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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!



Autumn: Blood and Gore

Spring: The World is Waiting 

Summer: Wild and Wonderful 






Settling in


Year 4 have had a very busy start to this half term.  We have been thrown into the world of Medieval Medicine!  We have taken a terrifying trip to a Medieval Barber and had a horrifying procedure.  Also, we were visited by King Richard III to deliver an important message to the village of Florian to inform us our village needed to be cleaned. Additionally we have written information leaflets to help us survive the dreaded plague. We are very curious to know where this interesting, dark period of History will take us to next!!





What time is it?


Year 4 are very lucky to have been given the chance to wear a watch EVERYDAY whilst in school!  We hope that this will help them to learn and practice telling the time.  We will be asking them to be our time keepers at different points throughout the day! 


As you can see from the photo we have a wide selection of colourful and stylish  watches!



Our amazing watches!


Author Visit


On the 19th November, we were very lucky to have a visit from two authors - 'The Two Steves', who have written lots of exciting children's books!  We were very lucky, as they read one of there brilliant stories to us and chose lots of us to partake in the retelling!

The 2 Steves visit Bedford!

Year 4 Science


This week we have started our Science topic Changing State!  We were given a variety of different materials and were able to classify them according to their properties.  We are looking forward to learning more about materials as we progress through this topic!

Pictures of our team classifying materials

Look what we have been getting up to in PE - Indoor Athletics!

We spent 2 days looking at behaviour in our school. We looked at the characteristics of a Bedford Girl and Boy!


Year 4 taste South African foods!

Beirut in the Civil war - 1975 - 1901

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A trailer shown to the children before they travelled to Beirut to experience the Civil war for themselves!

Our time in the Civil war

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Year 4 have been using our new iPads to develop our coding and programming skills.  We have been using apps such as Kodable, Bee - Bot and Daisy the Dinosaur!  We are now able to program charcters to move following our instructions!




Year 4's trip to Barnstondale!


Year 4 were very lucky to attend Barstondale for 2 nights and 3 days.  We had lots of fun and completed lots of exciting activities.  Below are some of our videos we have made, showing our time in Barstondale.  Click the link below to watch our videos.  Keep checking for more videos!



We have begun to read our new novel This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo.

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We read the first half of the text and the main theme emerging from the text was ocean pollution.  We watched the video below to gain a basic understanding of what ocean pollution is.

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To find out more information on this interesting topicwe split into groups.  Each member of our group was given a question to research using iPads and non - fiction texts and feedback to the rest of the team.  The questions were:


What are the causes of ocean pollution?

What impact does pollution have on our oceans?

What animals are affected by ocean pollution?

What is being done to stop ocean pollution?

What organisations are helping to protect the oceans and what are they doing?


Next, we went back to our teams and shared our research.  Our next challenge was to use Pic Collage to create information posters and write and film information videos to inform the world about ocean pollution.

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We hope you now understand more about ocean pollution and will think more carefully about how your actions are destroying our beautiful oceans.



Our new science topic is living things and their habitats.  We will keep you updated of our journey through this topic.

What is a habitat? What animals live in different habitats?

This week our focus questions were:


What is a wild animal?

What is a wild plant?

Are there any wild animals in our local environment?


We had a discussion about what a wild animal was and made predictions about what wild animals might be in our local area.  We then went out into our school grounds using microscopes to find wild animals and plants.