Year 4 - Hawthorn & Poplar Classes

Term 1

We have had an amazing start to Year 4 - both classes have been really impressing their teachers with their hard-working attitudes!

As part of our Stunning Start, we had a Google Virtual Reality Experience and from the comfort of our school we were able to travel to Sherwood Forest to meet Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. This gave us some great ideas to help us plan our own stories about him for English.

We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for our trip to Rye Nature Harbour, and we took full advantage of this! We spent some time bird-watching and identifying different types of bird, before scouring the salt marshes to find mini beasts in this unusual habitat. We also had the chance to carry out some beach-combing, sorting out the natural flotsam and jetsam from the rubbish that threatens this wonderful environment. Both classes loved the chance to be outdoors, and we recommend you all head back on a weekend to really enjoy the area!

As part of our maths unit this term, we have been embedding our knowledge of place value with 4 digit numbers, and we have now begun to tackle some addition and subtraction using these numbers. All the children have been working incredibly hard and their maths skills are improving as a result.

We've also had a chance to explore the Hindu religion this term, culminating in drawing our own Rangoli patterns on the playground using chalks.

We hope you all have a restful half-term, and we look forward to getting stuck into Term 2 with you!

Mr Davies and Miss Stroud

Welcome Back to the Autumn Term!

We have a great year ahead of us in Year 4, starting with our Term 1 topic of "Robin Wood". Please have a look at the Termly Leaflet for more information, and watch this space for updates of what we have been up to!

Miss Stroud and Mr Davies.