Welcome to Year 4
A very warm welcome to Year 4 from Miss Taylor and Mrs Wilson!
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.
Miss Taylor and Mrs Wilson 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!
North or South?
This afternoon we explored how to identify the north and south poles on a magnet. We also had chance to make a compass.
Marvellous Magnet Mayhem
This afternoon we had a magnificent time with magnets. We explored which metals are magnetic, their strength and their polarity.
TUESDAY - Drama time
Today we explored a scene from David Wiesner's book, 'Tuesday'. It was great fun creating speech for each of the characters.
Today we investigated the effect of friction on a toy car when released off a ramp. We kept many factors the same to enable a fair test, but changed the material on the surface. Which do you think had the least amount of friction?
Spring is in the air! Year 3 were out and about in the sunshine today looking for inspiration for their new topic 'Flower Power'. Some had noticed changes on their way to school, for example, that many of the trees in the school grounds were now in blossom. They took time...
Stone Age Art Week
This week we had fun creating several pieces of Stone Age art. We enjoyed making Stonehenge replicas using modelling clay. With chalk pastels we created cave paintings which helped turn Mrs Hatton's desk into a Stone Age cave (Mr O'Brien likes to call it his 'Man-Cave'!!)...
Year 3 took a massive step back in time to learn about life millions of years ago at Creswell Crags. Whilst there the children had the opportunity to experience what it would have been like living in a cave - with absolutely none of the 'mod cons' or home comforts that...
Inspirational Maths Week in Year 3
We have been having a great time in Year 3 exploring a variety of mathematical activities. Here are the activity titles we have tried so far. 'The Many Ways We See Mathematics Mistakes are Beautiful Things When you Believe, Amazing Things Happen Why don't you check out this website...
You Old Fossil!
Today we had great fun investigating dinosaur fossils, learning the fossilisation process and making replica fossils.
Rock Formation eBooks
We have been busy creating eBooks explaining how sedimentary rocks are formed. Please download our books to learn more!