Year 4

History Off The Page

We had a wonderful day learning all about the Vikings. We found out all about the different jobs that they did in their villages, how and why they travelled to Britain and how we are continuing to learn about them even today through archaeology. We even trained as Viking warriors in order to battle the Anglo-Saxons.

A Monster Visits!

On Monday, we were shocked when we arrived in school. Our classroom had been ransacked by a terrible monster. We don’t know why it came or what it wanted but it definitely gave us lots of inspiration to help us plan our own ‘Defeating the Monster’ stories. Let’s hope it doesn’t come back!

Vikings!

We had a wonderful day learning all about the Vikings. We found out all about the different jobs that they did in their villages, how and why they travelled to Britain and how we are continuing to learn about them even today through archaeology. We even trained as Viking warriors in order to battle the Anglo-Saxons.​

Natural History Museum

As part of our Geography learning we visited the Natural History Museum to discover more about earthquakes and volcanoes. We learnt all about what causes a volcano to erupt and the terrible damage it can cause. We also learnt about what causes an earthquake to happen and  got to experience an actual earthquake in action.  

Bridge Building

This term we have been developing our carpentry skills to plan and build a prototype bridge that could cross the river Thames. We investigated what ma​kes a bridge effective and have learnt about a range of different bridge designs such as cantilever and suspension. We had the opportunity to use a range of tools to …

Museum of London

As part of our History learning we visited the Museum of London to discover more about Anglo-Saxon Britain. We learnt all about their tradition of storytelling and even listened to a ‘Shop’ (storyteller) telling us the story of the hero Beowulf.  

Yom Kippur

As part of our learning in RE we have been learning all about Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people and it’s central themes are atonement and repentance. Our assembly was all about how people from the Jewish faith celebrate their special day.

Debate Week

As part of Debate Week Year 4 participated in an inter class debate. We were debating whether bullies should be expelled or if alternative consequences would be better. Both classes made some amazing points, however only one class could be crowned champions and they were 4F on the day.