The children are supported in their learning by Mrs Wendy Burge, Mrs Penny Bridgeman and Miss Munday.
Premier Sports teach Year 4 PE on a Tuesday. There will be another PE session at some point in the week. At the moment, this will be:
Class 6 on Thursday
Class 5 on Thursday
Class 4 on Thursday
However this is subject to change. We ask that the children have their PE kit in school for the whole week as PE days can change last minute.
Keep checking back to our year 4 page for regular updates about the children's learning.
This term we will be looking at a new geography unit: Climate Change and Global Warming. Throughout this unit, children will explore and understand the causes and impacts of climate change around the world and ways we can reduce our own carbon footprint. Children will be encouraged to share their own ideas about who is responsible for climate change and ways action people take to prevent it. At the end of the unit, the children will write a letter to Chris Packham (Springwatch naturalist) about what they have learnt and how we can help save out planet.
Reading and English
This term, we are focusing both of our Reading and English topics on Harry Potter! We started the unit off by being sorted into our houses: Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and Slytherin. Any rewards we earn will go towards our house points.
We have written setting descriptions of the Great Hall at Halloween and Christmas. We designed these ourselves and tried to picture what it would have been like.
Our science topic this half term is Electricity. We have looked at mains and battery powered items and the different batteries and their uses. We have explored circuits and what make a circuit successful.
In Reading, we have begun to look at our new text How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. We have explored the setting and the main character of Hiccup.
We have begun to infer characters thoughts and feelings, and have unpicked unknown vocabulary as this story has a lot of new words!
In English, we have begun our new topic about pollution. We have explored different texts, both fiction and non-fiction, that look at pollution. We have thought about different types of pollution and the effects this has on our environment.
We have looked at persuasive letters and the technique of persuasion to be able to write our own persuasive letter about saving the environment.
In CC this half term, we are going to be learning about the Anglo-Saxons. This week we have recapped chronology and looked at timelines of history, recalled the periods of time that we know and have already learnt about. We have then looked at how the Romans came before the Anglo-Saxons and looked in detail at why they left Britain.
In Science, we are continuing our topic of Dissolving. We have already explored what dissolving is, and have used the key terms:
We have looked at different mixtures and have explored how (and if) we can separate them.
If we have to close then Google Classroom is where you will be able to access the latest learning and interact with your teachers. To use Google Classroom you will need your google login and password which has been posted to you/your parents.
Our Google Classroom is a secure learning platform which can only be accessed with each individual child login which is unique to each pupil. Once in to our classroom you will be able to access learning resources and send work back to the teachers. You will also be able to communicate directly with the teachers to receive feedback on what you have done as well as ask for help if you get stuck.
To access the classroom type classroom.google.com into the address bar of your web browser.
R.E Advent Activities
Everyday essentials for your child:
Please try and give your child time each day to use these websites to support their education. The weblinks are in the weblink document above and the relevant log in details have been sent home.
This is now all on Google Classroom, unless you have made a specific arrangement with your child's class teacher.
Maths homework will go out on a Wednesday and should be returned on a Tuesday.
English homework will go out on a Monday and should be returned on a Friday. The children will be tested on their spelling words on a Friday.
Autumn 1: In English, the school was recently taken by strange creatures, which we now know are Flanimals! These are strange, alien-looking creatures and we found them in the year 4 area and outside. We have looked at using exciting vocabulary to describe their appearance and behaviour. From this, we are designing our own flanimal and describing it. Our finished pieces are going to be sent to the author!
The children designed their own flanimals and wrote fantastic descriptions describing their appearance, how they move and their behaviour.
We tweeted Ricky Gervais and he replied! He thought the children's work was excellent and sent us an email and a special delivery...
Autumn 1: In reading, we have been reading the Nothing To See Here Hotel. We have been introduced to Frankie who lives in a monster hotel which is invisible to humans. We have predicted what is going to happen in the hotel and looked at the main characters in more detail.
We learnt about the character of Prince Grogbah, who arrives at the hotel for a holiday... or so they think. It turns out that he has actually stolen something from a rival gang of goblins, who are now out to get him!
Throughout the book, we have been inferring characters thoughts and feelings.
In Maths, we have looked at four digit numbers and what makes up these numbers. We have partitioned them in different ways, and began to order and compare them. We have also looked at rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.
In addition and subtraction, we have been looking at the partitioning method (some of us have been looking at the column method).
In Multiplication, we have been either partitioning 2 digit numbers to multiply by a 1 digit number. Some of us have been using the grid method.
In Division, we have been using number lines or the chunking method.
Fractions- we have been looking at representing a range of different fractions. We have ordered and compared fractions and have been finding fractions of amounts
Our topic in science is solids, liquids and gases. We have been planning and carrying out different experiments to test the states of matter.