Year 4 – 2016-17

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Pyjama Day

November18

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Today, Friday 18th November, year 4 dressed up in their pyjamas. We were celebrating Children in Need day and were raising money. There was a cake sale and face painting. In assembly, we watched ‘Joe’s story’. Joe had a heart condition from birth and Children in Need have helped him live a normal life by Andy the nurse visiting and helping him complete activites any other child who was 5 3/4 would be able to do.

Year 4 have realised how lucky they are to live a happy and healthy life!

Thanks to our families xx

Autumn 2 Newsletter

November17
Literacy

 

This half term Year four will be reading Beowulf: Monster Slayer. We will be looking at different versions including Michael Morpurgo, a retell by Rob Lloyd Jones and a comic book style version by Paul D Storrie and Ron Randall. We will be looking at the British legend story dating back to Anglo Saxon times during our literacy lessons focusing on retelling our own fiction story. Year four will also be creating their own choral readings of Beowulf and creating drama performances of the epic tale.

Numeracy

 

In numeracy we will be focusing on multiplication and division both mental and written methods. We will continue to focus on times tables and it’s really important that all pupils are practising as much as they can at home to help them make progress within the classroom. We will also be looking at measuring length and perimeter, estimating and converting between different units.

During year 4 children will be learning all of the timetables up to 12 x 12! We will recap the 3, 4, and 8 times tables to start!

Topic

 

Our topic this half term is ‘Who invaded after the Romans?’ Children will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons; who they were and what it was like to live during those times. Children will also be discovering who the Vikings were and the rivalry between them and the Anglo Saxons. We will be looking at the Lindisfarne Gospels and using the works to create illuminated art letters for our names. 

P.E

 

This term Year 4 will continue with their swimming lessons which take place on a Thursday afternoon. They will also have a P.E lesson on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has got a full P.E kit in school to take part and a labelled swimming kit and towel. 

R.E

 

This term we will be looking at friendships, what it means to be a good friend and how we should treat others how we want to be treated ourselves. We will be looking at the Bible stories of Jonathan and David and Ruth and Naomi.

 

P.S.H.E

 

Our theme this term is ‘new beginnings’. We will be looking towards our new year at school and creating our own class rules. The children will begin to recognise the things that make themselves and their class mates special and begin to understand feelings.

 

 

Can you please encourage your children to be reading at home at least 4 times a week; this can be for as little as 5-10 minutes and can be a school reading book, comic, newspaper or anything at all of interest to your child. It would be great if you could also take photos of your children reading for our display! Children will be expected to complete one reading challenge per week and be practising their times tables to become an expert and receive rewards!

 

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to us regarding your child or any other issue, the best time to reach us is at the end of the day!

 

Miss Tattersall and Miss Harrigan

 

 

Viking Longship

November17

img_0438-min img_0439-min img_0440-minOn Friday 7th October in the afternoon year 4 created their very own Viking longships using just newspaper and selotape. The children were also given play doh to create Vikings to sail on the longships. The children had to work in groups using their team working skills and use trial and error to make their longships stand. The outcomes were fantastic, the children were very creative and made some fantastic longships which any Viking would have been very proud of.

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Subtraction Viking Hunt

November17

On Friday 7th October Miss Tattersall was visited by the Vikings. She was told that the Vikings wanted to raid St Paul’s but if year 4 could solve the clues they had left around the school- they would not attack. The class was divided into small groups and were given a treasure map. Each group had to locate where the X marked the spot and find the clues left by the Vikings. On arriving at the destination the group then had to solve the subtraction word problems. Year 4 had a fantastic time working their way around the school and figuring out the answers to the Viking clues. The children were able to use their knowledge of subtraction and apply it to real life word problems. The children completed the hunt and ensured the Vikings did not attack St Paul’s!

 

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Welcome to year 4 blog!

October6

Hello and welcome to year 4’s blog for 2016/17!

I will use the blog to update you on what we have been doing in class, share photos and keep you up to date with everything going on at school!

We are really working hard on producing beautiful handwriting across our whole curriculum and I have been thrilled to see all of the children working towards getting their work on our super handwriting display!

This week we have started looking at the Viking part of our topic and the children have conducted some independent research in small groups which will be displayed in our classroom for all to read.

In maths we have continued to look at using the column method to complete addition number questions and have also introduced subtractions. The children are excited by our maths lesson and are all keen to become times tables super stars! Please continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables and check their understanding with the inverse operation, division.

In our literacy lessons we have started to look at Viking myths known as Norse myths. The children are building up to write a descriptive piece of writing based upon viking gods and the traditional tales told during the times they ruled Britain.

In our RE lessons we have continued to look at friendship and what it means to be a good friend.

We have had a great few weeks getting to know each other and look forward to meeting all you parents on Thursday 20th October for parents evening.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

January6
Literacy

 

This half term Year four will be reading A camp to hide King Alfred. This story is about an Anglo Saxon young boy who helps to keep the King in a secret hideout. We will also be looking at non chronological report writing based upon the Anglo Saxons. Towards the end of the term we will be looking at myths and legends and writing our own Kenning poems based around our class topic.

Numeracy

 

In numeracy we will be focusing on place value, identifying and understanding the value of each digit in relation to the organisation of our number system, with numbers up to two decimal places. We will also be looking at written addition and subtraction including the inverse and problem solving.

During year 4 children will be learning all of the timetables up to 12 x 12! We will recap the 3, 4, and 8 times tables to start!

Topic

 

Our topic this half term is ‘Who invaded after the Romans?’ Children will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons; who they were and what it was like to live during those times. Children will also be discovering who the Vikings were and the rivalry between them and the Anglo Saxons. We will be looking at the Lindisfarne Gospels and using the works to create illuminated art letters for our names. 

P.E

 

This term Year 4 will continue with their swimming lessons which take place on a Thursday afternoon. They will also have a P.E lesson on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has got a full P.E kit in school to take part and a labelled swimming kit and towel. 

R.E

 

This term we will be looking at friendships, what it means to be a good friend and how we should treat others how we want to be treated ourselves. We will be looking at the Bible stories of Jonathan and David and Ruth and Naomi.

 

P.S.H.E

 

Our theme this term is ‘new beginnings’. We will be looking towards our new year at school and creating our own class rules. The children will begin to recognise the things that make themselves and their class mates special and begin to understand feelings.

 

 

Can you please encourage your children to be reading at home at least 4 times a week; this can be for as little as 5-10 minutes and can be a school reading book, comic, newspaper or anything at all of interest to your child. It would be great if you could also take photos of your children reading for our display! Children will be expected to complete one reading challenge per week and be practising their times tables to become an expert and receive rewards!

 

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to us regarding your child or any other issue, the best time to reach us is at the end of the day!

 

Miss Tattersall and Miss Harrigan