The Year 4 staff team is made up of class teachers: Miss Clarke and Mr Moorhouse.
We also have three teaching assistants that work with us at different times during the week: Mr Currie, Mrs Smith and Mrs Mullaaziz.
We are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of great learning opportunities and fun activities for the children to get involved with. You can find out more about what Year 4 are learning, taking part in and enjoying further down this page in our curriculum section. If you have any questions about Year 4, please contact the class teachers at the end of the day who will be happy to offer support and help where necessary.
Changing library books.
Mathletics is set (to be completed by Sunday 9pm).
Homework Club (invite only)
To return to school:
· spelling book
· homework book
· reading book
Any certificates or medals for celebration assembly.
If sport based activity, remember P.E. kit will be needed.
Homework is set and spellings given out to bring in the following Thursday.
Today we have been finding out about Mountains from around the world. We had to locate these Mountains using an Atlas and Google Maps. We then found some extra information about these Mountains and started to create a fact file. These will help us to create some Mountain Top Trumps!
This afternoon we have been created some art outside! The children have been studying an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He is an environmental artist from Scotland. This has inspired the children to create some of their own pieces! They worked very hard in groups and came up with some interesting titles.
Trip to Leeds Sikh Temple
This morning was absolutely fantastic when the children visited the Gurdwara. They were so well behaved, listened very well and asked a variety of questions about the Sikh faith. The children were able to observe Sikh prayers in the main hall, eat langar (food) and also had an educational talk with Mr Singh who showed the children about the temple. Below are some of the images from our trip.
Greek Gods and Goddesses Home Learning
Take a look at our fabulous Greek Gods and Goddesses that the children brought in as part of their history home learning.
Great Alwoodley Pottery Throw Down Final Product
They're finished! Year 4 have managed to complete their Flat Faces. It took quite a lot of concentration to successfully complete them and we have some fantastic final products. Keep an eye out for more information about the upcoming exhibition.
Take a look at a few of the childrens' pieces below.
This week in English we will be exploring Play Scripts. We have been exploring features of a play script and have started to add our own stage directions. We will be uploading the children's play scripts to our Class Dojo App. Watch this space!
Great Alwoodley Throw Down preparation
Over the next few weeks at Alwoodley, the children will be getting their hands messy taking part in the first ever Great Alwoodley Throw Down. Every class will be using clay to create a specific piece along of theme of "US". Year 4 have been allocated "flat faces" and as part of our exploration and preparation for next week when we bring the clay into class, we used plasticine to practise modelling and completed sketches of our faces to explore different facial expressions. Keep your eyes peeled for information about the exhibition later this term.
Year 4 love the iPads
In Year 4, the pupils are very lucky to use iPads frequently throughout the week. We use them in a number of different ways. Below are some photos of the children using the iPads in different lessons.
Our new Science topic this term is Electricity. We've been investigating at home as part of our home learning and creating circuits in class. We have used cells, bulbs and wires. Over the next few weeks, we are going to build on the basics we have learned to create more complex circuits and begin to include switches and buzzers too. Watch this space for more Science posts and an exciting Design and Technology project, where there'll be a real buzz around Year 4.
Today we used an atlas to identify rivers from around the world. The children found it interesting to see how an atlas worked. Ask your children at home if they can name any rivers in Africa. How did they get on? Let us know.
Click on the Year 4 page and see how we learn our 3 times tables!
Within our Computing lessons, we have been exploring coding using Scratch and how we need to give the computer precise instructions. To learn more about how much information we actually need to give a computer, we typed up a list of instructions for someone to make a jam sandwich. After this, we worked in pairs pretending we were stubborn computers, following every instruction exactly. Below are some of the photos of us doing this and some of the end results.
Getting wrapped up in Ancient Egypt
Year 4 followed a list of instructions to make a mummy! They then used this knowledge to write their own set of instructions. They all really enjoyed this and worked really well together.
Guilty or not guilty
Today, all of Year 4 took part in a court case. Rock had been accused of killing Paper. We had to discuss the evidence, question witnesses and then make our decision.
This afternoon, Year 4 went on an Art Hunt around school and discovered lots of amazing pieces of art. We took photographs using iPads and returned to the classroom to try and replicate some of the pieces. Below are some images of the original paintings, how we worked together in groups and some of the final pieces.
Today we went on a visit to the local woods. The day was led by some very knowledgeable rangers! We learnt about the Seven Arches, lots of different wildlife and some local walks that we could go on. Ask the children to give their opinion and reasons for their favourite part of the trip.
The Digestive System
We continued to take advantage of the lovely weather today and took the children outside this afternoon. We went outside and positioned parts of the digestive system on our bodies and even learned a mnemonic (way to remember) to remember where the food travels when we eat.
Today we took advantage of the lovely weather and went outside for Maths. We played a number of times tables games as well as having a mini competition. We split up into teams and used our fantastic team work skills to solve a range of problems. We impressed Miss Clarke with our problem solving skills!
Today in English we have been using our Drama skills to explore our new book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We thought about the characters feelings and what facial expression they may have. We then used these to make some fabulous freeze frames!
Watch Out, We're About
In Geography we will be exploring our local environment in our topic 'Watch Out, We're About'. We will be looking at ways in which we can make the morning drop off and pick up after school safer.Today we have been using our fieldwork skills to explore geographical features in our local area.