Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 4.

Why are the Norman Castles certainly not bouncy?

This half term we are looking at life in the Norman times, and how they lived within castles. Through this we will be looking at the specific design of a Norman castle and how it’s features were used for defensive purposes.



Take a look at our topic map below:




I’m in a city, get me out of here!

Last half term we were looking at the physical geography of cities in the UK and around Europe. 

Throughout this, the children learnt how to use atlases and maps efficiently, and how to compare physical features of different cities. 



Use the link below to have access to our topic map:

Aut 1 topic map

News & Updates

Fabulous foods from around the globe

In English we have been looking at London, and creating our own brochure. We were writing a paragraph about the types of food we could get when we visited London. To help us to see the types of food we have a tasting afternoon: this helped us to see that we get food from all over...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017
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Eggsciting Eggsperiments!

Over the past week we have investigated what happens to our teeth when we drink different types of drinks. Obviously we couldn’t get hold of a set of teeth, so we used eggs! We put 6 eggs of the same shape and size into cups then poured the drinks over them and let them...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017
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Parents’ Evening Letter

Parents Evening Autumn Term
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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Cave of wonders!

Cave of wonders! In English, we are looking at the book ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp’ by Phillip Pullman. As part of this, we created our very own cave of wonders for the children to explore. This helped the children to picture the cave in more detail and produce...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017
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Classes for next academic year

New classes for next year
Posted On 03 Jul 2017
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KS2 Sports day

KS2 sports day
Posted On 30 Jun 2017
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Year 4 Trip amendment

Y4 trip amendment letter
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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Zap!   It’s been electrifying!  We have learnt all about electricity and how it moves into all our homes! We also found out what different conductors and insulators are, thinking about why we need both and how they are useful!   We did our own investigation...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017
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