Year 4: Blog items

LOGO borders

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 7:30pm

In Year 4, we created these borders by programming in LOGO.

We used these commands:

reset, setpensize, to....end (procedure), fd, bk, rt, lt, repeat […], pu, pd, setxy 

An interesting article to get your teeth into!

Date: 12th Nov 2020 @ 7:17pm

Following on from our science this week, here is an interesting article that you could read together at home.  It answers the question that a curious member of Fir class asked...

Curious kids:  Why do we lose our baby teeth?


Remembrance Day

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 3:41pm

In Year 4's Guided Reading sessions this week we have been reading and analysing the poem Flanders Fields by John McCrae. 

We analysed the language within the poem and considered the meaning behind words, phrases and lines in the poem. We also read the poem in tandem with our teachers - please feel free to listen to it. 

4 fun online activities for Maths Week England (or any time)

Date: 7th Nov 2020 @ 10:25am

Really big numbers

If big numbers, really big numbers are your thing, here is a great little website that turns numbers written in figures into text so you can read them.


A space-themed game which helps you learn and practice reflections, rotations and enlargements on a grid.


A clever take on the  80s computer game where you have to arrange falling shapes to make complete rows.  
The original version Tetris with different shapes that you rotate is good fun too and helps you develop shape skills.  The whole site Mathigon is worth exploring.

j2e maths activities

A range of activities including tutorial videos using the amazing j2e tools.



Y4's Practical Maths Week!

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:24pm

Year 4 have been working hard this week to understand the relationships between mm, cm, m and km. We took our learning outside worked through a series of challenges. We even measured how many times around the St Mark's field would be equal to 1km.

If you were wondering, the answer is just over two times around!


Wonderful Weaving!

Date: 19th Oct 2020 @ 8:23am

Year 4 were developing another artistic technique today - we created looms using cardboard and cotton buds and then wove some magic! 


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