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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.

Autumn 2 Achievements


Well done to the following children for their special achievements this half term!

Reading Passport Finishers


Well done to the following children who have completed the Y4 Reading Passport! Have a look at the pictures below to see them with their favourite book on the passport. Well done!

Christmas Craft 2021


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

Y4 Fieldwork Trip


As part of our geography curriculum, the Year 4 children have been exploring the local area. On Thursday afternoon, we wrapped up warm and went for a fieldwork walk around the Oatlands Area. We thought carefully about how the different areas around our school are used and who uses them. A big thank you to the parents who accompanied us on the trip.

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!

Children in Need


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.



As part of our learning about the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur. We designed and created our very own mazes on the playground. We really enjoyed making these and solving each others'!

Odd Socks Day!


This week the Grizzly Bears have been learning about anti-bullying week, the theme being ‘One Kind Word’. Odd socks day was a particular highlight of the week - demonstrating that although we are all different and unique, we are all equal.

Remembrance Day 2021


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! Also a big Oatlands thank you to Brigadier Crossland for the Remembrance assemblies in school. The children (and staff) found the topics very interesting and enjoyed learning lots of new facts.

Autumn 1 Achievements


Well done to the following children for their special achievements this half term!

Badminton at Harrogate Racquets


Grizzly Bears Class have finished 6 lessons of badminton at Harrogate Racquets. Everyone tried something new and worked hard. There were some exciting rallies and competitive 'keepy-uppie' challenges. Thank you to Vanessa and Callum, the coaches, who taught the children lots of new skills. The Falcons will be starting their sessions next week, we hope they enjoy them as much as we did!

National Poetry Day 2021

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!

Pupil Voce Groups


Following class elections, the following children were voted by their peers to represent our different pupil voice groups. These groups are led by teachers and will involve meetings and projects across the year for the children to be involved in. 


School Council - Oscar


Arts Committee - Lexie


Librarian - Bea


Digital Leader - Joseph


Eco-committee - Andrew


French Ambassador - Arthur


Sports Crew - Smiti

Rocking Reviews!


To brighten up our reading corner, we have all written a brilliant book review. Some of use chose our favourite book while others chose a book they are currently reading. If you are looking for a book to read, why not take a look in the reading corner to find a recommended read!

WOW! The Ancient Greeks!


To kick start our history topic on the Ancient Greeks we have had a superb afternoon learning a little bit about Greek foods, clothing, artefacts and writing. We all had a look at some Ancient Greek artefacts, these included pottery and paintings, which can tell us lots about how the Greeks once lived. We looked at Greek clothing and made leaf crowns out of paper, can you spot these in our classroom? We also tasted some Greek foods, you can probably tell that the olives were an acquired taste for the Grizzly Bears! We can't wait to learn more about the Ancient Greeks.

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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