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Learning and Working Together “The quality of education provided by this school is outstanding” January 2014 ETI


Year 4 - Mrs Wakeling

Welcome to Mrs Wakeling's P4 class page.


This term we have been learning about the Dutch artist Van Gogh and his painting "Sunflowers". This painting is very famous. We looked at its bright yellows and the way each sunflower is painted differently. This inspired us to paint our own sunflowers.

We also made Autumn leaves using red, brown, yellow and orange tissue paper. We used black marker to add the veins afterwards.

Odd Sock Day (20/11/20)

Our new topic for this term is School in the Past. We took pictures of our school building to help us with our drawings. Our school was built in 1931 and opened in 1932 so we worked out that it is 88 years old. We used pencils to sketch the building and pastels to add colour. Some of us worked as a group to create a large school painting.
In Activity Based Learning we have been playing with toys children would have used years ago.


On 11th day of November we remember all those who sacrificed their lives during the First and Second World Wars. We read the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae and listened to a piece of music called 'Nimrod' written by the composer Elgar which is commonly played on Remembrance Sunday. We used potatoes and lollipop sticks to create our field of poppies artwork for Remembrance Day.
We are delighted to be back at school. School is different now due to Covid 19 and we are getting used to our new classroom rules and routines. There is a lot of handwashing and we are staying in our Primary 4 'Bubble' at Break and Lunchtimes. We are all happy and excited to be in Year 4 and are ready to have lots of fun in our learning this year.  

Welcome to Year 4



Our topic this term is Autumn. We will be identifying trees around our school gardens and examining different leaves. We have already found acorns in our playground and sunflowers in the garden opposite our classroom window. The weather is changing in autumn and we need to wear warmer clothes outside.

We looked closely at a real sunflower and talked about the different parts of a flower. We learnt about the artist Van Gogh and his sunflower paintings. We decided to draw our own sunflowers and colour them using pastels. Do you like our work?