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Valley View Community Primary School

Loxley Class 2017-2018

Loxley Class 2017-2018

12 June 2018

We have started our new science topic looking at states of matter.  This means investigating the three different states of materials: solid, liquid and gas.  We went out on the field and acted like particles, then went back to the classroom to study water in the different states.  




21 May 2018

With the sun shining, cricket was fantastic on the field.  The children's catching, fielding and batting skills are progressing well. 



8 May 2018

We used 'thinking hats' to discuss issues about the RNLI.  The children had to act out a part to examine other people's feelings, ideas and thoughts.





20 April 2018

This week we visited Rodley Nature Reserve.  We looked at various habitats such as lagoons, ponds, woodland and meadows and saw a wide range of birds and insects.




26 March 2018

We had great fun running laps of the playground for Sport Relief.  The children paced themselves well and showed great grit and determination.





8 March 2018

World Book Day.  The Year 4 children who made it through the snow couldn't resist a photo opportunity.  We popped out in the chilly but glorious sunshine dressed as our book characters before returning to write various blurbs for our character's adventure.

23 February 2018

In English, we have been reading the book, The Lost Happy Endings and have been writing character and setting descriptions based on the text.  We combined this with art and sketched owls from the woodland scene ready to write about. 




9 February 2018

Our sewing project is progressing.  We have designed various aliens as part of our science fiction writing project, made templates, cut out the material and are now embroidering the detail.  It is very tricky but we are all very focused. 





31 January 2018

A busy week in Year 4 has seen us tackling division problems as grouping or sharing.  We used the hall to get into different groups and grouped ourselves into different numbers. 


We also started our skipping practice ready for an upcoming competition.  There are various skipping techniques such as the Double Bounce, Speed Skip and the Pretzel as well as skipping in pairs and groups.  We had so much fun.  




17 January 2018

We had the best time at Lineham Farm.  All the children are so proud of their achievements.  





15 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed singing Christmas carols with our Erasmus friends on Wednesday. We sang via a video link with children from Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic and Latvia. 


7 December 2017

As part of our sound topic in science, we have been investigating how sound is made, how it travels and how it changes through volume and pitch. 




19 November 2017

We have had great fun making Autumn collages based on work by Andy Goldsworthy. 





2 November 2017

We started our 'Perimeter' topic in maths by measuring different perimeters and making different shapes with fixed perimeters.




19 October 2017

Having learnt about life in the Roman army, we designed and made our own Roman shields and then in PE, we practised various drills and formations such as the 'testudo' or tortoise.  Can you see why it is called this?




12 October 2017

Today we had our Curriculum Meetings for parents to let you know what and how we teach, and how you can help at home.  You can find the presentation below.

PDF icon  Year 4 Curriculum Presentation


21st September 2017


Making Teeth

Today we have been making model teeth using salt dough to investigate the different types of teeth and their role in the digestion system.





21st September 2017


Maths Activities

We have been very busy over the last three weeks looking at place value.  We have solved problems by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, finding more or less and partitioning into different values.