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Welcome to our Badger Class website page.

Welcome back to a brand new year. I am really looking forward to working a new set of Badgers. On this class page you will find interesting information, homework help and all sorts of other useful tips. Remember to follow our tweets and see who is reaching for the stars. #Badgerclassrocks.

Spellings will be stuck inside the new home school diaries with the children's scores also being recorded. Please continue to record reading in the diaries, for every three entries the children will move one place on the class racing readers track.  We all love our learning and strive to do our best,if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestitate to pop  in for a quick word or to arrange a meeting.


Over The Rainbo

For our last topic of the year Class 4 will be exploring all things ‘Wizard of Oz’. Therefore this topic is called ‘Over The Rainbow’. As part of this we will be going to see a production of The Wizard of Oz on Tuesday 25thJune. Our learning this half term will be full of opportunities to work alongside Year 3, who are sharing the same topic as us! 

Wizard of Oz


 Spring 1 - Vicious Vikings?

How to Train your Dragon


Vicious Vikings?

1000 years ago, the Vikings were coming our way, and it was going to mean trouble...

Meet Eric The Red, a viking king who earnt his name for more than his blood red beard. Vikings are known for this violent success, fighting their way across Europe and defeating all in their path. We look deeper and find that they were also great farmers, inventors, and brave sailers and traders. Vicious Vikings? You decide.





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Autumn Term 2 Sensational 'MAD' Science

Our Autumn 2 topic is called ‘Sensational MAD Science’.  Our immersion day will be launched with a day of sharing super science demonstrations.We have a science based theme this half term with a focus on the senses. Lots of fabulous literact will be linked to our class read, George's Marvellous Medicine.  We wil also link our literacy to the topic and have a heavily science based curriculum experimenting with hearing and the digestive system (eaugh!- Nose Plugs to be advised!). Dressing up as always, is throughly  encouraged but not compulsory. 


Please learn your spellings. You will be tested every Monday. 

Good luck everyone!

The words in red are the year 4 tricky words.

Spring 1 Spellings 

Week 1-im-not 

impossible immobile immovable improper imperfect reign knowledge learn library length 

Week 2-ir-not

irrational irresponsible irresistible irregular irreversible           material medicine sentence mention natural

Week 3-ation- changing verbs to nouns 

animation preparation adoration information operation             naughty notice occasion possession occasionally 

Week 4 ally - changing adjectives to adverbs 

critically physically medically musically magically          possible knowledge remember special straight

Week 5  - changing  'e to ly'

                              truly duly wholly                                  therefore  strange though mention strength suppose surprise

Week 6  - suffix ous: changing our to or 

                         humorous vigorous glamorous                          although thought through various weight therefore accident 

Autumn 2 Spellings 

Please learn the tricky words in your homework folders.


Week 2 antiseptic anticlimax antisocial possess possession possible

Week 3 automatic autobiography  autograph  potatoes pressure

Week 4 inedible inaudible inaccurate probably promise 

Autumn 1 Spellings 

Please learn the tricky words in your homework folders.

Week 1-No spellings 

Week 2- Tricky word testing

Week 3 -begin beginner forgot forgotten control controlled rob robber garden gardening 

Week 4 - listen listened appear appeared question questioning cancel cancelling run runner

Week 5 - myth gym Egypt pyramid mystery crypt crystal oxygen ripped limited

Week 6 -  young double touch often opposite trouble country couple ordinary particular

Week 7 -  subdivide subheading submarine ordinary peculiar particular submerge subway subtropical subtract


Week 8 - interconnect international interrupt  interrelated interact interchangeable perhaps possess possession possible 


Over the half term holiday please ensure that you know all of the Year 1, 2 and 3 tricky words. 

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 Homework is set every Friday 

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To access homework please use children's individual log ins 




Spring 2 Extreme Exploration

Spring Term 2




Planet Protectors: Extreme Exploration


We are now starting our 'Planet Protectors' topic. This term we will be focusing on oceans and mountains, and the brave people that have explored these and other extreme places, like the freezing North and South Poles. 


Year 4 Topic Overview

Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Topic Title

Awesome Egyptians

Sensational Science

Vicious Vikings


Planet Protectors

Extreme Exploration

Save the Rainforest

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Possible Visit & Magic Moments

The University of Manchester, Manchester Museum


Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Tropical World, Leeds

Carsington Water

Write in hieroglyphs


Solve an Egyptian raided tomb quest

Sit on a tongue

Take part in a Viking raid

Uncover objects in an archaeological dig


Take part in a

conservation event


Make something

using electricity





Living Things



Materials & Changing State




Howard Carter

Helen Keller

Viking Invasion

Alfred the Great


Edward the Confessor


Exxon Valdez Oil Spillage




Famous rivers

River Thames

River Nile

Compass and 4-figure grid reference

Where does food come from?

Food to Fork

Countries of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

Compare counties to Danelaw Britain


GMT and time zones

Climate zones, biomes and

vegetation belts

Famous mountains

Climate change –polar region

Tropical region –conservation of rainforest

Pollution  and alternative energy

Water cycle


Equator and Tropics

of Cancer and Capricorn


ICT We are Game Designers. We are Musicians We are Co-Authors

We are Web Designers

We are Meteorologists

We are Video Editors


Egyptian art & hieroglyphs

Warhol (faces)

Viking jewellery

Rousseau (animals in rainforest paintings)

Monet ‘Waterlillies’

Turner (seascapes)


Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’

‘Any Dream Will Do’ on recorder

Benjamin Britten ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’

Wagner ‘Ride of the Valkyries’

Grieg ‘Hall of the Mountain King’


Grieg ‘Morning’

Roscar environment

animation composition

Prokofiev ‘Peter and the Wolf’



Christian and Hindu answers to questions: What is God like? What matters most in life? What happens when we die?


How do Christians and Hindus use art, buildings, symbols and music in worship and community life?


Christian Values:  What matters most to Christians and what matters most to me?


The Caring School


Feelings, Friends and Friendship

Respecting the Differences Between People


How do Rules and Laws Affect Me?

SRE – Growing and Changing

My Healthy Body: Caring for my Body


The World of Drugs

SRE – What is Puberty?

Environmental Sustainability


Keeping Myself Safe

SRE – Puberty Changes

and Reproduction

Suggested Books

An Egyptian Escape – K A Gerrard

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs – Marcia Williams

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll: Secret Agent Zet series – Scott Peters

The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess – Julia Jarman

The Mummified Daddy Chronicles – M J Taylor

A Kid’s Guide to Helen Keller - eKids

Archie the Guide Dog Puppy: Hero in Training – Samantha Hay

Viking Boy – Tony Bradman

The Saga of Erik the Viking – Terry Jones

The Sword of the Viking King – Terry Deary

The Eye of the Viking God – Terry Deary

The Lost Diary of Erik Bloodaxe, Viking Warrior – Steve Barlow

Beowulf – Michael Morpurgo


Whale Boy – Nicola Davies

The Abominables –Eva Ibbotson

Can We Save the Tiger? – Martin Jenkins

Flood Child – Emily Diamond

Stories for a Fragile Planet – Kenneth Steven

Under the Weather – Tony Bradman

The Great Paper Caper – Oliver Jeffers

Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson


1.) inedible

2.) inaccurate

3.) inaudible

4.) probably

5.) promise