This term, year 4 have been studying biomes. Today, they carried out research into Scandanavia and its wide range of biomes. The children wrote a postcard home and plotted the Scandinavian countries on their map, using atlases to support them. Great work Year 4!


This week, year 4 have been revisiting the topic of TIME. They were looking at analogue and digital clocks. It took a while to get the hang of it but today, they were converting between the two!
Our wonderful new geared clocks help the children immensely with their understanding.

Botanical gardens

Hi everyone! I’m going to tell you all about our fantastic day trip to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham with our lovely teacher, Mrs. Calbreath. It was an amazing day filled with beautiful plants and interesting animals!

We started our trip early in the morning. The whole class was buzzing with excitement as we boarded the big coach. We enjoyed singing on the coach and the trip took about half an hour, and we saw lots of cool things out the window.

When we arrived at the Botanical Gardens, the first thing we saw was a giant archway covered in flowers. We saw many tropical flowers.  As soon as we stepped inside, it felt like we had traveled to a different country! It was warm and humid, with plants everywhere. We saw banana trees, palm trees, and even a plant that eats bugs called a Venus Flytrap.  We even got to see a cacao tree, which is where chocolate comes from!

After exploring the greenhouses, we headed to a special workshop all about animals. This was my favorite part of the day! We got to see and learn about various animals that live in the gardens.

Playing in the fun area!


Texture and Shading

Robins have continued with their Art topic of  Ansell Adams this week, and have been trying out drawing, with both texture and shading. We really have got some super artists in year 4!
Their use of light and dark shading really enhances their artwork. Take a look.

Freezing and Melting

Robins have had fun this week carrying out investigations to see how quickly wax freezes after it has been melted. They set up their experiments and took accurate measurements with a thermometer and stopwatch. They recorded their results and evaluated whether their experiment was reliable…Well Done Robins!

Digital Art

During computing this week, Robins have continued to build onto their knowledge of digital art. The children were given a picture of a landscape and were asked to experiment with colour to change the look of the picture.

They produced some incredible images; take a look!

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Features in the Wild Robot

Today, Robins have been testing their ability to highlight features authors use to make their writing interesting. That were given a fabulously dramatic piece of writing from their class novel – The Wild Robot and had to find key features such as expanded noun phrases and relative clauses. The exercise showed that they retained some excellent grammar knowledge.