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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

Monday 22nd June

Hello Year 4!  We hope you are all keeping safe and busy. All teaching staff are back at school now with the key groups and we are missing everyone who is unable to come in.

Literacy

Activity 1

Spelling

I have set both year 4 classes spellings again for this week on Purplemash.  There is a quiz to help you practise these spellings and someone in your house could also test you.

The spellings for this week are:

Possessive apostrophes for plural words.

Activity 2

Reading

Activity 3

Writing

This week can you use the spelling above and put them into a sentence. Make sure you use conjunctions, adverbs or prepositions to express time and cause and even better fronted adverbials. This will help you with your sentence structure and again remembering your spellings.

Maths

This week, our maths learning will focus on solving addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts.  For each question, you need to think about which operation you will need to use and why.  Underline the key vocabulary in the questions to help you!

Activity 1

Practise the skill.

Activity 3

I would like you to practise your 7 x table.  Remember by the end of year 4 we need to be able to recall all of our timetables so while we are not at school, this is the perfect time to practise.

Here are some links to help you practise.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

At the end of the week, ask a grown up to test you!

Topic

Activity 1 – Science – Electricity

Activity 2 – Athletics – PE

To copy and remember actions.To repeat and explore skills.To move with careful control, co-ordination and care.  To talk about the differences between my own and others’ performances and suggesting how it could be improved.  To say what has gone well and why.  To describe how the body feels during different activities, using parts of the body to describe the effects.  To know how to exercise safely by looking for space, others’ and by warming up properly.To sprint over a short distance.To run over a longer distance, conserving energy.To have a range of throwing techniques which show accuracy.

This term you would have been covering athletics with Mr Hodgson. See if you can complete some of the activities below with an adult.

Activity 3 – Art

I would like you to research a famous artist called Henri Matissue who was known for making colourful collages with many different shapes. Once you have gathered your information, could you either use paper and pencils or log into purple mash and make a poster all about his life, achievements etc.

Keep working hard and enjoying time with your family.

Miss Dodds, Miss Suri, Mrs Shovlin and Mrs Pearson.

Monday 15th June

Hello Year 4!  Hope you are all okay it is great to see children completing work on Purplemash each day and if you haven’t done this so far try some of the activities this week.  Here are some other activities I would like you to complete. 

Literacy

Activity 1

Spelling

I have set both year 4 classes spellings again for this week on Purplemash.  There is a quiz to help you practise these spellings and someone in your house could also test you.

The spellings for this week are:

Possessive apostrophes for plural words.

Activity 2

Reading

This week, you have some questions based on  ‘The Creakers’.  Read the text and answer the following questions in full sentences.

  1. The story is set in a town called Whittington. True or False. 
  2. When did the first noise break the silence?
  3. Where did the strange noises come from?
  4. How is the darkness described?
  5. Who tucked their children into bed?
  6. Can you sum up what happens in the prologue in 20 words or fewer?
  7. How might the mothers and fathers be feeling as they switch off the lights?
  8. What do you think is going to happen next? 
  9. How is the night described different to a normal night in Wiffington?
  10. How does the author give the moon human qualities?

Activity 3

Writing

Watch this video!

Can you use the ‘show not tell’ technique throughout describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe?

Maths

This week, our maths learning will focus on solving addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts.  For each question, you need to think about which operation you will need to use and why.  Underline the key vocabulary in the questions to help you!

Activity 1

Practise the skill.

Activity 2

Now try some word problems.

Activity 3

I would like you to practise your 12 x table.  Remember by the end of year 4 we need to be able to recall all of our timetables so while we are not at school, this is the perfect time to practise.

Here are some links to help you practise.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

At the end of the week, ask a grown up to test you J

Topic

Activity 1 – Science – Electricity

This week, you are going to find out about electrical conducters and insulators.  Follow the link to BBC bitesize where you will find a video explaining what they are and an activity to complete. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zxv482p

Activity 2 – Geography

Use a map of England online to help you with this activity.

Activity 3 – Art

I would like you to use the sketching skills we practised when we were in school to sketch a portrait of yourself or somebody in your house.  It would be great to see some of the finished pieces. Use this video to help you.

I know it is still all very strange not being together at school year 4 but keep working hard and having fun with your families at home and we will see you all soon.  Stay safe!

Miss Dodds, Miss Suri, Mrs Shovlin and Mrs Pearson.

8.6.20

Hello year 4! Missing you all and hope you’re keeping up with and enjoying the activities we are setting. Below are some more things for you to be getting on with!

Writing activity 1

Use the suspense mat above to write your own spooky story!

Writing activity 2

Use inverted commas to punctuate the speech below

Writing activity 3

As we know, there are a lot of tricky words to spell out there. Here are some common words that we sometimes spell incorrectly. Try learning them by writing them out three times, covering and testing.

Said

There

Their

They’re

Saw

Sore

Because

Jumped

Hopped

Skipped

Slept

When

Where

Were

Maths Activity 1

Maths activity 2

Maths activity 3

Geography

Use the map to answer the questions below. Can you make your own map and make up your own questions?

Science

Can you decide which of the listed items are living or not living? What does it mean to be alive? Write a list of the things which make something alive.

Monday 1st June

Hello Year 4!  Hope you are all okay and have had a lovely week in the sunshine for half term.  Before the holidays, Miss Dodds, Miss Suri and Mrs Shovlin were in school with the children of key workers.  We had lots of fun and built a bug hotel for the KS2 yard.  Here are some photos of the process:

Here are some activities for you to have a go at this week: 

Literacy

Activity 1

Spelling

I have set both year 4 classes spellings again for this week on Purplemash.  There is a quiz to help you practise these spellings and someone in your house could also test you.

The spellings for this week are:

Prefix- inter

Interact

Intercity

International

Interrelated

Interchange

Interconnected

Internet

Intermediate

Intermission

Interweave

Activity 2

Reading

This week, we will recap our learning on pronouns.  Here is a video to remind you what they are:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=what+is+a+pronoun+year+4+video&docid=608013647803712454&mid=D001EE2BB6B0B3812993D001EE2BB6B0B3812993&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Now try this task:

Activity 3

Writing task

Each week, the following website uploads 5 online lessons for you to work through a Literacy unit.  This week, I would like you to have a go at the news report lessons.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english#subjects

Maths

This week, our maths learning will focus on converting between different units of measure (e.g km to m; hr to min; kg to g).

Activity 1

I have set some activities on Purplemash for you to complete converting between the different units of measure.

Activity 2

Now try the following activities.

Activity 3

I would like you to practise your 9 x table.  Remember by the end of year 4 we need to be able to recall all of our timetables so while we are not at school, this is the perfect time to practise.

Here are some links to help you practise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJZq8VBNU

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

At the end of the week, ask a grown up to test you J

Topic

Our new topic this half term would have been ‘Tomorrow’s World’.  Here are some activties you can try at home based around this topic.

Activity 1 – Science – Electricity

In science, we would have been finding out all about electricity.  This week, complete the mind map below finding answers to the questions.

Can you identify things around your house that run off electricity?

Activity 2 – Geography

In Geography, we would have been finding out all about the countries in Europe.  Can you use a map of Europe on the internet to locate all of the countries.

Activity 3 – Music

This week, you could recap the song we were learning before school closed.  Here is a link to the song. 

Still missing you lots. Stay safe.

Miss Dodds, Miss Suris, Mrs Shovlin and Mrs Pearson.

18.5.20

Hello everyone! I have included below some activities you can be getting on with for Writing, Maths and even a little bit of Art/crafts. Remember, Miss Dodds and Miss Suri continue to update Purple Mash with things you can do and it’s a nice way to keep in touch with us as well.

Writing activity 1

This activity allows you to create similes to describe verbs. Think of nouns to compare the verbs to.

E.g. The wind blew like a hair dryer.

Verb Noun
She sanglike 
It floatedlike 
The tide grewlike 

Writing activity 2

Put the commas in the correct place to mark the fronted adverbial:

In the morning Miss Suri went for a walk.

Between the floorboards there was a door.

Through the mist she could see it.

Writing activity

As we know, we loved the Author Shaun Tan (The Lost Thing, Eric, The Arrival)  Using your vocabulary practise in activity 1 and 2, write a descriptive paragraph about one of his amazing illustrations below:

Maths Activity 1#

Maths activity 2

Maths activity 3

Arts and crafts activity

I have been doing a lot of colouring and painting during lockdown. Why not try a paint or colour by numbers! This rooster one was a bit more complicated by using more colours in the palette! See if you can match the shades with your paints. Remember, white and black can change the darkness and lightness.

Here are the primary, secondary and tertiary colours to remind you how to mix!

Monday 11th May

Hello Year 4!  Another week has passed and I hope you are all finding ways to keep busy at home. It is lovely to see what some of you have been getting up to by looking at the pictures on the website.

 I have listed some activities for you to have a go at this week. 

Literacy

Activity 1

Spelling

From this week, I am going to set spellings on Purplemash for both year 4 classes.  There is a quiz to help you practise these spellings and someone in your house could also test you.

The spellings for this week are:

Suffix – ly

basic

basically

frantic

frantically

dramatic

dramatically

historic

historically

optimistic

optimistically

Activity 2

SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar)

This week, you can practise using fronted adverbials in your writing.  Follow the link to remind yourself of what they are: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7v4kmn

Now try this task.

Activity 3

Writing task

Each week, the following website uploads 5 online lessons for you to work through a Literacy unit.  This week,  I would like you to have a go at the poetry lessons.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/english#subjects

Maths

In maths we would have been learning how to count up and down in hundreths and recognise that hundreths arise from dividing an object into 100 equal parts.   Here are some activities you can try to practise this skill.

Activity 1

Watch this video to understand hundreths and explain what you have found out to a grown up.

Activity 2

Now try these activities to practise the skill.

Activity 3

I would like you to practise your 7 x table.  Remember by the end of year 4 we need to be able to recall all of our timetables so while we are not at school, this is the perfect time to practise.

Here are some links to help you practise.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=7x+tables+song

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

At the end of the week, ask a grown up to test you

Topic

Activity 1- Science

In Science this term we would have been exploring living things and their habitats.  When you are in your garden or on your walk this week, write a list of the different animals you see.  You could then use a venn diagram to sort these animals similar to the one below.   Add any other animals you can think of as you go. As a challenge you could choose to sort them into different categories.

Activity 2 – ICT

This week, I would like you to challenge yourself to send Miss Dodds or Miss Suri an email on Purplemash.  Follow these steps to send your email.

https://www.stansteadprimary.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1675&type=pdf

Activity 3 – Art

In art, we would have been painting a famous seascape.  You could create your own seaside artwork using whatever materials you have in your house.  You could sketch it, use paint and practise mixing colour or even create a collage, it is up to you.  It would be great to see some of your finished pieces!

Remember to keep checking Purplemash where Miss Suri and Miss Dodds will be adding work for you to do and it is also a great way to keep intouch.  Also, it is so important to stay active while we are staying at home.  This week, you could practise the dance we were learning in PE last term.  Here is the link if you can’t remember it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seg8bLgxV1g

We are missing you all and can’t wait to see you whenever that may be.

Stay safe.

Miss Dodds, Miss Suris, Mrs Shovlin and Mrs Pearson.

1.5.20

Hello everyone, hope you are all okay! We’re missing you very much at school. I have included below some activities you can be getting on with for Writing, Maths and even a little bit of Art/crafts. Remember, Miss Dodds and Miss Suri continue to update Purple Mash with things you can do and it’s a nice way to keep in touch with us as well.

Writing activity 1

This activity combines concrete nouns and abstract nouns to create fun figurative sentences.

Here’s an example:

Think of a location and think of an emotion.

Library of excitement

Concrete noun (location)  Abstract noun (emotion)
   of 
   of 
   of 

Writing activity 2

Think of 10 adjectives to describe these nouns:

AdjectiveNoun
 leaves
 eyes
 castle

Writing activity 3

As we know, we loved the Author David Weisner (Tuesday, Flotsam, Hurricane)  Using your vocabulary practise in activity 1 and 2, write a descriptive paragraph about one of his amazing illustrations below:

Maths Activity 1

Maths activity 2

Maths activity 3

Arts and crafts activity

As you know, I LOVE Harry Potter so why not have a go at making your own house tie! Once it’s made, you can tie it on with string or just tape onto your t shirt! You don’t have to stick to the true houses, you could make up your own. Take pictures of you wearing them and send them in to put on the school website!

Remember we’ve updated Purple Mash with some things you can do too! Log on and find out!

Monday 27th April

Hello Year 4!

I hope you are all working hard, staying safe and enjoying the extra time at home with your families.  Another week has passed and that means we are another week closer to normality returning! We have been extremely lucky with the weather so I have been making the most of my daily exercise to go on walks around the park. 

I have been looking for resources to support you with your learning and entertain you this week.

If we were in school, we would have been learning how to divide a 1 and 2-digit number by 10 and 100 in maths. There are some great resources online to support you with this learning.  Follow the links below:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ (please complete the activities under week 2)

https://www.ks2complete.com/divide-a-one-or-two-digit-number-by-10-and-100/ (free worksheets to practise the skill)

You could also use the following website with a grown up to support you to write your own story.  https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y4-Unit.pdf

As well as this, each day you will find a new lesson for year 4 children to complete on BBC Bitesize.  It includes videos which explain a topic as well as interactive tasks for you to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/

When you are spending time in the garden, or going on your daily walk you could try this.

Don’t forget to about Purplemash and Times tables Rockstars!

Hope you have a great week and remember to send your photos to school so that we can see what you have been up to!

We are all missing you J

Miss Dodds, Miss Suri, Mrs Shovlin and Mrs Pearson x

Monday 20th April 2020.

Year 4.

Hello Year 4!  I hope you are all working hard at home. We are all missing you! We have been at school this week doing lots of sport, an Easter egg hunt and maths puzzles with the children who are still in school.  We have been checking Purple Mash and it is lovely to see some of the hard work you have completed.  If you have not already, please remember to check this weekly!

Here are some other things you could be getting on with this week while you are not in school.

White Rose Maths has prepared a series of Maths lessons online for each year group with free videos and worksheets. To access lessons for Year 4, please follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  You could try this experiment! 

Of course, not all learning needs to be schoolwork. Take advantage of this time at home, learn how to bake a cake, write a letter and post it to a friend or keep a daily diary that you can look back on in a few years. Some children are drawing/ painting rainbows and placing them in their windows to show appreciation to our fabulous doctors and nurses, who are working so tirelessly to make sick people better; this is a lovely idea.

Remember to ask your grown up to send any photos of you working at home to school and we will share these on the school website.

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.