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2021 - 22

Transition Week


Turing class had a brilliant week last week transitioning into Year 5, Tereshkova class. We were very busy creating identity maps, writing identity poems, researching Valentia Tereshkova and reflecting on the year that has just flown by, thinking about some of the fantastic things we have done this year.

Fredericks Wood Trip


This week, Turing class visited Fredericks wood to identify clues of animal and human activities in the woodland area. The children recorded what they saw and came to a conclusion if people have been a positive or a negative impact on the land. This work links closely to the letters we wrote, about pollution found in Fredericks Wood earlier in the term

Residential Bawdsey Manor

What a brilliant time the children had on their residential trip to Bawdsey Manor! They showed resilience and courage throughout, giving their all to each and every activity. Here are the photos from the Group 2 Ipad (Miss Greenwood's group)


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London O2 (4th May 2022)

Well, what an amazing trip! We sang and danced throughout the day and into the night. The children were brilliant throughout the day and their faces beamed through each and every song.


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Girls Football 


On Tuesday 3rd May, 16 girls from KS2 represented Drake at the Breckland Girls football competition. Each team played 3 matches, with the Year 3/4 girls finishing the day unbeaten and Year 5/6 winning 2 out of 3 including a 6-1 win!


Well done girls! 

Mr Woolacott and Mr Adair 


Year 4 Summer Learning

Home guard visit

A brilliant visit, arranged by ancient house, to explore the role of the Home Guards in the war. The children learnt to follow commands, march in rows and salute.


On Wednesday 18th May, we were lucky enough to work with an artist to make ‘a posy fit for a Queen’.

After doing some discussion around our observations of a flower, we ripped up paper and stuck it onto cardboard to start making our posy. We then practised some observational drawing before adding final detail to our posies with a black fine felt tip.


Year 4 have been learning about beaches and how they are formed. We used sand and water in trays to make our own mini beaches and investigate how we could make waves. We then discussed what we noticed. Within this lesson, our key vocabulary was swash, backswash, erosion, sediment, cliff retreat, long shore drift and tides.


Flotsam English Drama. Turing Class had a brilliant lesson on Friday in English. The children were acting out our focus text 'Flotsam' which is a picture book. The children acted out parts of the story in groups and some children performed to the rest of the class. Well done Turing!

Year 4 learning - Spring

Year 4 at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village

We were very excited and fortunate to visit West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village this week to extend our learning in the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings history section of our current 'Folk' curriculum theme. In English over the next week, we will be planning and writing our non-chronological reports about our West Stow experience. Later in the term we will be recorded short reviews on the radio too. Stay tuned for more!

During Maths Problem Solving Day, we completed a variety of problems in our classes whilst using manipulatives to help us. We also spent some time in the hall where we had to look at a block structure and recreate it in teams. This really tested our memories, observational skills and team work.

Remembrance Day

Year 4 learning - Autumn