St James CE Primary School

Year 4 Topic Work

Welcome to the Year 4 topic page!

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Spring 2017 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We presented our Cracking Contraption designs to Year 3.

We tried to persuade them to buy them!

We learnt all about electricity and made our own switches.

We tested our switches

Year 4 Spring 2017


We are really proud of our work

In music we have been learning to play the ukulele.

We used oil pastels

We learnt how to blend colours

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Summer 2017 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We explored The Wind in the Willows and created our very own films based on the book.

We learnt all about volcanoes and for home learning we created our very own models that we then erupted at school!

We learnt all about the incredible country Iceland and created our own travel guides for it.

We got messy with paints in art this term. We experimented with colour!

Year 4 Summer Term 2017


We played ‘Pooh Sticks’ to determine which direction the river was flowing and how fast it was flowing.

We experimented with buckets, pipes and sponges to simulate the water cycle. We had to see which group saved the most water.

Our last challenge was to assess whether the pond was a healthy pond or not by pond dipping to identify which aquatic creatures could be found in Testwood Lakes.

We found boatman, newt tadpoles, larvae and many more different species which meant the pond was a good pond and not polluted.