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Year 4 Grizzly Bears

We're the Grizzly Bears!

Welcome to our class


We’re proud and independent, sensitive and strong.

We work hard, try our best and have lots of fun!


“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Important information

  • Children should come dressed in their PE kits on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Spellings are set on a Monday and tested the following Monday.
  • Homework is handed out every other Monday and due the following Friday.


Year 4 Achievement Award Winners!


Friday 15th January


This week's Achievement Awards go to Evie J, Yasmin, Seb L, Evelyn and Michael.



Every piece of work Yasmin has done has been beautifully presented and shown a clear understanding of the tasks set. This is Yasmin’s maths ‘Wanted Poster’ for the sneaky Patricia Parallelogram, where she has described Patricia’s mathematical properties extremely well so that anyone might identify her and report her to the police! Miss Barrett


Seb L

I am delighted to say that Seb has become an honorary Snow Leopard for the moment. He has joined a completely new class, under very new circumstances and continued to work his hardest. I particularly loved his design for Willy Wonka’s next invention – it’s a game of Russian roulette, choose your sweet carefully or you might end up the size of a mouse! Miss Barrett


Evie J

Evie has put her all to every task she has completed during remote learning this week. Each piece of work she submits is completed to the highest of standards. I loved all of you maths work this week, especially your wanted poster you described Roger Rhombus and Patricia Parallelogram so well - hopefully they get caught soon! Miss Mansfield 


Evelyn and Michael

I am so very impressed and incredibly proud of you both. Joining a new school can be a little scary and nerve-wracking at times, especially when you haven't been able to come in and meet your new classmates! I have been absolutely blown away by how well you have both jumped into our online learning so smoothly. You have joined in with all our story times and assemblies, given the tasks a go and tackled all the different challenges Teams brings. You should both be incredibly proud of what you have achieved already, and we are all so excited to have you join us in Falcons! Well done both of you! Mrs Post


Our Class Novel

This half term we are reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. Find out more about our class novel by reading the prologue...

WILLY WONKA is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world and he's given FIVE children Golden Tickets to visit his famous CHOCOLATE FACTORY. But what mysterious SECRETS will they discover inside?

Special Mentions Autumn 2

Well done to our two Special Mentions children this half-term.

Piano Performance by Nemile

The Grizzly Bears enjoyed a special treat from Nemile this morning. Well done!

Year 4 Reading Passport

Earlier this week, the children opened gifts left under our class Christmas tree. Everyone opened their presents to find....A NEW BOOK! All of the children have been set the challenge of reading their first Reading Passport book by the time we return to school in January. Please make sure you fill in your Reading Passports and have them signed by an adult at home. You will then be able to choose your next book. Will you be able to read them all before the end of Year 4?

DT Project 2020

We have been working extremely hard over the past two weeks, designing and creating our own baubles using felt and thread. There have been some fantastic ideas from ninja sprouts and gingerbread men to Christmas stockings and presents. Although it got tricky at times, we persevered (we are now expert needle-threaders!). Have a look at our baubles here, we hope you enjoy them on trees for years to come!

Christmas Craft 2020

The Grizzly Bears have certainly been busy over the past two weeks. We have painted, glued and glittered while making our Christmas pudding tea light holders, sequin Christmas tree baubles, Christmas cards and calendars for the New Year. Take a look at the pictures below to see us crafting.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

We have started our festivities in the Grizzly Bears classroom this week. We have decorated the room with lots of tinsel and sparkle, two trees and an advent calendar. On Wednesday 2nd we enjoyed a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings followed by ice cream and jelly - yummy!

Our Local Area

As part of our geography topic 'Our Local Area', we have been learning to read maps, use compasses and find our way. Have a look at some pictures below of use using atlases in the classroom and compasses on the playground.


Children in Need 2020

A big thank you for all your donations for Children In Need. The children exercised with Joe Wicks, took part in some of the ‘Five To Thrive’ activities throughout the week and all looked great in their pyjamas, slippers and Pudsey-themed clothes today.  We will let you know how much we have raised once it has all been counted.

Remembrance Day 2020

For Remembrance Day this year, the children in Year 4 spent time learning about and remembering those people who died in World War 1 and World War 2. We found out where they lived and put poppies on a map of Harrogate to remember them. We recognised lots of streets we live on and some soldiers even lived in our houses!

Special Mentions Autumn 1

Well done to our two special mentions children for this half term!

Top Oatlands Points Earners

Well done to our top 3 Oatlands Points earners. They enjoyed a special Halloween craft treat this week.

World Mental Health Day 2020

To celebrate World Mental Health Day 2020, Year 4 have been recognising and discussing how AMAZING we all are. Have a look at our pictures below to find out some interesting facts, some wonderful talents and some fantastic achievements. Well done, Grizzly Bears!

National Poetry Day 2020

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Year 4 began the day by sharing our favourite poems, we listened to them and we read them but most of all we enjoyed them! We then went on to write our very own poems consisting of only five lines. Although our poems follow similar patterns, they are all very different! Have a look at some of our poems below to learn a little more about the Grizzly Bears class!

Harvest Festival

Year 4 have been celebrating Harvest Festival by finding out where our food comes from. We started by learning about the origins of the Harvest Festival and learnt that during this time Christians may collect food, flowers and toiletries and give them to those in need. This is a way of saying thank you to God for all of the food we have. We continued our lesson by learning about where our food might come from, these include: Canada, Greenland, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Italy, Russia, Uganda, Australia and India. Here are our labelled maps, our food comes from lots of places around the world!

Our Class Novel

This half term we are reading 'Demon Dentist' by David Walliams. Find out more about our class novel by reading the prologue...

'Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night.

Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow.

Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?'

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