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Tooth decay experiment!

This week in Jackdaws we have been looking at teeth and how they can decay if we keep drinking different solutions. We thought about scientific questions and planned an experiment to test this. We focused on keeping our tests fair. In 7 days we will take our teeth (eggs) out of their solutions and see the results.

Please see some pictures of us doing the experiment below  


Cogges Manor Farm trip


Jackdaws enjoyed a brilliant day at Cogges Manor Farm to help us learn all about our topic 'Field to Fork'. We looked at how farming has changed over time and explored where are food comes from. We also looked at the different areas of a farm and how products produced on farms around the world help us in our lives daily. 


Thank you to all parents that helped to get the children there and back.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This half term in Jackdaws we have been doing lots of work based on the novel 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. We have had lots of fun exploring the characters and themes in the book. From this we have created our own character and written them their own chapter in the book. We were also lucky enough to be visited by Mr Wonka by himself. After his visit we produced biographies about his life. Please see some of our amazing work below.


Year 4 May Day Dance

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Welcome to year 4s May Day dance video - Summertime by Will Smith. The children have worked really hard this week to learn the dance moves. We really hope that you enjoy it!

Year 4 Summer Term Overview

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Hi everyone, here is an overview of the learning we will be doing throughout the Summer term.

Jackdaws soar on return to school!

Wow! What can I say about Jackdaws this week! It has been amazing to see the children return to school with big smiles on their faces and such enthusiasm for their learning. 

We have had a busy week full of learning and fun! This week we introduced 'The Daily Mile' and all children have enjoyed getting out early in the morning to kick start our day with some social exercise.

We have also looked at newspaper reports in our English lessons this week and begun to explore the different features that can be used to make our own reports amazing. Come back in a few weeks to see some of our amazing reports.

In Maths, we have been exploring decimals and exploring how to divide 1 and 2-digit numbers by 10. This involved us getting the opportunity to draw on the tables, which we enjoyed very much!

Please see below some pictures from this week!


Christmas Nativity

In Jackdaws, we have really enjoyed being part of the Christmas Nativity this year. Children have loved learning lines, songs and dances and performing on the stage. We really hope you like the Nativity. Here are a few behind the scenes photos from our final dress rehearsal.

Viking Day

This week in Jackdaws we enjoyed our Viking Day experience by taking part in many activities during the school day. The day started with the children sharing their wonderful costumes, all members of staff in year 4 were amazed by the effort and commitment that the children put into their outfits.


Here is Queen Saxon-Slayer of the Jackdaw tribe, ready for battle!

Here is Queen Saxon-Slayer from the Jackdaws tribe, ready for battle!

Throughout the day the children answered the question ‘What have the Vikings done to help us today?’. We looked at how the Vikings used runes to help them write and we used these to decode our own messages. Also, we investigated the Viking raid of Lindisfarne in AD793 and created our own eyewitness accounts. Finally, we learnt a Viking inspired song that linked into the Viking raids in England.




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Last week we had lots of fun making special paper to look like it had come from the Viking ages. We then used our Viking paper to write authentic fact files for King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan.


As part of Science week, Jackdaws had lots of chances to put our scientific minds to work. We were also lucky enough to be visited by Science Oxford and Fizz Pop Science who spoke to us about sound and how our body protects us from viruses such as the common cold.