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Year 4 visit HMS BELFAST

On Friday 10th May, Year 4 visited the HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark.  Children explored all nine decks and discovered what life was like on board for the crew at war and at sea. All children had an amazing day! 

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Zanib Mian visits Rathfern Primary School

    Zanib Mian visits Rathfern Primary School On Friday 3rd May, Zanib Mian visited both Year 4 classes to introduce her hilarious book, ‘Planet Omar’. Zanib Mian spoke about her journey as an author and her decision to give up her science career to create change within children’s publishing. She felt that diverse characters from […]

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Year 4 Dalcroze

Year 4 Dalcroze In Year 4, children have been learning Dalcroze, which is music experienced through movement to engage the body, mind and emotion. It is another approach that is used to foster music appreciation, ear training, and improvisation while improving musical abilities. Children listen to the rhythm of a music piece and express what they […]

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UK’s one and only Maya archaeologist visits Rathfern

OnWednesday 26thSeptember 2018, Year 4 had a special visit from Dr Diane Davies, a working Maya archaeologist. We found out that she isn’t just a Maya Archaeologist, but the ONLY archaeologist in the United Kingdom to specialize in the Ancient Maya Civilization. Both classes had a 90-minute presentation where Dr Diane Davies spoke about her life […]

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Festival of Remembrance

Festival of Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018, marks 100 years since the end of World War One. In response to this important day of remembrance, the community of Catford are coming together to showcase a celebratory afternoon full of music, readings and performances, to remember the lives lost. Year 4 Beckenham class have worked closely with […]

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Rain Player

In Year 4, we are reading the story Rain Player, written by David Wisniewski. A boy named Pik challenges Chac, the god of rain, to a game of Pok-a-Tok, a cross between soccer and basketball, in order to avert a foretold drought that would devastate his people. Pik’s father gives him three talismans to help in […]

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States of Matter

In Science, Year 4 have been learning about States of Matter. We started off  by sorting different materials into solids, liquids and gases, using our prior knowledge to help us.    We learnt that the position and behaviour of the particles are different in solids, liquids and gases. To make our learning exciting, we got the […]

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Introducing the Ancient Maya

Our topic this half term is Ancient Maya.   We introduced the topic by sharing what we know and discussed questions that we want to find out. We then looked at pictures of different Ancient Maya artefacts and used our inference skills to make predictions about the Ancient Maya Civilization.      

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Race Equality Pledge from Lewisham

Find out how Lewisham schools are tackling race inequality in education.