Horton Grange Primary School

Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope you had a restful break.

Year 4

4A went on their link school visit to Cartwright Hall on Friday! They had an amazing time and made lots of new friends. We are looking forward to welcoming Cracoe & Rylestone Primary School to our school soon!

The children in Year 4 were given a project to complete over the holidays about the Romans. The children have produced a variety of work and have clearly put a lot of effort into their projects. Take a look at the fantastic pieces!

This week Year 4 have been doing a focus write based on the John Lewis Christmas advert. The children have created their own dragon and described it using expanded noun phrases! They will go on to write a story based on their new character! Take a look at their creations! ๐Ÿฒ

Year 4 have been hot seating Varjak Paw in English this week! We have been inferring the character’s thoughts, feelings and motives and will use this to predict what will happen next. We used the question stems to ensure we asked appropriate open ended questions! #WeExceed ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Year 4 have been learning about the weather in Spanish this half term. Today they produced weather reports using maps and symbols. They could include a greeting, the name of the city, the country and the weather for this day. Some children could write about different weathers at different times of the day! ๐ŸŒจ๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธโ˜”๐ŸŒ


Year 4 have been writing letters in English this week to persuade Varjak to leave or stay in the house. We have tried to use persuasive language, emotive language, powerful adjectives and fronted adverbials. Take a look at the fantastic work! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‹

Year 4 have started their topic on Sound in Science this week. We have been classifying instruments using Carroll diagrams and predicting whether they are high or low pitched! ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ’ฅ We will move on to measuring sound with decibels.

Year 4 had the Egyptian escape room in school today. The children had to work collaboratively and use their problem solving skills with clues to unlock each section! The fastest time was 49 mins 58 seconds!! We had so much fun! ๐Ÿ™Œโฐโœ”๏ธ

Year 4 have been creating freeze frames in English based on our new book Varjak Paw. They have been thinking about how the characters feel and what they would say. We will be using this to write a diary entry in the role of Varjak! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€

As part of Black History Month Year 4 have been learning about Katherine Johnson. Her work at NASA inspired the children to design, create and evaluate rockets using a range of materials!ย  ๐Ÿš€

Year 4 have started a new topic on ‘States of Matter’. We have been comparing and grouping different materials into Solids, Liquids and Gases and identifying the differences between the atoms and molecules in each state. They will move onto learning about how materials can change through the process of evaporation and condensation.


In English, Year 4 have been performing ‘Readers Theatre’. This has allowed them to read texts aloud and adapt their tone and intonation. They will use this to write in the role of a character next week!

In Maths Year 4 have been using base 10 to represent numbers. They will use this to start ordering numbers!


Year 4 enjoyed their visit to Manchester Theatre on Friday! They watched the Awful Egyptians in 3D! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜„


Year 4 have enjoyed making Egyptian necklaces today! They used pastels, card and pasta! Take a look at our amazing work!


Year 4 have enjoyed creating their own creatures using natural resources! We will be describing our creations next week!


Year 4 have started their topic on Ancient Egypt! The children got to mummify a tomato this week!


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Year 4 have been learning all about how they can make the world a better place. Take a look at the journey we have been on:

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Year 4 have completed some amazing projects about electricity during half term.

Look at some of the amazing work Year 4 have done for National Poetry Day 2018!