Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum 
A Curriculum Overview for Year 4 can be viewed/downloaded, here. This will give details of areas covered throughout the 2017-2018 Academic Year. 
To find out more information about the curriculum we follow at Plumberow, please speak with a relevant year group teacher or the academy office.

Games lessons for Year 4 Pupils from September 2017, will be on Monday afternoons (or Friday afternoon if the Monday is a Bank Holiday)

States of Matter!

posted 12 Oct 2017, 02:16 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 12 Oct 2017, 02:17 ]

Year 4 became Scientists when they conducted experiments in class testing what happens to materials when they are heated and cooled!
Some interesting discoveries!

Science Day at Greensward!

posted 26 Sep 2017, 11:38 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 26 Sep 2017, 11:40 ]

A group of Plumberow pupils from Years 3&4 joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings at a Science Day hosted by Greensward Academy!
They had a fantastic day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities which included using a microscope to study plant and animal cells, carrying out a test to decide which solutions were acid and which were alkali, some chromatography, which involved colouring a pattern on filter paper and seeing how the colours separated and then, using electrical circuits, they looked at the relationship between voltage and current!!
A VERY busy day!

Healthy Eating Workshop!

posted 13 Jul 2017, 10:47 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 14 Jul 2017, 09:45 ]

Pupils in Year 4 and Year 3 were visited by a member of 'Provide' who gave some very useful information regarding Healthy Snacks!
Pupils were shocked at the amount of sugar some of these contained!
The workshops were arranged as part of our application for Advanced Level Healthy Eating!

Colchester Zoo - 2017

posted 28 Jun 2017, 12:49 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 28 Jun 2017, 12:52 ]

To enhance their learning of their latest topic, The Rainforest, Year 4 pupils visited Colchester Zoo! 
A great day which included informative talks, 'hands on' experiences and of course, seeing the many different animals!!
Mrs Jeans/Mrs Jestico's Class!

Writing Workshop

posted 23 May 2017, 06:58 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 23 May 2017, 23:22 ]

A group of Year 4 boys attended a Writing Workshop held at Woodville Primary School in South Woodham Ferrers!
They had a brilliant day with the performance poet Neal Zetter and impressed everyone with their vocabulary! They played word games in the morning and then the children mixed with the other schools to create a piece of performance poetry in the afternoon!
Writing is Fun!

Roman Day!

posted 5 May 2017, 09:15 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 5 May 2017, 11:10 ]

Year 4 have been bringing their Roman topic to life and supporting their cross curricular learning!
 They made shields, mosaics, jewellery, lamps, masks, wreaths, scrolls, coin purses and studied other Roman artefacts!


Colchester Castle

posted 20 Apr 2017, 11:59 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 11:53 ]

(more photos added!) As part of their topic on Romans, Year 4 pupils spent a day at Colchester Castle!
They toured the museum looking at Roman artefacts, learnt about the history of Colchester during the first century AD including the Celtic revolt led by Boudicca, and then constructed a Roman villa and Celtic round house. It certainly helped put their Roman topic in context and was extremely worthwhile!

Mr Vaughan's Class!

Mrs Jeans/Mrs Jestico's Class!

Miss Ellis' Class!


posted 24 Feb 2017, 03:05 by Sheila Bacon

This term, the year 4 R.E. topic has been Islam. As an end to the topic, Mr Lebeze, a year 4 parent, came to talk to the year group about being a Muslim. The children impressed him with their knowledge of Islam and the talk helped to both consolidate their knowledge and further their understanding of the religion. Once again, we would like to thank Mr Lebeze for giving up his time and kindly agreeing to talk to the children.

Real Life Learning!

Food Tech Day!

posted 2 Feb 2017, 08:28 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 2 Feb 2017, 08:32 ]

A group of pupils from Years 3&4 joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings at a Food Technology Day organised and hosted by Greensward!
On the menu...Vegetable Soup and Bread Roll (lunch) followed by Cookies (eaten with Hot Cholcolate)(All made with their own fair hands!) 

Masterchefs of the future!

Christmas Dinner!

posted 18 Dec 2016, 09:20 by Sheila Bacon   [ updated 18 Dec 2016, 09:21 ]

Year 4 joined Year 3 and had a great time on the day of their Christmas Lunch!


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