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Year 4

Making tuna wraps in DT

Year 4 pupils learned how to make some deliciously healthy tuna wraps in DT. The learning was focussed on the food values of the ingredients and of course how to ensure they were made hygienically. A balanced diet is extremely important for a growing year 4 pupils: protein from the tuna, fibre and vitamins from the salad and carbohydrates from the wrap. In addition tuna contains fish oils which are very good for developing a brain!

Forest School

PE lessons at Stokes Wood are varied to ensure that everyone can find a physical activity they really enjoy, can excel at and be creative. Forest School is a particular favourite of everyone building characteristics and skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, resilience, team work and much more.

In this session, the children made their forest friends out of natural objects and plant material.

DT Treasure Boxes

Year 4 pupils investigated a range of 3d shapes that could be used to make a box to keep their treasure in. They then chose a shape and made their boxes. I noticed one was a Toblerone box….. I wonder if it was a full one?

Earthquake detector alarm

As year 4 had been learning about earthquakes and volcanoes in Geography and electricity in Science, the obvious activity in DT was to design an alarm to detect an earthquake. Here are 4 excellent examples of what the children were able to design and construct. However all the alarms were successful and did the job! We won’t wish for an earthquake to test them though!

Stop Bullying RAP

Year 4 pupils have linked their musical learning with their learning in PSHE which has resulted in an amazing performance of the Stop Bullying RAP.

To hear the performance click on the link below.

Tasty visit by university students!

It’ll be a few years before we get there ourselves so it was good to find out what life at university would be like! Students from the University of Leicester visited us to talk about what makes up a healthy – and an unhealthy – diet. We learned a lot and got to ask many questions about the foods we should eat to keep us fit and healthy.

Cleopatra’s visit to Year 4  during the Ancient Egypt topic

The Queen of Egypt visited Stokes Wood early in the Autumn Term. The pupils learned how to mummify a pharaoh as you can see in the pictures. They also learned how to write in hieroglyphics, how to build a pyramid, how to weave  and about children’s games. It was great fun as well as being so interesting and informative.

Tuna Wraps

Tuna Wraps… delicious and healthy: the children learned all about the benefits of the food ingredients before making the tuna wraps in their food technology session. As you can see, it was great fun making them and great fun eating them too!


In science the Y4 children have been investigating sound and how sound travels through the air as vibrations. You can see how sound travels by dropping water from a pipette into a bowel of water. The ripples of water travel outwards from the drop in the middle like sound waves travel outwards in the air from the sound source.