Year 4 Blog

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Chapter House Year 4.

Inspired by Henri Rousseau!
Chapter House

As the finale to their rainforest topic, Year 4 have worked incredibly hard to produce their own artwork inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau.

Year 4 Inspired by Rousseau
Julia Conroy

Inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau, the Year 4 children have been developing their observational drawing skills by sketching the different plants around the school grounds.

Year 4 Weekly Roundup
Julia Conroy

In Miss Wise's maths group, the children were challenged to make a loop card game that demonstrated their understanding of how to find 1000 more or less than any 4-digit number.

Y4 Brass Band Session
Sarah Durston

Year 4 took part in a brass band workshop earlier this week. They learnt how to play a brass instrument and perform together as a band.

Outdoor Maths Trail
Karen Kilkenny

Year 4 have taken part in a maths trail this week – they had to work out the answers and use the code breaker to find the hidden message.

3D Chocolate Packaging Design Project
Karen Kilkenny

As part of their Chocolate Challenge presentation, Year 4 used their team sketchbook designs to make 3D chocolate packaging prototypes.

Reflecting on Transition Day
Karen Kilkenny

For homework this week, Year 4 were reflecting on their favourite activities from Transition Day when they moved up to Year 5 for the day.

Investigating Solids
Karen Kilkenny

In science, Y4 have been investigating a variety of solids – ice, chocolate, butter and candle wax – to see which one would melt the quickest.

Designing and Describing Donuts
Karen Kilkenny

In literacy this week, Year 4 have been tasting, designing and describing doughnuts in preparation for persuasive writing. 

Fantastic Day Out to Carlton Lodge
Karen Kilkenny

The Year 4 children had a fantastic day at Carlton Lodge on Tuesday.  They completed activities such as orienteering, problem solving and bush craft skills.

Year 4 Assembly
Karen Kilkenny

Well done to Year 4 on their informative and entertaining ‘Inventors and Inventions’ assembly.

Creating Animations with iPads
Karen Kilkenny

Year 4 have been using the iPads to make and record their own animations. They drew a storyboard and made backdrops for their animation before using ‘I can Animate’ to record them. 

‘Inventors Got Talent’
Karen Kilkenny

It was the Year 4 Assembly this week! The children presented their ‘Inventors and Inventions’ learning using the forum of a panel show called ‘Inventors Got Talent’.

Estimating and Measuring Volume Capacity
Karen Kilkenny

In maths this week, Year 4 enjoyed a hands-on practical investigation, estimating and measuring the capacity of a variety of different scientific vessels.

A Comic Book Challenge for World Book Day
Karen Kilkenny

On World Book Day, 4D took on the comic book challenge. They had to imagine they were superheroes in their own comic book and had a super power.

Investigating Electrical Conductors and Insulators
Karen Kilkenny

In science, Year 4 have been investigating materials which are electrical conductors or insulators. They constructed a circuit with a bulb and a battery and used this to test each material.

Analysing What Makes a Good Story
Karen Kilkenny

In literacy, we have been looking at all the elements of creating an engaging story, including character description.

Yoga and Meditation
Karen Kilkenny

ear 4 have been enjoying their yoga sessions with Miss Blacker. They have learnt some yoga poses and enjoyed the meditation at the end of the session.

'Fly to the Line'
Karen Kilkenny

This week, Year 4 had great fun testing, modifying and flying their completed gliders as part of the ‘Fly to the Line’ Glider Challenge.

Electrical Appliances and Energy
Karen Kilkenny

In science this week, the children have been learning about electrical appliances and how they convert electrical energy into different forms of energy such as heat, light, sound and kinetic energy (movement).

Glider Competition
Karen Kilkenny

In preparation for the national ‘Fly to the Line’ Glider Competition, Year 4 began designing, drawing and cutting out their model glider parts in readiness for assembling and testing them next week.

An Inspiring Languages Presentation
Karen Kilkenny

We all enjoyed an enlightening and inspiring interactive presentation hosted by Mrs Lee about a career in languages.

Researching Tutankhamun's Tomb
Karen Kilkenny

In Topic this week, Year 4 used iPads to research a chosen artefact that Howard Carter revealed to the world through his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in November 1922.

Indentifying Global Habitats
Karen Kilkenny

In science, children have been identifying a variety of global habitats and predicting the organisms that live in them based on their knowledge of food chains.

Investigation: Line of Symmetry
Karen Kilkenny

In numeracy, children carried out a ‘line of symmetry’ investigation using mirrors and regular and irregular 2D polygons.

Pyramids and Rainforests
Karen Kilkenny

Zara, Nosang, Dacil and Hermione have been working extremely hard to produce some fantastic Thursday homework.

Trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum
Karen Kilkenny

During our trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum, Year 4 have learnt all about the life cycle of a tree and how seeds are dispersed.

The Human Digestive System
Karen Kilkenny

This week in science, we modelled the human digestive system using household items to mimic the body’s different organs and biochemicals.

Year 4 Highlights from 2017-18
Karen Kilkenny

Browse through all the best bits of our Year 4 academic year 2017-18. Highlights include learning about the digestive system, the chocolate project and trips to Eureka and the National Railway Museum.

Year 4 Assembly
Karen Kilkenny

View all the best updates from our Year 4 academic year 2016-17 including studying advertisements, creating African-inspired clay pots and visiting York's Chocolate Story.

Year 4 Highlights from the Summer Term 2016
Karen Kilkenny

See all the best parts of our Year 4 academic summer term 2016 including growing potatoes, creating Iron Man posters and learning about static electricity.