Etching Hill

"Together we can, Together we will"
Life at Etching Hill C of E (C) Primary School Life at Etching Hill C of E (C) Primary School Life at Etching Hill C of E (C) Primary School
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Year 4

Our Year 4 classes are 4B, which is taught by Miss Baker. We are an energetic and fun class who want to make amazing progress by learning in a variety of exciting and active ways.



Our second Year 4 class is 4T, who are taught by Miss Theobold and supported by Mrs Austin. We are full of life and enthusiasm for our learning journey and like to compete against our friends next door in 4B!  Mrs Osborne is also a huge part of the Year 4 team and will often be found working with the children.


Across both Year 4 classes we have an exciting year ahead of us with many amazing things planned. This term in Topic, we have been looking at Warriors, Traders and Raiders. We have studied the Celts and the Romans already and are looking forward to moving onto Anglo Saxons and Vikings before Easter. The children have had the opportunity to further their understanding about key historical figures in these periods, such as Boudicca and her battle against the Romans - we even wrote adverts to persuade the Celts to join her army. Another figure we looked at was Spartacus; we found out who he was and what people think happened in his life. We then wrote our own stories about him. We kick started our work on Anglo Saxons with a delivery from the local museum of poo from the past which needed analysing and categorising using information about the diet of people from Roman, Saxon and Tudor times. It was a very exciting lesson with lots of strange smells and squeals! We are going to move on to looking at the impact that the Saxons and Vikings have had on Britain today.


Our class reader this term is 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. The children are loving hearing about the exploits of Hiccup the Viking and his dragon Toothless. We are hoping to get the book finished before half term and we might even get to watch the film!

We are off to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday 17th March. We can't wait for the chance to explore even more areas of science and get to see some spectacular experiments, demonstrations and performances, as well as getting hands on ourselves.