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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Year 4: Clownfish & Seahorses

Welcome to Year 4



If parents have any queries and want to speak to their child's class teacher, this can be done in a number of ways:
1) Email - please find our school email addresses below

Mr Bishop-Hawes:

Mrs. Shaw:

Ms. Faulkner:

2) Phone call to the office 01752 703656
3) Pop in after school - the door is always open!

Year 4 writers created new stories for a Year 1 audience based around the characters of Mr and Mrs Grinling from the picture book series 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. On Wednesday they got to share their story books with their intended audience. The Year 1 writers then shared their holiday news writing too. This was an enjoyable session for all the budding authors and writers in both year groups.


Year 4 Clownfish and Seahorses took their Geography learning out to Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican on Tuesday 14th March. They sketched the amazing natural harbour of Plymouth Sound, created maps of their walking route and completed a land use tally during the morning.


Year 4 Seahorses undertook their Level 1 Tag Rugby competition on Monday. Three enthusiastic teams played matches in a round-robin format before the final was contested. Team Rosa were the eventual winners, scoring 10 tries in total. Players also took on the role of timekeeper, scorer and observers of skilful play and sportsperson-ship. Well played everyone!


Year 4 Seahorses are taking part in an exciting new Mini Police programme every Wednesday afternoon.  We have been working closely with the police, learning about anti-social behaviour and online safety, taking part in a Social Action project and performing duties around the school.

This week in their English lessons, Year 4 have been debating the question 'Should children have to wear school uniform?'  There were some confident arguments on both sides of the debate and the audience listened attentively. Well done, Year 4!


Year 4 classes enjoyed a day out at the beach on Wednesday 28th September. We undertook a Rockpool Ramble with volunteers from Wembury Marine Centre and discovered at least one of each of the Big Five rockpool residents - a common prawn, a blenny, a cushion star, a hermit crab and a snakelocks anenome. We also helped out with a Beach Clean activity after learning about how long it takes for natural and man-made materials to decompose in sea water. A great day of learning and fun was had by all!


Year 3 and 4 classes met the author of a beautiful brand-new book 'Secret Seagrass Meadows' this week. Emma Rosen read her book to us and explained the vital importance of seagrass meadows to the marine environment, the creatures that live in this habitat and to us and our living world. She also provided us with crafting materials to create our own seagrass meadow. Take a look!

Phonics Within Spelling Shed, digital games and assessment tools for phonics are available. These support the teaching of phonics via Phonics Shed but also give Spelling Shed users an additional set of tools to help develop children's phonics skills.. Our games start from pre-reading skills such as environmental sounds, include decoding-based games and even a flying superhero hare.


Year 4 had an exciting visit from Coral Smith at the Wembury Marine Centre. We were able to look at amazing photographs of the habitat below the ocean at Wembury as well as ask questions about the life there. As you can see in the pictures, the things that wash up on the beach were a winner too! Can you tell what they all are?


Year 4 Seahorses enjoying a teamwork task in their first PSHE lesson. Can you spot the balloon in a couple of the photos?