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!
Creating Printing Blocks to produce recognisable Pictorgrams
Year 4 used their Design and Technology skills to create Printing Blocks. Printing is essentially the using of a carved material covered in ink to transfer an image on to paper or fabric. The children combined their Design and Technology skills with their Geography knowledge as part of our &lsquo...
Reading and Writing Music
In Music this half-term, Year 4 have been learning how to read music and write music, using the basics of staff and other musical notations. They have really enjoyed this and created their own pieces.
Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
Year 4 have been finding out about the human digestive system and how to look after your teeth as part of our ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ science unit. They have really enjoyed finding out about the gross and disgusting information! The children, have worked in groups to place in...
Using Digi Maps to find out distances
Year 4 used the ‘DigiMaps’ software today to find the location of their house and the distance that it took them to walk to school. They also found the routes (or similar) we walked in Castleton. The children showed great teamwork and where ‘buzzing’ while working! ...
Using perimeter and measuring to map out Abbey Gates.
Year 4 had to apply their knowledge of addition, measuring, perimeter and positioning in order to create a floor plan of Abbey Gates Primary School. The children really enjoyed this activity and all achieved success with a little bit of perseverance in what was a tricky challenge.
Castleton landscapes in the style of Van Gogh
Following on from our trip to Castleton, Year 4 were inspired from the beautiful landscapes they saw. To enhance these landscapes, the children painted in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, using dots to achieve texture, movement, depth, colour and life. The children were able to focus on Van Gogh&rsquo...
Castleton: sun, snow and strong winds!
Year 4 experienced sun, snow and strong winds on their first residential school trip to Castleton The children tackled the strong winds with smiles on their faces whilst on the Three Rocks Walk and climbing Mam Tour. There learnt a lot about the physical geography of the area and took...
Castleton research Year 4
http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/castleton-losehill-hall http://www.derbyshireguide.co.uk/travel/castleton.htm http://www.derbyshireuk.net/castleton.html http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/peveril-castle/ http://www.visitcastleton.co.uk/
Butterflies with Mrs Allen
Year 4 were lucky to have Mrs Allen join us this afternoon to show us and help us to make butterflies to go in flower pots or out in the garden. The children worked really carefully on their designs and make some beautiful butterflies. Year 4 would like to say a...
Year combined art and design with English this morning. They had to show that they could follow instructions to create a POP OUT Animal Card to link in with our Amazing Animal topic and Easter. The creations look AMAZING!