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Hill View Junior Academy

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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 where the children are now no longer the youngest in the school.

The Year 4 teachers have planned a year that will be both exciting and challenging. From learning about the Vikings to discovering what’s along our very own coast, we explore many different aspects of the curriculum. In our reading we will be introduced to a range of new texts including the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web through to the poetry of Roald Dahl. In maths this year we will become the first ever year group in school to complete the new statutory assessment of times tables.

In Year 4 we set high expectations for the children whilst also offering a range of different experiences both in the classroom and the wider community. Such as pizza making, cross stitch and visits to The Life Centre, the historic quay at Hartlepool and fieldwork along our own coastal landscape.

We hope that your child enjoys their time in Year 4 and achieves their full potential.

Making Movies

This Half term we have been learning how to make our very own animations! Using the song 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' we worked to create our short video. We began with a storyboard and used apps such as Chatterpix and Green Screen by Do Ink to bring our animations to life. We then pieced this all together in Adobe Spark Video where we rearranged clips, added our own recordings and background music. Take a look at some of the fantastic work below!

Year 4 Visit to the National museum of the royal navy, hartlepool

This half term we all had the chance to visit the Royal Navy Museum in Hartlepool where we learned all sorts about Captain James Cook, life on board a ship in the 1800s and many other aspects of how people were recruited. Everyone had a wonderful day!

Dukes House Wood

This half term many children from Year 4 had the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Dukes House Wood. Children then were able to have fun learning how to build rafts, survive the high ropes and even go on the zip wire! 

Vikings in Year 4

Over the last half term we have been studying the Vikings, everything from where they came from to how the lived. At the end we have created our own short videos sharing what we have learned.

Take a look!

Dragons of Year 4

Over the last half term Year 4 have been developing their artistic skills through drawing, sketching and painting. We have been building up to creating some fantastic art work of a dragon's eye. We hope you like what you 'see'!

Year 4 Visit the Centre for Life

Year 4 have recently visited the Centre of Life in Newcastle. We took part in a fantastic workshop all about classification and habitats - something we have been learning about in science! We had a great day and learned lots about the brain too!

PE in Year 4

This half term in PE we are learning all about ball and invasion games. Some of are learning Brazilian Football! Meaning we get to learn the skills use by famous footballers like Ronaldo and Firmino!