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Year 4


We held a Roman-style banquet in the Year 4 classroom to celebrate the end of the topic, feasting on a variety of different foods that the Romans would have eaten.thumbnail_IMG_1349

The children celebrated the start of their Romans topic “I am Warrior!” by designing and making their own Roman soldier shield. They loved posing with the Roman soldier helmet too!!!
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We invited the parents into school to share our learning – we had found out so much about the USA on our road trip! We made Native American headdresses, then toasted marshmallows to make s’mores. Once the parents had gone, we had fun playing in the teepee wearing our headdresses!IMG_6365 IMG_6366

In science, the children were asked the question “Can you make a circuit from playdough?” They investigated this using conductive and insulating dough, and made Christmas decorations that were able to conduct electricity and make the LED lights flash!IMG_5192

As part of their “Road Trip USA” topic, the children in Year 4 made their own Native American dreamcatchers. They decided that the instructions given weren’t very effective, so they wrote their own instructions to help someone else make one!IMG_4770

In their D&T session, the children designed and made their own chocolate hearts – linked to states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) in their science work. They then created a label so that they could give their heart to someone special.IMG_3957 IMG_3953 IMG_3954 IMG_3955 IMG_3956 IMG_3963 IMG_3964 IMG_3965 IMG_3966 IMG_3967 IMG_3950 IMG_3951 IMG_3952 IMG_3958 IMG_3959 IMG_3960 IMG_3961 IMG_3962 IMG_3968 IMG_3969 IMG_3970 IMG_3971 IMG_3972 IMG_3973 IMG_3974

The children investigated melting by creating their own melted heart wax pictures. They attached crayons to the canvas in a heart pattern, then used a hairdryer to melt to wax crayons. What a fantastic effect!IMG_1218 IMG_1217

As part of their “Potions” topic, Year 4 created their own gas by mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. They used this chemical reaction to inflate their balloons.



The Year 4 children investigated liquids and gases when they made their own bubbles. They were challenged to make the BIGGEST bubble that they could!

As part of their “Potions” topic, the Year 4 children read extracts from Alice in Wonderland. They designed and made their own potion bottle, just like the ‘drink me’ bottle in the story. Once they had decorated their bottle, they created a warning label for their potion – thinking carefully about what their imaginary potion did, and any warnings that needed to be given (including hazard symbols seen on household cleaning product bottles!)IMG_4669 IMG_4668 IMG_4667 IMG_4666IMG_4665 IMG_4688 IMG_4687 IMG_4686 IMG_4685 IMG_4664 IMG_4674IMG_4673 IMG_4672 IMG_4671 IMG_4670 IMG_4679 IMG_4678 IMG_4677IMG_4676 IMG_4675 IMG_4684 IMG_4683 IMG_4682 IMG_4681 IMG_4680




As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela