Scroll to content
School Logo

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 4B

Anglo Saxon Jewellery

We made Anglo Saxon Amulets this half term. We designed them using Anglo Saxon Jewellery as prompts and then moulded clay into our designs. When the clay was dry we were able to paint them and add jewels.


Custard Experiment

We had to investigate if custard was a liquid. We used our instructions sheet and gathered the correct equipment. We then had to work in a group and follow the investigation instructions carefully. It got very messy! We recorded our results and then used this to answer our hypothesis. We discovered that sometimes custard acts as a liquid and sometimes it acts like a solid.

Rubbish Rummaging 

As we have been learning about recycling we decided to see how good 4B was at recycling. We discovered that although we knew about recycling we were not very good at it. We will make an extra effort to recycle correctly in future. By rummaging through rubbish we were able to save a considerable amount of waste from ending up in Bletchley Landfill.

Sound Walk Investigation

We used data loggers to record sound levels around the school. We made note of what was making the noise and what had to vibrate for that noise to be made. Before we set off on our sound walk we predicted what would be the nosiest place in the school. We then compared our results when we returned back to the classroom and found that different areas were noisy at different times!

Creative Maths

We classified 2D shapes under squares, rectangles, triangles and pentagons. Then we challenged ourselves to create our own classification process. We looked at lines of symmetry, angles and sides to create our own classification system.

Remembrance Day

We performed our class assembly on Remembrance Day. We have been learning about World War 2 and were excited to show all of our hard work. We also wanted to acknowledge all the soldiers that have fought for our country. Lest we forget. 


We have been working really hard on multiplication in year 4. We used our multiplication knowledge to solve really challenging questions in groups. We were able to discuss and justify our thoughts are ideas with our group.  

Holdenby House

Year 4 went on a trip to Holdenby Hall on Thursday 24th November. The purpose of the trip was to experience life as an evacuee child in World War Two. We came to school wearing our evacuee costumes and identity tags. During the day we worked with Mrs Foe in a “mend and make do” class. Captain Japton taught us about air raid shelters and Mrs North helped us to prepare a meal from rations. At the end of the day we gathered in the main hall and sang songs from our class assembly.



Year 4 went orienteering in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. The park rangers Lynn and James taught us how to read maps and use a compass. It was an exciting day as we used our maps to explore Campbell Park and discover some of the art work.