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!
To launch our Marvellous Mixtures topic, the children enjoyed experimenting with chromatography - the technique of separating a mixture by passing a liquid through it. The children were amazed by the range of colours within different black mediums. There then create beauty patterns and observed what happened when water passed...
Year 4 have had a great two days, planning, creating and evaluating their Magnificent Puppets! The children were inspired by the story of the ‘Greedy Zebra’. This is the story of how all animals chose their clothing! Year 4 worked superbly on their puppets. They all sewed as neatly...
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Tangram Triangles Challenge
Year 4 have been exploring different types of triangles this week. To draw this learning to close, we went to Tangrams. The children had to take on the Tangram Triangle Challenge – ‘Can you find the 12 tangram triangles?’ Year 4 worked brilliantly in pairs and showed great determination to succeed....
Exploring Contour Lines
Year 4 had fun learning about contour lines in a creative way this afternoon. Working brilliantly together in pairs. On some maps, hills and mountains are shown with ‘Contour Lines’. These lines link all the land that is the same height. The closer the lines, the steeper the...
To bring our science topic of ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile!’ to an end, Year 4 had to spend the afternoon with their fingers over their noses as they reviewed the results of their 'Eggcellent Eggperiment' – Which liquid does the most damage to our teeth (eggs)?
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! ...