In Year 4 our class teacher is Miss Breckell. Our teaching assistant is Miss Briggs. There are 20 lively and enthusiastic children in our class and we all love to learn new skills.
At play time, we can either bring in our own healthy snack or you may choose to pay 20p per day to choose a snack from our snack trolley.
Water bottles can also be brought into class in a plastic bottle that is clearly labelled with a name and will be freely accessible throughout the day.
We have P.E on a Monday and Thursday every week. School P.E kit should be kept in school at all times. The children will being them home at the end of each term to be washed.
Children will bring home a small list of spellings home each week. They will need to be practiced at home ready for testing on a Friday.
We will also bring home times table homework weekly. This year will need to know all of our times tables so the more practice the better!
Children will bring home their school reading books every night. The books will then be checked daily to ensure reading is taking place.
This term our topic is based around 'The Art Of Food'.
In English we will be looking at the genres Issues and Dilemmas and Persuasion. Our key texts will be 'Bill's New Frock' and brochures.
In our themed lessons we will be looking at the topics Science, Art and Music. We will be looking at teeth and digestions in science, looking at lots of exciting experiments. We will also be looking closely at fruits and veg to create sculpture.
Take a look at out learning for this half term!
Times Table Rock Stars!
Let the battle of times tables commence!
Mile a Week
Today the children took part in our mile. Most of them improved their laps from last week. Some great efforts!
This term we have looked at the importance of keeping our identity safe when using an online platform. We took privacy quizzes, showing us the importance of always checking with an adult before we sign up to something we aren't sure about. We also looked at the emojis and their meaning to ensure that if we were to use them we understand what they mean.
This term our topic is 'The Great Plague'
In English we will be looking at writing Fairy tales and performing poetry.
We will also be looking at the topics History, Geography and Art. Here we will be looking at the history around the plague and how it affected London. We will be looking at our environment and how we should recycle and keep things clean.
Take a look at our journey so far!
Understanding why the Bible is important to Christians.
Our topic in RE is Christianity. In today's lesson we have been looking at the meaning of the Bible. We found that it is a special text that contains a collection of books. We learned that the Bible has been translated into many different languages for its believers.
We we look at a variety of Bibles, learning that there are Bibles for people of all ages. The younger ones were filled with colourful pictures and were very inviting. We really enjoyed looking at the Bibles and want to use them more in lesson.
Our new topic in English is Newspapers. We have been looking at the features of newspaper and finding what the writing is made up from. We looked at a newspaper report based on Jack and the Beanstalk. Using this we were given a mixture of statements based on the text. We then had to read the text to find out which was true and false.
This week the children have been using their understanding of multiplication and division to find number families. We have learned that we can create number families by using the inverse of either calculation.
World War 2 Week
This week the children have been submerged into the learning of WW2. We focused as a class on the Blitz, what happened and why. We have completed many activities about it and enjoyed learning in lots of new ways.
Check out our poppy painting for our remembrance display!
Today the children visited the Book Bus. They enjoyed climbing aboard and looking at all the different books they had to offer.
Bonfire Theme Day
Today the children looked closely at the history around Guy Fawkes, who he was and what did he do. We became Crime Scene Investigators looking at the events and people involved. We used evidence to support our claims such as his signature before and after torture, his involvement in the crime and the letter that was sent to Parliament the day before. The children really enjoyed learning about the history and the reason we celebrate Bonfire Night every year.
After that we looked at the tradition of 'Fireworks', looking at the size and shapes. Following this, we looked at the artist Andy Goldsworthy and the work he creates using the nature around him. The children looked at the fireworks abstractly and went on a walk around our playground, collecting leaves of all shapes, sizes and colours. They had a great time creating nature art and using the leaves in a different way.
Hate Crime Awareness
Today we had a visit from Jackie. She came to talk to us about the aspect of bullying. She taught us ways to help ourselves and others in the event of such thing. The children then created a poster about all the things they learned from the workshop.
The children have been looking at what is true and false. As we know the internet is a big place and not all the information out there is true. The children looked at a specific website and judged is reliability, looking at the facts they give and any false information they give.
The children then looked at ways they can check the websites and information in the future.
This term our topic is 'Sparks Might Fly'.
In English we will be writing explanation texts and fantasy stories. We will carry out lots of different writing activities around these themes.
We will also be looking at a wide range of subjects, including Science, Music and DT. We will be looking at the importance of electricity and how it functions more that what we thing. We will also be using our electrical skills to make some games using what we have learned in Science.
First Day of Year 4!
Welcome to Year 4!
Today we got out groove on for our first dance lesson. We really enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next one.
This year we have introduced the 'Peace Place' in our classroom. Here we will be looking into mindfullness and instilling this in out lives.
Today the children took part in their first guided meditation and enjoyed using the 'Calm Jars' to use the breathing techniques we have learned.
Today, Year 4 have been investigating what makes a circuit complete. They really enjoyed constructing the circuits and can't wait for the next lesson.
This year we are learning the skill of playing Ukulele. We are having fun learning the basics of the instrument
Dance, Dance, Dance!
We are still enjoying taking part in our new PE sessions.
This term, in Computing, we are learning how to program a game. Today we have learned how to programme characters to move ready to start game coding next week.
We have been looking at what commitments we hold, in school and outside of school. We reflected on our new values - Enjoy, Embrace, Evolve - looking how we are committed to working for our school community. We used the school behaviour framework to see our expected behaviours ans negative behaviour and acted these out in a short role play.
Making a Buzzer Game
During this term, we have been looking at circuits and how to create them. The children have built on this knowledge by creating their own prototype of a buzzer game in out DT lessons. The children created circuits, including a buzzer, and created their own wire maze to build their game. They also used a hook to complete their circuit. #Enjoy #Embrace