Our trip to Hedingham Castle!

On Wednesday 18th April, we were lucky enough to visit our real Norman castle to begin our topic 1066!

We had a great day that included a tour around the castle grounds and inside the castle from a historian, as well as some time to explore and sketch the outside of the castle. We also got to enjoy some beautiful sunshine whilst we had our lunch!


Burps, Bottoms and Bile!

Last half term, our topic was Burps, Bottoms and Bile. In this topic, we learnt all about human teeth:

We designed t-shirts with the process of the digestive system on them!

We also explored what happens when we drink fizzy water!


In Computing, we completed flow diagrams about the digestive system:

Theme days/weeks from last term!

We had a very busy Spring Term in Year 4, where we took part in lots of themed days and activities!

NSPCC Number Day:

We completed lots of different maths puzzles to take part in NSPCC Number Day.


We visited Chelmsford Athletics Stadium to take part in lots of different sporting activities and compete against other schools. We came 4th overall, with 1st place boy and girl.

World Book Day:

We got to dress up as a hero or a villain from a book, played a Where’s Wally treasure hunt and had to write a story all about the villain who terrorised LMPS!


Science Week – 12th to 18th March:

During Science week, we completed activities linked to the topic of ‘Flight’, including a Bottle Rocket Competition and building an effective parachute.

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!