Year 4 Mrs Cumming
Year 4 have been busy delving into Viking history over the last term. We are learning to analyse historical sources and their reliability and using this to answer the question 'Were the Vikings vicious or valiant?' As the pupils begin to find out more about Viking life we are then building up an evidence bank in order to produce a balanced argument.
On July 11th year 4 will also be having a Viking day where we take part in different Viking crafts such as; garment dying, lucet braiding and making Viking oat biscuits. We hope to immerse the children in Viking culture and encourage a love and an appreciation for history.
TIMES TABLE PILOT TEST
Please can we remind pupils that they are required to practise their times tables at home. We will be participating in the Year 4 Times Table test in June and we would like to continue to encourage pupils to further their times table knowledge. They have worked hard on their times tables all year and with an extra push ,we have complete confidence that all of year 4 will make great progress.
CREATIVE PROJECT - DUE WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY
As part of our Viking topic we would like you to make a Viking longboat out of things you have at home or create an information poster about Viking longboats.
Friday 15th March 2019
Just before half term in February, Atomic Tom visited our school and enthused the children talking about the wonders of science. Matilda from our class gladly volunteered to be his assistant and he demonstrated how gases travel through air, knocking the cup off her head.
A few reminders.
Just a reminder that homework is now set on Wednesdays and is due in the following Monday in accordance with the new homework policy. Spelling tests are every Monday and times tables will now be Wednesdays. Please also ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
PROJECT DUE FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY
This term year 4 are studying the Amazon Rainforest. As their creative project we would like them to recreate a rainforest environment/habitat in a box of some form. The children are encouraged to consider what sort of things we find in a rainforest climate such as rocks, vegetation etc. In previous years some children have decided to place small plastic insects or other various creature creations.
Below are some examples.
We look forward to seeing your creations.
Please feel free to contact any member of the year 4 team if you have any questions.
Miss Betournay & Mrs Cumming
- PE days for Year 4 are Tuesdays (indoor) and Wednesdays (outdoor – please make sure they have warm kit)
- New spellings are handed out at the beginning of week and tested the following Monday.
Times table tests take place on Fridays and the pupils receive new times tables on the same day.
SPRING TERM 1
Welcome back to a new term! We hope you all had a lovely break and found some time to relax.
This term we are beginning our new topic: The Amazon Rainforest. We will be spending the next two terms learning about the rainforest environment and the creatures that live there.
In our English lessons we will be using the knowledge we have learnt during our topic lessons to create our own non-chronological report based on a rainforest animal of our choosing. The book we will also be focusing on over the next few weeks is 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.
Maths lessons will be focusing on fractions and shapes over the next term. Pupils will be learning to recognise equivalent fractions and how to find fractions of amounts. This will then develop into the pupils applying their knowledge to problem solving and mathematical reasoning problems.
In our science lessons we will be finishing our work on states of matter and then beginning to look at food chains and habitats. This links nicely with our rainforest topic.
The Amazon rainforest allows us several opportunities for creative projects and this is the focus of our art lessons this term. We are fortunate to welcome Piper into our class this term to help us to create some fantastic rainforest inspire art.
This term promises to be fun and creative and we look forward to seeing what the pupils produce.
Miss Betournay & Mrs Cumming
After assessing during the first term, we are now starting our spelling sessions. The pupils are divided into 4 groups and have a weekly spelling test every Friday based on the spellings they are given on a Monday.
Here are the spellings for Mrs. Cumming's, Miss Betournay's and Ms Grey's groups.
Mrs C & Miss B
On Thursday 11th October, Year 4 visited Holdenby House to experience a WW2 day - life as an evacuee. We had an educational day learning about how to make do and mend, cooking with rationing and how to survive in an air raid. They also looked absolutely fantastic dressed up in their WW2 costumes. Enjoy looking through the photo gallery.
YEAR 4 - 2018/19 - Autumn Term 1
Welcome back to another school year and the beginning of Year 4.
Our topic this term will be based around the Second World War. In particular we will be looking at how home life and children were affected. To enhance our learning we will be taking part in a WW2 day based at Holdenby House in October.
Our English lessons will be heavily influenced by our topic work. We will be look at literature such as 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' and 'The Diary of Anne Frank.' In particular, we hope these texts will allow the pupils to learn how to empathise with characters and their situations.
During our maths lessons we will be focusing on number and place value. The pupils will be using previously taught methods and applying them to 3 and 4 digit numbers, as well as representing numbers using different resources.
In science our topic is the Human Body with a large emphasis on the digestive system.
Over the next couple of weeks we hope to establish a homework system where the children will be given times tables and spellings to learn. They will be given these on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.
We hope the children have enjoyed the beginning of the term and please speak to any Year 4 staff member if you have any concerns.
Miss Betournay and Mrs Cummings
We had an exciting end to our afternoon as we released the butterflies into the wild. The butterflies took awhile to fly off but soon were at home in their new environment. The class ran after one of them and watched it fly into a garden.
We visited The Stables this week to record our songs. The children loved the experience and are looking forward to receiving their CD so you can hear their composition.
WW2 PROJECT - DUE 8TH MAY
Your homework is to find out about a plane that was used during the second world war. We would then like you to draw a detailed picture of the plane or to build a model.
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at money and time. It would be really helpful if students could practice telling the time and working out the correct change when at the shops etc.
Students should also be learning their times tables. This can be done through the TTRockstars website.
Students should continue to read as much as they can at home.
Please let us know if any support is required.
Mrs Cumming and Miss Betournay