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"Jesus came to give fullness of life" John 10:10

Summer Term 2024

Summer 2

Week 5

Tuesday was sports day doing the sprint, egg and spoon, javelin and much more. 

"It was really fun!" Thomas

After having caterpillars for a while they turned into chrysalis and emerged this week! On Wednesday we released them on the field.

On Thursday it was our Year 4 celebration performance. We sang I belong, Dragon Ship, Viking Rock and Water Cycle Calypso. It was brilliant and the parents were really impressed!

We also baked shortbread! 


Week 4

This week we finished publishing our phenomenal assessed writes based on our very own imaginary dragons. We presented our copied up information and added labelled diagrams and decorations.

"This was a fun week because we made and wrote about all new dragons!" - Rayne

In maths we looked at all the different types of angles, recognising and labelling them on shapes.

In science we learned all about the ear and how it can hear. Different parts of our ears are the ear canal, cochlear and the inner ear.


Week 3

This week we had a special Viking visitor! He taught us lots of things such as Vikings had no seats in their longships and that Vikings loved trading and killing! We learned some handy things like how to make Viking houses, and where the Vikings did their business!

"This was one of the most fun things our class has done!" - Elesha


Week 2

In RE we are learning about Gospel. Gospel is good news from the New Testament. We looked at the Big Frieze and discussed what we saw.

"I liked looking through the New Testament and reading the bible." - Blake

In French we learnt about the names of animals and their habitats. We also looked at food chains in French.

"Le singe habite dans le jungle et mange des bananes."         

Week 1

This week we have been thinking all about dragons!

How To Train Your Dragon: Book 1

Our new text is 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell, and we are loving it so far'

"I like the book so far - it's really interesting and quite funny!" - Blake

We have done lots of art this week, starting with looking at sculptors Tim Noble and Sue Webster. 

"They used rubbish and shadows to make sculptures which I thought were interesting!" - George

We used soap to carve leaves, fish and hearts, thinking about organic shapes. Then we drew dragons and used wire to create our own sculptures!


"It was very hard but we loved it and are excited to see our final product." - Thomas



Summer 1

Week 1

We have had a great first week back in school! 

In history, we investigated the role the Anglo-Saxons played in our history and discussed the importance of the discovery at Sutton Hoo.

In PE we started our new PE topics, athletics and orienteering, with fun games focused on team work. "I enjoyed PE because we worked together in teams!" Grace

"Learning about decimals was interesting because there are lots of different ways to think about parts of numbers." Fouzan

We are looking forward to writing our own descriptive narratives based on the story 'The Rhythm of the Rain' by Grahame Baker-Smith.

Week 2

We all enjoyed making our tables' vocabulary mobiles to support our writing, which is based on the book 'Rhythm of the Rain'.


In music we sang a song called H2O and learnt it was one of the things we can't live without. Did you know H stands for Hydrogen and O stands for Oxygen? 

Grace - "I enjoyed singing H2O because it was fun and I also learnt alot."

We all did really well in our end of block and arithmetic tests!

Week 3

This week we have been busy in maths learning about decimals, and rounding decimals to the nearest integer - or whole number. 

"Rounding decimals was tricky but really fun!" Molly

In project, we learnt about the process of the water cycle. We used three key words - Condensation, Evaporation and Precipitation.


In English we finished our amazing assessed writes, describing a jar of water's journey around the world!

Week 4

On Tuesday we visited our linking school, Iqra Academy in Bradford. We played lots of team building games with one of the Year 4 classes there. Our favourite was noughts and crosses!

We made new friends by working together to build the tallest, sturdiest tower using cardboard boxes, paper and tape!

Before we left, we made friendship bracelets for our new friends at Iqra.

We're really looking forward to their visit to see us next Tuesday!

Week 5

On Tuesday Iqra visited Idle. We saw our friends from when we visited Iqra and made new ones. We worked together to make our own Together Towns and wrote a poem together about how we can make our towns clean, healthy and safe.


At the end of the day we went outside and it was great fun rolling down the hill. We can't wait to see them again!

"It was fun seeing our friends again and learning more about them." - Rayne

"It was an amazing experience making new friends and working together." - Saisha


Week 6

This week we have had lots of fun learning about solids, liquids and gases in science. We measured melting ice over the day and investigated how some foods melt!


"It was fun learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gas!" - Amelia

We looked at the artist William Morris in art and made scrapbook pages in our sketchbooks about him.

"We learnt about William Morris in art. We loved seeing all of his wallpaper designs!" - Daphne


"We learnt how to do hatching and stippling as ways of adding tone to our drawings." - Thomas

"I loved learning about money and decimals in maths this week!" - Arthur

"This week has been really fun because we got to write rhetorical questions!" - Libby

Week 7

We have had a busy week drawing and shading marigolds! We used the techniques of stippling and hatching to help us to show tone in our drawings.


We worked hard on our assessed writes, writing to Professor Brownstone from our story to persuade him to donate his artefacts to a museum!

This half term we have learnt lots about ourselves and how we can support and help others. Through our visits with Iqra, we learnt how to be a team together and make friends. We loved our work with Iqra and many of us found we were more courageous than we thought when faced with new situations.