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Welling, DA16 3BP

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Spring Term 2


In Year 4, we have had a fascinating time exploring the captivating world of living things, habitats and biomes!  From the smallest insects to the biggest mammals, we have been learning about the different habitats that these amazing creatures call home. Our science lessons have been filled with exciting opportunities to investigate, experiment and learn. We used microscopes to explore tiny organisms in more detail on a trip down in our amazing forest school- it was such fun!



In English, we took our writing skills to the next level with our latest writing piece. We wrote some amazing short portal stories using fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and direct speech!


In Geography, we delved into the mesmerising world of biomes. We even created a catchy song to raise awareness about climate change and the importance of biodiversity in our world!


During this term, we also celebrated World Book Day which was a wonderful experience for all! Year 4 and Year 2 had the opportunity to read books to each other which we thoroughly enjoyed! This term has been fantastic and we cannot wait to see what Summer 1 will bring!

Spring Term 1




In Year 4, we have had a wonderful time learning about sound in science! We explored volume, pitch and the vibrations of objects and even got the instruments out to test our theories - it was great fun! History has been an exciting topic for us this term, we learnt about the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and their contributions towards history. Learning about the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings was utterly fascinating! During lessons, we conducted freeze frames and story boards to show our understanding of these events - did you know that both of these famous battles took place in 1066!? As well as this, during our writing lessons we wrote letters to persuade some very important people. Some of us wrote to the Prime Minister about issues in our community, whilst others wrote to King Charles III, David Attenborough as well as many others.  We have been delighted to receive replies to these letters! After all of that learning, we finished off the half term with Children’s Mental Health week where we explored different aspects of our wellbeing. During this time, we had the opportunity to paint using watercolors, discuss and share ideas about internet safety and participated in a key-stage wide dance! It was a blast and we cannot wait to see what fun Spring 2 will bring!



Autumn Term 2


In year 4 we have had a blast learning all about the different states of matter in science! We explored behaviours, characteristics and textures of different materials, investigated how gases diffuse in the air and even acted in role as particles in a solid, liquid and gas!



Geography taught us about our local community and how to navigate the world around us, we looked at London landmarks and how to locate them on a map. In addition, we studied the infamous River Thames and gained knowledge of the features of a river. Did you know that the River Thames is 215 miles long and it starts all the way in Gloucestershire?!



During our Art day last term, we had the opportunity to explore the different painting techniques of Monet and even painted our own version of a Japanese footbridge! After all that learning we finished the term with songs around the tree for all our families to see. It was a great half term, packed with learning and fun. We can’t wait to see what the spring has in store for us. 





Autumn Term 1


In Science this term, we have been looking at the Digestive system, our teeth and food chains. We began by looking at how many teeth we have and their different names. To explain the role of each tooth we all ate a cracker using just the front four teeth. We discovered that this was really difficult and how we needed our back teeth to grind our food before we swallowed it. To learn how the digestive system works, we carried out an experiment using a range of household items. They really enjoyed this experiment and it allowed them to create their own flip books to explain the whole process.

We finally looked at a number of different food chains and food webs. These showed the path of the nutrients from the producer to the different consumers. We created mobiles to evidence this and our knowledge of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores from Year 3 really helped us to decide on the different consumers.



In History this term, we have been studying Ancient Greece. We have located Greece on a world map and as a class located the different city states. This lead on to us discussing the different governments in each state and how Greece were the first people to form a democracy as their chosen government. They took part in a debate and showed great enthusiasm for every topic!

We then moved on to look at some of the Greek jobs that exist today because of Ancient Greece. These included, actors, teachers and builders. The children were very surprised to discover that only men went to school! They interviewed each other to see if they would be suitable for the job.