Welcome to Year 4
A very warm welcome to Year 4 from Mr Rich and Mrs Comins!
In Year 4 the children have the opportunity to build on their successes from their time in Year 3. They are now well into the swing of things in Key Stage 2 and looking forward to the year ahead. In Year 4 we always try our best and are not afraid to make mistakes. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work.
We will be exploring lots of exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics this year. These include: ‘Extraordinary Egyptian’, ‘The Iron Man/BUZZ Electricity’, ‘Home and Away’, ‘Romans Rule’, ‘Amazing Animals’, and ‘Marvellous Mixtures’. Some of these topics will have a Creative Homework project linked them, giving us the opportunity to show our interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home and school will be encouraged along with an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words - as these skills will all help greatly with the English and Maths topics in Year 4.
Maths homework will be given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Friday. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested the following the Monday, as part of these spellings your child will need to write them in sentence to prove they understand the context of the word. You can find all the times tables and Year 3/4 spellings in your pupil planners so make good use of these.
Mr Rich, Mrs Comins and the children promise to work hard so that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Marvellous Medicine Creative Homework
All of the staff at Abbey Gates have been blown away by the amazing Marvellous Medicine Creative Homework created by Year 4. We have had:- Marvellous mixtures Newspaper reports Marvellous cakes Illustrations in the style of Quentin Blake Information about solids, liquids and gases And many more. A huge thank...
Which type of sugar dissolves the fastest?
Once again, Year 4 showed excellent investigative skills and cooperation when undertaking today’s investigation of ‘Which type of sugar dissolves the fastest?’ This kept the children awake and motivated following two late nights due to the fabulous ‘We Will Rock You!’ KS2 performance.
Baking - Healthy Snacks
As part of our Marvellous Mixtures topic, Year 4 had been designing and marketing healthy snacks. Following on from this, the class have made scrumptious blueberry muffins and delicious cranberry cookies. Both were seriously tasty. All the staff managed to try some blueberry muffins and all agreed on how good they...
The speed of dissolving
This afternoon, Year 4 investigated the variables to see what effects the speed of dissolving. Different groups chose to change one variable in order to keep it as a fair test. Variables such as; the speed of stirring, the amount of sugar, the amount of water, the size of the container,...
Usain Bolt Maths
This morning, Year 4 combined their Maths and sporting skills to collect and present data, answering the question ‘How far can you run in Usain Bolts World Record time of 9.59 seconds?’ They had great fun, a great way to start the day!
Cryptic Coding Mazes
Year 4 have enjoyed learning how to code this half term with Mrs Comins during PPA. Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. The children have created games and solved problems, having lots of fun, whilst learning at the same time. To bring...
Ramadan - Good Deed paper chains.
As part of the children’s RE learning based on ‘Islam – a way of life’, Year 4 have explored the religious festival of Ramadan. Doing good deeds is a very important part if Ramadan. The children to create a paper chain with a different good deed on...
This afternoon, Year 4 had to investigate how to separate various mixtures. The mixtures included:- Sugar and water Sand and water Pasta and water Pebbles and water Oil and water The children worked brilliantly in their groups, showing excellent cooperation. As such, they learnt about sieving, filtering, evaporation, decanting and...
Year 4 have enjoyed taken part in badminton sessions this half term thanks to Premier Sport. They especially enjoyed the sessions when we got the balloons out!
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