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Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to the Year 4 page, where you can find out about all of the crazy learning adventure which take place in Classes 9 and 10!

 

The teachers and support staff in Year 4 are here to help you, on your learning journey. They are:

 

Miss Markham-Randall, Miss Robinson, Mrs Shaw and Mr Preece.

 

 

Over the course of the year, you'll enjoy a range of practical, enjoyable and engaging activities as well as learning to become reputable writers, refreshing readers and marvellous mathematicians. All we ask is that you: come to school everyday, always have a positive, open and supportive attitude, give all work 100% effort despite how challenging it is and be kind.

 

In return, you will be getting: an enjoyable learning experience, an environment that you can thrive in and a team of adults who want you to succeed! Remember TEAM- 'Together Everyone Achieves More' and if we BELIEVE then we can ACHIEVE!

 

Information you need to know

  • P.E- Class 9: Thursday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor.)
  • P.E - Class 10: Friday (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor.)

 

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask an adult in Year 4. We are always here for you! smiley

Welcome to 2020 in Year 4

Week beginning 13th January 2020

This week's spellings are words with a 'g' sound spelt 'gu'

 

guess

guitar

guide

tongue

guilty

guest

league

guard

disguise

guardian

 

In maths this week we are starting to look at digital time in more detail and the 24-hour clock.

Below is a Year 4 knowledge organiser to help us.

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In art and design this week we have created some Surrealist collages inspired by Rene Magritte. Below are some examples:
Picture 1 Caitlin's Surrealist collage
Picture 2 Abdulraman's Surrealist collage
In Computing this week we have begun to explore using the Lego Wedo set to build a Space Rover and program it to move.

Space Rover moving

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Here is the video of Emily and Olivia's Space Rover moving.

Space Rover moving

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Here is Beau and Spencer's Space Rover moving.

Space Rover causing chaos

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Here is Lily and Lilly-Rose's Space Rover. Watch out at the end!

Week beginning: 6th January 2020

In maths this week we are revising what we learnt about time in Year 3. Can you remember how to tell the time on an analogue clock?

 

As part of our computing work this week, we created a Reading Comic showing our favourite books for the Spring term. Take a look at a few examples of our work below.

Jaiden's Reading Comic

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Here is Jaiden's comic as a video. Wait for the surprise at the end.

Charlotte's Reading Comic

In music, we're focusing on the work of the Bee Gees - today we looked at the Disco era, where we discussed features of the music and considered why it was such a popular genre. Below is a poster all about Disco!
Picture 1 JJ's disco poster

Week beginning 9th December... 

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Statutory words

Statutory words list

In maths we are looking at perimeter.

Week beginning 2nd December...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Suffixes with vowel beginnings: -ing, -ed, -iest, -ier

 

Spellings to learn:

beginning

forgetting

travelled

easiest

happier

prettier

mentioned

limited

required

earliest

In Geography, we've been tracing the journey of a banana - from plant to our local Morrisons!

In Geography, we've been tracing the journey of a banana - from plant to our local Morrisons! 1 Kaleb's journey
In Geography, we've been tracing the journey of a banana - from plant to our local Morrisons! 2 Filip's journey

In Music, we've been looking closer at some Reggae songs. We created a journal all about Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, and then we became a class choir to sing the song!

In Music, we've been looking closer at some Reggae songs. We created a journal all about Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, and then we became a class choir to sing the song! 1 Leshea's music journal
In Music, we've been looking closer at some Reggae songs. We created a journal all about Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, and then we became a class choir to sing the song! 2 Caitlin's music journal
Week beginning 25th November...

Maths

We are doubling and halving tenths. Try playing hit the button. Use the link below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings

As it is testing week, we will be not be testing spellings this week. This means the children have 2 weeks to learn their spellings.

 

Words with long a sound spelt 'ei':                                                     

eight              eighth            eighty             weight              neighbour            vein        veil              beige       sleigh      freight

 

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The children made Christingles. 

 

A Christingle is made from an orange, red ribbon, four small sticks, dried fruits or sweets and a lit candle.

Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’.

 

Art

The children have sketched out their version of one of Dali's pictures.

Dali's original

This is D-Jay's sketch.

DT

The children are starting to design our own moving storybooks using our work on different moving mechanisms - levers and linkage. 

Charlotte's designThis is Charlotte's design.

Week beginning 11th November ...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Prefixes il-, ir-, im-, in-

 

Spellings to learn:

illegal

illegible

irregular

irrelevant

irresponsible

impossible

immature

incredible

incorrect

independent

 

Group 1 spelling group are looking at the suffix -ful.

Spellings to learn are:

joyful

playful

hopeful

painful

useful

careful

truthful

harmful

Week beginning 4th November ...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Statutory spellings

 

A full list of words can be found on Spellodrome, or on the printed sheets of paper given out during the week.

 

In maths we recapped our knowledge of horizontal and vertical lines; as well as parallel and perpendicular lines.Sam's journal page about horizontal and vertical lines.Daniel's journal page about parallel and perpendicular lines.

In History, we have just started our new topic on the 1970s. To kickstart this, we had a 1970s party - we got to dress up in 70s fashion, listen to popular music, and try out some toys and games from the era!

In History, we have just started our new topic on the 1970s. To kickstart this, we had a 1970s party - we got to dress up in 70s fashion, listen to popular music, and try out some toys and games from the era! 1
In History, we have just started our new topic on the 1970s. To kickstart this, we had a 1970s party - we got to dress up in 70s fashion, listen to popular music, and try out some toys and games from the era! 2
In History, we have just started our new topic on the 1970s. To kickstart this, we had a 1970s party - we got to dress up in 70s fashion, listen to popular music, and try out some toys and games from the era! 3
In History, we have just started our new topic on the 1970s. To kickstart this, we had a 1970s party - we got to dress up in 70s fashion, listen to popular music, and try out some toys and games from the era! 4
Week beginning 21st October...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Statutory spellings

 

A full list of words can be found on Spellodrome, or on the printed sheets of paper given out during the week.

 

On the first Monday back, we will have a test on ten at random!

In History, we have been finishing off our time in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages! We drew a map of what a hill top fort looked like during the Iron Age, and summed up everything we've learnt in this half term.

In History, we have been finishing off our time in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages! We drew a map of what a hill top fort looked like during the Iron Age, and summed up everything we've learnt in this half term. 1 Leshea's hill top fort map
In History, we have been finishing off our time in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages! We drew a map of what a hill top fort looked like during the Iron Age, and summed up everything we've learnt in this half term. 2 Scarlett's History journal

In Science, we've been learning about sound and the human ear. We finished off the topic by answering our Big Question: how can we see sound and feel music? Here are some of Class 10's ideas!

In Science, we've been learning about sound and the human ear. We finished off the topic by answering our Big Question: how can we see sound and feel music? Here are some of Class 10's ideas! 1 Emily's big question review
In Science, we've been learning about sound and the human ear. We finished off the topic by answering our Big Question: how can we see sound and feel music? Here are some of Class 10's ideas! 2 Gracie's big question review
Week beginning 14th October...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Prefixes mis-, dis- and un-

 

Spellings to learn:

disconnect

disappear

disobey

dishonest

misbehave

mistake

misinform

unhappy

unkind

uncover

 

Group 1 spelling group are looking at words with s sound spelt 'c'.

Spellings to learn are:

face

race

slice

grace

rice

ace

mice

fence

In Maths this week, we have been focusing on multiplication and division! We have learnt our 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables - for extra practice, check out the Explore section on Mathletics, where there are some catchy songs to help you memories your times tables!
Week beginning 7th October...

Spellodrome homework this week:

 

Homophones

 

Spellings to learn:

whether

weather

break

brake

accept

except

affect

effect

allowed

aloud

 

Group 1 are also looking at homophones this week.

Spellings to learn are:

here

hear

son

sun

blue

blew

there

their

Here are some of Class 9's finished chocolate bar wrappers:
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In English, we concluded our work on the Mysteries of Harris Burdick by writing a setting description using noun phrases about some of the different images from his book.

In Class 10 this week, we have been creating stunning works of art using charcoal. Our focus was on light and shadow.

In Class 10 this week, we have been creating stunning works of art using charcoal. Our focus was on light and shadow. 1 Abdulrahman's charcoal lamp
In Class 10 this week, we have been creating stunning works of art using charcoal. Our focus was on light and shadow. 2 Caitlin's charcoal lamp
Week beginning 30th September...

Spellodrome homework this week ...

 

Statutory words

In English this week we are studying the mystery of Harris Burdick. We will be using our inference skills to infer what we can see in the artwork produced by this mysterious artist.

 

Take a look at this picture called 'Under the rug'. What do you think is happening?

 

In Maths this week we will be exploring a written method for subtraction using exchange. In Year 4 we will be exploring subtracting two 4-digit numbers.

 

Week beginning 16th September...

In Geography this half term, we have been focusing on the water cycle and the benefits of water. In Class 10, we created information posters about why it is important to save water!

In Geography this half term, we have been focusing on the water cycle and the benefits of water. In Class 10, we created information posters about why it is important to save water! 1 Freya's 'saving water' poster
In Geography this half term, we have been focusing on the water cycle and the benefits of water. In Class 10, we created information posters about why it is important to save water! 2 Filip's 'saving water' poster
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