Welcome to Costessey Junior School

Year 4



In the first half of the Autumn term Year 4 will be learning all about Africa.  They will will develop their map skills to locate Africa and its countries, they will gain insight into the many varied African landscapes, climates, inhabitants and more, comparing these aspects with their local environment.  In Science they will learn about the water cycle and the many uses of water, looking at the environmental impact of over using water.  The children will be given the opportunity to make African style music using Garageband in ICT and will make African masks in Art.

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If you would like to find our more why not visit Africa Alive during the holidays or stay in and go to Our Africa to watch videos made by the children who live there!

Our Girls are Champions!

On Friday 24th June our year 4 girls became the all Norfolk champions winning 8 games including a 3-1 win in the final over Woodlands Primary. The girls were brilliant.


Learn with your Child

Today, Tuesday 21st June, it was 4Ms turn to learn with their family.  We had a lovely lesson learning all about Andy Goldsworthy and how he uses nature to make art sculptures.  We then collected materials from our outdoor learning area and had a go at making sculptors of our own.

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Year 4 go to Twickenham

On Saturday 28th May 10 of our year 4 children had the fantastic experience of watching the Premier League Rugby Final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham. Many of our current England Rugby Union team were playing in the final. The children not only enjoyed this amazing spectacle they also had the experience of playing Tag rugby at half time in front of 80,000 rugby fans. They were brilliant.

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The Norfolk Broads


In the second summer half term year 4 will be learning all about The Norfolk Broads, they will study small local habitats to understand how these change throughout the year and how human behaviour can impact on the environment. In science they will learn about animal classification and understand about animal adaptation.  In art the children will be learning about colour blending and washing using water colours.  They will use what they have learnt to create a water colour painting inspired by their trip on the broads.

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To learn more about the Broads at home why not visit the Broads Authority website for lots of interesting information.  Thinking about visiting the broads?  Then look at Enjoy The Broads website to check out activities and events going on over the summer term.

Year 3 and 4 Tennis Tournament

On Tuesday 17th May children from years 3 and 4 got to take part in a local tennis tournament.  These were all children who had never represented the school before and they did a fantastic job. It was an amazing day and they all enjoyed participating.