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Year 4

 

The Year 4 staff team is made up of class teachers:

Miss Clarke and Mrs Black

 

 

                                   

We are also very lucky to have additional support in class from

 Mrs Walker and Miss Lowther

 

         

 

Monday 

Hand in your homework, including your reading records.

 

Tuesday

Come to school in PE kit - PE is in the afternoon. 

 

Wednesday

Weekly homework to be set on Google Classroom

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

Spelling Test - remember your spelling book! 

Come to school in PE kit - PE is in the afternoon. 

 

Children are to hand in homework on a Monday. We will set a homework task on Google Classroom every Wednesday. 

 

 

The children are asked to complete the following:

 

  1. Read their school reading book on Bug Club
  2. Practise their Times Tables on TT Rockstars
  3. Practise their weekly spellings on Spelling Shed

 

 

 

 

Please practise these spellings over the Easter holidays.
These are the Year 4 statutory spellings that we have learnt so far this year.

 

Bananas - Please can you practise the highlighted words on the document below.


 

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1.4.21 Diversity - Miss Hill delivered an assembly about diversity and equality. We were challenged with the task of creating some posters that we could display outside our school to highlight our inclusive ethos. Here is the work from the children.

Decimals

 

We have started our new topic decimals this half term. We have been learning to represent them with place value counters and then on a number line, before comparing them. We love using manipulatives in Year 4 and making our learning practical 

The Iron Man

 

We are enjoying our new class novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have been acting out key events from the story to help us writing a newspaper article. We create freeze frames for each moment in the chapter to help us understand how the characters were feeling. 

Fractions

 

We recapped all of our super learning about fractions during lockdown today. We were given prompt questions which made us think about the different methods we have been using at home. We then answered these questions to create posters about fractions . 

Why do we have different teeth?

 

Today the children were asked to think about why we may have different types of teeth. We then discussed that the different teeth have different jobs to do. Then, the children worked in groups and were given three types of food (an apple segment, a chewy sweet and a banana) and three items of cutlery (scissors, two forks and a potato masher).

The children then tried to use the different cutlery items to break the food into smaller pieces. Through this, and watching a video clip, the children established that the scissors were good for snipping and cutting the food (incisors). The forks were good for ripping and tearing (canines) the food and the potato masher was good for crushing and grinding the food (molars).

Black History Month

 

Today we watched a film from a theatre company called Alive and Kicking. The video was a about the Windrush generation. We were given clues at the start of the lesson to see if we piece the clues together to create a story before learning about the life of Winnie and how she was treated when she arrived in Bradford. 

 

 

English

 

In English, we read a part of Firework Maker’s Daughter where Lila starts her journey to Mount Merapi. She hears lots of different noises in the jungle, attempts to fall asleep near a rock all, trips and falls all before attempting to climb Mount Merapi. We used freeze frames, role play and soundscapes to recreate this part of the story.

Science

 

Today in Science we have been classifying invertebrates into different groups based on their characteristics. We then created an identification key to help us sort the animals into groups. 

Science 

Using our knowledge about identification keys from the previous lesson, we had a go at making our own for pond animals. We had to look carefully at the animals to find similarities and differences. We then creating our own yes/no questions before making our identification keys! 

Geography 

In Geography we played a game of taboo to help us remember all of the geographical vocabulary we had learnt in our previous lesson! It was very tricky to describe a word without using the 'taboo' words! We have attached the cards below incase you wanted to play the game at home! 

Print off a pack of cards, share them amongst the group and start describing! Remember not to use the words below!

PSHE 

In PSHE, we have started to look at what is meant by the term 'democracy'. We then thought about our country and school and how we promote democracy within both. We had a lengthy discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of a democracy before coming up with some of our own opinions. 

Science - Who Am I?

Yesterday in Science, we used identification keys to help us identify aliens and then seashore animals. We then thought carefully about our yes/no question to help distinguish between the two animals. Once we had identified all the seashore animals using a key we had a go at creating our own key for a selection of pond animals. Again, we thought carefully about our yes/no questions to create a key that worked. 

After the Fall - English

We read the start of the story ‘After the Fall’. We then used clues from the picture book to infer and predict what happened next. We spotted a paper airplane on the page and wondered whether this was a clue about how Humpty got back up the wall. This got us thinking about Humpty’s idea! We wrote our idea down on a piece of paper and made a paper airplane by following a set of instructions.

Our First Day - we had a great first day back at school and cannot wait to start learning!

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