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Dartmoor Zoo:

We had a brilliant time at Dartmoor Zoo yesterday. We were very lucky with the weather and had glorious sunshine all day. All children took part in a workshop where they were able to handle two animals and look at a corn snake. The children held an Australian stick insect and a 6 month old giant African land snail! The children learned facts about each animal and how to care for them correctly. It was fascinating. 

The rest of the day was spent exploring the zoo and we saw lions, cheetahs, a tiger, otters (Foxes class even saw baby otters), capybaras and their young, wolves, chameleons, owls and a jaguar. 

Optical illusions

Over the past few weeks, the children have had a great time constructing their optical illusions in our art lessons. The children have had to use accurate measuring skills and scoring techniques. We think their creations look great!

Year 4's current key text:

Welcome to Year 4:

All children have made a brilliant start to their time in Year 4. The children have settled into their learning well and all Year 4 staff have been impressed with the children's learning behaviours. 


In English, we have focused on a short picture book called 'A River' by Marc Martin which illustrates a child's adventure through different landscapes. The children have planned their own adventure and will start writing their short narratives soon. 


In Art, we have started our unit on Art and Design skills and are currently focused on creating an optical illusion using two different images - pictures of our finished products will be posted in a couple of weeks! 


Our school value for this term is 'kindness'. At home, it would be wonderful if you could talk to your child about how they show kindness both inside and outside of school. 

School Motto

Be The Best You Can Be

Mission Statement

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,'Hebrews 10:24

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