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Term 4
During Term 4, Year 4 made puppets based on characters from their class text, The Firework Maker’s Daughter.
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They also wrote and presented news reports as part of their English work on the text.
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During Science Day, the year group designed and tested parachutes using a range of materials.
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We also had an interesting array of book character’s in class for World Book Day.
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Term 3

During Term 3, Year 4 learnt about Sound during Science lessons. They investigated how sound is made, how sound travels, and how sound can be insulated.

In English, the children started reading The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman, writing some lovely descriptive pieces linked to the text.

Our Maths lessons covered multiplication, division and area of a shape.

Our Understanding the World topic was China, and the children were lucky enough to taste authentic Chinese rice which they really enjoyed. They also explored the traditions of Chinese New Year.

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Term 2

During Term 2, Year 4 took another trip to Canterbury, this time to visit the Cathedral. The children enjoyed exploring the Cathedral, and learning about Thomas Becket, as well as dressing up in medieval costumes. In Science, the children learnt about solids, liquids and gases, managing to conduct an experiment involving chocolate and butter! Maths has seen us focus on times tables and division knowledge, with English focusing on writing a next chapter in Stig of the Dump. We had some wonderful creative ideas!


Children exploring the melting properties of chocolate.


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Term 1
This term 4J have been very busy getting to know Stig from our class book. We have enjoyed creating cave paintings and working with shared learning partners which has encouraged us to discuss our ideas and listen to the ideas of others. We enjoyed going swimming as a class together and although some are now swimming weekly, the rest of us are eagerly waiting for our turn!

This term we enjoyed learning about Roman Canterbury and had a fantastic time at Canterbury Roman Museum making mosaics and dressing up.

In science we have found learning about teeth really interesting and have thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the digestive system through practical experiences.