Year 4

Important Information!
The staff in year 4 are
  • Mr Whitehouse
  • Miss Coltman
  • Mrs Bosworth
Spellings- We give out new spellings every Friday to be tested the following Friday.
P.E.- We have P.E every Monday and Thursday. Remember your full kit!
Reading- Reading books need to be read at home every night and homework completed when the book is finished! Remember to get your planner signed with the book title, author, pages read and a comment!
Homework - Maths and English to be given out on Friday and returned on Tuesday.
We are now learning to play the violin every Tuesday afternoon too. It's certainly not quiet (covers ears)!



Take a step back into the Roman way of life by viewing the pictures from our WOW Day!! Year 4 experienced all about the Roman way of life by:


  • Learning about and making laurel wreaths.
  • Designing a Roman shield.
  • Making a Roman mosaic.
  • Becoming archaeologists and digging for Roman pottery (in the rain for class 9!)
The Story of


Liquids are not packed as tightly as solids where as gases are very loosely packed. The spacing of the molecules enables sound to travel much faster through a solid than a gas. Sound travels about four times faster and farther in water than it does in air.
Year 4 have been replicating how a sound travels. We moved around the classroom pretending we were vibrations; rebounding and travelling through solids!



Monday 13th November                                                                                                                                  4 gold coins

The Roman Journal

Wicked War Wages at West Heath


On the spot report:


A vicious encounter occurred at West Heath Primary School yesterday as Roman armies from Class 9 and Class 10 clashed on the top playground. War cries were heard as far out as Northfield Poundland as the blistering encounter hit its bloody zenith. After a staggering 14 minutes of battle, the victor finally arose from the depths of despair, a swaggering class 10 left the battlefield, leaving behind a drained, despondent and downhearted class 9. However, these emotions were not warranted as although defeated, Class 9 covered themselves in eternal glory due to their heroic stand. Eye witnesses are not to be accused of hyperbole after claiming the actions of Class 9 were reminiscent of the British stand at Rourke’s Drift and the infamous barricades of the Alamo.


A year 4 named Liam said, "It was a very vicious battle!" While Amelia Duncombe Yeoman, a commander of the Roman army in class 10, stated, "It was terrifying and something I never want to witness again."


Mr Whitehouse. (Commander Julius Caesar)

Self-editing is a skill most children find difficult. So, here in Class 10, we spend one lesson after a 'big write' playing the Editing World Cup.
Children are placed in teams and have to edit their work at 5 stations:
  1. Synonyms
  2. Spellings
  3. Punctuation
  4. Peer reading
  5. Fronted adverbials, conjunctions and   sub-ordinate clauses
They move around the stations in a carousel after 10 minute intervals. The winning team is the team that produces the best edits!
          HALL OF FAME!!!!

Class 9 have been learning all the key words for addition and subtraction word problems! Year 4 have promised to ace all maths tests with their new word problem knowledge!

Year 4 were looking at the perimeter of rectangles in maths. They were given a set amount of time to find all the hidden shapes in the classroom and work out every perimeter. Needless to say, they succeeded!
Wind whistling like a steam train,
heaving the leaves into the bright, luminous sky.
We were talking whilst walking,
in the amazing, gazing autumn.
Branches were swaying, swaying, swaying all day,
fireworks popping like ready toast.
Wind roaring like a lion,
fireworks snarling as loud as a bear.
I can see naked, embarrassed trees.
I can smell dangerous gunpowder.
I can hear conkers crashing like angry waves.
I can see perpetual, radiant leaves.
I feel so autumnal.
the air is crisp, it numbs my throat.
Ayman Ismael (Class 10)