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Year 4

Mr Cockson, Mrs Mounsey (4PC) and Mrs Carruthers (4LC) welcome you to Year 4.
We are also lucky to have  Mr Ali, and Mrs Iqbal and working alongside the children on a regular basis.
 

This year, Year Four will continue to have swimming lessons on a Thursday afternoon. They have P.E on a Monday afternoon.  Please make sure that children bring in the correct kit on these days.

 

Homework is set on a weekly basis.  At the start of the year, it will be an English or Mathematics activity, spellings and times tables to learn and daily reading with an adult or older relative to share a book and talk about it. It will be given out and marked every Thursday/Friday. Later in the year, we will start termly homework where the children will have a wide variety of homework linking into their subject topics.

  

Please remember your reading book and water bottle every day. We may also have clubs on Mondays, so you may need your kit then!

This is a list of subjects we are planning to learn this year.

These are our targets for English, Maths and Science.

Maths

 

In Maths, we began the Autumn term learning about place value. We have learnt how to read and write 4 and 5 digit numbers (in numbers and words). We also practised comparing, ordering and partitioning numbers, whilst incorporating real life practice into our place value work. We are trying to 'master' these areas and are applying our knowledge in lots of different ways. We also counted on backwards through zero and played games with negative numbers. 

 

 

Practical maths activities

Practical maths activities 1 Negative/positive numbers
Practical maths activities 2 Learning how to exchange
Practical maths activities 3 Learning how to exchange
Practical maths activities 4 Learning how to exchange

English

Our first topic in English celebrated the British authors Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. This really fitted into our topic on communities.  We have read 'The Faraway Tree' and 'The BFG'. 

 

Our second English topic was Nonsense/Narrative Poetry. The classes enjoy poetry a great deal, and with nonsense poetry the children enjoyed some humorous poems which they performed to the class. The children looked closely at Limericks by Edward Lear, a famous Victorian poet. They also used the Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll as inspiration to write their own nonsense poem, that included some of their own nonsense words. We also improved grammar skills by using adverbs and fronted adverbials.

For our third topic, we have been looking at Aesop's fables. Aesop was a Greek man who wrote fables. He wrote them because he wanted to teach people, by telling them stories. Each of these stories has a moral. That means the lesson that it teaches us. We read many fables and tried to work out what the morals of the story were.Most of the characters in the fables are animals, but with human characteristics. Despite being written thousands of years ago, the lessons still apply to our lives nowadays. We wrote our own fables, some of us using the same morals as Aesop and some making up our own. Our own morals included: Don’t judge someone by their looks; being patient pays off and have more than one friend as you never know when you might need them.

Picture 1 Group comprehension work

Science

 

Understanding electricity and using it safely

 

Year Four have enjoyed some very practical lessons using electricity! They have learnt about completing and drawing circuits (including switches, buzzers and motors), materials that are good conductors and insulators, and how to keep safe around electricity.

Electricity investigations

Electricity investigations 1
Electricity investigations 2
Electricity investigations 3

States of Matter

 

We have all become experts in States of Matter! We have been developing and showcasing an understanding of all areas of states of matter, including how materials can change from one state to another, through a large range of simple practical enquiries.

Curriculum topic work

Communities

Communities 1 Knowledge harvest
Communities 2 Looking at the different communities we are in
Communities 3 Discussing the different communities we are in
Communities 4 Atlas work
Communities 5 Atlas work
Communities 6 Suburban Communities
Communities 7 Rural commmunities
Communities 8 Venn diagram
Communities 9 Finding physical features
Communities 10 Atlas work
Communities 11 Our amazing homework!
Communities 12 Latitude and longitude battleships
Communities 13 Remembrance Day Church visit
Communities 14 County compass and map work.
Communities 15 Co-ordinates and directions work.
Communities 16 Co-ordinates and directions work.
Communities 17 Longitude and latitude mapwork.
Communities 18 Longitude and latitude battleships!

Art

Art 1 A tree for our class community

Our local community walk for our history/geography topics

Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 1 4PC
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 2 Looking at human features
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 3 We discussed how to make communities better
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 4
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 5 William Walton's house
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 6 One of our local mosques
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 7 Our Fantasitc Homework
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 8 We found lots of places which helped the community
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 9 Can you spot physical and human features?
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 10 Making local buildings in the sand!
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 11 Can you spot the missing punctuation?
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 12 A local suffragette!
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 13
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 14 Work hark, play hard!
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 15 Monument to Dame Sarah Lees, situated in Werneth P
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 16
Our local community walk for our history/geography topics 17 Our local church

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian art

Egyptian art 1
Egyptian art 2
Egyptian art 3

Macmillan Coffee event. Supporting our parent community and cancer research

Macmillan Coffee event. Supporting our parent community and cancer research 1

Black History Month Celebrations

Black History Month Celebrations 1
Black History Month Celebrations 2

Sporting Superstar!

Sporting Superstar! 1
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