Year 4 News

End of Year!

Friday, July 19, 2019

This last week in Owls class we have been working hard completing our D&T project and built bridges. There was an amazing selection made from a variety of materials. I saw a lot of supportive children offering advice to others, which was lovely to see and hear. As they were able to bring them home we hope you appreciate all the hard work that went into designing and making them.


Today marks the final session for our English work and we are watching the film ‘The Railway Children’ which is the book we have worked on.

To top it off today we received the award for the highest attendance throughout the school year – this is something the children have been working hard to achieve.

I would like to thank each and every member of Owl class for making this year fantastic and giving me some wonderful memories. I wish you all every success and happiness for the future and hope you all have a great summer.

Mrs Ashford



Last week!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sorry that we did not blog last week – it was very busy on Friday with sport’s day and then the summer fayre.

Last week a number of children from year 3 and 4 went to the Bedford Corn Exchange to perform in the Sing On. Mrs Ashford was very proud of us all and said that we all looked very smart.

We have been learning all about 2D shapes (Faith) in maths, including different types of quadrilaterals (Albert).

We have learnt about canals (Madeline) and how they work (Patrik). When looking on a video of the working of locks (Annais) we spotted different types of bridges (Gabriella).

In English, we have continued reading The Railway Children (Maiya) and writing letters to the old gentleman asking for help (Florence).

28th June 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

This week in maths we have been learning about 2D shapes, we have learnt that a shape with 8 sides is an octagon (Jude), a heptagon has 7 sides (Maiya), there are many different types of triangles (Alice) and there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ triangle (Patrik).

In English, this week we have been describing settings and characters for our own stories based on a deserted island. This covers the first part (beginning) of our stories and we are going to be working on the plot (middle) and solving a problem (ending) next week.

We have been working really hard, practising our songs for the sing up  at the Bedford Corn Exchange on Wednesday and we hope that you all enjoy it.

Today we had a special visitor, Mrs Cope, the new year four teacher spent some time with us as well as with Hawks and we look forward to welcoming her back for transition day.

Mosaic reveal

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The children in Owl’s class have been working really hard on producing an amazing piece of work based on our topic The Romans. Each child has taken responsibility for designing, arranging and developing their own section of the class mosaic. They have then applied the tile adhesive and tiles following instructions. I am really proud of what they have achieved and it is now on full display in the main playground, with thanks to Mr Fordham who came in during half term to fix it on the wall.

24th May 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

This week Owl’s class were being a Roman soldier in the army and had to write a letter back to their family telling them about their experiences. We have been trying to follow instructions in relation movement a bit like Chinese whispers, it started off well but then by the end the movements had changed a lot!

After the half term holiday our topic is Transport and our family challenges for the term are:

  • Make a 3D model of your favourite mode of transport
  • Write a poem linked to transport
  • If you are travelling somewhere write an account about it – this can include what you were doing, where you were going, how long the journey took
  • Design an environmentally friendly vehicle – label this and write a short description about how it is environmentally friendly
  • Explore what the transport is like in another country
  • Write a short story about going on a pirate ship – think about using your senses to help describe what it is like and how you are feeling
  • Design a fact file about a mode of transport – this would include when it was first designed and who by
  • Make a poster describing a variety of different modes of transport
  • Keep a log about the different types of transport you use in a week (Car, bus, train etc) – put these into a table and then create a bar chart