Week beginning 16.10.17
We have a very busy week ahead of us.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Meakin has organised a Year 3/4 inter-house hockey tournament, please bring a coloured t-shirt of your house to change into with your P.E. kit during this tournament. On Thursday afternoon, parents are invited to pop into the Year 4 class to have a look at your son/daughter’s work from this term, Please sign at the office from 2.45pm on Thursday, if you would like to do this.
Week beginning 09.10.17
Well done to the Year 4 boys who took part in the football tournament at Crosfields on Friday. The children played against several schools in the local area and should be incredibly proud of their achievements. A big thank you to Mr Gaylor and Mr Cummins for taking the children and coaching them during this event.
I would also like to say a big well done to all Year 4 pupils. This week it has been our assessment week so everyone has been working hard to show off what they have learnt this term. I am very impressed with everyone’s hard work this term and the progress they have made, everyone should be very proud of themselves.
Week beginning 02.10.17
This week we started our cross curricular writing, ‘A day in the life of baked beans on toast’. First we blended the beans on toast with a bit of water and detergent (saliva) to recreate the action of chewing. When pulpy, we added half a cup of vinegar (stomach acid) and blended again. After we added a dash of red, green and yellow food colouring (bile), then mixed with a blender and added the entire contents to one leg of a pair of tights which had a small hole cut in the end. We squished and squeezed the contents to allow water to pass through the mesh. Finally, we squeezed the remaining ‘undigested’ material through the small hole (anus). How realistic is the poo? From this experience we will create our recount next week. Take a look at the photos below.
Week beginning 25.09.17
Year 4 have had another fantastic week! I am very impressed with the standard of homework that is being handed in, it is clear that most children are taking a lot of care and time over their work. This week the children have been working hard in literacy. We have started our new unit ‘Recounts’ and have looked at a range of texts. Next we will begin to write our own recount as if we were a fish finger travelling through the digestive system.
In maths, we have been using the column method to answer addition and subtraction calculations in word problems. Next we will be moving onto time. Please remember to bring in watches.
Next term, Year 4 will be performing at the Hexagon on Wednesday 22nd November. The children are already working hard to learn the songs, but it you would like to practice with your child at home here is PowerPoint with the lyrics. Individual Songs no audio
Week beginning 18.09.17
Learn Its – Learn Its wc 18.09.17
Spellings – Week 2 Red Spellings
Week 2 Green and Orange Spellings
It was lovely to see those who could make the ‘Meet the Teacher’ on Tuesday. If you were unable to attend, please click on the link below for the presentation and the curriculum newsletter for this term.
Curriculum Newsletter Year 4
Meet the teacher 2017-18
Thank you to all the children for remembering their correct P.E. kits this week, you all looked very smart.
Maths and Literacy Homework and reading books were given out this week. Please read with your child, recording what they have read and where they have read to. You may also want to write down the part of the story they have enjoyed and if they struggled with any text. When your child has finished their book they must put it in the box in the classroom for it to be changed. Books can be changed every day by Mrs Gaylor.
In literacy this week, we have been innovating the poem ‘Where broccoli comes from’ adding in our own ideas and description. The children worked in pairs to perform their poems to rest the rest of the class. We all had great fun.
Week beginning 11.09.17
We have had a great start to the term. In literacy, we looked at the poem ‘Dangerous Raisin’ and from this wrote a recount as if we were the raisin trying to escape. You can read our recounts on the display as you walk through reception. This week we started our topic ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’. Have a little look at our curriculum map to see what exciting things we will be learning about this term Year 4 Curriculum Map Burps.
Well done to all the children who remembered to hand in their spelling homework on Friday. Just a reminder, Spelling and CLIC homework will be sent home on a Monday, due in for Friday, and Maths and Literacy homework will be given out on a Tuesday and should be handed in on the following Monday. Please ensure homework is completed the highest of standards both in terms of content and presentation. In addition, we would kindly ask parent to encourage your child to get in the habit of re-reading his/her work and editing for missing words, spelling and punctuation.
PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please remember that you need your kit in school every day. Kit includes a white polo t-shirt, navy shorts, navy tracksuit trousers and a navy tracksuit jumper/cardigan.
On Tuesday 19th September there will be a ‘Meet the Teacher Meeting’ in Year 4 at 3.30pm and 4.00pm. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Week beginning 04.09.17
Welcome back to a new year. I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are all excited about the busy term ahead of us. This week, please bring in photos of your summer holidays so we can display them in our classroom. You will also be getting Maths, Literacy and Spelling homework, so watch this space!
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.