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5 11, 2020

Maths in the Wildlife Garden!

By |2020-11-05T17:13:32+00:00November 5th, 2020|Mathematics, Year 4 2020-21|

This week in the Wildlife Garden, the Owls and the Blackbirds used the space to show off and practise our Maths knowledge. We used chalk to do the 3 and 6 times tables and tested each other. Then we used the metre rulers to practise measuring objects in the Garden. Have a look at some […]

23 10, 2020

Underground River!

By |2020-11-02T17:31:42+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Miscellaneous, Year 4 2020-21|

This morning, Year 4 were lucky enough to go and visit the underground river outside the school building. This was inspired by the drain from which Krindlekrax emerges in our Literacy book, ‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley. The Heathwall river has been largely forgotten, as it has been covered up for more than 150 years! The […]

13 10, 2020

Leaf arranging

By |2020-10-13T16:34:55+01:00October 13th, 2020|Art, Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2020-21|

This afternoon, the Owls collected material from the Wildlife Garden including leaves and sticks. We discussed why leaves are changing from green and used the lovely colours to make artistic leaf displays. Have a look at some of our efforts! Afterwards, we recycled all the leaves back into the compost heap in the Wildlife Garden!


8 10, 2020

Visit by Poet Karl Nova

By |2020-10-08T12:28:47+01:00October 8th, 2020|Language, Oracy and Literacy 2015-16, Year 4 2020-21|

Today, Year 4 were lucky to have a session with Poet, Karl Nova. He talked about RAP standing for Rhythm and Poetry, then created a Haiku with the children. To finish off, he freestyled a rap including words chosen by the children and included a poem that the children had learned during the session. Check […]

29 09, 2020

Stick game in the Wildlife Garden

By |2020-09-30T16:06:53+01:00September 29th, 2020|Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2020-21|

In the Wildlife Garden this afternoon, we considered what signs there were that Autumn is coming. We also gathered sticks and played a game in which your partner closes their eyes and you give them a stick. They feel it, put it back in the pile and then have to guess which one it was! […]

11 09, 2020

Owls Art and Cooking!

By |2020-09-11T17:37:04+01:00September 11th, 2020|Art, Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2020-21|

This afternoon, the Owls enjoyed the opportunity to mimic the art seen in the Whole School text: “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”. There are some lovely pen-only drawings so we tried to draw pen-drawn trees.

At the same time, we had a cooking table in the corner of the classroom where we […]

9 09, 2020

Year 4’s first trip to the Wildlife Garden – Tomatoes!

By |2020-09-09T17:39:03+01:00September 9th, 2020|Year 4 2020-21|

Today we talked about tomatoes and went to see the sprawling vines of tomatoes that have grown so well over the summer. The children thought of some really interesting questions such as whether they are fruits or vegetables and whether you can eat green tomatoes.

We even found a rather large courgette!