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Hawthorn Primary School


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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


This year, within Year 4 will be Mr Bannister and Mrs Kaur. 


During the Autumn Term in Maths, we will be working on our Place Value and Four Operations. For our English topics, we will learn about Instructions and Poetry. In Science, we will be learning about the topics Water Cycle and States of Matter.


Please remember that your water bottles need changing daily with fresh water. 


Year 4's P.E days will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please remember to have the correct kit. This includes: a white t shirt, black tracksuit bottoms or shorts and pumps or trainers.


Thank you,


Mr Bannister and Mrs Kaur


Y4 yearly curriculum overview 2021

Lots of library litter!

Today the Eco Warriors have been busy at the local library, picking up litter from their garden area. Despite the fact that there is a bin directly opposite, we still found a lot of litter! Please check out our Eco Warrior page, in the PSHE section of Curriculum, to see more pictures.







 Deaf Awareness Week 


We enjoyed creating our own sign names, designing posters and signing along to our song from The Greatest Showman.

Music - Y4 enjoying another ukulele session.

Eco Warriors hard at work. We have been checking that unnecessary lights and running taps are turned off and we are looking into expanding our recycling. For more news about what we are doing, please look at our page. We have our own section within PSHE.

We have some new roles and responsibilities this week in Y4, as our Eco Warriors have been appointed. Last term we looked at deforestation, habitat destruction and climate change. We know that we can help to make a difference and we are passionate about achieving our Global Goals. Miss Jenkins and the children have lots of exciting ideas and can't wait to share them with the whole school.

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.