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DistingtonCommunity School

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Year 4

Year 4


We are a class of 14 children and our teacher is Miss Johnston. Our teaching assistants are Mr Short and Miss Quarry.

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Class information:

We are aiming for strive for 5!

Children are expected to read every night and bring their book bags and reading records back into class the next day.



PE days:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure all children have the correct PE kit and suitable indoor/outdoor footwear.


Autumn term


The children enjoyed carrying out an ice trolls science investigation. They turned ice pops into ice trolls and investigated which material was the best to keep the trolls cool.

The children in year 4 learned how to code using a raspberry pi. They started off the lesson by figuring out how to put the computer monitor, power supply, keyboard and mouse together. They then added the correct cables and wires to connect the raspberry pi. The children created their own music using the software sonic pi. Children had to type in their own code in order to output music.
We are getting into the Christmas spirit by designing our own baubles for the Christmas fayre. The children made the baubles from salt dough before decorating them. They chose different designs to make their bauble festive and vibrant.

Spring Term


In the first half of our spring term, the children have been learning about the Romans. We have looked at Mount Vesuvius and the damage which it caused to the city of Pompeii. We then found facts out and wrote a newspaper report based on the events of what happened to the city and also the people of Pompeii. To help us gain even more knowledge of Roman times, we visited the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda as part of our school trip. The children got a lot of information from this trip and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Here are some pictures below of the activities we got up to whilst on the trip.

British Science Week

 During our spring term, we have been taking part in the British Science Week. This event happens across all primary schools over Britain. The children have been taking part in different investigations throughout the week and really enjoyed the activities. Here are some pictures of the children involved in the science week.