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!
PEACE ART - RE
In RE this half-term, Year 4 have been exploring the question, 'How do humans express their spirituality?'. Spirituality influences much in the world; architecture, art, music, dance and many more. Many religious ideas are difficult to express in words. People have always tried to express these ideas, along with the feelings...
Does the amount of water in a bottle change the pitch of the sound?
As part of our science topic of Sound, Year 4 had great fun investigating whether the amount of water in a bottle change the pitch of the sound? They had to plan their investigation, carry out the investigation while recording their findings and then explain what their results showed. A good...
Roman Mosaics meets Andy Warhol Pop Art.
Year 4 have combined the idea of Roman Mosaics and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art movement to create some fabulous and eye-catching pieces of art. MOSAICS showed everything from scenes of everyday life, to fantastic images from Roman and Greek MYTHOLOGY. Many Romans believed that more colourful MOSAICS...
Roman Numerals Times Tables
Year 4 have really enjoyed learning about Roman Numerals this week. Year 4 know the importance of learning their Times Tables up to 12x12. Today, the children cleverly combined their knowledge of Roman Numerals and Times Tables to piece together a jigsaw.
Mega Structure Triangulation Challenge!
In the same teams as two weeks ago, the children had to apply their knowledge of triangulation and structures to design and make a Mega structure - a bridge. Their structure had to:- span a distance 600mm, be able to support a load, be free standing. All groups were...
Inspirational Maths Week
Year 4 have loved taken part in the ‘Inspirational Maths Week’. It has been a joy to see all children so engaged and willing to tackle problems, knowing that we learn from mistakes and that this helps our brain to grow. Why don't you check out this website...
Spaghetti and Marshmallow Structures!
What messy fun we had this afternoon! The children had to design and make a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows as an introduction to the idea of triangulation when building a structure. The aim of their tower was to be free standing and the tallest in the class. The...
Quick on the Draw! Scan Reading Challenge
Year 4 had developed their ability to scan read this afternoon. Working in groups of 3, they had to identify the key words in the questions so that they could skim and scan the text in order to prove that they could match the answers with the questions. While doing this, the...
Roman Rule LAUNCH
To launch our new topic of ‘Romans Rule UK’, Year 4 became Roman soldiers and made use of their Roman shields. Led by ‘Centurion Rich’, the soldiers carried out marching practice and learnt some of the famous Roman battle formation such as the Tortoise.
Year 4 have had great fun this week creating Roman inspired shields. Take a look to see how fantastic they look and how much care and concentration the children took with them.