Class 4 are taught by Miss Jess Chisnall.
Class 5 are taught by Miss Natasha Coupe on Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Laura Oswald on Thursday and Friday.
Class 6 are taught by Mrs Natalie Smith
The children are supported in their learning by Miss Janie Cameron, Mrs Penny Bridgeman and Mrs Donna Muller.
We ask that the children have their PE kit in school for the whole week as PE days can change last minute.
PE for all three classes will take place on Wednesday (if the weather is fine, if not then Friday) and on Thursday with the Premier Sport coaches.
Keep checking back to our year 4 page for regular updates about the children's learning.
Science Workshop at QMC
Year 4 were invited to go to QMC to participate in various science experiments. All the experiment linked to our current topic of Solids, Liquids and gases. We were able to test how long it took different solid items to melt, understand what a reversible change was by heating and cooling polymorph granules in order to create a plastic shape. We used microscopes to compere different solid items and to identify if an item was a solid.
In RE we are learning about 'temptation' linked to Christianity. We wrote our own versions of 'The Temptation of Jesus' and read them out in small groups.
English - exploring instructional texts
We are currently learning how to write instruction texts, we will be building up to write our guided ‘How to train a dragon’ in the next couple of weeks. To help us understand the features of instructions, we have unpicked the text ‘How to Care for a Bearded Dragon’. We text marked and discussed together the effect of each of the features.
British values - Democracy
We elected our class representative for our school council. The children put themselves up for election, gave a speech they had written and then the children in class gave a vote for their choice. The results are in!
Exploring properties of gases in Science
We have been looking at the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We did an experiment to research and prove that gas exists. To do this, we compared water and lemonade and put raisins in each of the liquids to observe what happens when gas is present... cue the dancing raisins!
Portals to the Past
On Tuesday 24th September Y4 took part in a Egyptian workshop run by the fantastic Doctor from Portals to the Past. The children participated in a variety of activities to enhance their learning and understanding of our topic the Ancient Egyptians.
Dragons in Year 4!
In English we are learning about Dragons! We found dragon eggs in our school grounds and have been reading 'How To Train Your Dragon' in order to learn what we must do to look after them.
We are going to keep an eye on the outside area by the woods. Miss Charman wants us to find out what creatures use the area as a habitat throughout the year.
We are learning how to use adverbial phrases in our writing. Here are some examples of our work:
We have been learning how to round to the nearest 10 and 100. We used dice shakers to practice:
Accademic Year 2018-19
(In case you want to see the kind of learning we might be doing this year!)
To kick start our Anglo-Saxon topic Year 4 took a visit to Winchester Cathedral and City Museum. We had a guided tour of the Cathedral where we discovered the burial grounds of possible Anglo-Saxon Kings and Queens. We also learnt how to write our name in Runes and decorated our own Anglo-Saxon brooch. We enjoyed dressing up in traditional Anglo-Saxon clothes and pretended to be archaeologist. Finally we got to handle a real life Anglo-Saxon pot which is believed to be over 1000 years old.