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In music, we have been learning to read the names of the musical notes in the treble clef.

Ingleborough Cave


On Friday 10th March 2017, Year 4 went to Ingleborough Cave near Clapham to see how these caves are formed and also stalactites and stalagmites.

We walked up the path to the caves in the rain, put our hard hats on and entered the cave. We have been studying the features in class so it was nice to see these in real life. The children had an amazing time as you can see from the photos.

History Week

Our history week continued with a visit to Skerton St Luke's on Tuesday 21st February. It was another exciting day as we teamed up with their Year 4s and learned all about what the Romans did for entertainment. We carried out gladiatorial battles in their hall and it was amazing!!

History Week!!

On Monday 20th of February our history week kicked of with an exciting visit from the 'History Man'. This took place in the Scout Hut. The Year 4 Torrisholme children were joined by the Year 4 children from Skerton St Luke's CE Primary School and a great day was had by all learning all about the Roman Empire. Check out the photos below!


We've been having great fun in music, learning about rock music and singing Bon Jovi - 'Livin' on a Prayer'.


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We also learned how to play a tuned accompaniment along with a section of the song. 


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Reading stories to our Year 1 buddies... such a lovely afternoon!

Dahlicious Fancy Dress Day

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Matilda Characters

George's Marvellous Medicine

The Twits, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr Fox

Mr Whyte's Electricity Workshop

Today, class 4D met Mr Whyte from Electricity Northwest. The children learned about many aspects of electricity including, insulators, conductors and magnets where they tested a range of different materials using special equipment and generating electricity in different experiments. Their favourite part being powering a fan and light by pedal power. Take a look at our video clips and photos below. no

Pupil Power

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Book Week

We have been enjoying our book week so far with lots of work based around our class story, 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. In literacy, we have written character descriptions on nasty, old grandma and then we created rhyming poems about the magical medicine. We have also researched Roald Dahl and then written mini biographies on his life.

Today, was drop and read day. We read throughout the day in the middle of lessons which we thought was hilarious!

Tomorrow, we will be creating our own magical medicines, as well as dressing up as our favourite characters and reading to lovely year 1 class, 1M. So many lovely things planned! We love Torrisholme!

Merry Christmas!

Year 4 Production - When Sasha got Swept up the Chimney

A massive well done to all of the children in year 4! You were absolutely amazing and we couldn't be prouder of you!

What a fantastic time had by all! The children met Henry VIII who showed them around the manor and told them all about the history of the Tudors and how he came to be on the throne. We learned about the building  and  how to identify the difference between the Tudor brick work and modern brick work.

After lunch and a quick trip to the gift shop, the children met Mistress Margery of the manor, her husband had been imprisoned by the mean Henry VIII. She explained to us the difference between how the rich and poor Tudors lived, in true horrible histories fashion! I had to remind the children to breathe, we laughed so much! Mistress Margery went on to tell us about the history of the house and the tale of the mysterious ghost which roams the halls. A brilliant day!


Costume list for Production

Multi-Cultural Week


What a fantastic week we had in year 4. We began the week learning all about British values and we developed our understanding of the rule of law and democracy. The children also shared their initial ideas of what it meant to be British to them - which was very interesting.

As the week progressed, they had the opportunity to visit many different countries (within school) and experience many traditions and cultures of that country, all the while identifying stereotypes and what this meant.

In Year 4, we visited Mexico and we looked at how the piñata began back around the 16th century and its uses. We then went on to identifying how the piñata has been developed all over the world and its uses today. They then made their own bunting piñata to take home - it was very exciting! 4D looked like a brightly coloured candy shop.

Towards the end of the week, we began to look more in-depth about where Mexico was within the world and its physical and human features. The children then identified some local cuisine and had a go at assembling and tasting traditional Mexican burritos - the tasting was the best part! Yum! We then focussed on a famous festival in Mexico known as the Day of the Dead. The class researched the festival and compared it with any similar traditions Britain might have. We then designed our own candy skull mask to wear and take part in the festival.

What an exciting jam-packed week! Take a look below...

Bunting Pinata - Spanish Singing

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Year 4 Sushi Bar

Thank you to all who attended the Sushi Bar. We had lots of fun making different kinds of sushi for you all to try. We hope you enjoyed it!

Sushi Bar

You are invited to attend a sushi bar in your child's classroom from 2pm until 3pm on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th October 2016.

Hula Hooping Experience

We were very lucky to have a talented hula hoop skills enthusiast pop into school to teach us some extraordinary tricks today. She amazed us all and now appears we have some of our own talented pupils too! Check them out!

Walk the Dog Hoop Skill

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Paired Hoop Work

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Hula Hooping Skills

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Curriculum Evening


Thank you to all who attended the Year 4 curriculum evening last night. It was great to meet you all!

Taiko Drumming

The children had a fantastic time experiencing some new drumming skills in the style of Taiko drumming! What great fun! We could definitely be heard from all around the school! frown


Don't forget to bring any fans you have at home and your pebbles into school for Monday. Lots of fun to be had! smiley

Welcome back!


I hope you have all had a lovely summer break. The start of school is upon us again and, here at Torrisholme, we are ready and raring to go! I will be your teacher in year 4. My name is Miss Devey and we also have the wonderful Mrs Shaw and Mrs Turnbull working with us. I can't wait to get to know you all and watch you grow this coming year!

We have a fun packed half term ahead of us, starting with our first topic, 'Japan'. Keep your eyes peeled for our newsletter which will be coming home soon full of details about the fun we are going to have.

See you in the line at five to nine! smiley

Year 4 Spelling Challenge