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Nightingales – Year 4



Attached are some activities provided for your child to complete at home during self isolation.

Welcome to Nightingales Class!


Hello and welcome to the Nightingales class. My name is Mrs Walker and I am very excited for the new year to begin. This is my second year of teaching Year 4 at Coates and I am really looking forward to it! In my spare time, I enjoy going to watch Peterborough United Football Club, reading and spending time with my family. We like spending time at home together as well as going to new, interesting places.


This half term we will be studying 'Queen Victoria's Victories'. We will be using our English and Topic sessions to do this.

The information attached below relates to the topic and timetable that we will be using throughout this half term. Homework will be sent out on the first Friday and to is to be returned by Friday 27th March.

Useful Information


  • PE and Games will be on a Monday and a Wednesday during this half term so please make sure your child has both their indoor and outdoor kits in school on this day.
  • Children are expected to read regularly and bring their reading book and diary to school every day. These are checked every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Throughout this half term your child will receive homework tasks to be completed over the course of the half term.
  • Spellings are given out every Thursday and your child will be tested on these the Wednesday after they have been set.
  • If your child is having a school dinner then please share the different options available to them so that they know whether they are having the meat, vegetarian, jacket potato or pick 'n' mix option.
Below are some links to websites that are really useful to use throughout the year:

Learning activities throughout the year

Photos of our digestive system journey

Photos of our digestive system journey 1
Photos of our digestive system journey 2
Photos of our digestive system journey 3
Photos of our digestive system journey 4
Photos of our digestive system journey 5
Photos of our digestive system journey 6

Throughout the Autumn Term, one of the exciting activities we have completed is when we completed our own versions of the digestive system. First, we drew our own ideas of what we thought the digestive system included. After this, we used different instruments for the body parts related to the digestive system and used these to learn all about it and the way in which food and drink travels through our bodies.


The photographs above are ones that were taken whilst completing these activities.

Grouping of instruments

Grouping of instruments 1
Grouping of instruments 2
Grouping of instruments 3
Grouping of instruments 4
We have looked into how we make sounds. We investigated this using instruments within our school. After we had time to play each one, we then grouped the instruments based upon our own ideas. These are the photographs taken from how each group decided to do this.