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Bartley C of E Junior School

Year 4 

Mr Floyd, Mrs Green and Mr Edwards welcome you to Year 4. Within these pages, we aim to keep you informed with what we are learning in Year 4, provide you with information about trips and different events as well as giving you some ideas of different Home Learning that you could do.

Welsh National Opera

Year 4 and 5 will be visiting the Mayflower soon to watch the Welsh National Opera. Here is a sneak preview of pupils rehearsing in school today. 

Design Technology


Year 4 are beginning to make their vehicles in Design Technology.  We have designed them, completed the frames and are now starting to add motors and wires.

Update: See a brilliant example video below. 


Can you imagine the delight on the children's faces this week. when we discussed the digestive system of a human.  From eating food, our body breaking it down, and finally it coming out the other end.  The investigation was equally as interesting for the year 4's.  Take a look at the pictures below!


Current Topic

Our exciting topic for this half term is all about our local area and how his compares to another locale in Europe ( in the case, the Spanish city of Barcelona). To start with, we will learn what physical and human features are. What are the features of Southampton and Barcelona? Are they the same? We will then complete a location study to find out more. As a challenge. Can you identify the different features in the pictures below?


Year 4 Science

We have been learning about electricity and electrical circuits.  We made predictions about whether different circuits would work and then had fun testing them to see if our predictions were correct.


Now that Summer is just beginning, we have started a new and exciting Science topic. Our focus until the May half term will be on states of matter. What are the differences between different states of matter? What physical reactions causes different materials to change state? How does water evaporate/condense? What is the water cycle? We will be answering these questions and many more over the coming weeks. If you would like a sneak peek of the start of a song that will help children remember the water cycle see below: