Fairfield Endowed C of E Junior School

Boarstone Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7NA

01298 22551

Fairfield Endowed C of E Junior School

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Year 4

Please read the Year 4 Newsletter to find out everything your child will be learning this term. 

Here are a few of the exciting things that Year 4 have been doing this year...

Roald Dahl Day

The children dressed up to celebrate their favourite characters and how his many books continue to encourage an early love of reading.


The children have been enjoying their weekly session of drumming, where they have been hearing about the history of Samba music and learning the correct posture and hold of the drums. It is lovely to hear their music throughout the school.

Gita Bhana Hindu Temple

The children went to the Gita Bhana Hindu Temple in Manchester to experience what a Hindu Temple looks like and what happens when people worship there. We learnt that the Hindu's believe we started life in water and evolved into the form we take today. Their Gods are all different and are worshipped for different reasons. The Hindu's believe we have a third eye - we use two for seeing and the third for knowledge. Life is in a circle and Hindu's come back to the world after they have died. Hinduism has no starting date. Hindu's are vegetarians as they believe that their god is in a all living things.

Blue Planet

The children visited Blue Planet as part of their topic of Turtles and the ocean - plastic pollution. They had a workshop to talk about the dangers of plastics to animals in the ocean and what other types of materials could be used instead. The children gave ideas of how they could reduce plastics in the environment when at home. The message from the workshop was the 5R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, refuse and repurpose plastics. We watched the divers feeding the stingrays and other fish. The children were fascinated by the range of fish they saw as we walked through the Ocean Tunnel. We all enjoyed our fabulous day out.