Year 4

Welcome to year four! We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead, getting to know one another and discovering all about life in year four.  We have a new whole school topic to enjoy and new learning to share.  
Click here for a letter  about useful things you (and your parents) might need to know.
Mrs Field and Mrs Warkup

The whole school topic for the Summer Term is


What can you do with …

Why don’t you have a go at Junk modelling or using lego, play dough at home to see what you can create ?

We will be exploring this in our Friday groups throughout the term.

Click here for some ideas


Science – Light – How do we see?

Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.


Science – Sound – Can you hear me?

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear

Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.


Science – Electricity

Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.


Science – Magnetism

Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

Describe magnets as having two poles

Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Year 4’s Weekly Blogs

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Below are Year 4’s reviews of the Jack and the Beanstalk Performance

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