Year 4 Emerald Topic work


Year 4 have been producing some lovely work this term around their topic on Eygptians.  You can see their models of the gods which take many different forms.

The above shows some of their written work around the gods.

This week they have been using pictorial mind maps to work through story writing.


Olympian workshop Year 4

Year 4 Workshop

On Monday 26th June, Year 4 had a workshop with the Olympian, Toby Garbett. The workshop was focussed on friendships and working as a team.

The children carried out some trust exercises on the field which they thoroughly enjoyed and finished the morning by creating their own ‘positive poses’ and affirmations to say to themselves when they need a boost!



Visiting Author – Jack Trelawney

Jack Trelawney- Author Visit

On Monday 19th June, Key Stage 2 had a visit from Jack Trelawney- a published author. Jack spoke to the children about how he gets his ideas for his stories. Explaining that he mostly writes about things he knows about. He also likes using pictures to get his ideas. He read a few chapters of his story ‘The Crystal Pool’ which the children enjoyed.

After the assembly, the children followed up his visit in different ways. Year 6 did some drama which focussed on the made up creatures he spoke about and Year 4 wrote stories which included a creature they had made up themselves. The visit certainly inspired the children to write and be creative with their ideas.


Year 4 Ignite – The Saxons


On Monday we had our Year4 Ignite – Can you guess what we are dressed up as?

A Saxon came in to teach us about life in Saxon times. We learnt lots about the weapons and armour. Did you know that it could take a year to make a sword?

Saxons were great story teller; he told us the amazing story of Beowulf.

The Saxons spoke in Old English. We had a lesson in Old English and were very good at translating Old English to Modern English- we got to level 3!

During the afternoon we learnt about Alfred the Great and the Battle of Hastings.

It was a fantastic day and we all learnt a lot.

Year 4 – Discovering angles

Today, we have been looking at different types of angles in our playground. We saw right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. A right angle is when 2 straight lines meet at 90°. We used the corner of our books to check if an angle was a right angle or not. An acute is less than 90°. An obtuse angle is more than 90° but less 180°.

Can you spot the different angles in our pictures? We found lots!

Year 4



Year 4 – Egyptian Home Work

Look at all this amazing Egyptian homework! We can’t wait to see what creations this half term’s homework will bring.


Music Assembly – Ukulele and Recorders

Year 4 have been learning to play the Ukulele in music this term. They showed their talents during music assembly. Well done Year 4 you were fabulous!


Egyptian Ignite – Year 4

Year 4  Topic on  Egyptians

We had a fabulous day on Wednesday learning about Mummification. The children created their own Mummies and then wrote detailed explanations about the process. Can you tell who our Mummies are?


French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes

Looking out for danger at Hazard Alley

On Monday the 30th of November Years 3 and 4 went to the Safety Centre in Milton Keynes to learn about potential dangers, how to avoid them and what to do in emergency situations.

We were taken around the centre and had the chance to explore 12 different scenarios. These ranged from everyday hazards at home to the dangers of railway lines and electricity substations.


We learnt just how dangerous railway lines are and why you should stay well back from the platform edge.

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How to shop sensibly and safely.


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We looked at the importance of road safety. Being seen and seeing what is around you.

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Building sites are full of hazards. If you are ever invited on to one, make sure you are wearing the correct protective clothing.

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Every child had the opportunity to make a 999 emergency call. We had to ask what service we needed and tell the person clearly what had happened and exactly where we were.

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Even with all these dangers out there, the most common place to have an accident is in your home. We looked at all the potentially hazardous things in our homes too.

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We learnt about the damage that fire can cause. How quickly it can spread and what to do in an emergency.

Get out. Call the fire brigade out. Stay out.

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Make sure drivers have seen you before you step onto the crossing!

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Would you go down this dark alley way?

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We learnt how to put people in the recovery position to keep them comfortable and stop them from choking while help arrives.



Be smart. Be safe.