Category: year4


In geography, we have been learning about volcanoes. We have looked at what the features of a volcano are, what causes them to form and erupt, and the effects of volcanoes have on the surrounding areas. We have had lots of great discussion about the earthquakes related to the eruption of the volcano in Iceland. …

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Electricity and circuits

In science, we have been looking at electricity and creating simple circuits. The children enjoyed the challenge of getting their light bulb to light up. They discovered that they needed a complete circuit with a battery cell, wires and a light bulb. They practised drawing this out with the correct symbols. The children then moved …

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World Book Day Potatoes

Here at the Ryde School, we celebrated World Book day on the 22nd March with children bringing in potato book characters from their favourite stories. The children created an array of characters from well-known stories, and these were displayed for everyone in school to see. We are constantly encouraging a love of books in school. Did you …

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In our art lessons this term, we have been learning about Roman pottery, linked with our History. Using clay we experimented with shapes and modelling techniques before putting our skills to use and making pottery. We thought about what the pottery would have been used for and considered our design ideas. Taking inspiration from Roman …

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Tutankhamun Visit

In Year 4 History, we have been focusing on the Ancient Egyptians. We were very lucky that there was an exhibit about King Tutankhamun and his journey through the afterlife at the Saatchi Gallery in London. On 9th January 2020, the class headed into London to see the exhibit. We saw the artefacts that had …

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During science this half term the children have started learning about electricity. With their knowledge and understanding of what electricity is, it was time to experiment with circuits. The children used the circuit equipment to test their predictions from scientific drawings of circuits. They had to decide whether it was complete (the bulb would light …

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Maths – multiplication

In their maths lessons, Year 4 have been working very hard on their multiplication. During these lessons they have been using manipulative materials to help with times tables. In the picture below you can see the children demonstrating their times tables knowledge in the form of arrays. Using the counters helped the children see the …

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Egyptian Sarcophagus

In design and technology this term Year 4 have been starting to design our own Egyptian sarcophagus. In order to make these, the children needed to test out their designing and building skills with paper and evaluate their joining techniques. They really enjoyed making these starter sarcophaguses and now have a good insight in how …

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Year 4 Parent Activity

In year 4’s parent activity we investigated sound by making string telephones and straw pan flutes. Both the parents and the children thoroughly enjoyed this activity as they expanded their knowledge of sound whilst being hands on and creative in the process.

Year 4 Literacy

In year 4 we have been looking at persuasion. During this lesson the children chose whether the character from our book, Leon, should enter the magicians box. The class were then split in half and they completed a conscience alley trying to convince Miss Haywood to be adventurous and step inside or be cautious and …

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