Year 4

Welcome to

Year 4 Anemones Class

Introducing our Anemones Class staff:

This is our classroom:

Our Year 4 classroom

Our Seashore Explorers' display

Our class topics and texts

Time Travellers

Question for Learning (Q4L):

If you could travel in time, which period of history would be the best to visit and why?

The Iron Giant

Question for Learning (Q4L):

What are the best qualities in a person?

Saving Planet Earth

Question for Learning (Q4L):

In what ways can children help to protect the planet?

Anemones Seashore Explorer badges:

  • Beach yoga

  • Water bucket relay

  • Sundials

  • Stone faces

  • Beach patterns

  • Noughts and crosses s

Examples of our learning this year:


Sea anemones are the marine, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria. They are named after the anemone, a terrestrial flowering plant, because of the colourful appearance of many. Sea anemones are classified in the phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia. As cnidarians, sea anemones are related to corals, jellyfish, tube-dwelling anemones, and Hydra. Unlike jellyfish, sea anemones do not have a medusa stage in their life cycle.

A typical sea anemone is a single polyp attached to a hard surface by its base, but some species live in soft sediment and a few float near the surface of the water. The polyp has a columnar trunk topped by an oral disc with a ring of tentacles and a central mouth. The tentacles can be retracted inside the body cavity or expanded to catch passing prey. They are armed with cnidocytes (stinging cells). In many species, additional nourishment comes from a symbiotic relationship with single-celled dinoflagellates, zooxanthellae or with green algae, zoochlorellae, that live within the cells. Some species of sea anemone live in association with hermit crabs, small fish or other animals to their mutual benefit.