Category Archives: Year 4

Y4 Wellbeing: Connection Bingo

Y4 Wellbeing: Connection Bingo

As an extension to learning about how healthy friendships make you feel included and valued, and how this affects our brain and has a positive impact on our wellbeing:-

  • We played Connection Bingo: from a list we created together that asks ‘Find someone who has stayed in a caravan…’, ‘someone who likes pineapple’, ‘someone who can make a blade of grass whistle’, etc.

  • In searching for someone for each item on the list, this meant we had a lot of fun talking to others we wouldn’t usually interact with!

  • Afterwards, we discussed how spending time with others had supported our mental health and wellbeing in a really positive way!
Y4 RE: Reconciliation – Building Bridges

Y4 RE: Reconciliation – Building Bridges

Y4 are learning that friendship is like a bridge between people –  it needs to be strengthened, maintained or repaired.  They are beginning to learn that in every relationship there is always need for reconciliation. We talked about bridges, what they do and why we need them.  We thought carefully about how we had constructed…Read More

Y4 PSHE: Created to Love Others

Y4 PSHE: Created to Love Others

Linking with our RE Reconciliation topic, ‘Building Bridges’, we used the following BBC video to start a class conversation about why it important to connect and communicate with people, how healthy friendships make you feel included and valued, and how this affects our brain and has a positive impact on our wellbeing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-connect-with-others/z4mgcqt We discussed…Read More

Y4 Design and Technology: Tyne Bridge Challenge!

Y4 Design and Technology: Tyne Bridge Challenge!

As part of our topic on Newcastle, we have been discussing what local iconic images we would use to design our own Geordie flag…  The Tyne Bridge was a VERY popular icon!  We were then challenged to create our own 3D model bridge using ONLY paper straws, and we HAD to make the iconic arches…Read More

Y4 Geography: All About County Durham

Y4 Geography: All About County Durham

We have been learning all about the Location, Settlements, Physical Geography (including Climate) and Human Geography of County Durham. Mrs.Whitelaw made a TERRIBLE Powerpoint all about County Durham under these 4 headings!  Take a look! MW’s slide on Location MW’s slide on settlements MW’s slide 1 on Physical Geography MW’s slide 2 on Physical Geography…Read More

Y4 History: What Did The Romans Do For Us?

Y4 History: What Did The Romans Do For Us?

As children of Wallsend, the legacy of the Romans forms a part of everyday life for the pupils of Y4.  After all, we have Segedunum, our shopping centre is called ‘The Forum’ and our town sits at the END of Hadrian’s WALL… https://segedunumromanfort.org.uk/ So, we began by sharing what we already knew about the things…Read More

Y4’s Reflections on Eastertide

Y4’s Reflections on Eastertide

For the 40 days after Easter Sunday to his Ascension into Heaven, Jesus kept appearing to his disciples and other followers.  Year 4 reflected, discussed and wrote about all that Jesus taught his followers during Eastertide: “I am your friend.”        “Serve one another.” “Put others first.”        “I will always…Read More

Y4 Maths:  Reasoning in Practical Measuring

Y4 Maths: Reasoning in Practical Measuring

We have been completing reasoning tasks this week in maths, in practical measuring with litres and millilitres . The questions we investigated were: If you take an empty litre bottle, where would the litre mark be?  What is a litre in ml?  Could you divide the litre in half or quarters?  Could you divide the…Read More

Y4 Science: Melting

Y4 Science: Melting

Y4 asked, ‘What happens to other solids when they are heated?” Butter, chocolate, wax, cheese – why do they melt? We used melting rings and made our observations …  then we left them to cool.  Once melted, can they be returned to a solid state? (Afterwards we had a go at melting chocolate on our…Read More