Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
Welcome to our Year 4 homepage, here you can find up-to-date information and the latest news from our year group.
Please keep checking back in throughout the term for regular updates.
Thank you Mrs Hunter, Mrs Burton, Miss Thomas, Mr Cooper and Mrs Gould
Don't forget you can email the Year 4 team at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This half term Year 4 will continue to focus on narrative writing. The theme of our narratives will be around building suspense and facing our fears. We will learn and apply a range of skills during this unit. These include; direct speech, fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, noun phrases and use of accurate tense. To support your children with this unit please continue to support them with their weekly spellings. We will also carry out one off pieces of writing using a range of exciting story starters.
For Guided Reading this half term we will mainly be focusing on our comprehension skills. This will involve us developing our retrieving and interpreting skills. We will then move on to looking at interpreting character feelings and actions as well as why the author has chosen to use different language features.
This half term Year 4 will be focussing on decimals, measure, shape, area and position and direction. What a busy half term! We will be taking some of our maths lessons outside to gain a real life understanding of how to accurately measure everyday items.
X-Factor will still be carried out every week and children will continue to bring home a copy of their work along with an example version the can practice at home.
Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions!
By reading an extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety label for Alice’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it!
During Science Week, the whole school took part in a challenge to build the highest tower using only raw spaghetti and marshmallows. We then tested our structures to see if they would be able to hold the weight of an egg. Along work this Year 4 also learnt about electricity. We have tested whether items are insulators or conductors and looked at how energy moves around a circuit. Below are some images from our fantastic week.
Please continue to read 3 times a week, complete your X-Factor example and practice your spellings.
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For our final half term in Year 4, we will be looking at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. by Lewis Carroll
This book will be both our Guided Reading Text and Class Novel.
Broad Curriculum Days
Every other Tuesday Year 4 will have a Broad Curriculum Day where they will have lessons in Computing, R.E and Maths.
On this day Year 4 will be taught by:
Mr Cooper - Computing
Mrs Brown - R.E
Mrs Burton - Maths
A rotation of activities will be completed throughout the day.
Miss Thomas and Mrs Hunter are in school and are available for any children or staff who may need them. If any Parent would like to speak to Miss Thomas or Mrs Hunter on these days, please ask at the classroom door.
On very rare occasions the lessons may change to a different subject. Therefore we encourage all children to keep their P.E kits in school all week.
Year 4 will have the following slots for PE this year:
Children will need indoor and outdoor PE kits school for these days but may also need their kits on other days. Therefore please make sure your child's P.E kit remains in school for the week.
P.E Kit essentials:
Jogging bottoms/Outdoor leggings
If your child does not have the correct kit for the lesson they may not be able to take part.
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