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Year 4 - Hickory Class 2020-2021

Island Project

Hickory class have been developing their oracy skills this week by performing readings of their diary entries. The children were told they were stuck on a desert island and had to document each day living there! They were all very clear when reading aloud and came up with some fascinating ideas! 

Rounders Day

The Year 4 rounders club was invited to participate in a rounders day! Staff from SASP provided the children with coaching on how to play rounders, learning catching and batting skills. In the afternoon, the children then competed in a tournament, they were all extremely well behaved and loved learning all the new skills! 

Geography Day

Hickory class had a wonderful Geography Day! In the morning we learned about Japan and researched information to create a fact file (who knew that KFC is a tradition on Christmas eve in Japan!). The children then had a go at writing in Japanese and drew some fantastic symbols to represent themselves.


In the afternoon, our main country was Samoa and the children simply loved learning about their culture and traditions. We made Samoan flags and duplicated some Samoan art work. Mr Watkinson then took small groups of children outside to learn some rugby skills whilst the rest of the children made traditional celebrational leis to wear! They looked spectacular!

Egyptian Project Day

Wow! What can we say, we were completely overwhelmed by the children’s Egyptian projects this year! It was simply incredible, the time and effort that every single child put into their home projects was outstanding and we had a wonderful morning. The children were able to present information as well as show off their amazing projects and we all learned so much! Thank you for everyone who helped create these incredible projects, we will be sending them home in the penultimate week of term.

Sports Day 2021! 

Wow! What an incredible sports day Year 4 had! All of the children were exceptionally behaved and gave each event a massive amount of effort. We were very impressed with their outstanding results and the comradery they showed throughout the day. Please see below the superb action shots we captured! 


This week in English the children took inspiration from Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs. In this film, food gets scientifically combined with animals to create foodimals, for example, a shrimpanzee or a tacodile! The children were tasked with creating their own foodimals and writing information texts about them. To follow alongside this, in Art, the children then combined their names with both a food and an animal! These created some hilarious pictures! (Please also admire the children's amazing 'Crazy Hair Day') 

Dance with Mrs Hill


In Hickory class, we have been learning about the mummification process that Ancient Egyptians used. To help the children remember each step of the process, we decided to mummify a class member! The children then wrote fantastic instructions on how to mummify someone and even designed an Egyptian mask. A massive well done to Michael, who played the excellent role of the mummy volunteer.  

Mental Health Awareness Week

To celebrate mental health awareness week, Hickory Class discovered the sounds of nature from the school field. The children's task was to listen carefully and count the number of sounds they could hear that involved nature. We were very lucky to hear the sound of a woodpecker on the field!

Writing in Hieroglyphs

This week in history the children have been learning how the Ancient Egyptians wrote. They wrote using symbols called hieroglyphs. Hickory class were then set the task of creating their own 'Cartouche' using their new skill of writing in hieroglyphs. 

Masks from different cultures

In art this week, the children have been exploring the use of masks from different cultures and countries. They chose their favourite and recreated it by sketching and colouring them into art books. They did an amazing job and created some wonderful pieces of mask art. 

Sound experiments!

In science this week we have been exploring sounds by following experiment instructions. There were 4 experiments to investigate: a spoon sound maker, 2 glass sound makers and a string telephone! The children loved investigating the sound they could make with all of these!

Stone Age art

This week in History we have been exploring how people, who lived in the Stone age, communicated. The children then used tea stained paper to create their drawings. They used brown oil pastels and charcoal to draw. We then printed each of our hands onto the paper. 

Comic Relief! 

The children looked amazing in their superhero costumes for red nose day! We had a SUPER day and raised lots of money for charity. Thank you to everyone for helping the children look fantastic, you are all superheros!


Does sight effect your sense of smell? 

As it was science week, we created an investigation around our sense of smell. We discussed whether or not seeing something made you smell it better. To investigate, each group had 6 different smells. The children were told to close their eyes and smell each product and then write down what they thought it was. There were some very smelly ones, including vinegar and BBQ sauce, all the children were very brave indeed! The children struggled to identify some of the smells so came to the conclusion that sight does effect how we smell things! It was hilarious seeing some of their reactions! 

Innovative inventions TV adverts!

To help sell the children's new inventions, they all created TV adverts. We researched previously made adverts and discussed what made them catchy. They then planned and filmed their own, advertising their new product! The children were very creative and came up with very catchy phrases and songs to sell their inventions. Check out Evie and Ollie's advert for their self driving buggy below.

Evie and Ollie's self drive buggy

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Science Week 

What a fantastic first week back we have had! For our English lessons this week, the children created 'Innovative inventions!' for Science week. We discussed what innovative meant and how we could create a product that would help future generations. In pairs, then gathered ideas and drew a sketch of their invention, then pitched the idea to the class- they were all extremely creative and were very impressive! 

Tudor Day!

What a superb day we have had! The children looked absolutely amazing in their Tudor costumes! We began the day with some portrait artwork of Henry VIII and his six wives. We then competed in some Tudor sports, archery! The children were incredible at this and we even had 2 bullseye (well done Noah and Lila!). After lunch we were invited to King Henry's ball where we danced Tudor style and enjoyed the music. To end the day we had a banquet in the classroom where the children sampled different types of Tudor food, including marzipan which went down very well for some! It has been one of the most enjoyable days and I want to thank the children for being SPECTACULAR! Thank you!