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!
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...
Creating an Animal Database
Year 4 had to use their knowledge of vertebrates and invertebrates to create a database (similar to a branching database/classification key) which then made an animal sorting game. The children showed excellent Computing skills and made good use of their scientific knowledge.
Being GCSE art students!
Year 4 became GSCE art students this afternoon! They had to experiment with green pastels and other colours to create various shades and tones of green, in preparation for a rainforest scene inspired by Henri Rousseau next week. A GCSE art student has to proof that they have investigated an art...
Using colour, line, shape and texture to create an illusion
This afternoon, Year 4 investigated how to use colour, line, form, shape and texture to create the illusion of a moving animal. The children worked really hard on their designs and the results are fantastic.
AMAZING ANIMALS LAUNCH!
To launch our new topic of ‘AMAZING ANIMALS’, Year 4 worked in their new table groups to create an animal associate with the 5 types of vertebrates – mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. These have been used to create our new Topic display. Great teamwork was shown by all : )...
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...