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Year 4

Crumble Computing

In Year 4, we were lucky enough to have a visitor come in to help us construct our very own moving vehicle from scratch! All we had to start with was a paper plate, a crumble (a very small computer chip), batteries and some wires. Throughout the day, we built a working circuit, using motors to power the wheels, program the crumble computer and finally decorate it!

It was quite tricky thinking what we needed to include in our code, because computers aren't actually very clever and can only follow instructions.... However, we persevered and solved lots of problems, including the fact that each pair was only given 2 wheels!







We had some fantastic designs, including a chip van, unicorn car and a spotty car for Pudsey from Children in Need. Well done Year 4!

Viking Day 2017! - The arrival of Sven Longlegs!

Year 4 had a fantastic day learning about the Vikings! They learnt about Viking Myths and the story of Thor and they compared Viking houses to houses today. To really enhance their learning, the children met Sven Longlegs, a Viking explorer who had taken a wrong turn and ended up at our school!. He taught them all about the Vikings and they had lots of fun with him!

We would like to thank you all for their amazing costumes and your support for this day!

The Year 4 Team 

Here are the photos of the day! 





Autumn 2 Home learning

Autumn 2 Spellings

Maths Home Learning

Every Friday we will set the children a task to complete on MyMaths by the following Tuesday. All the children have now been given their own personal login details. Before they put these in though, they must first use the school login on the MyMaths home page.


School login: darrick1

School password: compass260





If there is ever a problem over the weekend, your child can come to the computer suite on a Monday lunchtime to complete their home learning before they have their lunch.