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Year 4, it is so lovely to see you all back at Finchale and ready to learn. This term we are going to finding out why the Romans marched through County Durham, studying the artist L.S. Lowry and learning all about Europe. In Science, we shall be learning about states of matter and are looking forward to a visit from Captain Chemistry. Even more exciting, we are going to be learning how to play the mini trombone! 

Year 4 Meet the Teacher Class Information 2021-2022

Year 4 Autumn Term Curriculum Overview 2021

Year 4 Area & Perimeter Maths Knowledge Organiser

Year 4 Multiplication & Division Maths knowledge Organiser

Year 4 Addition & Subtraction Maths Knowledge Organiser

Number & Place Value Maths Knowledge Organiser

We had so much fun at the Cricket Festival at Chester-le-Street Cricket Club. The sun was shining and we showcased our brilliant Cricket skills we have been developing during PE lessons.

Well done Rebecca for coming second in the running event at Durham Dash! We are super proud of you!

Street Party

We had an incredible time during our Jubilee Week. We explored the decade of the 1980s by participating in lots of fun activities. We looked at inventions and popular technology from the 80s and tried to work out what they were each used for! We also danced our way through the 80s, had an 80s style buffet and designed some 80s sunglasses. 

We had an absolutely amazing afternoon playing Quidditch - even the rain didn't dampen our spirits!!

Well done Eloise for passing your karate exam. We are all very proud of you!

Well done Florence and Harper for passing your karate exams. We are all so proud of you both!

Enterprise April 2022

We had a great day exploring 'Urban Life'. We looked at what it's like to live in a town or city and the advantages and disadvantages to this. We also designed our own town/city and thought about the prices of houses and which houses would suit different families based on their needs. The activity we enjoyed the most was a game which helped us understand the cost of living. Thank you Enterprise for a fab day!!

We had great fun on our Easter Egg Hunt - thank you to the PTA for arranging this and for our prizes!!

We had lots of fun exploring States of Matter with Captain Chemistry. We conducted many experiments including, creating our own water cycle, investigating which material is the best for insulating ice, extinguishing a candle with gas, creating a filtration system and making slime! Captain Chemistry also showed us some interesting things including, moving gas around the room and creating a rocket. We had so much fun - thank you for visiting us Captain Chemistry!

We conducted an experiment in Science to investigate how much carbon dioxide weighs in fizzy drinks. Ask us about our results.

Well done Navya for passing your karate exam. We are all so proud of you!

Using paint sticks for the first time trying to create our own Matisse artwork.

Look at our wonderful Homework display!

Red Nose Day 2022

British Science Week

We had lots of fun during British Science Week. We conducted a fair test to investigate which biscuit is the best to dunk in hot milk. We tested digestives, ginger nuts and bourbon biscuits. Ask us about our results!

Linked with our English book 'Varmints' we are growing our own sunflowers in Year 4.

The start of our wonderful Roman Britain home projects. They are fab!

World Book Day 2022

Bikeability in Year 4

We are enjoying music at the moment in Year 4. We are learning Mamma Mia with Mrs McGuire and the second half of the class are enjoying the mini trombones.

Look at our wonderful clay figures

Well Done Navya for achieving the Ruby award for the Maths you do outside of School.

We had fun with Adam Bushnell creating a trap for a monster.

We have been experimenting in Science with electrical circuits.

Nov 2021 Congratulations to Emma for achieving 'All Round First Place' in a gymnastics event which involved vaulting, bars, beam and floor. We are all super proud of you!

Nov 2021 - Celebrating Children in Need Day

Nov 2012 The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is 'One Kind Word'. Year 4 read the story Mud Boy and discussed how bad and unpleasant words can make you feel. We talked about kindness and how it costs nothing. Year 4 chose one kind word, wrote it onto a jigsaw piece and decorated it and then all the pieces were put together. Our amazing work can be seen in the school hall.

Nov 2021 Congratulation to Navya for her Durham Karate Academy award

Nov 2021 Congratulations to Eloise and Tom for achieving their 'Chief Scout Bronze Award'.

Oct 2021 Art - Using different media to create mood and movement

Oct 2021 PE - Intra School Cross Country Event

Oct 2021 Post Halloween Disco

Oct 2021 Writing our own fireworks acrostic poems celebrating Bonfire Night.

Oct 2021 Science - Setting up an investigation to look at how different liquids affect our teeth.

Oct 2021 A huge well done to Grace for achieving her Wild Challenge bronze award.

Oct 2021 Congratulations to Navya for her amazing gold award for Maths work!

Oct 2021 What an amazing gymnast Emma is! She shared some super photographs of herself from a recent gymnastics event.

Oct 2021 Florence and Harper shared some facts about the Solar System from a Science event they took part in over Half-Term.

Year 4 performed the song 5 A Day to celebrate Harvest.

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Oct 2021 - Congratulations to Phoebe on winning a football trophy as Craig's Coaching 'Player of the Day'

Oct 2021 As part of Finchale's Day of Languages, Year 4 learned how to count to 10 and were able to greet each other in German. Working in small groups, they produced some fantastic information posters about Germany.

Sept 2021 Congratulations to Eloise for achieving her Level 5 Swimming Award

Sept 2021 Using our programming skills to write code using Rapid Router

Sept 2021 Learning to play the Mini Trombones

Sept 2021 Karate success for Florence and Harper. Well done for achieving your orange belts!

Sept 2021 Art - Finding out about the artist L.S. Lowry