Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Year 4

Welcome to Year Four! We have all had a lovely break and are ready to begin our Year Four adventure together. Watch this space to see the fun we are having along the way and updates on what we are learning.

Swimming 8 May

The children are really enjoying their swimming sessions with Mrs Rous and Miss Cox. Some are working on improving the distance they are able to swim, while others are continuing to develop the efficiency of their strokes.

World Book Day 15 March

Mad Science Workshops

As part of our learning during British Science week, Year 3 and 4 participated in some workshops with the Mad Science team. We investigated static electricity, made our own slime, learned about forces as well as creating some surprising sounds with everyday objects. But most importantly we had lots of fun!

Problem Solving 1 February

Working on correspondence problems in maths, the children demonstrated perseverance when faced with the challenge of finding sets of shapes with a given total number of vertices. 

Roman Workshops 23 Janaury

Year 4, Year 3 and the KS2 class from Weston St. Mary’s all participated in an enjoyable and informative day of Roman workshops. We learned about what it was really like to be a Roman soldier and got to handle and investigate a wide range of Roman artefacts. We discovered that Romans didn’t eat potatoes or cake but did grow purple carrots and made cheese. The most entertaining activity (for the adults anyway) was watching the children trying to overcome the problem of transporting water from one place to another in the form of human aqueducts. The children all looked amazing in their costumes and are really enthused to learn even more about the Romans.

Walk a mile 16 Janaury

In order to promote fitness and well-being, we are leaving the classroom and heading outdoors with the aim of walking a mile at least three times a week. Well, some of us are walking, some of us are jogging and others are doing a mixture of the two with a couple of twirls thrown in for good measure.

Jelly Bean Day 20th November

What a fabulous day of maths we’ve had! The children have used addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They have measured, compared, estimated and used place value. They have created their own problems and then used their reasoning and fluency skills to solve them. I think I need to bring jelly beans to school more often.

Cadbury World

Year 4 enjoyed an amazing day out at Cadbury World as part of their learning about Chocolate. It was an early start but all the children behaved well and came away having learnt lots of new facts about how chocolate is made and how the Cadbury brand became the success it is today.

Cross Country Competition

Key Stage Two marked the end of Term 1 with a cross country competition. It was really good to see all of the children taking part and trying their best. Pupils were awarded team points for their efforts and overall the winning house was Sycamore.

Roots to Food

On 11th October, Key Stage Two children took part in a fantastic workshop learning about the different food groups and making healthy eating options. Two teams also went head to head in a contest to make a tasty, healthy meal in just 15 minutes. Two members of each class made up the teams, one of which was lead by our very own Mr Norman. Other children were then given the task of tasters before an winner was chosen.

Practical Addition 8 October

Roald Dahl Day 2018 13 September

We really enjoyed dressing up and taking part in themed learning activities to celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 102nd birthday. Can you spot you favourite character?

Parachutes for Peaches 13 September

Could you design a parachute to help land James’ Giant Peach safely? Well, Year Four gave it their best shot as part of our Roald Dahl Day celebrations. They displayed good teamwork skills and some perseverance too!

Projects 6 September

This term our topic is Rainforests. We have had some fantastic projects back already. Thanks to the grown-ups who helped their children make a head start on their learning.