Y4: Gallery

Art - J. M. W Turner

Date: 17th Mar 2021 @ 5:08pm

J. M. W Turner


Today, we continued our Art topic by evaluating some of William Turner's work. We transformed our classroom into a Art gallery and walked around discussing his work with our class mates. After this, we all had a discussion about how the paintings made us feel.

World Book Day

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 2:29pm


For World Book Day, we focussed on a book called 'Dreamer' by Brian Moses and Bee Willey.

The book had a lot of really interesting and important themes that we discussed in class. As a class, we decided to focus on one theme - Whaling. We researched 'Whaling' and what it meant as well as looking into past and present events around this subject. 

We discussed the features of a newspaper report and then wrote our own report about 'Whaling'. As well as the reports, we decided to create our own Moari Whale art which links to a English unit that we have just finished.

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Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 1:25pm

In Lyme, our children absolutely love Maths! On World Maths Day, we asked our KS2 children to tell us why.

Kapa Haka

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 4:12pm

Kapa Haka

As part of our English topic, we have been looking at the story 'Whale Rider' which is a Maori tale. Because of this, we have been researching Maori culture and traditions. 

One of the main traditions in Maori culture is the 'Haka', made famous by the 'All Blacks' rugby team. We have attempted to create our own version. Here it is!

Lockdown Time Tables Board Games

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:20am

During lockdown, we have been working extremely hard in school. Sometimes, we need time to relax and have some fun! These time tables board games were a great way to continue with our timetables practice as well as having fun!

The Romans

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 9:37am

Year 4 - Cup string phones!

Date: 14th Feb 2020 @ 3:39pm


Today, year 4 made cup string phones. They explained how the sound travels from their mouth through the bottom of the cup, along the string and into the opposing cup. Ask your child to tell you about how they made them and what challenges they completed!

Lego Robotics

Date: 4th Feb 2020 @ 3:55pm

Year 4 and 5 DT Workshop


We had a fantasic time exploring our skills for design and engineering through our DT experience day. The children learnt about motors, gears, pulleys, levers and sensors by creating a motorised lock to control water levels with sensors and their own  robotic alligators which move in response to motion.

Science Week 2020!

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 4:23pm

Science Week 2020

This week all of our classes have been focussing on a science topic. 

Year 1 - Animals inc Humans

Year 2 - Animals inc Humans

Year 3 - Forces and Magnets

Year 4 - States of Matter

Year 5 - Forces

Year 6 - Light

Children have been observing changes, finding patterns, classifying and identifying, researching and performing all kinds of interesting, fun and crazy experiements!

Speak to your child and ask them what they have learnt this week.

We hope you've enjoyed it!


Date: 22nd Jan 2020 @ 2:59pm


In our Paths lessons, Year 4 have been exploring peer pressure. We've been given a number of scenarios that we may find ourselves in one day and discussed how we could resolve them. The children had lots of great ideas and tried to solve their problems by doing the right thing but also trying not to fall out with their friends. 

Well done, Y4!


Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 4:17pm

Thank you to our Y4 students who have led an assembly for KS2 about Diwali. They have been studying the Hindu religion this half term to find an answer to 'What might a Hindu learn from celebrating Diwali?'

Roman Trip to Chester!

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 3:37pm

 Roman Trip to Chester 

On Thursday, we went to the old Roman fortress of Dewa (Chester). After a morning of fact finding, archaeology work, and dressing up as Romans, we headed outside to the old Roman walls. We each had a Roman shield and were taught different formations that the Roman army would form and what their equipment was called. Mr Leather and Mrs Bradbury were turned into gladiators and had a fight but our Roman leader ended up executing Theo. It was a great day and we all can’t believe that we live so close to the Roman Fortress of Dewa.

By Maisy and Kyle

Tooth Decay Experiment - Y4

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 3:39pm

EGGciting EGGsperiment


This week Y4 have been looking at how to take care of their teeth and the effects of tooth decay. We placed 6 hard-bolied eggs in a variety of liquids to see what effect they would have over the course of a week. 

To make it a fair test, the children checked that we were using the same sized jug with the same amount of liquid, made sure that the eggs were exactly the same size and weight and were placed into the liquid at the same time. 

The children were given oppurtunity to predict what effects the liquid would have on the egg and also made observations throughout the week. 

As you can see in our pictures, the results were pretty interesting. We have decided that fizzy drinks should be banned forever!   

Y4 Assembly - Ancient Egypt

Date: 11th Jun 2019 @ 4:15pm

Year 4 Class Assembly

Today the Year 4 children delievered an amazing performance in their class assembly. They spoke loudly and clearly and sang beautifully. A brillaint showcase of all their learning.


Date: 9th Jun 2019 @ 10:21am

The year 3 and 4 children had lots of fun in their science workshops this week. They have been creating their own digestive systems and making lava lamps; which has helped them develop their understanding of the human body and the properties of materials. Lots of fantstic results through their hard work!

The James Roby 'Tag' Rugby festival.

Date: 3rd May 2019 @ 3:50pm

Some Children were selected today to represent Lyme at the James Roby 'Tag' Rugby trophy at Newton Storm RLFC. Team Lyme did us proud scoring lots of tries and making some fantastic tackles. The children then got to meet St.Helens rugby legend James Roby and Saints Mascot Boots. Great team work Lyme!

The Water Cycle

Date: 22nd Mar 2019 @ 3:58pm

The Water Cycle

As part of our Geography topic, the water cycle, we have been learning about where water comes from, how it gets to our homes and school and why we can drink it straight from the tap. We found out that most of our water comes from reservoirs which can be dirty and definitely not drinkable. 

Year 4 were challenged to filter a beaker of dirty water and make it as clean as possible using a variety of utensils. They all really enjoyed getting messy and unbelievably managed to keep most of the water in their beakers!

The North West - Liverpool

Date: 25th Jan 2019 @ 3:36pm

At the beginning of this term Y4 went to the Museum of Liverpool to discover how Liverpool became one of the world’s great ports and how this shaped the city of today.  Pupils explored the trade goods wall to identify examples of imports and exports to and from Liverpool.

An important part of the trip involved exploring the significance of the River Mersey to Liverpool and the city’s geographic location.  The growth of Liverpool’s docks was explored as a whole class timeline activity.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and were intrigued to find out just how important the North-West is and was to the rest of the world.

Science - sound

Date: 25th Jan 2019 @ 2:51pm

Over the past couple of weeks, Y4 have been carefully learning about how sound is made, how sound travels, how a string telephone works and what the pitch of a sound is. 

We carried out a few experiments. We investigated how string telephones work and then how we could change the pitch of a sound using straw trumpets. 

Katie Y4 - "It was fun using the string telephones. I found out that the sound travelled better when the string was pulled tight. I think it was because the string was easier to vibrate when it was straight."

Harley W Y4 - "Making the straw trumpets (or Strumpets!) was really funny because every time you cut the straw and made it shorter, the sound got higher and higher."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Write Stuff

Date: 1st Oct 2018 @ 2:46pm

In Y4 we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl to help us to write descriptive sentences.

We have used the FANTASTICS emojis to track Charlie's thoughts and feelings as we moved through the initial plot; then we have tasted different kinds of chocolate to generate powerful adjectives to describe taste and design our own chocolate bar. So far, we have written sentences using expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, repetition for effect, similes and adventurous vocabulary - it is really helping our writing skills to develop!

Roman Artefact Dig

Date: 1st Oct 2018 @ 2:23pm

Last week, Y4 spent some time being archeologists, digging for Roman artefacts. We then looked closely at our discoveries to see what we could infer about the past.

Y4 visit to Chester 18.9.18

Date: 1st Oct 2018 @ 2:06pm

This half term our Learning Challenge question is: Why were the Romans so powerful? To help us to find out the answer, we visited Chester on Tuesday 18th September to take part in a Roman Soldier Patrol and experience the Dewa Centre.

The Roman Soldier was incredibly strict! He took us on a walk around the streets of Chester - visiting the Roman Gardens and the Ampitheatre. We used our shields to make a 'tortoise shell', which the Roman soldiers would have used to help to protect themselves in battle.

In the Dewa Centre, we were transported back in history to the Roman times. Our discoveries helped us to understand just why the Romans are referred to as being rotten.... shared baths, 'poo sponges' and disgusting food!

We have started using our learning back in class and have written fantastic recounts about our visit - some examples are coming soon!

Maths Board Games!

Date: 24th Jul 2018 @ 1:39pm

Maths Board Games!

Over the last couple of days, Y5 have been working very hard creating Maths board games that show off all they have learnt this year. The board games are bright, fun and challenging! Y5 have created a range of questions that players must answer to progress in the game including fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. 

We have invited Y4 into our class today to test them out! The Y4 children have thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, learning about new mathematical content and having fun at the same time!

Here are a few pictures of our afternoon...  laughyes

How do living things survive?

Date: 19th Jul 2018 @ 4:19pm

For our final topic we have been learning about animals including humans and living things in their habitats. We have had some outdoor fun by creating our own digestive system and going on an invertebrate hunt. Today we found many invertebrates in our school environment. Beware some images contain spiders.

Ranger Walk

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 4:07pm

Scott the Ranger took Year 4 on a fantastic and informative walk around Lyme Country Park today to learn all about animals and their habitats. We saw some baby frogs, dragon flies and horses as well as many other interesting species.

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