Welcome to the Year 4 page

A gentle remainder to all, as we are coming into the summer and the hot weather can children bring a sun hat to school. They may also need sun cream applied before they come to school and a bottle of water must be brought to school each day.

Many Thanks

week beginning 5th June 2017

Welcome back after half term. Can you believe we are into our last term. Time really does fly when your having fun. We have a very exciting topic this term – Heros and Villains. We have already had great discussions about our heros and defining what a hero is and what a villain is. In Literacy, we will be reading Matilda and looking at the type of language Roald Dahl uses, this will enable us to write our own superhero stories. For Topic, we will be looking at how heros and villains are interpreted in Art and the different styles artists use to portray them. We will also be focusing on comic strip villains, where children will produce their own comic strip villain. In maths, we will learn about grids and how to reference them and also different ways to collect and read data.

A massive thank you to all the year 4 children for baking cakes and helping out with our cake sale this week. It was a huge success, selling out completely. Thank you to all the parents and the other children in the school for supporting us also. I think everybody went home with full bellies!

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 22nd May 2017

We have had another busy term and had lots of fun learning about the Stone Age. In Literacy we learned about perspective writing and we wrote about Stig in Dump from the perspective of Stig. In Maths we did lots of work on decimals. In Art we did some sketches of cave art then we drew these onto stone with charcoal and chalk. Topic saw us learning about how they made bronze in the Bronze Age. In science we were learning about animals and their habitats. We even went on a hunt to see what kind of invertebrate we could find.

With the lovely weather this week we also enjoyed our new outdoor classroom where we practiced speaking our French. We also did a little tidy up on our vegetable patch which thanks to Mrs Evans is blooming. Take a look at our lovely photos.  I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Mrs Doherty

 

Week beginning 2nd May 2017

This week we carried out an excavation dig. We found some really interesting stone artefacts.

A big well done to everyone who competed in the cross country in Emmer Green. You all did brilliant and never gave up even though you were tired. You all showed great sportsmanship cheering on your team mates.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 24th April 2017

Welcome back after the holidays. It’s hard to believe we are into our final term. Like the other terms I’m sure there will be lots of learning and fun along the way.

Our topic this term is Tribal Tales, we will be looking at Stone Age through to the Iron Age. To start of our topic the children found a cave on the stage. They had to climb through the tunnel and into a cave to see what they would discover inside. Everyone agreed that it was a cave from the Stone Age as there were lots of different cave art inside. Take a look for yourself.

Week beginning 3rd May 2017

It was a busy week with all the rehearsals for the Easter play. Everybody did a great job. Year 3 had some amazing performances and Year 4 sang and played along beautifully. Here are a few pictures from rehearsals and the from the play.

We were also busy planting some vegetables for our vegetable patch. Everyone got their hands dirty, turning over the soil, digging holes and planting the seeds. There are some budding young gardeners in our class.

To celebrate all the children’s hard work this term we had an Easter Egg Hunt. I’m pleased to say everyone found an egg!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter. Enjoy the break.

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 27th march 2017

This week we have been learning about Holy Week. We discussed how the reaction of the crowd in support of Jesus changed between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. We then explored the different reactions of the crowd through drama and role play.

In maths we carried out an investigation. We had to move the girls to the boys side and the boys to the girls side in the least amount of moves.

The children then carried out their own investigations using cubes.

In Art we painted our mountains. Some children even made volcanoes. I think they all look amazing.

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 20th March 2017

RED NOSE DAY

Well done to everyone for taking part in crazy hair and crazy socks day for Red Nose Day.

Congratulations to Advit, Alan, Leah, Kerise and Kayla who have all received their pen licence.

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We had great fun making our paper mache mountains. I can’t wait to see the finished products.

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This week Year 4 took a trip to the Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works in Slough. We had a fantastic day. We learned all about what not to put down the toilet and the process of how we get clean water back into our rivers. We carried out lots of fun experiments too. We also had a tour on site so we had to wear our hard hats and hi-vis vests.

 

After our trip to Slough some of the children took part in a Tag Rugby competition in The Hill. Well done to all those children and some of the year 3 children for taking part and playing so well. You all played as part of a team and there was some excellent tagging.

Now for some much needed rest this weekend.

Mrs Doherty

Reminder for Parents– On Thursday 9th March, Year 4 will be going on their school trip to Slough Sewage Works. Please make sure all slips and money are handed into the office. Also if your child is under 135cm tall the will need a booster seat for the coach. Please bring a suitable coat and packed lunch and a drink of water for the trip.

Week beginning 27th February 2017

We had an exciting week this week in Year.

In maths on Tuesday we made a bar chart of everybody’s favorite toppings on their pancakes. The children had to find out what peoples favorite topping was.Then they had to do a tally and draw a bar chart with their results. We were able to conclude from the table that Nutella was Year 4’s favorite topping on pancakes.

We had pancake races. We lost a few pancakes along the way but we all still managed to enjoy some fresh pancakes after the race.

World Book Day

Lots of fun was had for World Book Day and everyone looked fantastic in their costumes. We took part in lots of different activities. 

We started off the day by buddying up with Year 2 and reading with them.

Then we enjoyed some story telling from three Disney princesses.

In the afternoon we did a drop session, which meant that when we heard the bell we had to drop everything and read.

Congratulations to our winner  George Mee in the extreme reading competition and also to runners up Ellie and Jasiu.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 20th February 2017

Welcome back after Half Term. I hope everybody had an enjoyable week.

This term our topic is Misty Mountains. We started off this topic by discussing what things you would need to survive up a mountain. We did this in groups and had number the items in order of importance.

Congratulations to Isla who was the first person in Year 4 to get her pen licence.From this term on, I will be giving out pen licences to those children who have neat, cursive handwriting and their work is always well presented. Pen licences will be given out at Praise Assembly on Fridays.

Mrs Doherty

 

 

Happy Half Term

Week beginning 6th February 2017

It was a busy week in year 4 this week. We had speeches for School Councillors, great valentine bake off and lots of training for the Roman Army.

Firstly, I would like to congratulate Jasiu and Royanna on being voted in as year 4 School Councillors but I have to say everybody put in a huge effort and spoke so well when delivering their speeches. Well done to everyone and I know Jasiu and Royanna will do a brilliant job.

I hope everyone enjoyed their biscuit they designed in their house colours. Thank you to all those who brought in cakes for our bake off. they all looked delicious.

Again I would like to say a big well done to everyone for making a huge effort with their roman homework this term. We had some amazing art work and got to act out some of the different formations Romans used when in battle – the wedge and the tortoise.

Have a lovely rest over the half term.

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 23rd January 2017

Our Romans table is really coming along. The children have made some fantastic art work. I am really impressed with all the hard work and research the children in year 4 are putting into their Roman homework and they are getting lots of house points as a result.

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In maths we were learning about angles.

In Literacy we have started to write our own Roman myth.

Please continue to use Bug Club and learn times tables every night. I will be also allocating maths games to Bug Club.

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 16th January 2017

This week some of the children in Year 4 took part in an athletics competition in Kendrick School. A big well done to everyone for taking part. You were all fantastic and we all had great fun.

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In science, we looked at how sound is produced when something vibrates. We tested this by placing grains of rice on a drum, when we hit the drum we watched how the rice jumped and moved around because of the vibrations.

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In maths we have been learning about fractions. Finding fractions of numbers and equivalent fractions.

In literacy we are continuing to look at the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus. Next week we will begin to write our own Roman myths.

Art – Can everyone please bring in an empty toilet roll insert for next Friday 27th January.

Many thanks,

Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 9th January 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the year ahead.

This term our topic is ‘I am Warrior’. We will be focusing on the Romans. As you are aware, I have sent out a homework grid which the children will complete over the term along with their weekly spellings and maths. Please continue to learn times tables and to read each night also. All homework is to be completed or stuck into the green homework book (unless you have made one of the models, bring this in so we can display it on our Topic Table).

If you have any old magazines or empty toilet rolls at home can these please be sent in to help with our Art activities – roman mosaics and roman jewellery.

In science we are learning about sound this term. this week we have been learning about how to carry out a comparative test. Our test was to see what happens to a sound when we move further away from the source. We discovered that the sound will get quieter as we move away from the source. These photos show us carrying out the test.

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On Tuesday, we had our first school trip to Reading UTC. We had a very enjoyable day. The children had to work together to solve the water system around the town. Thank you to Thames Water for this day out.

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In Literacy we have been reading about Romulus and Remus and learning the features of a myth.

In Maths we were rounding 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

Our unit in R.E this term is Jesus the Light of the World and Beloved son.

P.E is gymnastics. The children will investigate movement, balance  and how to use space safely. They will explore basic gymnastic actions on the floor.

Mrs Doherty

 

Week beginning 19/12/16

Merry Christmas

 

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We got into the full Christmas spirit this week and had lots of fun making Christmas cards and decorations. We made our decorations from salt dough.

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A few notes for the new year – On 11th January, Year 4 will be going on a trip to UTC Reading, to attend a Science, Technology and Engineering even,t entitled ‘Children and the Chocolate Factory’. All children should have received a note home informing you about this. Please ensure all forms and money are returned to the office by 6th January. If you received an OHA2 form this also needs to be signed and returned to the office.

In Art next term, we will be making collages, so if you have any old magazines at home please send them into us.

Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and I hope everybody catches up on some much needed rest.

Mrs Doherty

 

Week beginning 12th December

First of all I would like to thank everyone who donated to our Tombolo box.

This week in Literacy we are writing our own modern version of Romeo and Juliet. In science we investigated what is needed for evaporation to occur.In maths we have been working on division and multiplication word problems.

On Tuesday everyone wore their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed our Christmas dinner. Thank you for your donations.

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Week beginning 4th December

The Christmas festivities begin in St Anne’s this week. Here are a few dates for your diary this week.

Tuesday 6th December – Advent mass at 9.15am in St Anne’s Church.

Wednesday 7th December – Production of Aladdin for the whole school. Children are asked to pay £1.

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Surprise room. Year 4 will be going at 11.15. Please send some money in if children would like to buy anything. Prices will be £2.00, £2.50 and £3.00.

Friday 9th December – Christmas fair from 3.30 – 5.00pm.

Our lovely Advent wreath.

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Week beginning 28th November

Continuing on from our Potions topic we looked at colour mixing. First we made our own colour wheel and looked at how we make secondary and tertiary colours. From this we learned how to make different shades of a colour to paint our potion bottles.

Starting this Monday 28th November, each class will have a tombola box and we will be collecting items for it. The class with the most items will win a prize.

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Mrs Doherty

Week beginning 21st November

First of all I would like to thank everyone for raising money for children in need last Friday.Everyone looked so cosy in their pyjamas. In the afternoon we  had a teddy run which was great fun.457 454

For science we investigated the different rates at which different liquids flow. We were able to conclude that not all liquids flow at the same rate and have different properties.

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In maths we were working out how to find fractions of amounts.

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Thank you Miss Kujawa for helping put together our nature table. It will change as the season change. So if you are out and about and spot anything that might be suited for our nature table please bring it into school and we can add it to our table. 362

I hope everyone has a lovely week.

Mrs Doherty

 

Week beginning 7th November

This week in Year 4 we started on our descriptive writing from Alice in Wonderland. We have written some wonderful descriptions of the first setting. I am really looking forward to reading the children’s writing when it is all finished.

In science we are looking at states of matter. The children had three balloons, one filled with air, one filled with water and one filled with ice. We then looked at the different properties for the different states of matter

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In Maths we were busy weighing and converting weights from Kilograms to grams and grams to kilograms

 

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In topic this term we will be covering the history of medicine. We were delighted to listen to Mrs De Jode who kindly came in to talk to year 3 and year 4  today about her time as a nurse and some of the changes she has seen in medicine. The children really enjoyed listening to her and asked lots of interesting questions.

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I am looking forward to meeting you next week at parents evening.

Mrs Doherty

 

Week beginning 31/10/16

Welcome back after the half term. I hope everyone had a well deserved rest.

This term our topic is potions. Thank you to all you parents for allowing the children make some wonderful potions with some very interesting ingredients. We all enjoyed listening to each other and look at each others potions. Each child presented their potion to the class and told us what they put into them.

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Would you believe what happened when we arrived back to our classroom after PE on Monday? We found a trail of pictures leading to our classroom, when we gathered them all up they lead us to a bottle with a label saying “Drink Me”.We had a great debate about whether we should drink it or not. Would it be safe? How do we know? What should we look for on bottles to know if they are safe or not?

We still do not know who left the potion in our room. I think it was the Mad hatter!

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In maths we were busy measuring. We starting off measuring in centimeters and millimeters then moving on to measuring in meters and centimeters. Nothing was safe in the classroom.

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This week in St Anne’s we celebrated Black History week. We spoke about some of the most famous people in Black History.We did many activities to celebrate this event, such as we created a timeline in World Black History and we made some African jewellery.

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Reminder

Can all children please bring spare socks to PE. Also please label all uniform. I have lots of jumpers in the class with no names on them.

Mrs Doherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are learning The Act of Faith prayer this term

O my God,
I firmly believe that you are one God
in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine son became man,
died for our sins,
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths
which the holy Catholic Church teaches,
because you who have revealed them,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
Amen