Welcome to Year 4!
There is never a dull moment in Year 4. Here you will find lots of examples of our exciting learning and we will be adding more as the year progresses. Enjoy!
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Summer Curriculum Letter 2015
Spring Curriculum Letter 2015
Autumn Curriculum Letter 2014
14 July 2015
Today Year 4 excelled themselves with their ukulele concert. They showed off their talents as ukulele players, song writers and singers. Well done every one - we were so proud of you.
As part of our science work on sound we held a workshop in the hall. In this workshop we were investigating sound waves by using rice on a drum, tuning forks in water, balloons, our voice box, rulers and stringed instruments. We also looked at the effect on a non-newtonian fluid when sound is passed through it. We had great fun and lots of learning took place.
What fun we had today making Viking Longships. Having research these boats, we used our Design Technology skills to make our own boats out of cardboard. These boats are now proudly displayed in our classrooms.
Today the Language Leaders from John Warner came in to work with Year 4. Over the past few weeks we have been learning how to order fruit and vegetables at the market and this gave us the opportunity to practise our skills. It was great fun.
15 - 19 June
This week was Enterprise week. Each class was given £20.00 and had to see how they could grow this into a healthy profit. In Year 4 we decided to offer a car washing service and this proved to be very successful making a profit in the region of £350
On Monday we went to Morrisons to look behind the scenes and also carried out some market research in the other supermarkets to find out out how much people were prepared to pay for a car wash and what they expected.
Mr Hill visited us on Wednesday morning to tell us about the work of an accountant and to help us with our business plan, ensuring we understood the difference between profit and loss, service and product.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we then washed cars! It was great fun and everyone worked very hard. Thank you to all the staff and parents who allowed us to wash their cars.
16 June 2015
Today, Year 4 visited Cuffley Camp as part of our history and geography work on Early Settlers. We learnt how to build shelters, make fire and lay tracks as well as improving our orienteering and map skills. It was a great day out in the woods, outdoor learning at its best.
9 June 2015
In science we were learning about reversible and irreversible changes and made chocolate crispy cakes to show the effects of a reversible change. They were yummy!!!
Ukulele Rock Bands
During May Year 4 worked very hard to become Rock Bands which included ukuleles. We had the opportunity to play the drums, a keyboard and an electric guitar. Enjoy!
Today Year 4 participated in the FOC sponsored mile run. Everyone ran at least 4 times round the field - a great achievement and hopefully lots of money raised.
Running a mile
4 - 8 May 2015
This was Democracy Week and we enjoyed lots of interesting workshops and found out about the history of Parliament. On the day of the General Election we held our own M and M election, which resulted in a hung parliament!
Democracy Week Activities
1 April 2015
Today we celebrate Easter by thinking about the Last Supper with Jonathan and Alison from St Cuthberts and then using our Outdoor Adventurous Skills to complete an Easter Egg Hunt. Washing each other's hands helped us to understand how the disciples felt when Jesus washed their feet.
30 March 2015
This afternoon we welcomed our parents into school for the Middle School Open Afternoon. We were very proud to show our parents all the learning that has taken place this term. Thank you to everyone who came - we do appreciate your support.
Our Parents came to look at our learning - what fun!
25 March 2015
As part of our geography work we were finding out about the production of tea in Chembakolli. To help us with our work we had a cup of tea!
Tea drinking in geography
Geography Through Cake - the top four cakes
13 March 2015
As celebration of Red Nose Day and to assess our learning about rivers, we decided to host the first Cranbourne Great River Bake Off. The children were given a selection of cakes, biscuits, icing and decorations and asked to produce a show-stopper on the theme of rivers. Such fun was had by all and epic geography took place. Enjoy looking at the photographs. Year 4 Mr Bath (Sue) and Miss Wilkinson (Mel) are so proud of you all. Great teamwork, great learning great fun!!! Many thanks to our very own Mary Berry (Mrs Semark) and Paul Hollywood (Miss Chandler) for judging the competition.
The Great Cranbourne River Bake off - Geography through cake!
10 March 2015
Today Year 4 were learning about the water cycle as part of their geography topic on Rivers and so we decided to make it rain! They were all so sensible - well done.
24th February 2015
Today Year 4 were finding out about the journey of a river from source to mouth and the best way to do this was to build our own river in the playground. Wet fun!!!
The Journey of a River
11th February 2015
Well what a day and what fantastic performances of Ramayana. Year 4 you were amazing! The play had everything from great acting and singing, to shadow puppets and candle light. Hopefully these photographs will give you a taster of a wonderful production.
3rd February 2015
Today Year 4 had a fantastic visit to the Bhaktivedanta Manor near Watford. It was an amazing day learning about Indian culture and the Hindu religion. Hopefully these photographs will give you a flavour of the day. Anyone can visit the Manor - just take a look at their website using the link below to find out more.
23 January 2015
Today was Ethiopia day at Cranbourne and Year 4 had fun finding out about life in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area. We looked at pictures and DVD clips of the area to identify similarities and differences to England, smelt spices, ate red lentil and sweet potato curry (prepared by Mr Bath), smelt Ethiopian coffee and had great fun play Mancala which is thought to be the world's oldest board game. We read an Ethiopian tale which suggests that the Mancala (or Gebeta board as it is sometimes known) is magical. Another highlight of the day was experiencing what it is like to drive on the roads in Ethiopia where the rules of the road change everyday. We can understand why people prefer to walk or run!!
The Game Board - A Traditional Ethiopian Tale
22 January 2015
We are enjoying rehearsing for our School play next month which will tell the story of Rama and Sita. The ten-headed monster, Ravana, is taking shape as his costume was fitted today!
Ravana taking shape!
16 January 2015
Today we had fun in our Ukulele lessons learning to play some Mozart. Miss Bowden showed us how to play the Double Bass and we all had a go. Jake RD was a brilliant conductor. Next week we will learning some Vivaldi.
12 January 2015
There was great excitement in Year 4 today as we heard that 41 of our Mini Sagas are going to be published. Don't forget to check your child's entry and make any amendments by the end of the month so that they are included in the book. Well done everyone for this great achievement.
16 December 2014
Today Year 4 were fortunate enough to have a visit from Lauren Surrey's Mum who is the senior science technician at John Warner School. She did some chemistry with us and we learnt about chemical reactions. We used the chemical reaction to make elephant toothpaste. Watch our video to see what happened.
15 December 2014
Today we celebrate a Tudor Christmas. Our parents came in to see us perform on our Ukuleles for the first time and present the Tudor dances that we had been learning. We then all enjoyed a Tudor feast surrounded by the smell of pomanders which we had made. This was a great end to our Tudor work this term,
Year 4 have been asked by Sparkle PLC to investigate the amount of sugar in drinks in order to help them to develop a new toothpaste which will be good to remove sugar from teeth. So far we have looked at the effect of sugar on teeth (using egg shells to represent teeth, used ingredients labels to help us discover how much sugar is in various drinks and investigated four toothpastes which you can buy from the shops. This week we will be making our own toothpaste which we are all very much looking forward to. Below are some photos showing the process so far - keep coming back to see more of the results of our investigation.
Research for Sparkle PLC
20th November - 25th Anniversary of the UNCRC
On the 20th November, children in Year 4 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a Rights Respecting School (RRS) we felt this was a really important day, and so to show our support for the UNCRC, we decided to create Podcast to explain why the Articles in the Convention are important to us.
Below you will find a few of the Podcasts we have recorded. We hope you enjoy them!
Article 9 - The Right to a Family
Article 31 - The Right to Play and Relax
22nd October 2014
To end our Rugby PE unit Year 4 played an inter-class rugby tournament today. The children played in their colour teams. Mr Bath's Green team were the overall winners, but everyone played really well. We were both really impressed with how much the children have learnt this half-term and how their skills have developed. Well done everyone.
20th October 2014
As part of our science work , the children in Year 4 practised cleaning their teeth for 2 minutes to see how long it actually was. This was great fun. We are now keeping a record of how often we clean our teeth at home and may be using our new toothbrush and toothpaste provided by the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures project.
Cleaning our Teeth
Read this book to learn more about cleaning your teeth
9th October 2014
It was very exciting this morning as some of our parents joined us for our English lesson. They helped us to be sentence doctors and correct mistakes in sentences and then we ordered the story of Macbeth, that we have been studying this week. Finally we introduced them to a story mountain and began to plan our own murder mystery stories. Great fun was had by all, and hopefully a lot of learning took place.
Parents come to school!
6th October 2014
Today we discovered that there had been a murder! We took up the challenge given to us to investigate and look for clues. We discovered that it was King Duncan who had been murdered and our chief suspects are Macbeth, Donalbain, Malcolm and Mr Bath!!!
There has been a Murder!
1st October 2014
Today we visited Hatfield House as part of our Local History study of the local area. It was an amazing day and a good time was had by all. Even Henry VIII was impressed by our manners and knowledge and he loved our singing!
Many thanks to all the parents for the amazing costumes. We look forward to wearing them again before the term is out.
Visit to Hatfield House
22nd September 2014
As part of our science work about digestion we made stomachs and intestines. This was messy but fun. The plastic bag was our stomach to which we added a slice of bread and "gastric juices" in the form of orange juice. We observed the changes to the bread at one minute intervals and gave the stomach a helping hand by shaking our bags! The digested food then entered the tights intestines and continued its journey! You can see what it turned into by the end!!!
18th September 2014
As part of our Art work we took our learning outdoors. We had been experimenting with creating different shades of green with paint and so looked at different shades of green in the natural environment. Enjoying looking at the photographs of the results.
Natural Green Colour Mixing
12 September 2014
Year 4 have had their first ukulele lesson today. Great fun was had by all!