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!
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!
Year 4 loved Spanish Day! We created some fantastic portraits in the style of Picasso, research into Spain, undertook some food tasting (Mr Rich and Mrs Comins were very impressed with the class for trying new things), sang some Spanish songs with Mrs Ley Casas and took part in a Salsa...
Animal inspired Tangrams
Year 4 combined Maths and Topic todays to create some animals inspired Tangrams. Tangrams are popular puzzles that were created in Ancient China and reflect the Chinese fascination throughout history with mathematical puzzles. They are made up of 7 flat shapes, called tans. The puzzle is to form the 'tans' into various...
Rainforest scenes inspired by Henri Rousseau.
Following on from last week’s pastel experiments, Year 4 have produced rainforest scenes using the medium of pastels. We looked closely at the work of Henri Rousseau and his hidden tiger piece. He never had an art lesson, nor did Rousseau ever visit a rainforest. This afternoon compositions focused...
Creating Power Points from our Animal Research
In Computing this morning, Year 4 have been creating Power Points all about the various animals they have researched into as part of our ‘Amazing Animal’ topic. The children had to show that they could produce a creative Power Point that could be presented to an audience. They had...