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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

Key information:


4RJ will have indoor PE on Monday and outdoor PE on Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes into school in the correct kit.

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Year 4 Newsletter

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Term 2

"How can one person make a difference?"


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You have a right to the best health possible, food, clean water and medicine to keep you healthy. You have a right to information that will help you to stay well.

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Enquiry Overview: "How can one person make a difference?"

This term, we will learning about the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on Goal 13- Climate Action. We will be focusing on people who carry out peaceful protests, how individuals make a difference and how we as individuals can make a difference. We are also going to explore a different range of artists, mainly Banksy, who create messages in their artwork. As our challenge, we are going to create our own artwork creating a message behind what we make. 



We have had so much fun today! This term we are looking at the Global Goal: Climate Action. This is all about educating people about saving our planet from global warming, making sure we are breathing clean air and helping our wildlife. To start our wow, we looked at protests and discussed why people protest. Then we read about people such as Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Karim Wasfi and Paul Stephenson. We spoke about the protests they held and why they felt the need to protest. We then looked at the word 'peaceful' and what we felt this word meant. We put peaceful and protest together and decided the people we looked at carry out peaceful protests.


To enhance our understanding about protests, we were then given time to design our own protest posters. In the afternoon, we painted them. We have all done such different and amazing designs. What a way to start our new enquiry!! 

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Enquiry Overview: 


Computing this term was wonderful! We did a presentation based on Greta Thunberg. Some of us chose to write about her life and what she has done, some decided to talk about her journey across the Atlantic in her solar-powered boat and others focused on her protests. We are so amazed by what Greta has achieved and done for our environment. It has made us want to contribute and make sure our planet is looked after for our futures. 

Harvest Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Harvest performance. We had such a wonderful time showing you all what we had learned and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as well. Looking at our food donations as well, we would also like to say a huge thank you as well! 

Ukulele lessons

This term, year 4 are going to be taught how to play the ukulele. We had our very first lesson this week and Miss CJ was very impressed with us. We actually sounded quite good. We learned a note to play and also put that note to a song. I'm sure many of our parents and guardians will know this song "Lime in the Coconut" by Harry Nilsson. We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait for our next lesson. 

Lime in the Coconut

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This is our first time so bear with us but we all thought we did a pretty good job! We are all super proud of ourselves - just need to sing slightly louder but we know we will get there!


This term, we are learning how to play hockey. We started by learning how to hold the hockey stick properly (this was quite tricky). We then practiced dribbling, without a ball, around cones to start with. This helped us to get a feel when we were moving the stick. We couldn't turn the hockey stick around so had to move our bodies. Then we were put to the test and we were given a ball. We all tried our absolute bests and Miss CJ was so impressed with what we had done. 


This week, we have been learning about States of Matter. We learned that there are three types of matter: solids, liquids and gases. To start off our new learning, we were shown lots of different pictures of 'things'. Using this we had to group the pictures in anyway we wanted. After, we spoke about what makes a solid, a liquid and a gas. We found out that they have different structures in their particles. As an activity to make sure we understood what the particles were like, we worked in groups to represent the different matters. 

Collaborative Learning

We have been learning about what a 'Purple Learner' is, with a focus on how to work in a group successfully. We considered what it looks like, feels like and sounds like when we work collaboratively. We understand we need to take turns, be polite, motivate and support one another. 


We kick started our enquiry by making snow! It was great fun! We couldn't believe how it expanded to make so much when we added a few drop of water. After touching it, we created a bank of adjectives and verbs to describe snow to support our writing later.

We went outside and played with it while the sun shone which was a strange feeling! Who would have thought it could snow in summer?