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Welcome to Year 4 from Mr Cox

Welcome to Year 4's class page!


We are now in the Summer term, with our final topic of Year 4!  The Ancient Egyptians is a really exciting topic with loads of practical and creative opportunities.  We began by learning about mummification and then practised the art by mummifying fish.  In 6 weeks time we will continue the process so that they are embalmed in time for the end of the school year.


Our bushcraft residential is fast approaching and I cannot wait!  Last year's was an absolutely fantastic experience for the children, and the staff team were wonderfully positive about it as well!  The uptake has been excellent again and the information has all gone out.  We will be taking our Ancient Egyptian bas-relief carvings (created in Miss Harrison's art lessons) with us so that the children can use ochres, clays and berries to mix up their required colours and paint their carvings in the woodland.


There is a section below which contains the details of the residential trip.


At the end of the school year, Year 4 host a museum for adults and families to visit.  All of the children's finest pieces of work are displayed along with evidence of the practical aspects of their learning.  When we finalise a date, we'll send out our invitations.


I want Year 4 to be a significant year for the children in terms of the development of their independence.  Some of the experiences they have had this year are shown below in our photographs.  Please feel free to browse and let me know if you have ideas about how I could add to the experiences in future years!

Partition-racing. Using competitive games to make maths more fun!

Multi-skills competition at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy

Bottle-top art. Miss Harrison's art lessons produced some incredible art linked to plastic ocean pollution.

Trust and consent game. A fun outdoor learning lesson with a hugely important message for young people.

Science open-morning. Adults invited in for science experiments with the children. LOTS of mess and great learning!

Mummifying fish. Starting our Egyptians topic off by mummifying fish for 6 weeks!

Which material is the most effective filter and why? A science experiment led by the children.