Year 4 2014-15
...and we are home
thank you to everyone for a fantastic weekend. We were all really proud of each and every one of you for meeting and beating your challenges and your brilliant attitude to the events.
Im looking forward to assembly on Wednesday when we can share our experiences and the funny moments we shared.
m off to bed now!
Leaving Jess and ready for home
09:00 Fab group photo - is that a blue sky at last?!!
At 7am the boys were up, dressed, packed and ready for the day and the girls were still asleep!
A fun morning ahead for all before home sweet home 😃😃😃
8:00 A good sleep had by all. Enjoying a hearty breakfast ahead of a full day of activities. Waterproofs at the ready!!
12:40 Children (and staff) are muddy, wet, tired but very proud of themselves for the challenges they have done 👍👍
5:30 Activities all going well - see the photos - still a bit wet 💦💦💦
8:30 Tired team games before bed - a long, busy, activity day for all
... and they're off. Incredible luggage quota (especially Mrs Smiths hair straighteners!)
All arrived and finding the way around ... making beds next!
Beds made (eventually!!), all well fed and now enjoying first activities: archery, team challenge and laser zone.
Wet but fun campfire and now all getting ready for bed. Everyone tired but all fine😃
Kingswood Information! Please also collect a medical form from Miss Fletcher if you have not already got one and return by Monday 8th June.
Hello and welcome to the final term of Year 4!!
We have got a very exciting term ahead of us; as well as lots of super topics we also have a trip to Dudley Zoo and Kingswood!
Please find attached the Summer Hexagons that explains what we will be doing in class. Our history focus is the Normans and later on in the term the whole school will be doing a local study, in year 4 we will be looking at Seighford.
As always if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, my email address is email@example.com
Erick the Viking takes over Year 4 - what a fantastic day!!
Dance - group 7!
Dance - group 6!
Dance - group 5!
Dance - group 4!
Dance - group 2!
Dance - group 3!
Dance - group1!
Next week the whole school are focussing on playscripts, please could the children familiarise themselves with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk ready for Monday.
Hello and Happy New Year!!
Welcome back to term 2 of year 4, we have lots of exciting things ahead! Please find attached the Spring term hexagons, on here you will find information on what we are covering over the next term.
Also, we are back to PE on a Wednesday morning now that swimming has finished and just a quick reminder that year 4 have Bikeability on the 16th and 23rd Januray (2 seperate groups).
Thankyou so much for your support with the shields, they look absolutely fantastic!!
As always, if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesistate to contact me, my email address is -
Year 4 Christmas Homework
We are creating a ‘Reading in unusual places’ display, therefore could the children take a photo of them reading their book in an unusual or funny place.
Also, we have a range of exciting new books in Year 3/4, I have asked the children to read a book over Christmas (one of our new ones or one they have at home) and write a book review. These could include a picture from part of the story, author and illustrator details, a summary of the story and a paragraph on why they liked the book.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Celebrating fantastic work in Year 4!
Christmas DT fun in year 4!
Designing our Christmas diorama's!
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
Can everyone make their own Viking shield? This is your task and you can make it however you want!! It can be made from card, paper, wood, paper mâché - anything you like! Decorate how you choose, it might be colourful, packed with Viking facts or simple and realistic! We will share our Viking shields on Monday 5th January, I cannot wait to see them!
Suggested reading books for year 4 -
We have lots and lots of new and exciting books in year 4 that the children can bring home to read!
Maths investigation - using the perimeter to calculate possible dimensions!
Next term we are moving on to look at the Vikings, the children will find this website extremely helpful - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/
In science we have been making electrical circuits, we carried out an investigation to find the best material for a switch.
The children have been given new sets of spellings today, these are now specifcially targeted to their level. Each week the children will write their 5 spellings down in their home school diary and will be tested on these spellings each Friday. If they get any incorrect they will revisit these the following week and continuously until they get them correct. Thank you in advance for your support.
I hope you're all having a lovely half term. We have had a fantastic first half term in year 4 and we particularly loved making pizzas towards the end, I hope you enjoyed them too. As we approach Autumn term 2 I thought you would like to know what we have got planned:
In maths we will be focussing on fractions, decimals and percentages.
For literacy we are going to be exploring poetry, initially writing bonfire themed poems before looking at a range of other poems.
In science we begin our new topic - electricity. So we have planned lots of fun and exciting experiments.
History remains with the Indus Valley and we are continuing our focus on Europe for Geography.
There is also a change to the way we do spellings, the whole school will now follow the same process. This means children will have more individually targeted spellings each week, please look out for the new spellings in the first few weeks.
Year 4 making sand sculptures of the Indus Valley
Next Week (20/10/2014 - 24/10/2014)
Our focus next week is deisgn and technology and as you will already know we are making pizza. So maths next week will particularly focus on measuring mass and capacity and in literacy we will develop our persuasive wrting skills. There will be plenty of photos to follow and I am certain the pizzas will make there way home!!
Spellings are now in two groups. The children will be tested on these spellings the Friday after half term.
As you will see the format of the spellings has changed, this is a new and exciting way to practice spellings at school and at home. However, please feel free to practice the spellings in any way you choose.
The mental maths and timestable tests we do on a Friday will now come home completed, this is so that children have the oppurtunity to work on the areas that they struggled with. These do not need to come back in to school.
Spellings Week 6
Roald Dahl Day!
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Please do not hesistate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The children have started a very exciting art topic with Mrs Dollin, if possible could all children bring in a plastic bowl and some newspaper next Monday (15th September) for their next art lesson. Thank you very much.
Autumn Term Plan Overview
Finding and locating Europe on a map
Welcome to the year 4 page, I hope you had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to the year ahead.
The children seem to have made a super start to the year and seem excited to progress through year 4. We’ve already begun investigating the Indus Valley, which is our history topic for the next term. Our geography topic is Europe, in a few weeks we will be exploring European countries, their landmarks and traditions. If the children have any souvenirs or photographs from European countries it would be brilliant to see them in class.
A few things you may want to know -
Please could you ensure the children have their PE kits on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
All children are welcome to have a water bottle in the classroom.
Children can select their reading books from home to ensure they are reading something of interest; we also have a bookcase in class if they prefer to choose from there.
Spelling tests will be on a Friday morning.
Look out for weekly homework as of next week.
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to come in and have a chat.