Year 4 Blog

Welcome to the Year 4 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Christmas Song to Learn for Year 4

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Please click on the links below (ensure you are using the internet safely!) to practise our class songs for the Christmas performance. 

Christmas Song to Learn for Year 4

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Please click on the links below (ensure you are using the internet safely!) to practise our class songs for the Christmas performance. 

Excellent Work in Year 4 13.11.20

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Well done to Jasmine and Millie for their excellent work this week.


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Year 4 Excellence board

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Year 4 looked at the life and works of Louis Armstrong, who is a famous singer and brass player. We have loved our brass lessons so far and hope to play like Louis one day! 

As part of Black History Month we learned about the impact he made on the music industry, in particular Jazz music. 

We loved listening to his famous song, What a Wonderful World. We discussed how wonderful our world is and then created some of our own art work, using pastels, to accompany the words in the song. 

 The art work created was wonderful, a particular well done tFlo (4AF) and Autumn (4LM) whose art was selected for our Excellence Board. Well done!

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For the past 5 weeks, our focus story type has been beating-the-monster stories and we have been focussing on the story of Rumpelstiltskin. The children have been story mapping and thoroughly enjoyed acting out the story. We have been looking closely at the vocabulary and acting like detectives, entering the palace where the young girl was kept for three days looking for clues of what we would find if we travelled to the palace years later. This week we have been writing setting and character descriptions and both Mrs McIntosh and I are very impressed with the descriptive writing the children have produced! Next week we will be writing our very own beating-the-monster stories. We can’t wait to share some of those with you.


Thank you for your hard work at home with reading, spelling and times table practise. Please can you continue to read for at least 10 minutes every night with your children and learn spellings and times tables regularly too. Please do put what your children are doing at home in their planners so they can receive regular house points!


Next week in maths we are looking at comparing 4-digit numbers and rounding to the nearest 1000. Here are some great interactive links for the children to access whilst at home.

Welcome to 4AF and 4LM

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Welcome to 4AF and 4LM!

What a super start to the year we have had! It has been great to have all the children back in school. They have settled well and have enjoyed lots of different activities this week.

This week the children enjoyed art in a day and looking at Hokusai as our focus artist. We discussed how print making was his famous technique and recreated our own versions of his famous print ‘The Great Wave’.

We have also started our new geography unit looking at the effects of natural disasters. The children enjoyed creating their own volcanic eruptions and had some super knowledge surrounding natural disasters! We cut open a scotch egg and discussed how it resembled the earth and its structure.


We can't wait to inform you more about what we have been upto over the next few weeks!



Start Your Brass Journey Today

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Watch the video below to see some musical opportunities that will be available to you next year!

Year 4 Using Showbie

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showbieDear Parents,

We have set the children in Year 4 up on Showbie. This is a free app that is downloadable on devices and can also be accessed through the internet browser. On here the children can upload pictures, videos or simply just tell their teacher what they have been up to whilst at home. We will share different websites that we think will be useful for the children to access whilst at home. We think this will be a good way to keep up to date with the children’s progress.

Log in details will be sent via text to Year 4 parents

Kind regards,

Year 4 staff team

Year 4 visit to Holy Trinity Church

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Class Assembly song

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Use the links below to practise for our class assembly!

All of year 4s class assembly song

 4MGs class song


Year Brass Concert

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We are extremely proud of all the year 4 pupils (and the year 5 and 6 children who also joined the concert) for putting on an outstanding performance this week. The year 4children have onnly been learning to play their brass instrument for 12 weeks. The progress made and musical understanding they are now demonstrating is fantastic. 

Well done children, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon had by all who attended!

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Blue Peter Music Badge

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We have sent home the application form for a Blue Peter music badge. At Whitehouse Common, we offer many opportunities to learn musical instruments. As you know, this year your child has started to learn a brass instrument.

We would love to have these badges in time for the brass concert on 9th December. Please help your child complete the form at home, we have made a start in school. You will need to sign the privacy notice and give your consent for this application. If you need another copy of the form or further information then please see the website: 

Please return these as soon as possible.

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