October. If your child has misplaced their homework, you can collect a new copy from their class teacher. Alternatively, you can complete the attached homework on scrap paper.

Miss Brookes & Mr Jones

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Egg-cellent Experiments!

Date: 5th Oct 2022 @ 11:59am

Over the past week, year 4 have carried out a very interesting science experiment - all about tooth decay. As the surface of an egg shell is very similiar to the enamel on teeth, they chose four different liquids to submerge the eggs into.

We then observed the egg shells over a week, and studied what happened to the surface of each of them.


By Wednesday, the jugs were very smelly! 

Homework 30.09.22

Date: 1st Oct 2022 @ 2:45pm

Please see below for a copy of this week's homework.


All homework must be returned to school by Friday 7th October. If your child has misplaced their homework, you can collect a new copy from their class teacher. Alternatively, you can complete the attached homework on scrap paper.


Miss Brookes & Mr Jones 

Super Scientists!

Date: 1st Oct 2022 @ 2:41pm

This half-term, we are exploring all things related to teeth, in our science lessons.


We have now begun our own teeth experiment - where we are using egg shells, to test the affect different liquids have on teeth. We set up the experiment on Wednesday, and will take photos of the egg shells each day that we are in school. We've also made predictions about the egg shells - I wonder if any of us predicted correctly! 


Homework 23.09.22

Date: 23rd Sep 2022 @ 5:09pm

Please see below for a copy of this week's homework.


All homework must be returned to school by Friday 30th September. If your child has misplaced their homework, you can collect a new copy from their class teacher. Alternatively, you can complete the attached homework on scrap paper.


Miss Brookes & Mr Jones 

A Super Sports Day!

Date: 23rd Sep 2022 @ 5:06pm

Today, KS2 took part in a brilliant sports day. Thankfully, the weather was on our side, and all of the children did an amazing job at winning points for their houses. 


Year 4 took part in 4 different games, and they showed great enthusiasm and effort throughout the activities.


Well done year 4!

An exciting week in 4CB!

Date: 19th Sep 2022 @ 6:36pm

This week, year 4 got to experience their first swimming lesson!


Even though some children were feeling anxious about entering the water, they all did an amazing job and 'had a go.' Most children have shared their enjoyment of learning how to 'float like a star' in the pool.


We can't wait to see what they learn next week.  

Homework 09.09.22

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 12:33pm

Please see below for a copy of this week's homework.


All homework must be returned to school by Friday 16th September. If your child has misplaced their homework, you can collect a new copy from their class teacher. Alternatively, you can complete the attached homework on scrap paper.


Miss Brookes & Mr Jones 

Welcome to 4CB!

Date: 9th Sep 2022 @ 3:56pm

Welcome to 4CB!


This has been a very exciting week for year 4, and we have thrown ourselves into all of our learning.

In maths, we have been refreshing our knowledge on place value. We did this through using physical maths resources (such as dienes and counters), drawings, and abstract methods (e.g. 300 + 50 + 2 = 352). We had many maths superstars on our maths working wall, including Hassan, Tyrese and Courteous. 


In reading, we have begun to explore the Hero Twins - a Mayan myth about a pair of twins who excelled in a game called Pok Ta Pok. We have also linked this to our writing, where we have begun to plan our own version of the Hero Twins myth.


In our connected curriculum, we have launched our new topic 'The Maya: What Can they teach you?' We did this through playing the game that the Hero Twins are famous for - Pok Ta Pok. It was a very challenging game, as we weren't allowed to use our hands or feet.


Our behaviour star this week is Daisy. Daisy has followed all of our school rules, been an excellent role model and has made a great start in year 4.



Sound Investigations

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 5:14pm

This half-term, year 4 are exploring 'Sound' in their science lessons.


Today, we completed an experiment to help us explore how distance affects sound. We played music from speakers on the playground, before measuring how far we could walk (in metres) before the noise stopped.

Our ears were much stronger than Miss Brookes'! 

Victorious Vikings!

Date: 8th Jun 2022 @ 4:46pm

Were the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings successful invaders?


Year 4 arrived to school today dressed in their amazing viking gear. We completed many outdoor activities, such as invasion and team games. We then went inside, where we raided an Anglo-Saxon village (year 5 classrooms) to find hidden artefacts. 

When we returned to class, we used icing and marshallows to create a replica of Thor's hammer, before exploring how Vikings travel and why they invaded.


It was an exciting day, that all children and staff enjoyed! Children behaved really well, and enthusiastically tried each activity. 

Miss Brookes & Miss Kenwell

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!


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