Category Archives: Year 4

Year 4 blog

Year 4 Go Exploring and Adventuring Up the Waseley Hills

 

Year 4 have been learning about exploring and adventuring all term as part of their IPC topic, so today it was their chance to get out in the wild for real.   After a short coach ride, they arrived at the Waseley Hills and the adventure began… Our best exploring poses… Challenge one – Negotiating the […]

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Published Date: 5th April 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

UNICEF RRSA Inspire Workshop KS2

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first UNICEF RRSA workshop this morning. We learned a lot about the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and had fun taking part in lots of short activities. Members of the Steering Group lead a game matching picture cards to specific articles. […]

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Published Date: 27th March 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

British Science Week 2019 – Journeys

 

Did you know that this week is British Science Week ? And the theme for 2019 is Journeys. In Year 4, Miss Beardsmore helped us link our science learning with our Explorers and Adventurers topic to come up with the contents of a rucksack that would help us to survive on the journey of our choice – Tricky stuff and lots […]

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Published Date: 13th March 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Year 4 World Book Day 2019

 

Year 4 really went to town with their characters this year. Who can you spot? (Watch out for Cruella de Vil and Gangsta Granny….)

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Published Date: 7th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

World Book Day 2019 – KS2 storyteller

 

This morning, KS2 had a brilliant time with a story teller.  The story was The Story Thief, which is an Anansi story from West Africa.   We knew it wasn’t going to be just any story when we all had to get up and pretend to be different animals from the story! Can you tell […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Poetry Week – Why I Play

 

First, we explored two poems – Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson and Gymnastics by Michael Rosen.  We looked at the language features and content. Next, we went out to experience two types of play – physical (hopscotch) and imaginative (use the paper to get to the ‘island’) When we came back in, we reflected […]

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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Steering Group Assembly and Bronze Award

 

The Tiverton RRSA Steering Group took over yesterday’s assembly to teach us all about UNICEF’s role in disaster relief. We also had the exciting news that our Bronze Award certificate has arrived. Congratulations to everybody on your hard work!

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Published Date: 13th February 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Poetry Slam! Haiku-style

 

Year 4 have been studying Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo this half term. We decided to try and write some poetry inspired by the descriptions we had seen in the book so far.  We gathered descriptive language to get us started. Next, we learned about the traditional Japanese poetry form of Haiku (3 lines, with […]

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Published Date: 13th February 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

No Outsiders – Learning that language is no barrier to friendship

 

Today, Year 4 were considering how we communicate with others when we might not speak the same language. We read the story The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers. We then explored several problem-solving exercises but using no words at all, just our body language.  First, we had to get into height order….easy-peasy! Then, it […]

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Published Date: 7th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Safer Internet Day 2019

 

Today was Safer Internet Day and Year 4 were thinking hard about the idea of permission and our privacy rights on the internet. We worked in Kagan teams to create solutions to real-life scenarios. It was tough but we have really started to learn a lot about how to make the internet a safer place […]

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Published Date: 5th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Bridget Riley – Final Op Art Pieces

 

We used a mixture of media to create our final pieces!

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Published Date: 31st January 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Wants and Needs

 

We have been busy planning and teaching lessons this week. In our meeting, we explored different activities using the RRSA Wants and Needs cards. Which of the images show things which are essential to our survival and wellbeing, and which are extras, or ‘wants’? Some pictures had us discussing different situations, for example the bicycle. […]

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Published Date: 25th January 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

UNICEF – Wants vs Needs – Year 4 Steering Group Super Lesson!

 

This afternoon, Miss Brewster got a rest from being the main teacher for a short while and had the fantastic experience of being taught by members of the Y4 and Y6 UNICEF  Steering Group. They taught a brilliant lesson which made us really think about what were our wants and what we actually needed. We […]

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Published Date: 24th January 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 4


 

Bridget Riley – Artist Focus

 

This term, our artist focus has been Bridget Riley.  We learned all about Op Art and her contribution to the art movement.  To show what we learned we created a biography page. We then had a few experiments creating Op Art images of our own.  Watch this space for our final pieces.

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Published Date: 15th January 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Wow! Explorers and Adventurers!

 

The first day back started with a challenge! Year 4 had to complete a Star Orienteering course around the school grounds in order to find 8 clues to what our new topic would be.  Lots of team work and running needed! Once the clues were collected, the teams had to put them together to work […]

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Published Date: 8th January 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Year 4!

 

After taking the lead in last week’s Christmas celebrations, Year 4 were very much in the festive mood this week. We have created our Christmas cards by using thumbprint reindeers (complete with Rudolf red noses) and had to use our Maths skills to plan out the rectangles for the design.  We also had our first […]

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Published Date: 19th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Christmas Lunch

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .

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Published Date: 14th December 2018
Category: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Super Choir Carol Singing

 

Super Choir wowed the audience at St Mary’s Hospice last night with their wonderful singing. It was a chilly evening but they warmed us up with beautiful harmonies!

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Published Date: 14th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Saving the World – Homework Projects

 

Year 4 had a two week homework project to research and present a project about an aspect of our IPC topic “Saving the World”  of their choice. What amazing projects!

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Published Date: 4th December 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Year 3 & 4 Inspire Workshop -Writing Skills

 

This morning, Year 3 and 4 welcomed some of their parents to take part in a series of activities to develop writing skills. They had opportunity to practice: Kinesthetic Spelling – practicing the Year 3 and 4 exception words. Turning speech bubbles into direct speech. Vocabulary – playing a card game to orally build interesting […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

DT in Action – Battery Operated Lamps

 

This term’s design and technology project was to design and make a working battery operated lamp. We had to decide who our lamp was for and then explored circuits and switches in order to finalise our designs. Making was harder than we thought, but most of us managed to achieve something that looked like our […]

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Published Date: 15th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Concert Party

 

What a treat we had in school today when some of the KES boys came to visit. We were lucky enough to watch them perform some key Bach pieces to us in assembly – some of us even had a go.    

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Black History Month Celebrations

 

KS2 came together yesterday afternoon to celebrate different aspects of Black History through singing, artwork and dancing. We had an amazing time and would like to thank Miss Meah, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Baker for the help. What do you think of our masks?  

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Year 4 Visit the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

 

Year 4 walked to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park today to kick-off their new topic Saving the World. Their task was to go on a Photo Scavenger Hunt, following the clues to discover (and have our picture taken with) different endangered animals around the park.  We did lots of learning about their habitats and why […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Seurat Style Hot and Cold Volcanoes

 

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Published Date: 21st October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

David Smith – Commonwealth champion

 

You will never guess who visited our school today?… David Smith. He is a commonwealth champion from Glasgow. He can jump over 7 feet 😮 He is a professional high jumper! He is in our school today working with KS2 doing circuit training.  

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Published Date: 19th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Lila’s Climb – A poem of perseverance

 

This term, Year 4 have been reading and enjoying The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.  We are reaching the end of the book now just as our heroine, Lila, is reaching the climax of her journey.  But first she must face the towering task of climbing Mount Merapi – an active volcano! We discussed […]

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Published Date: 15th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Working Together We Can Make the World a Better Place!

 

Another brilliant effort by Mrs Baker and Year 4.  What a message! 

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Published Date: 11th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Dogs Trust Maths

 

This afternoon, Year 4 met Anthea from the charity Dog’s Trust. She came to talk to use about how much it actually costs to look after a dog properly. First, we had to write a shopping list for all the things that we thought a dog would need for its first year with us. We […]

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Published Date: 10th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Year 4 Visit Lapworth Museum

 

Today, Year 4 visited one of our favourite places – the Lapworth Museum! We met up with Anna, who we first met last year when we went for our Dinosaur visit. This time,  we went to consolidate our learning and find out some interesting new things about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We impressed our teachers with […]

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Published Date: 9th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

DT skills – The result? Tasty Leek and Potato Mash for Tea!

 

Despite a very dry growing season, Year 4 still managed to dig up a bumper crop of produce from the school growing beds this week.  They worked hard to uproot and unearth all these tasty leeks and potatoes, ready for creating a delicious dish. They took the whole process through from harvesting to preparing and […]

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Published Date: 4th October 2018
Category: gardening blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Popocatapetl was a big volcano

 

Year 4 have been learning a very tricky song, including ostinato, about a very trickily named Mexican volcano. Popocatapetl!

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Published Date: 1st October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

UNICEF rights respecting school

 

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Maths Competition Fun

 

This afternoon, four extremely talented and enthusiastic mathematicians from Year 4 took part in the Borcherd’s Shield Maths Challenge at King Edwards School.  They were brilliant ambassadors for Tiverton Academy and we are so proud of them!

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Published Date: 14th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4
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Place Value up to 4 digits!

 

Today, Year 4 were doing some pretty tricky maths, but we were working with our Kagan team so we knew we would succeed! We were showing our understanding of the value of each digit by representing one number in 3 different ways. A part-whole diagram, using base ten equipment and using our brand new place […]

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Published Date: 13th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4
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Entry Point – Earthquake at Tiverton?!

 

Year 4 got their new IPC off to an exciting start! We were imagining that Selly Oak had experienced a minor earth tremor, but experts had predicted that a more devastating earthquake was on its way. Tiverton had been chosen as the safest place to house the disaster relief centre, so the Kagan teams had […]

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Published Date: 6th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – DT project fun

 

We began our exciting new project by gathering our knowledge about kites.  We then learned about all the different features such as keel, sail, tail and spars. We then got to grips with simple paper-only kite making. Just look at them fly. We then tested out different materials for our sail and kite shapes, before […]

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Published Date: 20th July 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4
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KS2 Sports Day

 

We had a brilliant time in the sunshine this morning. Congratulations to all who participated and huge thanks to Miss Meah and Miss Hale for organising the best sports day ever! Thanks also to parents and families who came to cheer us on. We are really proud of the incredible talents and sportsmanship on display […]

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Published Date: 3rd July 2018
Category: KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Eagle Clay Tiles

 

Over the last two weeks, we have created observational pastel sketches of eagles to get a more thorough understanding of the features of the birds. We then zoomed in on specific aspects: the talons, the beak, the feathers, the eye, and carefully used line only to record the details.  These drawings formed the base of […]

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Published Date: 28th June 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Special Visitors

 

This term, Year 3 and 4 have been reading a new text Fly, Eagle Fly! As part of this, we wanted to experience how amazing birds of prey actually are. The only was to do this was to invite some into our school hall for an educational talk and flying demonstration!  We met owls, a […]

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Published Date: 26th June 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4