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Hawthorn Primary School


Primary School

Inspire, Challenge, Achieve

Year 4

Welcoming Y4 Back to the Classroom
We welcomed all of the children in Year 4 back to the classroom this week. We shared our thoughts, and fears, about having been in Lockdown and returning to school. We also looked at what our own expectations are for behaviours in school and agreed these together.

Rights Respecting School Class Charter

We are a Rights Respecting School. We understands our rights as children, and the responsibilities which go along with these rights. On returning to the classroom, we revisited what this means and updated our Class Charter in Year 4.

Biodiverse Brazil

(Exploring Biomes and The Amazon Rainforest)

Our new topic, for this half term, is Biodiverse Brazil. We will be exploring flora and fauna native to the Amazon Rainforest, and the impact of deforestation on these. 


To begin with, we looked at the layers of the rainforest. We worked individually, and in pairs, to create a 3D representation of these layers as a 'Rainforest in a Box'. Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed this on their first day back in the classroom.


Our Final Outcomes

Welcome to Year 4!

The children in school made a book in a box...they are amazing!. Can you guess which books they are ?

Nahom looking very relaxed reading his favourite book with a cup of tea .

This afternoon, Years 3 and 4 listened to a classical piece of music called The Firebird by Stravinsky. They then created a piece of artwork based on the music they had heard.


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Please practice your Christmas song .

Sing up its Christmas

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In Year 4 we have been learning how to use different pencils to create tones. We have made close observational drawings of Anglo-Saxon jewellery and then used these drawings to inspire us in making a block for a collograph print.

Here are some photos of us at work.


In science Year 4 are learning about electricity. They were given 2 wires, a bulb and battery and asked to investigate how they could make the bulb light. Here are the photos of us experimenting.

Success at last!

After trying out all sorts of different combinations we discussed the meaning of the word circuit and how that might help us to think of ways to light the bulb.

Pupil Ambassadors

We have been voting for the two children that we would like to represent us in the school Pupil Ambassador meetings. We have chosen children thought we thought would be:

  • good role models
  • speak clearly
  • share our ideas
  • report back


Here are are some photos of us casting our votes. Have a look at the Pupil Ambassador page to see who won.



Reading Skills

In Year 4 we are reading Beowulf. During our reading lessons we have been practising the skill of prediction. As we read we use thought bubbles to help us explain what we are thinking.

Revealing our new class book

Year 4 intro video

This is "Year 4 intro video" by Hawthorn Primary School on Vimeo.