Category Archives: Year 4

Smile if you brush with fluoride

In Year 4 Science, the children have been conducting our final experiments on teeth and dental health.

Once again, we have used eggs as substitutes for teeth when testing.  This time we wanted to test whether fluoride toothpaste protected our teeth as well as cleaning them.

We rubbed half of an egg with toothpaste containing fluoride and left it for four days before rinsing it off.  Then we put the egg in an energy drink for 24 hours.

We were amazed by the results!

In the top picture the side that had toothpaste on stayed clear of the growth that stuck to the untreated side.

In the second picture we can see the way the energy drink had burned through the unprotected shell (on the left this time).

Our conclusion was that when we brush our teeth we shouldn’t rinse away the toothpaste.

We also tested some of our tooth brushing techniques with disclosing tablets but the results were too disgusting to share!

Big sheet problem solving in Maths

Last week some of our children explored  addition and subtraction problems on ‘big sheets’.

The children needed to work together – often teaching each other as well as sharing ideas – in order to solve the problems.

The adults were hugely impressed by the way the children approached the challenge and the confidence they all showed.

Exploring non-fiction texts in English

In Year 4 English this week we are examining, and then writing, non-fiction texts.

To start things off we have deconstructed a text about the Anglo-Saxons, identifying all the different features the author had used.

4 Cheetahs Book of the Week


The Cheetahs enthusiastically shared ‘Pippi Longstocking’ with us all today.
Don’t mess with Pippi!

U9s boys football

On Monday evening our year 3 and 4 boys football team took part in a competition at Marley. 

After winning 3 and drawing 2 of their group matches, they qualified for the quarter finals. In the quarter finals they lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw. 

Well done Harry M-S, Lennon, Ismail, Harry S, James, Josh and Edward.

Picture to follow.

Football Champions!

On Monday evening, our year 3 and 4 girls football team won the Bradford schools’ tournament. 

They won all 4 of their group games 7-0, 3-2, 3-1 and 3-0. In the semi- finals they won 2-1. The final was a tense match. Hothfield finally prevailed thanks to a golden goal scored by Lucy.

Y3 and Y4 Boys Football

On Wednesday evening we played football at Oakbank. We played 4 matches; winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1. 

We finished 2nd overall in the competition.

Sports Day 2016

Year 4 Tennis lessons

West Yorkshire Cricket Finals