Read All About It!

This week in Literacy, Year 4 have been producing newspaper reports all about the Anglo-Saxon and Scot invasion of Britain. They have been working hard to give their articles catchy headlines, picture with captions and factual information.

Here is a wonderful example by Austin and Jaiden!

Year 4 become Saxon warriors!

To begin our new topic Traders and Raiders, Year 4 had the challenge of building a Saxon ship to travel across the North Sea to invade the eastern coast of Britain. They had to work together to build a life-sized ship for their Saxon leader, as well as weapons and tools for their journey.


Year 4 go on a road trip around the USA!

Our new topic this half term is Road Trip USA! To start off this topic with a bang, Year 4 had to go outside and find tickets to 14 different states. These tickets told us the name of the state, its abbreviation and its name in Native American. Then, we went inside and used the iPads to locate these states on a map of the USA. Here are some photos!

Chestnut Handballers!

Last half term, Chestnut worked on their handball skills by practising attacking and defending strategies. They played mini-games before competing in a whole-class match using the official rules of handball.

Year 4 Musicians!

For computing last half term, Year 4 had to create a soundtrack on Garageband to go alongside a clip from the Roman Mysteries. We then listened and evaluated their effectiveness by watching the clip alongside the music that had been created!

First week back!

What a busy first week Cedar and Chestnut have had! On Wednesday, we discussed why rules are important and talked about what helps us learn:

We also created a timeline of the Roman era, looking at the key events during their reign:

On Thursday, we started our art work, researching and designing Roman clay pots:

On Friday, we investigated how sounds are made by exploring musical instruments: