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Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Year 4

Welcome to Year Four.


The adults working with your children this year are Miss Page, Ms Smith and Mrs Sewter.


We are looking forward to having a fantastic year.  Please look here for class updates.

This week the children had a Roman day.  We spent the morning discovering the food that Romans ate and how they ate depending on if they were rich or poor!  We then followed recipes to create a variety of authentic roman dishes.  The children were responsible for collecting and weighing their own ingredients for their groups dishes.  The team work the children showed was fantastic and all the dishes turned out to be a success.


We made honey omelette, sweet cheesecake, fried carrots and oat splats!  We joined with Year Three in the afternoon for a Roman feast, safe to say it was a success!

We have been looking at using alternative words that create excitement in our writing.  Sargent Smith visited the class and informed them that ‘said’ was being imprisoned for crimes against English along with his friends happy, sad, good and bad.  The children’s mission was to create a bank of words they could use instead.
We took our English learning outside and took on the rolls of Livia and Tranio from Escape from Pompeii.  The children had to role play the characters in a boat watching as Mount Vesuvius erupted.  This then created fantastic ideas for the children the following day when they were writing dialogue between Tranio and Livia.

In PSHCE we have focused on understanding how words and actions can hurt people even if they seem ok.  We used two apples that represented people.  One apple was sent around the circle and the children had to use unkind words and actions towards it, the other was sent round the circle with loving care and positive words.  Once both apples had gone round we looked at them and they looked exactly the same.  However, when the apples were cut open the apple that had been sent around with love and care was perfect on the inside, the apple that had been sent around with unkind words and actions was bruised and hurt.  The children were able to see how even if someone looks alright our words and actions affect them on the inside.

Roman shield defence formation - the turtle!

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Year Four have researched, designed and created their own versions of Roman shields. The children discovered that Romans displayed representations of things that were important to them. Once our shields were created, we learnt about the defence formation called the turtle. We practised forming this shield to protect us from objects thrown by the enemy - Miss Page and Ms Smith. We had a fantastic afternoon, well done Year Four!

Whitchurch Combined School Values

Be Kind
  • Be Kind
Be Respectful
  • Be Respectful
Be Proud
  • Be Proud
Be Resilient
  • Be Resilient
Be Curious
  • Be Curious