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Year 4 Blog

Please keep an eye on our blog for regular updates of the learning we do in Year 4 and the fun we have along the way!

Chocolate Showcase 14/06/19

Thank you to everyone who could make it to the Year 4 Chocolate Project Showcase! The children really enjoyed their learning this week and felt so proud showcasing this to you. I am very proud of what they have achieved this week :)

Spellings 14/06/19

Spellings are due 20/06/19 (click to view)

Showcase Ready!

The children have been putting the final touches to their Chocolate Projects today ready for our Showcase tomorrow! They are really excited and have had a lot of fun working in teams this week.

Chocolate Project Week

Today was the first day of our Chocolate Project! The children worked really hard with their team today to conduct market research, display their results and choose a name and ingredients for their brand new chocolate bar. This afternoon, they started working on a storyboard for their TV advert, which they will film later this week.


Homework 10/06/19

Homework is due in on 17/06/19 (click to view)

Spellings 07/06/19

Spellings are due in 14/06/19 (click to view)

English Lesson 06/06/19

Today in English we completed a conscience alley, where the children had to persuade our "Charlie Bucket" whether he should take the 50p that he finds in the street or not... In the end, it was decided that the side arguing to take the 50p were more persuasive!

Stars of the Week 06/06/19

Well done our fantastic Stars of the Week! 

Times Tables 05/06/19

This year, we are taking part in the national voluntary pilot for the Multiplication Check, which we shall be completing in a few weeks. This is a pilot for the check that will become compulsory for Year 4 children next year. Whilst we practise times tables daily in class, it would really benefit the children to practise them at home over the coming weeks. For any more information about the Multiplication Check, please visit 

First day back 03/06/19

We have had a brilliant first day back! We have started our new topic, "Chocolate Project", and have learnt all about where chocolate comes from. We have also started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in English. Please look out for the letter/email about our Chocolate Project Showcase next Friday!

Persuasive Adverts 22/05/19

Yesterday, we went outside to create a persuasive advert for different objects! The children came up with some fantastic ideas and catchy jingles.


Homework 20/05/19

Homework is due in the first week back after the holiday 03/06/19 (click to view)

Stained Glass Window 17/05/19

The start of our fabulous stained glass window based upon our learning about St John the Baptist!

Spellings 17/05/19

Spellings are due in 24/05/19 (click to view)

Stars of the Week 16/05/19

Well done to our fantastic Stars of the Week!

Tennis Team 16/05/19

Congratulations to our amazing tennis team who took part in a competition last week!

Homework 13/05/19

Homework due in 20/05/19 (click to view)

Miss Smith is currently reading...

Star of the Week 10/5/19

Congratulations to our fantastic Stars of the Week!

Spellings 10/05/19

Spellings are due in 17/05/19 (click to view)

Extended Writing 09/05/19

We are busy writing our extended write today, which is based on Castleton! I can't wait to see the finished product, all of the children are working extremely hard :)

Reading Questions Bookmark 08/05/19

If anyone would like another copy of the reading questions bookmark that was handed out at Parents' Evening, then it is available here

Castleton Trip

We had a fantastic time in Castleton last week! We took part in lots of fun activities including archery, fencing, orienteering and a trip down a cavern. I am so proud of all of the Year 4 and Year 3 children that came with us. They were all so responsible and were a real credit to the school - well done everyone! (Make sure you check out the photos on the Galleries page)

Homework 07/05/19

Homework due 13/05/19 (click to view)

First day back! 29/04/19

What a fantastic first day back after the Easter holiday! The children have come back ready to learn and we have completed our first lesson on our brand new topic - Derbyshire Matters. It has been great to hear about everything that the children have been up to over the holidays :)

Spellings and homework 29/04/19

Homework due 07-05-19 (click to view)

Spellings due 10-05-19 (click to view)

Andy Warhol Artwork

Before the holidays, the children produced their own artwork in the style of artist Andy Warhol. We have a display in the classroom showcasing their work - please feel free to pop in and have a look!