Articles by: Miss Sewell

Year 4 – Quarry Campaigners

This week, the Year 4 classroom turned into the Campaign Against the Quarry headquarters! We found out about the proposed quarry from newspaper articles, websites and a special visit from Gina, who is involved in the official campaign. The whole class were full of questions, trying to find out more […]

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Year 4 – Number Day

During reading the book ‘The Vanishing Rainforest’, we thought about the different points of view of the characters in the book – the elders of the tribe, the younger members of the tribe and the loggers. We had a heated debate, where each side of the debate was very persuasive! […]

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Year 4 – sports festival

In Year 4, there has been a great deal of excitement about our new topic – rainforests – with some children already bringing in extra learning that they have done at home! Today, we had fun at the Sports Festival at Wodson Park, taking part in a variety of activities […]

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Year 4 – Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very happy Christmas! Thank you so much for your support over the last term and for your generous Christmas gifts. They are very much appreciated! Wishing you a joyful Christmas, Miss Sewell and Miss Finn  

Year 4 update

This week, we’ve been busy getting in the Christmas spirit. The classroom is looking very festive and we’ve made Christmas tree decorations ready to take home. As well as seasonal festivities, we’ve also been finishing off our Egyptian topic. Canopic jars are now complete: We also wrote newspaper reports about the […]

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Year 4 – clay creations!

Year 4 have been creating canopic jars. (Ancient Egyptians used canopic jars to store the internal organs that had been removed during the mummification process.) After looking at pictures of canopic jars for inspiration, we designed our own. We learnt how to use clay to make a coil pot, and […]

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Year 4 -Science Week

How can you make a snow globe? Why might some candy canes last longer than others? How do you make a Christmas tree buzzer game? Last week, Year 4 were solving all manner of Christmas related Science problems. After we had conducted an experiment, we wrote to the elves to […]

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Year 4 update

It’s been another busy week in Year 4! In French, we have been learning the phrases ‘Je suis..’ and ‘Je ne suis pas…’. We used these when we acted out the story of an animal searching for its mother. In Science we continued our learning about electricity by experimenting with […]

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Year 4 visit the British Museum

The highlight of our week was a visit to the British Museum in London to find out more about Ancient Egypt. We were very excited to see real artefacts similar to ones that we’ve been learning about in class, including mummies, canopic jars and the actual Rosetta Stone.

Year 4 update

Year 4 have had a a busy week. In Maths we’ve been learning about factors and created factor bugs! After being inspired by watching Year 5’s collective worship, we wrote letters or diaries as if we were soldiers in World War I.