Year 4 Spring Term A Update

What a wonderful term we have had settling into 2022! Kicking off with our new theme, ‘Adventurers and Explorers’, we have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about famous explorers and their expeditions all around the world.

We have researched lots of different explorers, from Amy Johnson to Ernest Shackleton, and plotted their adventures on a timeline. We have collated our research to create databases for a variety of adventurers using different platforms such as Hwb and Flipgrid.

The children had the opportunity to step into the life of Captain Robert Scott and couldn’t believe how long it took his team to reach the South Pole, only to discover he had been beaten! Our diary entries as the Captain himself, portrayed the complete disbelief of his team’s endeavour.

Upon hearing that Elon Musk is embarking on a mission around the moon in 2023, we decided to write a letter to the man himself, persuading him to give us a spot on the rocket. It was great fun recording our brags on Seesaw and including these in our persuasive letters!

We gave Bear Grylls a run for his money in Forest school, collaborating and building dens to help us survive in the wild.


Our S.T.E.M topic this term is closely linked to our theme; exploring the polar regions. Techniquest have supported our learning with their online shows, teaching us all about the similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctica. Following this, we carried out an insulation experiment to identify the best insulating material for a polar explorer’s clothing. After learning about the freezing cold temperatures of the Arctic, we challenged ourselves to take part in a polar expedition and squeeze into a total of 3 sleeping bags, all whilst in our coats, hats and gloves! It was an afternoon full of laughter and less challenging than we first thought thanks to the support of our classmates.


In P.E, we have been developing passing, dribbling and blocking skills needed to play hockey. We have learnt how to pass and receive at different distances, block tackle and the Indian dribble technique, in order to ensure we can get past our opponent. In dance we have been creating ideas and movements to express parts of Amy Johnson’s life, retelling her story accompanied by 633 squadron music. This involved working with friends, developing listening skills and building on our knowledge of tempo, dynamics, rhythm and pace.


Over the past fortnight we have been busy preparing for our 2022 Eisteddfod. We have used our creativity and innovative skills to produce work of a very high standard. More to follow in our Spring B update. 

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