Boston St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Year 4 Oak
Welcome to the home of Oak Tree Class on our school website. Mr Gormal, Mrs Burdass and Miss Chase all work alongside the children in Year 4. Please read on to find out about all the exciting learning that has been taking place.

Autumn Term

Our topic for this term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile', taken from Cornerstones. We will be learning about the human digestive system, including our teeth. We have already carried out an investigation to discover the effects of different soft drinks on the enamel of our teeth. We found that drinks that contained a lot of sugar could rot our teeth and create cavities while some drinks, such as squash and coffee, could actually stain our teeth. Don't worry though, brushing regularly and carefully can help stop damage.


In English we are looking at non-fiction texts. We started by reading a range of leaflets that provided facts about the  different ways we could look after our teeth, as well as a whole host of other information. We identified key words, created a glossary to help us understand and planned a 'Toothy Factfile' leaflet of our own. Pop into class and have a look at out topic display if you'd like to learn more about it.


As part of our maths work we began the term looking at place value and number; partitioning 4-digit numbers and ensuring that we understood the value of each digit. We tried to represent numbers in as many different ways as possible. We have now moved on to cover the four operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and have looked a range of different problems involving these such as rounding to estimate an answer and using the inverse to check we were correct.

Religious Education

In R.E we have been learning about Judaism. The children have research Jewish artefacts such as the Torah scrolls, Tefellin and Mezuzah. We have also listened to, and tried to interpret, the Jewish prayer called the Shema. The children have created their own artwork after being inspired by a range of different artefacts and practices.
Our value this term is family. The children have really enjoyed sharing information about their life at home and all the people that are important to them. Collective worship this term has focussed on our roles within a family, all the different families we belong to and what happens when we don't always get along as a family. It was lovely to see so many family members and relatives come along to our harvest festival celebration, we hope you join us for even more throughout the academic year.