Year 4

Class page for Year 4 Spring 2019

Update 01.02.19

Y4 had an amazing time watching, listening to and performing with the African Children's Choir on January 29th. Many thanks to all the Y4 parents who helped by supporting our fundraising, taking children to and from the Spa Centre and coming to the evening concert. Y4 performed their songs to the rest of the school in assembly, where it was clear that the musicality, energy and professionalism of the African Children's Choir is already rubbing off on our pupils!

Update 23.01.19

A HUGE thankyou to everyone who donated, bought and sold at the Y4 sale this afternoon. We raised a very impressive £272, and we are very grateful for everyone's support.

Welcome to Year 4! On this page you can read news about our class and find out what we are learning this term. You will also find links to other websites that will help you with your topic homework.

If parents or carers need to contact either of the Year 4 class teachers, please use our school emails in the first instance:

We will get back to you as soon as possible (but if the matter needs urgent attention it should be addressed to the school office instead).

In our Science topic this term, we shall be learning about electrical circuits. We shall be investigating how to make simple circuits that work, then using a Crumble controller, together with computer software, to design and program our own battery-powered night lights.

Experiments in school will be carried out safely using battery-powered electric circuits. Most of the appliances at home use mains electricity (carried via a plug in the wall) that is not safe to experiment with. Learn about the hazards of mains electricity on these websites:


The links below will take you to other animations and games all about electric circuits. 


Our Geography project this term is called 'Around the World'. We start off by practising using world maps to locate continents, oceans and countries. We shall investigate the position and significance of major lines of longitude and latitude, and look at the distribution of the earth's natural resources such as water, energy and food.Then we shall begin investigating the weather, both in Bishop's Tachbrook and in other places around the world. We shall learn how climate graphs can be used to show seasonal weather patterns, and begin to find out what it's like to live in a Mediterranean, Tropical, Desert or Polar climate.

We shall be using our ICT and Computing skills to analyse and present data , and to collaborate on our own class website.

Below are links to useful websites that you can use at home.

This link will take you to an up-to-date world map.

 There are games on this site that will help you with your world geography.

 You can colour in (almost!) all the countries of the world on this outline map.

 Can you colour in all these European countries with their national flags? (Beware - this is tricky!)

Click on these links for information about each of the 7 continents:

Africa Antarctica Asia

 Europe North America Oceania South America

Weather & Climate Links:

 The Met Office website is useful for looking up weather forecasts around the world.

 On this site, you can look up what the weather was actually like (rather than the forecast) over the past week.