For Your Information
The summer holidays will finally be here at 215pm on Tuesday 23rd July and hopefully the sun will make an extended appearance too!
There are lots of things available to families throughout the summer and we have displayed this information on the noticeboards in the alleyway between the main gates to both sites. We have listed activities to do, cheap or free places for children to eat and information about courses happening for families supporting children with additional needs. Don't forget to take a photo when you are collecting your child at the end of the day!
We are aware that the holidays are not always easy as normal routine and everyday life is suddenly changed (and that's for children too, not just us adults!). If you are finding it challenging, then please visit our website page which lists the support agencies available: Signposts to support home adults
We hope you all have an enjoyable break and can't wait to see you back on Wednesday 4th September for another exciting year ahead!
School Blog Year 4

School Blog

Year 4

The blog for Lime, Larch & Laburnum
Miss Shields, Mrs Herron and Miss Mead

Wild child.

By Year 4, in Year 4 - Thursday, 25 May 2023

Wild child.

By Year 4, in Year 4 - Thursday, 25 May 2023

Wildchild Woods!

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Wednesday, 24 May 2023

We have arrived at Wildchild and have had an incredibly busy first day. We have been making bug hotels and playing lots of team building games. Some of us have been on the toboggans and the others have been toasting marshmallows on the campfire. We are ready to go and enjoy a nice hot chocolate around the campfire!

Shelter Day

By Mrs Herron, in Year 4 - Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Today we used a combination of science and design technology skills to build shelters to fit specific criteria: to protect the occupants from rain and to be strong enough should a tree fall on it. We considered different materials to use and collected natural resources from our outside environment. We learnt how triangles are the strongest shape and saw how they are used in all sorts of buildings. Once we had built our shelters, we tested them! The rains came, the trees fell and we saw just how strong and protective our shelters were.


By Year 4, in Year 4 - Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Today we ended our Rainforests topic with a march around the school to raise awareness of deforestation. We made banners and placards with striking images and slogans, and prepared short speeches using key facts about the effects of deforestation on the animal and plant life that live there. We had so much fun and it was great to see other classes stopping their learning to listen to what we had to say. Even Mr Staples popped his head out of his office window to watch our march!

Netball Tournament

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Friday, 19 May 2023

Today 7 of us got to go to our first High 5 Netball tournament! We played lots of 5 minute matches against other schools and it was really fun to play all of the different positions. We won lots of the matches, whilst showing excellent sportsmanship and fantastic team work and Miss Newman was very impressed with how our Netball skills have developed.


By Miss Mead, in Year 4 - Friday, 12 May 2023

This week, we have been learning all about angles. We have looked at the different types and how we can identify each one. 

Today, Miss Mead let us loose with the masking tape. In pairs, we stuck the tape to the table and created different angles. Then, we swapped tables with a different pair and spent time identifying the angles. Some of us used our right angle checker to check what kind of angle we were looking at to make sure we labelled it correctly. 

Teaching Talons

By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Our topic for this term is Rainforests! Today we had some very special visitors come in to show us lots of Rainforest animals. We saw a Gecko named Custard, an African bullfrog, 2 Madagascar hissing Cockroaches, a Millipede, a Jungle nymph stick insect and even a Boa constrictor snake! We were able to get up close and handle the animals if we wanted to, the millipede tickled our hands which made lots of us giggle. In the afternoon we made fact files of our favourite animal from the day and had a go at drawing the animals to see if we could capture all of the wonderful patterns they had.


By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Friday, 24 March 2023


By Miss Newman , in Year 4 - Friday, 24 March 2023

Lime class have really enjoyed our Wow Week this week, all about our topic involving Robots.

On Monday, we used our D&T skills to make our own robots, we tried to run an electrical circuit through them to have an element of our robot light up and also used our knowledge of linkages and levers to try and make our robot move! 

On Tuesday we were very busy looking at the different types of angles in robots and solving maths factory problems involving area and perimeter.

On Wednesday, we used our art skills to create our own perspective drawings similar to the style of Eric Joyner, with our own robots and donuts!

On Thursday, we wrote up our instruction manuals for our own robots thinking about different things the user would need to know about how they work.

On Friday, we did some more reading of our core text 'The Iron Man' by Ted hughes, and came up with some of our own robotic dances in PE, which we shared with the rest of the Year 4 classes!