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Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 4, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 13.3.20

In Literacy, we began to write our non chronological report on our topic of ‘Teeth’.  The report was written in a formal style using fronted adverbials and technical vocabulary.   

In Maths, we have been finding 1000 more and less than a number.  We began the week solving fluency questions with some children completing some extremely tricky reasoning problems by the end of the week.

This week in topic we have really enjoyed our Science experiment finding out which liquid causes our teeth to decay. To do this we put eggs into different liquids and observed which one caused the most damage. We found out that fresh orange juice causes the most damage and how important it is to brush your teeth after eating sugary foods.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D-

Year 4S –

Attendance:

4D- 

4S –

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 6.3.20

We have had lots of fun on Thursday celebrating the World Book Day and it was great to see all of the children dressed up as their favourite character!

In Literacy, we have started our new topic of non-chronological reports.  These are non-fiction texts which we have linked to our topic of ‘Teeth’.  This week, the children have explored the features of the texts and how the information is organised.  They then researched the topic to find out more and planned their report. 

In maths, our focus has been on mentally recalling multiplication and division facts.  The children have used this skill to solve problems.

We began our new topic ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ exploring our teeth and digestion system.  The children are able to name the teeth inside of their mouths and their function.  They also compared the differences in teeth in other animals and how their teeth have been adapted as a result of their diet.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D- Archie – his enthusiasm when reading stories.

Year 4S –

Attendance:

4D- 

4S –

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 28.2.20

We have had lots of fun during our well-being week.  On Tuesday we had our get active day where we enjoyed our trip to the ski slope for snow tubing and problem solving the children used teamwork skills and were very brave throughout the day.

On Wednesday, year 4’s learning was all about connecting with our friends and starting a conversation.  Thank you to the parents who joined us for activities on the afternoon.

On Thursday our focus was ‘Learn’ the children had a great time learning new circus skills.  We also discussed what brave means, what it looks like and how we can overcome our fears.

Finally, on Friday the children discussed how to be a good friend.  They enjoyed writing friendship poems together.  On the afternoon we were lucky enough to take part in yoga, meditation and relaxation activities.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D- Conner Allan- great team player and really improving his handwriting.

Year 4S –

Attendance:

4D-  91.9%

4S – 95.8%

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 14.2.20

In Literacy this week we finished our stories.  The children were extremely proud with the outcomes.    

In Maths we revisited dividing 3 digit by 1 digit numbers.  At the start of the week, we used Numicon to work out our answers and by the end of the week we were able to work them out without resources. 

This week we finished our Science topic of Sound.  We investigated the best material to soundproof their favourite singer’s music studio.  When the children found out which material was the best sound insulator they wrote letters to the singers using scientific vocabulary to justify their findings.   

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D- Holly Wilson – always working extremely hard in everything she does.

Year 4S –

Attendance:

4D-  91.9%

4S – 95.8%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Next week, Year 4 will have our class assembly at 9:15am on Wednesday 5th February

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 31.1.20

In Literacy this week we began our new writing topic.  The children are going to write a story using figurative language.  This week the children explored different texts that included these features.  

In Maths this week we began plotting coordinates on a grid.  The children found out how plotting coordinates was useful for map reading. 

This week we started our new Science topic of sound.  At the start of the week we went on a sound walk around school recording any sounds we heard and what was vibrating to make this sound.  We then explored how sound waves change when the volume increases or decreases.

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D- Joe Morton – showing confidence with his speaking part for the play.

Year 4S

Attendance:

4D-  91.9%

4S – 95.8%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Next week, Year 4 will have our class assembly at 9:15am on Wednesday 5th February

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 24.1.20

In Literacy this week we have finished and redrafted their persuasive adverts.  For the final lesson, the children made plans of how their information would be presented and created their final adverts which look fantastic!

In Maths this week we have continued learning about fractions.  This week the children have explored adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.   

This week we started our new art topic of sketching.  The children have found out about the different grades of pencils and have made decisions about which is appropriate for the different skills they have practised including cross hatching, shading and pointillism. 

We also had a special Tudor visitor who told us more about Tudor lifestyle.  She brought some amazing artefacts for the children to explore.

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 17.1.20

In Literacy this week we have begun to write our persuasive adverts.  The children have used the techniques they explored last week to write some fantastic introductions! 

In Maths this week the children recapped their prior knowledge of fractions.  They then started to explore equivalent fractions and different techniques to find them.  Some children then used this knowledge to complete investigations and problem solving activities.

We have really enjoyed continueing our learning on the Tudors.  This week we have explored religion and Tudor lifestyle.  We created menus of a Tudor banquet, labelled Tudor houses and found out what they wore.

We had lots of fun at our skipping festival on Wednesday!

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 10.1.20

In Literacy this week we have started to explore persuasive texts.  The children first explored the purpose of the text and the authors view point.  We then began to analyse how the information was presented and techniques used to persuade the reader.  On Friday the children had a go at trying these techniques.   

In Maths this week we have been using our knowledge of place value and learnt our Roman numerals from 1-100.  The children used this knowledge to answer problems.  

We have had lots of fun this week starting our new topic for this half term ‘Off with your head’ exploring what life was like during the Tudor time period.  This week the children put key events in History in chronological order.  Then they examined artefacts from the Tudor time period stating what each artefact revealed about the past.  We have explored what happened during the Battle of Bosworth and began to create fact files about Henry VIII.

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 29.11.19

In Literacy, we have begun to write our narratives based on a familiar story.  Miss Dodds’ Literacy group have based their story on Edward Tulane and Miss Suri’s group have based their story on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  

In Maths this week we have been learning to calculate the perimeter of 2D shapes.  We started the week solving practical problems on the yard.  By the end of the week, children were solving problems.

In our topic this week we have been finding out the journey of the river.  We have also researched water pollution and created posters showing this information.

We have also really enjoyed starting our Ukulele lessons every Thursday.

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 8.11.19

In Literacy this week Miss Dodds’ class have continued to draft and edit their diary entries from different parts of Edward Tulane’s diary entry.  Miss Suri’s group have explored the features of a newspaper report.  The children interviewed each other to add eye witness accounts to their reports.

In maths we have practised various techniques to improve our recall of our 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 times tables.  The children have played a number of maths games as well as completing a number of questions and reasoning problems.

In Science this week we have begun our new topic ‘States of Matter’.  We are now able to group materials on whether they are a solid, liquid or gas.  On the yard we enjoyed finding out how the particles in each state are arranged

On Friday it was French week.  We learnt how to tell someone how we get to school.  We loved playing charades to learn the new vocabulary.

Attendance:

4D 95.2%

4S  95.6%

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning about triangles, quadrilaterals and their properties. We have also been recapping our knowledge of angles to help us identify specific triangles.

In writing this week, we have continued with our five part adventure story. Children have used role play to re-enact their battle scene where some of their characters are fighting Thor, bears and wolves!

Some of our children have completed their Viking Longboats and have tested them in the water! Look how excited some of our children were when their boat met the brief!

On Friday, we have a real Viking coming to visit!

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 04.10.19

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of traditional tales. The focus of our learning has been drafting the build-up of our own retelling of a traditional tale.  We have given the story of Goldilocks and the three bears a bit of a twist and we have linked it to our topic of castles.   We have worked really hard describing the setting of our story using exciting adjectives and introducing our characters.  We have also practised our editing skills to improve our writing.

In maths the children have been learning methods to estimate their answers and using the inverse to check them.  The children first learned how to round to the nearest 10 and 100.  Then the children learnt how to calculate the inverse with some children moving on to reasoning problems.   The children also really enjoyed playing Times tables rocktars and dressing up on Friday.

In DT this week the children have begun to design their Viking longboat.  They were given a design brief.  The boat must be historically accurate, able to float, waterproof and can hold 10 plastic figures.  The children then examined the pros and cons of materials they will use to make their boat and came up with a final design.

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 27.9.19

In Literacy, we have begun to explore 5 part stories using figurative language to describe our setting for the story we will write next week as well as examining strategies to create tension. 

In Maths this week we have been using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract numbers.  The children then used this skill to complete reasoning and problem solving activities.

In our topic this week we have continued to research the Vikings.  After exploring how the Viking warriors were so successful, the children have enjoyed finding out about Viking home life.

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 4D- Connor Ramsay

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 20.9.19

In Literacy this week we continued to read our class book Edward Tulane.  We used this book to write a diary entry as if we were the main character.  We also revisited the use of commas for clauses.

In Maths this week we have been using our knowledge of place value to count back through 0 into negative numbers. 

In our topic this week we have been learning about chronology to understand timelines and the timeline of the Vikings.  We also looked at Viking home life and what their longhouses would have looked like.

Year 4 Class Blog – week ending 13.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been exploring our class novel ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  The children have worked extremely hard writing character and setting descriptions as well as a poem based on the novel.

In Maths this week we have been recapping children’s knowledge of place value.  The children now understand what each digit represents in a 4 digit number and some children are able to solve reasoning problems.

In our topic this week we have begun to explore our new topic the Viking.   The children have come up with a list of questions they want to find out about this half term.  Also, some children used the internet and books to find some information about the Vikings.

Attendance:

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Monday 16th September – 4D swimming at Farringdon Community Academy
  • Monday 23rd September – 4S swimming at Farringdon Community Academy

Children will be assessed and put into two groups.  Each group will have their swimming lessons on alternate weeks.