School Logo

St Gilbert's R.C.

Primary School

Inspired by St. Gilbert, as God's family, we are growing strong in love and faith, becoming the best we can be.

Year 4

                  Welcome to Year 4 

Our Spelling Bee Winners. Well done.

Trip to the RHS Bridgewater, this involved doing Science - exploring plants,flower identification and walking around the beautiful gardens.

Queen’s Jubilee Celebration

We have been looking at plants in Y4. We discussed what investigation could be done with plants that the class had not done before. A child suggested looking at the different types of water. What type of water would make grass seeds grow? Is it just tap water or any other type of water?

We measured out the soil, the grass seeds and the different kinds of water. We used tap water, flavoured water,sea water, mineral water and sparkling water. Our predictions were varied.

Look at our results! The pot with mineral water grew more grass seeds faster and more blades of grass visible. The worst was the pot with sea salt. We discussed the science for our findings.

Year 4 hard at work tidying pots, planting cucumbers, beans and radishes.

Design Technology:Making boats

Our Spring Stars.

Garden of Gethsemane🏞

Easter Egg Competition 🥚

Here are the winners of The Easter Egg Competition. Thanks to everyone for taking part. The competition was extremely high and the judges found it difficult indeed.

St Joseph Penny . We brought in lots of coins.

Computing with Technola. Children used coding to move Sphero ball and made a movie.

Still image for this video

It is Science Week this week. The theme is 'Growth'. Please look at the Amaryllis bulb carefully and do an observational drawing of it.



Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video

Great effort Year 4.


Design technology was textiles. The children had to learn how to work with fabrics and learn diferent stitches . They did very well and learned how to do running stitch , blanket stitch and cross stitch. The children used the initials of their names and looked at the Anglo Saxon equivalent letter called Runes. Next they traced this onto fabric and showed off their stitching on their designs. 

At the start...

And the finished product ...

           Anglo-Saxons at Tatton Park


Year 4 had a fantastic time experiencing life as an Anglo Saxon and how this was

made more turbulent with the Vikings around. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and some children wanted to live in those times !  They had a chance to experience how to make flour from wheat, how to make their own bread for a stew. They trained as warriors and learned about trading.

            Number Day for the NSPCC

Year 4 making fraction walls .

Well done to Elissia and the Cheer Leaders group the Dazzlers.

Science Investigation: looking at the effects of liquid and juices on the teeth. We used eggshells as this was the closest thing to represent teeth.

Year 4 Cross Country Runners. Well done to William who came first. Wow ! Thanks to everyone who took part.

PE. Year 4 learning new skills and techniques in Netball.

Still image for this video


Still image for this video


Still image for this video

Design Technology. Y4 having a really good try at practising the running stitch.

A demonstration of the digestion process.


Well done to all our stars 👏🏾

Food Technology

Year 4 had to make and prepare a savoury quiche and this was linked to our Geography topic - France. Everyone enjoyed preparing and making the quiches but not everyone enjoyed eating them!  We had practise with weighing foods, we used our fingers to create breadcrumb texture with the flour and margarine, we cut the ham and tomatoes and grated cheese. We attempted to crack the eggs and whisk that with the milk. 

Comments from Year 4: 

" That was too good ! "

" Scrumptious"

" Outdone myself "

" Quite disgusting!"

" Delicious ! "





Let it Snow ! Let it Snow !

                                    First Holy Communion

Today, Year 4 had their first Holy Communion and its was a solemn yet joyous occassion where they  took part  in receiving the Eucharist for the first time. A huge thank you goes out to Father Martin, Mrs Darcy, Mrs Tyldesley and of course the Parents and Carers for arranging and organising everything to make the day a succesful one.

Measuring Maths. Y4 have been looking at different measurements for length: Look at the photos can you guess which ones.

Crazy Hair Day. We raised money for Children in Need.

Year 4 children took part in Cross Country. Well done to all !

             ANTI- BULLYING WEEK   15th Nov to 19th Nov

Everyone wore odd socks on the Monday to start Anti- Bullying week. Why? This was to show that we are all different. In class we acted out different scenarios to show bullying. The theme was  one kind word .

Food Technology: Year 4 sampled a variety of French patisserie foods and evaluated the texture and taste.

Computing with Technola

Still image for this video
Programming and looking at automation. Children worked with Sphero Bolt. The aim was to drag Sphero Bolt's tail light until it faced them!. They did very well.


Still image for this video
We talked about community and what this meant to Y4. We spoke about living in Eccles and the class created this song/poem.

The Daily Mile - Here we go, we need to keep fit !

Black History Month -Proud to Be

Still image for this video
Year 4 learned about Wangari Mathaai: a Kenyan Nobel Prize winner who did work on conservation of the environment.

                  The Ancient Greeks

Year 4 learned about the Ancient Greeks this term and ended with a fantastic Ancient Greek Day.

Year 4 dressed as Ancient Greeks. Fantastic effort everyone!

We learned some Greek dancing. Click on the Video Resource  Centre link below.

Our own Ancient Greek Olympics ! We did the javelin, the shot put, running , throwing bean bags and archery. The Gods were looking down on us because the sun shone.

Our completed Greek vases made from clay: Art


Art. Year 4 working with clay. We used a technique called pinch potting and formed the required greek pot shape. Then the children painted them and drew designs on them.

MUSIC. Year 4 have been learning about ABBA and their music. They used glockenspiels and chime bars to play along to an Abba song.

Our attendance prize was rewarded by visiting Winton Park. We did a nature treasure hunt. It was fun.

We had a fantastic time doing Science. We are looking at States of Matter. We did an investigation to look at the rate of flow of a liquid.This is known as viscosity.

In Maths we are learning about number and place value.

In Computing with Technola Year 4 are doing Coding. We are looking at repeating patterns and algorithms.

Translate / Traduire / Übersetzen / Tłumaczyć / Išversti / Tulkot / Traducir
Can't find what you're looking for?