Year 4 2022-23
Peake and Malala
Autumn Term 2022
This term, we are learning about Cities at War. We are really excited to learn about the Blitz and how it impacted the people of Nottingham.
Please see our termly newsletter below
Evacuee Experience at Beaumanor Hall
The children arrived at school in their fantastic WW2 era outfits, then we boarded the bus to Beaumanor Hall. After a brief introduction, we were taken in our class groups to two activities: radioing and coding, and rationing.
During WW2, Beaumanor Hall was actually used as a secret radioing station, hidden inside what looked like a cottage... However, the top windows were fake! Inside, one room had been turned into a radioing room and the other a coding room in the style of Bletchley Park. The children had a great time passing their heard messages onto the other team.
In the other activity, the children made identity cards and looked at what they needed to make rationing recipes. They went into a shop and used old money and coupons to purchase what they needed.
Then we had the Air Raid. We all went into the shelter, where there were models showing what people might have done there. A pretend Moaning Minnie sounded. Afterwards, we sang Run Rabbit to raise our spirits!
We are confidently representing, partitioning and using numbers up to 10,000.
English and History
We have been learning lots about how Nottingham civilians protected themselves during the Blitz and how their lives were affected.
In Year 4, we have been looking at different techniques using chalk pastels. Some of the techniques we used were scrumbling, stippling, feathering and dusting. It was great to see the children being creative and understanding how different techniques and colours could impact the appearance of their work.
Queen Elizabeth II Rest in Peace
We have been investigating how sounds and made and how sound travels through different materials.
We have been learning about how to keep our bodies healthy and fit. Then we have been developing our skills in different games including dodgeball and handball.
Year 4 2021-22
The Children have arrived at Kingswood safe and sound!
We are learning about Refugees and Migrants in our ‘Belong’ term. So far, we have been finding out about why people leave their homes and how this may feel, including the Windrush generation and Shelter’s guide to what a place needs to be considered a home.
In the Summer term, we will be visiting Kingswood for a residential trip that links with our learning about rivers. This will help us to work together as a team and be the best that we can be in different ways. Please see the Residential trips page for more information:
We are learning about rivers in our “explore” term. We have been finding out all about the journey of a river and the different parts of the water cycle through investigations and models.
We have learnt so much about soundwaves in Science.
We have had a great time learning about World War II in the Autumn Term. We read “Letters from the Lighthouse” and “The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe”, finding out what life was like for evacuees.