The Year 4 staff team is made up of class teachers:
Miss Clarke, Miss Rick and Mrs Black
We are also very lucky to have additional support in class from
Mrs Walker and Miss Lowther
Spelling Test - remember your spelling book!
Homework - Hand in or submit homework on Google Classroom. New homework is set on Google Classroom.
Thursday and Friday
Come to school in PE kit - PE is in the afternoon on both of these days.
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:
Please practise these spellings this week. Our next spelling test will be on Monday 28th June.
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Money Madness - 13.5.21
Today, our classroom turned into a shop! Some children were given a selection of coins and others became shop keepers. The children had to select the correct amount of change to buy different items from the shop. The shopkeeper had to check the change. If some children couldn't make the correct amount with coins the shopkeeper had to give the customer change! We love bringing maths to life in Year 4!
Enrichment Day - 20.4.21
Today, we had our Enrichment Day to celebrate the fact that we achieved our class target last half term. We researched, designed and created our own wet playtime games. The brief was very clear, it had to appeal to a Year 4 pupil, contain an electrical circuit or sound buzzer and it had to have a competitive element. I'm sure you will agree that the outcomes look fantastic. Well done Year 4!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.