17 Jun

The River Lune - from source to see in a day!

Year 4 learned all about rivers earlier in the year, but today they had the chance to take a journey down the River Lune, from its source at Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria all the way down to the estuary beyond Glasson Dock. We started off at St. Helen's Well - the source of the Lune - just outside…

10 Jun

Year 4 Art

Last half term Year 4 looked at two different artists. Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Karla Gerard. Hundertwasser was Austrian and Karla Gerard is American. Hundertwasser was also an architect designing lots of unusual buildings in Vienna.

The children practised their drawing skills by…

6 Jun

Athens or Sparta? Which city-state would you prefer to live in?

We have been discussing the pros and cons for living in the Greek city-states of Athens or Sparta. We sorted a variety of statements into hoops to make a Venn diagram and decided which city-state we would have preferred to live in.

5 Jun

Year 4 Music

Today, Year 4 started learning to play the recorder. We learnt how to hold the recorder, how to blow softly and the fingering for the notes b and a. We haven’t quite mastered blowing softly yet so we decided to make this into an outdoor lesson so it wasn’t quite so loud. We have managed to learn a…

17 May

Angles outdoors

We have been learning about angles outdoors today. We looked at angles around us and then made angles with our bodies. Using sticks, we made pictures and named the angles correctly using the words acute, obtuse and right angles.

10 May

The Mayor’s Ceremony

Today, Y4 walked to the Ashton Hall in Lancaster to see the new Mayor, Abi Mills, being elected. It was a privilege to be invited and we were asked to sing during the ceremony too. We sang beautifully and were given lots of compliments by the people there. 

7 May

Partitioning decimals

Year 4 have been flexibly partitioning decimals. We have been doing this in a very practical way using place value counters. We had to come up with 5 different ways to partition each decimal.

3 May

Decimal decision game

We have played a decimal decision game today. We used our knowledge of place value when using decimals to decide where to put our chosen digit to make the largest number, smallest number or have an odd/even number in the tenths/hundredths column. 

2 May

Y4 Crown Green Bowling

It’s been a hot afternoon practising our crown green bowling skills today. Coach Dan taught us how to hold the bowl and how to use the weight to make our bowl travel in the right direction. We certainly improved as the afternoon went on.

19 Apr

Tenths on a number line

Today, we have been learning about tenths on a number line in maths. Rulers show this really well. We have used rulers to measure lines and write the lengths in decimals. Each millimetre is a tenth of a centimetre. We drew pictures with our rulers using lengths written in decimals.

18 Apr

Tasting Greek food

This afternoon, we had the opportunity to taste some Greek food. Even if we had never tried it before, some of us were brave enough to have a go….and actually quite liked it! We were very proud of ourselves for trying (and so was Mrs Mayor). We tasted Greek yoghurt, feta cheese, pitta bread,…

18 Apr

Greek Workshop

What a fun morning we have had today! We had a visit from Professor Tuesday who taught us all about the different periods of history in Ancient Greece. We made a human timeline and acted out each period. We also learnt about the different city-states and how they were ruled. We were then given a…