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Welcome to Year 4!

 

Hi Year 4,

 

Welcome back to school; we're  so excited to see you all!

This year Miss Dukes, Miss Jones and Mr Smith will be the staff leading our exciting learning journey. We'll be posting examples on this page of all of your amazing work and we'll also be adding some special links and treats to interesting things... watch this space!

 

Just a reminder for P.E:

Class 9 - Friday

Class 10 - Thursday

Children can leave their P.E kits in school between lessons.

 

If there's anything at all we can do to help, just pop and see us. Thank you so much for all of your support so far this year!

Miss Dukes, Miss Jones, Mr Smith and Mrs Corns!

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Science

In Science this week, we explored the question 'Which type of material is best at completing the gap

in the circuit?' We discussed what conductors and insulators are and chose different materials to test to see which would complete the circuit. We made our predictions and then tested plastic, wood, paper and metal. We discovered that plastic, wood and paper were insulators and metal is a conductor of electricity.

In DT this week, we created different prototypes of moving mechanisms we could use for our moving books.
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In DT this week, we explored different moving books in preparation for our DT project. We looked at how different images are revealed in different ways and got inspiration for our own moving books.
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In DT this week, we created our chocolate boxes that we had designed for different target markets. We had previously looked at different chocolate packages, discussing the fonts, designs, colours and other ways in which they attract a buyer's attention. Each child was given a target market to design their chocolate package for, using current packages as inspiration!

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In Science this week, we continued to discuss the effect sugar can have on our teeth. We talked about the importance of brushing our teeth and visiting the dentist! 

We decided to test a variety of popular drinks to see which one is the healthiest to drink. We used dirty coins as a substitute for teeth and covered each coin in a different drink: orange juice, water, energy drink, cola and sugar free fizzy drink. We will observe to see what happens to each coin after being submerged in each drink.

We needed to ensure that our test was fair, so we used the same type of coin in each drink, carefully measured 150ml of each liquid and stored the drinks in the same place.

English - Class 9

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In English this week we have been exploring poetry. Check out one of Class 9's performances of Please Mrs Butler!

 

 

... and the Oscar goes to....

English - Class 10

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In English this week, we have been exploring poetry. Check out one of Class 10's performances, using Makaton!
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We have linked Art and History this week by looking at cave paintings from the Stone Age and their historical value. We used charcoal in Art to have a go at drawing our own cave paintings.

French

In French this week we have been learning the days of the week.....

 

We practised each day French, looking for clues and ways to help us remember them individually. We then challenged ourselves to see which pair could order the days the quickest! Fantastique!

Music

In Music this week we have been using pitched instruments to accompany a beat....

 

We began by creating the sound of dripping icicles (Vivaldi's 'Winter') by "sending" a clap around the room. We then revisited the 8 beat pattern that we practised last week. We then introduced xylophones to accompany the beats to add layers to our composition.

In Science this week, we looked at carrying out a scientific enquiry.....

 

As part of our 'Digestive System and Teeth' topic, we were learning about our teeth; how they are different and what is their purpose. We then discussed why it is important to look after your teeth. We decided to set up and enquiry to see how fizzy drinks can affect our teeth.

 

We used an egg shell to represent a tooth and left it in cola. We made a prediction about what the cola would do to the shell. Each morning, we have looked at the egg to see if we notice changes made to the egg shell's appearance and texture. 

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Music

In Music this week we have transformed ourselves to be at one with nature...

 

Vivaldi's 'Winter', from the Four Seasons, gave us the opportunity to count in beats of eight - striking a new pose on the first beat of each count. The Violin represented the harsh wind, so we swayed and flowed in each direction to represent this. 

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Maths

We have been diving back into our quick recall of maths times table facts in Year 4! 

One Book, One School

 

The Tin Forest

For our first full week, we delved into the wonderful world of The Tin Forest; exploring in both artistic and literary ways. 

Class 9 Display

Printing Bubble Wrap Trees

Carbon Copy

Leaf Rubbing

Home Learning Friday 18th September 2020

Home Learning Friday 11th September

Home Learning Friday 4th September

Summer 2 Week 7

Thursday 16th July

Today we have set an English task, a PSHE task and a  Reading Challenge task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 34

PSHE

You may wish to complete this task before completing the English task as it will help you when writing a letter to your new teacher.

English

Write a letter to your new teacher telling them all about you and what your hopes are for next year. You may use any of the ideas from the transition booklet. There are some letter formats to use or you could write your own or even create a video letter talking to your new teacher.

Reading Challenge

Create your own Book Quiz. You can write out the questions; create your own Kahoot quiz; or even create a PowerPoint quiz. Below are some examples of Kahoot book quizzes you could complete.

Remember to send us your quiz and challenge either Miss Markham-Randall or Miss Robinson to answer all the questions correctly.

I have challenged you to complete the following Kahoot book quizzes:

Go to Kahoot, enter the pin and then you can start the quiz. Good Luck x

Wednesday 15th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Science task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 33

 

Maths

Work through the 'Hello Year 5' transition booklet at best you can. If you don't have access to a printer, try to write your answers on paper where possible. Answers are provided.

Reading
Science

Tuesday 14th July

Today we have set an English task, a Geography task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 32

English

Complete the different summer activities using your punctuation, grammar and spelling skills. Either complete the work on the worksheets or on paper if you don't have access to a printer.

Reading Challenge

Monday 13th July

Today we have set a Maths task, an Art task and Reading task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 31

 

Maths

Complete this Maths activity to work out the culprit of the melted ice cream! Either complete the work on the worksheets or on paper if you don't have access to a printer.

Reading

Here's the template of the guided reading dice for you to print off and use to create a reading journal about your current book. If you don't have access to a printer, just pick a couple of different tasks from the template to complete instead.

Examples of Year 4's Reading Challenges from today

Art

Examples of Year 4's art work - can you guess our expressions (emotions)?

Summer 2 Week 6

Friday 10th July

Today we have set an English task, a  Maths task and a DT task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 30

Editing Station Cards - you do not have to use them all

Children's finished stories

DT

Design a dip for your teachers. First read their preferences then decide what would be the best dip and dippers for them.

Children's Dip designs

Thursday 9th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a Music task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 29

 

Maths

Complete the Maths arithmetic test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading

Music

Year 4's Musical instruments

Year 4 Bubble Music Band

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In school during the afternoon we have been watching the movie Inside Out and completing the activity about the emotions and memories. This links to our PSHE work. Below are the sheets if you want to have a go at the activity at home.

Wednesday 8th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a Science task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 28

English Resources

Examples of Year 4's Fables

Reading Challenge - choose 1 to complete

Oxygen and Burning experiment

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Here is the experiment carried out by Miss Markham-Randall. Watch for the results, if you cannot carry out the experiment yourself.

Emily and Harry carrying out the experiment

Tuesday 7th July

Today we have set a Maths task, a Reading Challenge task and a PSHE task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 27

 

Maths

Complete the Maths reasoning and fluency test as best you can - try to do the work yourself, but if you are really stuck with something you can ask an adult for help. If you don't have access to a printer, just open up the Word document and either add your answers in with a text box, or write your answers onto a sheet of paper.

Reading
PSHE

Examples of Year 4's PSHE work

Monday 6th July

Today we have set an English task, a Reading Challenge task and a History task. If you have any questions about the activities please email your teacher who will gladly offer any help. We look forward to reading and sharing your work.

To access all the resources needed for today's lessons, visit our OneDrive: Summer 2 Day 26

Examples of Year 4's Fable Plans

Reading Challenge

Choose one of the author 10 minute challenges to complete from this website:

Authorfy

Battle of Trafalgar information
Battle of Waterloo information
World War II information

Examples of Year 4's history work

Summer 2 Week 5

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 5 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Class 10

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

 

 

Summer 2 Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Summer 2 Week 3

Daily Tasks

School looks and feels very different right now. Here is a short video showing what our day looks like. 

Year 4 Bubble - our new normal school day

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Miss Markham-Randall's guide to creating a New Normal video using iMovie

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Summer 2 Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Thursday 18th June Assembly

Today in school, we watched a very special assembly from Oak National Academy about kindness from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.

Follow the link to see it for yourself: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness/

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke about a photograph competition called Hold Still. Take a look at it here: https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

In School we followed Nick Sharrat's video and drew our own astronauts

Summer 2 Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer 2 Week 1

Across Years 2, 3, 4 and 5, the teachers got together and picked one key-worker child who has really impressed us this week to go in celebration assembly. This week we chose Frankee-Lei! She has really come out of her shell this week, she's answers any question she's asked, and she's had a positive attitude to being back at school. Well done, Frankee-Lei!

Daily Tasks

Summer 2 Week 1 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Check out what we've been up to at school!

The children in school did the estimating capacities investigation - have a look at what we found out!

Summer Week 5

Daily Tasks

Summer 1 Week 5 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Class 10

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Summer Week 4

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 4 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Class 10

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Some of Chloe B's fabulous work in school and at home!

Summer Week 3

Daily tasks

Summer Week 3 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Class 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Charlotte's VE day PowerPoint

Harry's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Hi Miss,

Your challenge is to read a book you wrote! 🤣🤔

Harry

Beau's Reading challenge to Miss Markham-Randall

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Beau said your reading challenge is to read a part of any book and video it.....

Miss Robinson taking on some reading challenges!

Phoebe's challenge - read a book with more than 50 pages

Emily's challenge - read a book with a yellow cover

Filip and Ethan's challenge - read a book outside in the sun

 

   

Summer Week 2

Daily Tasks

Summer Week 2 Examples of work

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Summer Week 1

Daily tasks

Summer Week 1 examples of work

Class 9

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

 

Class 10

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Year 4 Easter Challenge

 

The Year 4 Easter Challenge - Word Document

Some of the amazing things Year 4 have been up to over Easter!

Some of Year 4's beautiful rainbows! Send us your rainbow to join in the trail!

Lockdown Week 2 tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

 

Class 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Lockdown Week 1 Tasks

Examples of the children's work can be found here:

Class 9                                               

Day 1                                                                            

Day 2                                                                           

Day 3                                                                           

Day 4                                                                           

Day 5                                                                           

Class 10

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Spring 2

For history, we explored Viking economics and became traders.Half of the class (those to the north) were Vikings and the other half (those to the south) were Anglo Saxons. The Anglo Saxons led by King Harold (aka Harry) were victorious due to the fact that the Viking traders kept abandoning their King Cnut (aka Spencer) and settling in Britain

 

100 In PSHE, we learnt about the Purple 4 Polio event run by the Rotary Club every year. We discussed why this was important, and then created our own Purple 4 Polio posters to stick onto our crocus pots. Here are the Class pots!
In Art, we looked at how to improve our photography, including tips to change exposure, using the rule of thirds, and focusing on our composition. We then went outside to take photos around the field. Can you see our improvements already? 

In Geography, we moved along the Tropic of Cancer to reach our next country - Egypt! We explored some of the human and physical features of Egypt, and then sorted these into categories.

In History we looked at the social structure of the Vikings.
This week, we celebrated World Book Day! On Thursday, we all brought in our favourite books and held a 'book tasting', where we explained why we love our book so much and read part of it our to the people on our tables, to encourage others to read it. Then we took part in a poetry slam, where we performed a poem in front of Year 4 (and filmed it on a green screen to be used in Computing later this half term!)
Spring 1

In Art this week, we've been completing our final pieces on Surrealism. We were allowed to create whatever we wanted, either using pencil, paint or collage! Here are some examples of the work we've made.

 In Geography this half term, we've been looking at North America, and in particular the country of Mexico. We've explored where it is in the world, its physical features (such as the Rio Grande and the Lacandon Jungle), and its famous cities (such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun). Finally, we finished the half term off with a Mexican party, where we explored actual items from Mexico, listened to Mariachi music, learnt some Spanish and ate Mexican sweets! Here are some of the pieces of work we've created this half term:
In art and design this week we have created some Surrealist collages inspired by Rene Magritte. Below are some examples:
In Computing this week we have begun to explore using the Lego Wedo set to build a Space Rover and program it to move.
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!
Autumn 2

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

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!

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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.

Autumn 1

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

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