Year 4


Year 4 Book Art

Over the past week, year 4 have been looking at narrative poetry, in particular The Highwayman. Today, they used their own thoughts and ideas about the story to create book art. Children thought about the setting, characters and events and drew simple pictures to represent what the poem means to…

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Posted by anna on 6 July 2017

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Year 4 Leeds City Museum

This week, Year 4 saw a real Egyptian mummy at Leeds’ City Museum. In addition to this, Year 4 also learnt about the history of Leeds itself and found out more about the Armley Hippo.

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Posted by anna on 30 June 2017

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Year 4 PSHE First Aid

This week in PSHE, Year 4 have learnt about what to do when someone is found unconscious.

Year 4 were practicing the recovery position taught in basic first aid. They also used previous their knowledge of calling 999 to help them in fictitious scenarios.

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Posted by anna on 30 June 2017

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Year 4 Music and ICT

In our current unit of music, we have been using Garageband to compose our own music.

Today, we looked at why people compose the music they do for films and pictures and how music can make us feel as the audience.

The children were shown two pictures for which they had to create a short…

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Posted by anna on 28 June 2017

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Year 4 - Lightwater Valley Trip - 22/06/2017

On Thursday, all of year 4 went of their school trip to Lightwater Valley. They have been looking forward to this trip for the whole academic year and finally it was upon us

Everyone had a great day, going on lots of rides, both big and small. Staff were impressed at the behaviour of all…

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Posted by anna on 23 June 2017

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Year 4 - Emergency Services

This week in PSHE, Year 4 have learnt about the emergency services.

We learnt to only ring 999 in an urgent, emergency situation and the alternative numbers you can ring if your situation does not need immediate help.The children practiced being call- handlers and emergency callers with a…

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Posted by anna on 20 June 2017

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Year 4 - The Book of the Dead in Ancient Egypt

This week in history, Year 4 have been learning about The Book of the Dead in Ancient Egypt.

We learnt what the book contained and why it was so special for Ancient Egyptians.

We then created our own Book of the Dead which described the journey an Ancient Egyptian would take to the…

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Posted by anna on 13 June 2017

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Year 4 Energy Efficient Class Award

Class 13 are the winners of Mrs Gavin's first 'Energy Efficient Class' award.

This term, we are going to look at how we can help each other and the world around us. One of the things we are trying to do is help the environment by saving electricity.

Over the past week Class 13 have made a…

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Posted by anna on 10 June 2017

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Year 4 - Geography and Science Trip to Malham

In May, Year 4 went on a school trip to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.

As part of their Geography and Science, they have been looking at rivers and how and why landscapes look like they do. Children took part in a river study, getting very wet measuring the width, depth and velocity of the…

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Posted by anna on 7 June 2017

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Year 4 - Reporters and Alien Footage

St Bart's has recently been in in the shadow of an unknown alien spaceship that has come to visit Armley.

However, Year 4 news reporters have been asking all the right questions, investigating the unknown ship and reporting on the strange goings on. Stay tuned for the breaking news story when…

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Posted by anna on 5 June 2017

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Year 4 - Another shocking day...

In year 4, we have been learning the shocking truth about electricity! We have been trouble shooting making our very own circuits with different components added in. We then looked at what materials were conductors and which were insulators, carrying out our own experiments to test our…

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Posted by anna on 2 June 2017

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Year 4 - Geography in our local area - Map Skills

This afternoon, Year 4 had an afternoon of geography and maths outside. We wanted to map our local area whilst learning about compass points and directions.

We each created our own map of what we could see around us on the field. We used our knowledge of OS maps and map symbols to help…

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Posted by anna on 5 May 2017

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Year 4 Weekly Summary

 

This week in year 4, we have started to look at the Ancient Egyptians. We have compared it on a timeline to when the Stone Age was and talked about what the world was like before Christ was born. We have learned about where Egypt is and also about some of the most famous things they…

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Posted by anna on 7 April 2017

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Year 4 RE

As part of our topic on creation, today children have talked about a ‘perfect world’ and what that means. We talked about what is good and what is bad in the world.

They chose their favourite 10 things and pretended to create their own world with the things that they thought would make them…

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Posted by anna on 7 April 2017

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Year 4 Summary

For our first week back, we have been very busy!

In ICT we have started to research games as we will be programming and de-bugging our very own games over the course of the first half term.

In RE, we have been looking at creation and the book of Genesis. we learned about how God created our…

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Posted by anna on 6 April 2017

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Year 4 Fundamentals of Sport

Today year 4 went up to Swallow Hill and took part in the fundamentals of sport festival.

All children participated and tried their best in every event - from skipping to throwing bean nags to star races.

Special mention was made to T'shaun Claxton who all the teachers from Swallow Hill were…

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Posted by anna on 30 March 2017

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Year 4 Musical Update

Year 4 have made huge progress with their musical instrument playing.  You may remember we started to learn about rhythm and melody, then moved onto playing the recorder.

Well, a few weeks later and lots of hard work from all the children has resulted in them now being able to read sheet music…

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Posted by anna on 20 March 2017

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Year 4 Geography

This week in Geography, year 4 have been investigating Malham in preparation for our school trip in May.

First, we looked at OS Maps and symbols and what they mean.

Then, we identified the places and features in the Yorkshire Dales and specifically Malham.

Lastly, we located these places…

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Posted by anna on 20 March 2017

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Year 4 School Of Sanctuary Art Competition Entries

This week in year 4, we have been finishing our entries to our School of Sanctuary Art competition.

Children and staff are really proud of the mature attitude shown by all pupils when talking about and creating our amazing artwork.

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Posted by anna on 13 March 2017

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Year 4 Sunny Rugby

Year 4 had a lovely afternoon in the sunshine doing PE today. This half term we are focusing on Rugby. We practised our throwing skills in a line up as well as playing lots of dodging games.

It was nice to get out in the sun!

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Posted by anna on 13 March 2017

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Year 4 Human Impact

In Science this week, Year 4 have been looking at the effects of human impact upon landscapes.

We looked at six different landscapes from housing estates to country parks. For each one, children worked in groups to identify the good and bad affects of human impact upon areas.

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Posted by anna on 13 March 2017

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Year 4 help work towards being a School of Sanctuary

Today in Year 4, we were visited by Nola Ellen. She came to speak to us about refugees and asylum seekers. We see and hear lots about these things on the news and all around us, so we were keen to find out more.

Nola explained to us what a refugee and an asylum seeker is. She told us about the…

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Posted by anna on 10 February 2017

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Year 4 Habitat Hunters

Today in year 4, we were visited by a lady from the RSPB. Recently in our Science and Geography we have been looking at habitats and animals, in particular what lives where and why.

We worked with the RSPB today to find out about the habitats that our school has within the grounds and exactly…

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Posted by anna on 10 February 2017

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Year 4 Geography

Today in Geography, Year 4 have been looking at all the different climates around the world as well as talking about why they are so different.

In our next Geography lessons we are comparing the climates in certain places (Russia and Brazil) then looking at how animals are adapted to living in…

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Posted by anna on 5 February 2017

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Year 4 Habitat Designers

As we welcomed our parents into school for our Spring 'Parents Day', children in Year 4 were busy designing Habitats.

We looked at what habitats needed to have and what sort of wildlife we wanted in ours. We used areas of the school to design our habitats.

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Posted by anna on 5 February 2017

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Year 4 RE

Today in RE we talked about how Muslims and Christians love and respect each other and everything around them.

We looked at passages from the Qu'ran and Bible. We decided that we would attempt to grow our own rainforest plants and care for them ourselves. We planted some vegetables, edible…

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Posted by anna on 27 January 2017

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Year 4 Rainforests

This afternoon in Miss Hardcastle's class, we compared the Rainforest city of Manaus to Leeds.

We compared physical features, weather and looked at what makes up the cities.

We used Google Earth and OS maps to find the grid references of places that are in each city.

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Posted by anna on 27 January 2017

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Year 4 Deforestation

Today in Miss Hardcastle's English class, we held our very own debate! We were debating about Deforestation and whether we are for or against it. We were each given a career to represent that relies on the Rainforest.

We made up our own debating rules which we followed throughout.

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Posted by anna on 22 January 2017

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Year 4 Attendance Winners

This week Class 13 had the best week ever! We won the school attendance award for the first time! This means we got to have an extra playtime!!!

Well done everyone in Class 13!

We love coming to School!

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Posted by anna on 22 January 2017

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Year 4 Art

This week in Art, Year 4 have been looking at Rainforest animals as part pf their 'All around thew World' topic for Spring. Children researched two artists and looked at the techniques they used to create their pictures. We then sketched our own and coloured them using oil pastel.

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Posted by anna on 22 January 2017

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Year 4 Phonics

Today in English children were practising their phonics sounds playing some exciting games with Mr Jackson. They work hard to remember each sound everyday!

Another example of how hard Year 4 work!! Well done.

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Posted by anna on 22 January 2017

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Year 4 Science

In Year 4 we have been studying teeth, what different jobs they do and how we chew different foods.

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Posted by anna on 20 January 2017

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Year 4 Road Safety and E-Safety

This week, Year 4 have had E Safety and Road Safety.

In E-safety, we talked about how to keep safe online as well as any dangers we might see. We shared ideas about how to keep safe. We designed our own 'Net Nasties'. A Net Nasty is a monster that we think represents something bad on the…

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Posted by anna on 20 January 2017

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Year 4 What makes us happy?

In RE today, Year 4 talked about what makes us happy. We shared our own ideas and looked at Sikh stories and teachings and talked about their ideas about what makes people happy.

We looked at pictures and stories of children who are not as lucky as we are. We talked about what would make them…

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Posted by anna on 12 January 2017

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Year 4 Music

Year 4 have started to learn all about Music! We are going to learn how to play the Recorder.

Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about music notes and beats.

We have made up our own rhythms and performed them in front of the class.

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Posted by anna on 12 January 2017

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Victorian Recycling

Year 4 have been investigating Victorian recycling.

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Posted by anna on 7 December 2016

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From the North Pole to Armley!

Some children in year 4 have been getting specials notes in their trays! These notes are all the way from the North Pole and congratulate the children on acts of kindness they have been witnessed doing. Chi chi and Chloe were the first two children to get them, each getting an amazing 100HP!

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Posted by anna on 5 December 2016

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Victorian Bridge-Making!

Today in Year 4, we have been talking about Victorian bridge designers and the different types of bridge they designed and built. We compared them to modern day bridges that we see all around us. We talked about the materials that are used, and designed our own bridge!

Have a look at our great…

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Posted by anna on 5 October 2016

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We Are Artists!

This week in Art, year 4 have been looking at Abstract Art and Sound Art. We researched famous Abstract artists the composed our own work in the style of Picasso.

Here are some of our pieces!

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Posted by anna on 16 September 2016

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