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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

Blue Class

Welcome to Year 4's class page!

The adults in class are Mr Haigh, Mrs Speight, Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Bartram. In addition, we’re lucky enough to have Bex for French and Mrs Garside for ukuleles.

In our first few weeks, we have been working extremely hard. In Maths, we have been learning all about four digit numbers, including expanding numbers, putting them in ascending order and placing them on a number line to 10,000. In English, the children have been trying very hard to achieve their first class targets. In addition, we have started reading the classic The Secret Garden. 

As a class we agreed the rules for our class charter and everyone signed it. Have a look at our charter to see if you can spot your signature and remind yourself of the rules. 

Our topic for autumn is Victorians. We have researched facts about Queen Victoria using the iPads, drawn in the style of William Morris and made thaumatropes, which are Victorian toys. In addition, we created a timeline to show where the Victorian period was.


Remember, our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Children can wear their PE kit to school on these days. 

Victorian Pit Collages.

Zapp! In science, we have been learning all about electricity. Firstly, we made simple circuits using bulbs, wires and cells. The children demonstrated they could make a bulb brighter by adding more cells. They also tested a range of materials to see if they were conductors or insulators. 

Some materials let electricity pass through them easily. These materials are known as electrical conductors.

Some materials do not allow electricity to pass through them. These materials are known as electrical insulators.

As part of Science Week, we were visited by a professional...Boffin! We were lucky enough to see Jaw-dropping science experiments and mind-blowing science demonstrations. Year Four focussed on fabulous flames where we learnt about the different elements of the fire triangle and witnessed some memorable experiments. Can you name the three elements of the fire triangle? Check the pictures for help!

Below is a stack of books we will be looking at throughout the year as part of our reading lessons, as a source of inspiration for our writing and, of course, reading for pleasure. The books we cover consist of a range of titles to cover all interests, including funny stories, adventures, mysteries, scary tales, stories to fire the imagination and non-fiction. The books include stories by Malorie Blackman, Steven Butler, Phillip Pullman and Frances Burnett.

At the start of the autumn term, we were fortunate enough to have Tom with us who taught us about forest schools, bush craft and woodwork. We learnt how to create leaf rubbings, made a tripod using bamboo, create wattle and daub structures, make fire using a flint and striker and finally used different types of knots to create our very own tree swings! 

As the autumn term topic was the Victorians, we used William Morris as our inspiration. William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist and printer. We learnt to draw, shade and paint in a similar style as well as creating our own repeating patterns.