Year 4 Blog

Science – Owl Pellets

In Science Year 4 are learning about the jobs that the skeleton does, how it is structured and how it moves. We studied some fascinating skeletons in miniature that we found inside an owl pellet. Owl pellets are the regurgitated remains of mice, voles and shrews. They...

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Climate Change Assembly

Year 4 Climate Change Assembly ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ was the message we were conveying during our year 4 assembly last Wednesday. We hope it gave everyone something to think about and ideas about how they can act to make a difference to climate...

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Diwali

This term Year 4 have been finding out about winter festivals in R.E..  We have been looking at the Hindu celebration -Diwali and the story behind it.  Diva lamps are used to guide Rama and Sita home.  We enjoyed making our own lamps out of clay and then painting...

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Year 4 Class Assembly

We completed our Year 4 Assembly on Wednesday. 'No one is too small to make a difference' was the message. We hope it gave everyone something to think about and ideas about how they can act to make a difference to climate change. Luke Hurley, an ex-Smallwood pupil,...

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Santa’s Sleigh

Have you ever wondered how Santa's Sleigh works? Year 4 have all explained exactly how the the sleigh works, unlocking the mystery and magic using their own imaginations. First we needed to draw and build a sleigh. Next we talked through exactly how it all works....

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Main Prep Readopoly

Our new reading challenge has arrived! Can you win the challenge? Read on to find out what you need to do….. Over the next 7 weeks, we would like you to attempt as many of the challenges on the Readopoly board game as you can. You need to move around the board in...

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Main Prep Spanish Update

Year 4 and Year 6 have recently broken free of their classrooms in order to learn their Spanish.  In the ICT room, they have used the beginner’s section of Linguascope to consolidate the topic being studied this half term (Year 4 – weather and Year 6 – food and...

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Dissecting Owl Pellets

This week in science Year 4 have been busy dissecting owl pellets. Owls are unable to digest the fur and bone of their prey, which they usually swallow whole. The indigestible parts are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak) in the form of an owl pellet.  The...

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