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Year 4 - Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl Share a Story Session

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our lovely share a story session today. We hope you enjoyed sharing our books and amazing artwork. Have a great half-term break!

Y4TO share a story 24


Year 4 Rainforest Art

Year 4 have been learning about Tropical Rainforests!

Our focus artist this term has been Jeannie Baker, an artist and conservationist who uses multimedia collage to produce beautiful natural scenes.

Inspired by our Rainforest learning and Jeannie Baker, we have created collaborative collages using only recycled and repurposed materials.

Y4 Rainforest Art


Happy Easter and Ramadan Mubarak from Tawny Owl Class : April 2024


Year 4 Forest School Day : March 2024

What a fantastic day Year 4 have had today in the Forest School.

We have been busy weaving using natural materials, structure building, whittling, creating with clay, minibeast hunting and creating bug hotels. 

We were very fortunate with the weather and the warmth brought out ladybirds, butterflies, bees and more. We even had the excitement of chicks hatching somewhere above our heads while we were there, as a small blue egg shell appeared in the middle of our whittling area while we worked.

Year 4 Forest School 2024


World Book Day 2024

What a fabulous day we had celebrating our love of books and stories.

We spoke about our chosen characters, our favourite books and shared our storytelling skills with Year 3. Don't forget to use your book token!


Rocktopus - March 2024

A very exciting day across the whole school. Year 4 and 5 got together to create a song about the 6 times tables. Their rhyming skills were very impressive! You children have been sent home with a QR code which you can scan to watch them in action! 


Year 4 Cad Characters Visit

Year 4 have had a visit from a courtier who time-travelled from Tudor times! He told us all about life in the court of King Henry VIII, including what happened to his wives.

It was a great interactive way to bring our history learning to life.

Y4 Tudor Cad Characters - March 2024


Year  4 Storytelling Visit

As part of our Oracy Storytelling focus, Year 4 had a visit from Sharon Jacksties, a professional storyteller. She shared the story of Hyena, Hare and the Baobab Tree, a traditional African tale. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and magpied a lot of ideas for our own oral storytelling, including the use of actions, pace, tone and adding instruments for effect. The children were asked to visualise one scene from the story and were very keen to put these to paper. Some of their fabulous ideas can be found in the gallery.

Year 4 Storyteller Visit


Fencing Workshop

Y4 Fencing


Year 4 and Year 1 French Oracy Share

Year 4 have been learning to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in French and Year 1 have been learning to retell it in English.

We got together to share our stories and the Year 4s even taught the Year 1s some French words!

Year 4 and Year 1 French Story Share


The Science of Sound

This half term we have been learning all about sound, from how sound is created, how it travels and the inner workings of our ears! We have done this in a range of fun and practical ways- including using and making instruments, making our own string telephones. Some of us were so inspired we even chose to make instruments at home!

Science Tawny Sound


Hedgehog Workshop

This week we were very lucky to have a visit from Alex from the RSPCA to talk to us about hedgehogs and other wildlife. We learned lots about our local wildlife and how we can help them, and even created our own hedgehogs!


Multiplication Tables Check

We have shared with parents/carers the updated MTC parents leafletwhich children in Year 4 will participate in this JunePlease do speak with Class Teachers if you have any queriesor if you would prefer a paper copy. 

Maths Week 2023

To celebrate Maths Week, we designed, made and played our own Maths challenge games, based upon times tables facts.


Children in Need 2023

Tawny Owl Class had a great time joining in with Children in Need Day today.

We all wore our spots with pride and learned about what Children in Need is, who it supports and the history of Pudsey Bear.



Year 4 Celebrated the 'Rio Carnival of Birds' this afternoon! We were inspired by feathers and all the colours, sparkles and celebrations of the Rio Carnival. 



Y4 Carnival


Cricket Trip

On Wednesday 13th September, Year 4 had the opportunity to attend The Somerset Cricket Foundation Schools' Day at The County Cricket Ground in Taunton.
We watched an exciting game between Western Storm and Central Sparks, met the players and took part in some cricket skills activities. 
Some of our girls were even lucky enough to lead the players onto the ground as the guard of honour!
The weather was lovely, and we all agreed that it was a fantastic day!

Y4 Cricket Trip



Owl Visit

Today we had a very special visit from North Somerset Birds of Prey who brought in four owls to share with us. 

We got to meet Dotty, the small owl who is one of the smallest owls in the country, as well as Hercules the European Eagle Owl. 

We also met Inca the Barn Owl and Cerberus the Tawny Owl. We were amazed to learn that Barn Owls do not have waterproof feathers and that Tawny Owls are the only owls that make the iconic ‘Twit-twoo’ sound. 

We learnt so much about owls and will be using what we have learned as a starting point to research and write our own non-chronological reports. We also experienced excellent presentation skills first hand and used these to help us to present our own owl facts to the class, thinking carefully about our class rules for oracy (speaking and listening). 

Y4 Owl Visit (Sept 2023)


Share a Story Session

What a lovely share a story session we had today. Thank you to all who attended.

It was nice to get the opportunity to showcase some of our RE and Art alongside sharing our stories. Have a great half term! 

Rainforest Collages

Tawny Owl and Barn Owl have created these beautiful A2 collages inspired by the artist Jeannie Baker. The children worked in groups to plan and create their collages using recycled or repurposed materials.


Y4 Art




Cards for the Coronation!

Today the children in Year 4 created cards to send to King Charles and Queen Camilla to congratulate them on their coronation. I think you'll agree they look amazing.

 Tudor Henry VIII Cad Character Visit: March 2023

As part of our history learning, Year 4 had a visit from a time traveling Tudor courtier, Jed. This interactive workshop brought the story of Henry VIII and his six wives alive (until they were either divorced, beheaded or died) to the children. 

It was noted from Mr Harry Cadwallader that 'I was really impressed with their engagement in the learning and great sense of fun.'

Please see some photographs and videos below of this wonderful experience:

Y4 Tudor Cad Characters - March 2023


World Thinking Day 2023 Year 4 : February 2023

What Is World Thinking Day?

World Thinking Day is a global event where children are encouraged to celebrate international friendship, and speak out and raise awareness for issues facing young women and girls. Each year World Thinking Day has a theme, between 2022 and 2024, the theme is on the Environment and Climate Change. 

World Thinking Day is celebrated around the world by 10 million Girl Guides (Brownies)and Girl Scouts in 150 countries. Additionally, some boy-orientated organisations also celebrate this day, as can be seen by our two cubs.





Children’s Mental Health Week Tawny Owl : February 2023

Today, we ended Children’s Mental Health Week by wearing a scarf to school.

SCARF – Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship

This week we have taken part in a range of activities and discussions based around our mental health, following the theme of making connections.





Tawny Owl Safer Internet Day 2023 : February 2023