Year 4

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Miss Watkins / Mrs Clarkson (ARMs)

Welcome

Welcome to Year 4! I am delighted to be joining Swalwell Primary School and supporting your child on their learning journey. In Year 4 we are becoming independent learners through questioning, investigating and creating. We have a rich curriculum that will challenge and extend our learning. A growth mindset will help us, allowing us to believe in ourselves and develop resilience. I hope that through mutual trust and respect everyday will be stimulating, rewarding and memorable. 

 

Zoolab rainforest animals

On Monday year 4 had a visit from Zoolab, where we were introduced to and even had a hold of some creatures that can be found in the rainforest. We were really brave holding the millipede, cockroach and snake. We learnt about the animals that are found in the...

Are you a supertaster?

Year 4 have been investigating how many fungiform papillae we have on our tongues, to find out if we are a supertaster, taster or a non-taster. If you are a supertaster that you taste flavours more strongly and might be a fussy eater. If you are a non-taster you tend...

Dunkable biscuits

What is the best biscuit to dunk in tea? This is the question Year 4 have been investigating today using bourbon, rich tea, chocolate chip cookies, digestives and ginger nuts. There was a range of predictions but the winning biscuit was ... rich tea. We thought this...

Eggciting Eggsperiment

Today for British Science week we completed the 'Egg drop challenge' using the TASC wheel to help us. In pairs we planned, made and tested our own ways of protecting an egg from a 1 meter drop. We then evaluated our designs and suggested improvements based on the...

A healthy smile

We have had a visitor today telling us all about oral hygiene and keeping our smile shining as bright as it can. She told us how much sugar was in fizzy drinks, energy drinks and milkshakes. We learnt about the different types of toothbrushes and the effect on the...

World Book day Year 4

Year 4 had a fantastic day today celebrating World Book Day! They took part in hot seating activities as the characters they were dressed as, wrote stories and poems for a writing competition and completed a book scavenger hunt. They finished the day celebrating their...

Andy Goldsworthy art Year 4

We have begun looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy and how he uses natural materials to make sculptures. After discussing the shapes, patterns and colours he had used, we made our own pieces of art using natural materials from the school grounds. [gallery...

Shrove Tuesday pancakes in Year 4

In Year 4 we have been learning about Shrove Tuesday and as part of this ate pancakes with our favourite toppings on, including traditional lemon and sugar, jam and honey. These were eaten by all although not everyone enjoyed them. We then talked about what we could...

Fantastic football in Year 4

This afternoon Year 4 had their first football coaching session with Ben and James from Gateshead football club. The children learnt how to dribble with increased accuracy and then had a friendly match against each other. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all and as a...

Rainforests

As part of the curriculum in year 4, the topic this term was rainforests, so on Friday 3rd February, Mrs Leaver’s class visited Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens to look at some of the 2000 flowers and plants and to take part in a tropical rainforest workshop....

Can you classify it?

In science we have started a new topic investigating solids, liquids and gases. To start this off we had a range of materials that we had to classify, some of them were quite tricky like the sand and salt. We then carried out tests on the materials to check if we had...

Safer internet day Year 4

As part of safer internet day we looked at how we could stay safe online, including social media and gaming. We then made our own emoji sentences to give people advice about staying safe online. Can you gues [gallery link="file"...

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