Flixton Junior School

Enthusiasm. Effort. Excellence.

Delamere Road, Flixton
Manchester M41 5QL


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Class 4S (Mrs Spence)

Welcome to Class 4S


We have settled in well to year 4 and we are working hard to be

Prepared, Productive and Proving Progress in every lesson.


Success comes through personal effort


We have lots of great things planned for this year,

follow our updates here.


As part of our learning in History, we went on a trip to Quarry Bank Mill.

We had a brilliant day and learned lots about what it was like for Victorian children working in the mill and the types of jobs they would do.

We also visited the Apprentice House. We saw the school room, where the children would learn to read and write. The teacher was very strict and there were some horrible punishments if you were naughty! 

We also went into the dormitories, where the children would sleep, and we got to see inside the kitchen. We loved visiting the doctor's room and finding out about all the treatments, especially the leeches! 



This week in ERIC we have been sharing some of our favourite books.


On World Book Day we had a go at writing some very short stories -

they were only 10 words long!



World Book Day Scavenger Hunt!

Can you find...

...a train?      ...a frog?        ...a surprise?       ...a king?



Latest news in Class 4S...

On Monday 13th March we learnt all about Holi,

the Hindu festival of colour


Art clay day - Mythical Buildings

Our mythical buildings are a culmination of a lot of hard work this term.

We have been researching mythical buildings, designing and learning new techniques with clay.  Everyone worked really hard and we hope you like them!



In computing we have been learning how to use Lego Digital Designer. We have built mythical buildings linked with our art topic. 



In art this term our topic is mythical buildings. We have been working with Ms Plant to learn new skills with clay. This week we have learned how to use slabbing. This involved lots of cooperation and team work. 



We have been practising our 7 x tables this week in maths -

we enjoyed playing lots of games. 


In art this term our topic is mythical buildings. We have been working with Ms Plant to learn new skills with clay. This week we have learned how to make pinch pots. 


We have also had some cricket coaching in PE. We made great progress this week when batting. Well done 4S - the coach said you were awesome!



In science we have moved onto our electricity topic. We have learned about electrical conductors and insulators. The children were amazed by the results when we investigated the materials. 


Year 4 Bake Off Final

8 lucky finalists took part in the Bake Off final with Mrs Tatham.

They had to work independently to impress the judges, Mr Redmond and Miss Freeman, with their bakes.  The children all did a wonderful job - well done to you all!



In computing we are learning how to use Lego Digital Designer. We have learnt how to use all the features and now we have started to build our mythical buildings linked with our art topic. Watch this space for the finished products. 



In art this term our topic is mythical buildings. We have been working with Ms Plant to learn new skills with clay. We started with making coil pots. 



In PE we have been lucky enough to have a gymnastics coach working with us this half term. See the great results below!



Maths problem solving involved lots of challenge and team work!


Our geography topic this term is volcanoes and earthquakes. We have been really challenging ourselves learning about lines of latitude and longitude.

Super resilience all round!


In Science we have been exploring sound.

We have learned how pitch and volume change when making sounds. 



Christmas Food Technology

Here are some photos of the festive treats we made with Mrs Tatham.



In DT this term we have been learning about pop ups. We have designed and made our own pop up books for children. We hope you like them. 


Fantastic French!

Football Fact File

Maths Doodle

How to be the best football player

Pokemon Generations

Rotten Romans

Sea Animals Super Edition

The Midnight Dragon



This term in art we have been looking at observational drawing. We have learnt all about shape, tone, detail and texture. Here are some of our finished pieces. 


This is our pledge for a healthy year...


A group of girls in 4S worked really hard to run a cake sale last week. There were lots of cakes to be bought and they were delicious! Well done girls!



We had great fun and raised lots of money at our Run for Fun event on Thursday. 



Year 4 are very lucky this half term as we have the chance to work with Mrs Tatham in food technology. In just one afternoon we have learned lots of new skills, used scientific enquiry and made some delicious bread!



Below is the recipe so you can try it at home. 



As part of our science topic we have been learning about how to carry out a fair test. 



Class 4S showing off their musical talents...watch out Abba!



Our topics for this term: 


Science - States of Matter / Sound

DT - Pop up books

Art - Observational drawing 

Computing - Publishing using Comic Life and Word

Music - Mamma Mia

RE - The Bible

History - The Romans

Geography - Accessibility 

PE - Monster dance and Football / Recycling dance and Netball

Key things to remember: 

Monday - Indoor PE. 

Tuesday - Home learning due in.

Thursday - Library time. Home learning given out. 

Friday - Spelling and times tables test. Reading Racetrack. Outdoor PE.