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 used their designing skills and scientific knowledge to create as many different types of working switches as they could. We then decided which were the most effective and easy to use.
Iron Man Models
Year 4 enjoyed getting creative and using their Design and Technology skills to create models of the Iron Man. Once again super teamwork was on show.
Iron Man Stop Animations
Year 4 had great fun this afternoon getting the Ipads out and creating 'Stop Animations' for when the Iron Man, in Ted Hughes book, falls off the cliff and breaks up into lots of little bits. They discovered the importance of: holding the camera still, positioning the camera in the correct...
Iron Man portraits using charcoal and pastels
Year 4 enjoyed getting very messy this afternoon! They ended up looking like coal miners. The children used pastels and charcoal to create a portrait of the Iron Man’s face incorporating the idea of light and shadow into their work.
Tomb Raiders Trip
Year 4 had a great day at the Mansfield Museum acting as junior Egyptologists. The children compete against each other, in groups of four, acting as world renowned museums to see who could put together the best exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. They completed various activities and...
Conductor or Insulator?
Year 4 had great fun this afternoon investigating which materials are conductors and which are insulators.
Year 4 have explored the Anti-Bullying messages this week and we agree that every week should be Anti-Bullying week.
Year 4 enjoyed making lots of noise this afternoon by investigating ‘How to make a BUZZER quieter?’
The Iron Man Flipbooks
Year 4 worked really hard this afternoon creating 'Flipbooks' to tell the story of when the Iron Man falls off the cliff at the beginning of Ted Hughes story. Flipbooks were the original Stop Animations. Year 4 are now looking forward to getting the IPads out to create a Stop Animation...
Mini Stop Animations
This afternoon, Year 4 have had an introduction to Stop Animations. They enjoyed using the IPADs and were able to identify what had to be done in order to create a successful and flowing Stop Animation clip.