Hello and welcome to our Year 4 page. We hope you enjoy finding more information about what is happening in Eagles and Owls classes. Keep up-to-date by regularly checking this page for the latest news from Year 4.
Mr Kelly and Miss Riviere
Hello, Half-term is nearly upon us!
So far this term we have:
In English, we have written a chase tale, where our main characters are chased once they have found a special gift. There were some fantastic stories that came out of this!
In Topic, this term so far, we have learnt about rivers, the features of rivers and why the River Nile is so important to life in Egypt. We have also used laptops to research the major rivers of the world .
A busy term!
With only just over a week to go,we here in Year 4 are still very busy.
Please feel free to come to our Nirvana Assembly on Friday 10th February at 9:30 am.
On Friday 17th February, Owls and Eagles will be going on their first trip of this term to Clent Hills.
We will be learning how to use a compass, orienteering and walking across the hills.
Please keep up to date with the weather through the week.
Remember to bring a warm jacket, sturdy shoes, bottle of water and an additional snack, as there will lots of walking done!
Those who generally have a packed lunch, please bring these. Those who have a school dinner, sandwiches and a drink will be provided.
After that, it is HALF-TERM!
Please continue to read with your children and help them with their spellings and homework.
We have lots in store next term, so get plenty of rest!
Have a lovely half-term.
The Year 4 Team.
Welcome back everyone!
January has almost flown by already and we are in full swing into our new topic.
This Spring Term we are learning about Mountains, Rivers and Coasts!
In science, we have already learnt how sound travels and how we hear.
In English, we are studying the story Adventure at Sandy Cove and we will be writing our own chase tale by the end of half-term. Get your thinking caps on.
During our maths lessons, we have already looked at time, both digitally and the use of the 12 and 24 hour clock. Ask your children a few questions to see what they can tell you. Now, we are looking at fractions, percentages and decimals. Lots to learn here, so get your thinking caps on children.
On the last day of term, we are going on our trip to Clent Hills!
We will be walking Clent Hills as well as learning how to use a Compass and then testing our skills with some very tricky compass challenges. Please make sure you wear the appropriate clothing!
A letter will be coming out closer to the time with more information for you.
Also, please do join us at our Year 4 Assembly on 10th February. Over the next few weeks we will be working hard on this.
Well, that's it for now. Be good.
Mr Kelly, Miss Kaye and the rest our of lovely team.
Say Arrr, not arrgghhh!
Wow, what a start to this term!
We waved goodbye to our last topic with a visit from two Dentists, who taught us all about why it is important to keep our teeth clean and healthy and why we have different teeth to animals. There were also many discussions by the children about what type of children, herbivores, omnivores and carnivores have and why they were different!
Last week, we had our very own Ancient Rome Historian in and he explained to us why the Romans came to Britain and what they did for us. We also looked at how the children had to work around the house in Roman times, compared to all the fun children have now!
Owl class have been especially lucky this week and had the opportunity to work with an Outdoor Education expert and learn team work and problem solving. This involved, trying to get the ball out of the shark infested custard, without stepping in! As a team, we also had to get 10 children across the Channel using only two planks that were the size of a shoe box!
What have we done so far?
Over the last few of weeks, in English, we have been writing a problem story that involves a Monster! We started with our Monster being Mount Vesuvius erupting thousands of years ago and we have developed them individually from there.
In Maths, we have looked at addition and subtraction, up to and including 9,999! That's 4 whole digits! The children have worked in groups and individually to complete lots of tricky problems and show us that they can tackle any difficult number sentence.
In the afternoons, we have spent the time looking at Gladiators and their popularity and cementing our knowledge of why the Romans came here and what troubles they encountered.
This week and next, we are looking at electricity and how it works.
Can you remember the diagrams we use our circuits?
In English and Maths we are looking at non-chronological reports, using renewable energy as a source of interest and multiplying and dividing in maths. One of our lessons will involve 3 digit numbers multiplied by a 1 digit number.
Any spare time at home?
If you find time, please, research sources of our electricity, whether it is fossil or renewable energy.
Every Monday, your child will receive a new folder for their spellings. We believe that this will help children learn the rules of the spellings they have and ensure that all children really try and learn each individual word.
Spelling tests will still happen on Friday, so please can your child bring back the folder on Friday with the work completed?
Don’t forget children, keep reading at home, we want as many of you to get your Bronze Passport for Learning Awards before the Christmas break!
Many thanks for coming to our Parents' meeting AND our Year 4 Harvest Festival.
Didn't the children do well!?
As discussed on Wednesday, please find a copy of the books Year 4 will be reading this year:
We will also include a range of poetry throughout the year. Authors will vary, watch this space!
Thanks again for coming in this week and showing your support, it was loved by the children and gratefully received by us!
Miss Naylor, Mr Cuppelditch, Mr Kelly and Miss Thomas
Well, haven’t we been working hard this half term?
We have done so much, but this is also just the start! If smoke has been coming out of your ears already, be prepared for even more as we get into next term!
This term we have already:
All this in just 6 weeks, unbelievable.
Fingers crossed, we may even have a real life dentist coming in and talking to us about how to look after our teeth too!
Please do join us on the 14th October for our Harvest Festival Assembly, which starts at 9am, where we will be telling you why we are Thankful for this year’s Harvest. Any non-perishable donations will be gratefully received.
Next term, is called ‘I am a Warrior’. On November 9th we have a real Roman coming in to visit us!
Thank you…for all those parents who have been reading at home. The children are loving it and you can see how much they are improving on a weekly basis.
Please…continue to keep reading with your child and write in their reading diaries when you do! This helps your child gain their Passport for Learning.
Many thanks, Miss Thomas and Mr Kelly
Welcome back everyone, we are so excited to start this brand new School year!
Firstly, thank you so much for coming back to school with a can-do attitude, you have shown great manners and enthusiasm to show us your best work already, keep this up as we have lots of enjoyable activities ready for you already this year!
This term our Topic is:
BURPS, BOTTOMS and BILE!
We will be looking at how our body digests food from the beginning, eating healthy food, to the end of the process!
In English, this term we are looking at Haiku Poems and Resolution stories, we can’t wait to read them.
In Maths, we will be looking at number and place value, whilst concentrating on our 3 times tables.
Whilst in science we are looking at animals!
During P.E. we will be testing our fitness with our new circuit training skills.
We will be lucky enough this half-term to be having a Dentist come and visit use to explain why we have to keep our teeth clean and healthy. Alongside this, we will be visiting the Health caravan to see why it is important to eat all the right foods and have a healthy, balanced diet.
Important things to remember:
Monday: Violin Lessons – make sure you bring your flexible fingers!
Tuesday : Eagles will be going swimming until February half-term.
Please bring your swimming kit and hats girls!
Year 3 and 4 after school Football Club.
Wednesday: Time to hand in your homework! Mr Kelly will be having homework club on a Wednesday lunchtime for those who think they may not be able to complete it at home.
Thursday: Owls will be going swimming until February half-term. Please bring your swimming kit and hats girls!
Friday: P.E . Please make sure you have brought your kit and your to show the Sports Coaches your best skills! For details of the correct P.E. kit, please see the school uniform policy on our website.
That’s it for now children, keep working hard for us and we will try and make every lesson fun and exciting for you!
Miss Thomas and Mr Kelly.
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