Welcome to Year 4's Learning Page
Here, you will find out about all our magnificent learning and educational escapades! This year, we will be gathering knowledge on a diverse range of topics, producing creative and engaging pieces writing, securing our times tables and delving deeper into the world of problem solving!
There are some handy documents for you to view to give you a little more detail on our termly and yearly plans!
Here are a few links to websites for a range of English, maths and other curricular activities which you can use to practise the skills we teach at school or even to just delve into other subjects!
We are very excited to have started our Castles topic and have already discovered lots of interesting facts! Did you know that the largest castle is in Prague at 570 metres tall?! This term we will be learning all about the different parts of a castle and why they were built, ready to design an impenetrable castle of our own! We will also learn about the different types of weaponry used to defend castles and have a go at making some!
Trip to Chepstow Castle
During our second week, Year 4 went on a fantastic trip to Chepstow Castle as part our Castles topic. We received a tour from historical facilitator Neil Eddiford who taught us about the different parts of the castle and their uses. He also gave a weapons display and demonstrated swords and archery - it was amazing! Then we explored the castle in small groups and took part in a scavenger hunt to learn about the owners and staff who used to work in the castle. It was a great day out!
In terms 1 and 2, Year 4 will be learning to play the steel drum. The steel drum originates from Trinidad and Tobago and is their national instrument. We will be receiving lessons from Fraser (an external music teacher) and learning several songs before performing to parents and carers.