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Star of the week

This week we wrote a diary about the Wind in the Willows, which was about a Mole who was fed up with his spring cleaning and wanted to get out of the burrow. In maths, we looked at addition and subtraction and now we are learning about rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. In  science, we were learning  about  animals it was  so much fun, and yesterday we made rivers out of clay. Today we made Rivers out of Lego it was really fun. We did it in groups that way it is easier instead of doing it as one that would be hard.

Star of the week

Hello,  we are writing this because we got the certificates last week.This week in maths we have been learning about statistics, this involved looking at graphs and bar charts . In English we have been writing a diary as if we where Mole and some people did as if they where Ratty. Through spelling we learnt about words ending in ture . In geography we looked at the human features of Germany and England. In science we made string telephones to see the effect on the sound when the distence is long or short . On Thursday we had sports day!  Finally today, we were given the results and we where given our medals!

K.W and C.G.C

Before we broke up for the holidays, we took part in a debate whether it was right for the Pied Piper to take  the townspeople’s loved ones (children) and the thief dogs (not actually dog). In maths, we were looking at coordinates and graphs. Through science we looked at how a sound is made And finally in spelling, we looked at the suffix OUS .




The Wind in the Willows

Hello Year 4,

This half term we will be studying a book called The Wind in the Willows.  It is a classic text be the author Kenneth Grahame.

We will begin by writing a diary from the perspective of one of the characters.

I hope you enjoy it,

Mr Ibbotson

Star of the week


This week in Maths, we have been looking at graphs, translating shapes and coordinates.  In English we were the teachers because we marked other’s narrative.

We took part in a debate on whether the Pied Piper was wrong or right to take the children.  In science, we learnt about sound.  We made an experiment in science in which we investigated how to change pitch.





Star of the week

So I’m here doing this blog today because I got star of the week last Friday.  I received it for bringing my reading record in every day and also filling my whole reading record this week.

Today we planned our boxed up plan, after that we edited it and then we began writing our narrative.  The best thing yet was doing our maths skill test and guess what, we love doing this every friday.

By SG and IM

Star of the week

Star of the Week

This week in Y4I, we have been doing lots of work on our book for this term – The Pied Piper. We have been looking at all the different characters and what they’re like.

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and measurements. Did you know there are 100cm in a metre?

In Geography we have been learning about man made and physical features. If something is naturally there then this is a physical element but if something has been created by a human then it is a human feature.

In spelling we have been looking at adding ‘ous’ on the end of words, such as: ridiculous, mysterious, disastrous.

We have learnt about animals in French.

We have also been focusing a lot on the importance of reading and using our reading records. We love to read in Year 4 Ibbotson.

Our attendance was: 98.3%

The Pied Piper of Hamelin


Hello Year 4,

I hope you have had a fantastic holiday, welcome back!  This half term we have a new text.  The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a famous folk tale, I remember it from when I was at school.  However, one of our favourite authors, Michael Morpurgo, has written his own version, it’s great.  Can’t wait to see what you all think of it.

Mr Ibbotson

Star of the Week

Hi everyone,

Our book this week is ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ written by Oliver Jeffers.  We have been writing our own version of the book, we wrote it from Henry’s point of view (he is the main character).  Henry has his own unique style of using books, he eats books, on the last page there is even a bite mark to show what he does!

In science, we did a really exciting experiment where we put an egg into different types of liquid.  They were coke, orange juice, milk, vinegar and water.  The vinegar had the greatest reaction with the egg, it left a membrane behind and inside was the yolk and the white.  It was squidgy.  This showed us how our teeth would react with these different fluids.  We definitely need to brush our teeth after drinking these things or we will get cavities.

In PE, we have been learning about healthy eating and playing hockey.  In games we used the push pass and dribbling against the opposition and, with Mr Willock, we learnt about dairy, sugar products, proteins, fruit and veg.  On our eat well plate it showed it was healthier to eat fruit and veg rather than sugary products.

Also, in History we have been learning about the Romans.  Today we built stable arches, we put a Lego figure on top to test the strength of the arch compared to the flat bridge (these can be seen on Minecraft).

Attendance this week was 98%, nearly the 100% we wanted last week.

Thanks for reading, Y4I

Star of the week

This week, we have continued to learn about the story ‘ The Incredible book eating boy’.  Finally, we have got round to writing our own version.  We were all trying really hard to get a gold star and coin for our presentation.  But we were really excited about finishing writing the story.

In maths, we have been learning about symmetry and shapes.  It has been really fun working practically, drawing and working with paper shapes.  We have enjoyed working with Mr Ibbotson and Miss Oldfield.

Science has been the most fun but a bit yucky.  We looked at our own teeth using mirrors and pretended to eat apples so we could learn about the different types of teeth.

Attendance this week has been 98.3%.  Could it be 100% next week?

Thanks for reading our blog.

Year 4I