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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Spring 2

 

Up coming details

 

* 1st day back after half term is Tuesday 20th February

* World Book Dress up day is Thursday 7th March

 

Reminders

 

* In Maths you can support your child by practising x tables and division facts up to 12 x 12

* Accessing Mathletics online homework can support or introduce learning linked to lessons

* Continue to read with your child, and sign, home school books at least 3 times per week to support your child's progress in class

* PE day is Wednesday - please can children arrive in suitable outside, dark PE kits (jogging bottoms, hoodies)

Year 4s next project is Blackout. We can't wait to learn more Science!

Roman shield training - Year 4 had great fun practising Roman battle formations. They learnt how to form the Wedge and the Testudo. They also had a go at marching in time and moving as a legion.

What a great Roman Day we had! Well done everyone for super costumes and enthusiasm.

We have started learning how to play the ukulele in Year 4 this term. We now know the names of parts of the ukulele and the strings.

Well done to all of Year 4 for their incredible Roman Non-Chronological Report writing. We have been blown away by your great use of technical language and sentence structures! We even had a Hoot winner!

Please see the poster / flyer regarding our Roman Day

Please see the poster / flyer regarding Roman Shield homework

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Welcome back to a new year and new term!

This term, Year 4 will be exploring The Romans in this History driven topic.

Remember to check back regularly for updates, photos and our home learning project outcomes!

 

Take a look below at our next Project title page!

Autumn 2 reminders

 

Year 4 have been creative with their artwork skills this term, by creating Dot inspired pictures and volcano images in their Iceland project. The children have been exploring various maths problems, both mentally and written and have been developing their writer's voices through adventure narratives, tourist guides and biography writing. Year 4 have even completed their first trip of the year to town as part of Geography. 

 

Up coming details

 

* Year 4 Music performance (in the hall) is on Thursday 14th December at 2.30pm

* Last day before Christmas holidays is Friday 15th December

* 1st day back in the new year is Tuesday 2nd January!

 

Reminders

 

* In Maths you can support your child by practising x tables and division facts up to 12 x 12

* Accessing Mathletics online homework can support or introduce learning linked to lessons

* Continue to read with your child, and sign, home school books at least 3 times per week to support your child's progress in class

* PE day is Wednesday - please can children arrive in suitable outside, dark PE kits (jogging bottoms, hoodies)

 

 

Well done Year 4 on your fabulous end of term music performance of African drumming. You were brilliant!

Well done Year 4 for yet more fabulous writing, this time an explanation about how the ear works. Some children were lucky enough to also receive Hoot owls from Mrs Dyer!

Winchester Trip - Friday 17th November.

 

For our trip, please can the children arrive at school on time as normal. They do not need their school bag.

They need to be in full uniform with a coat, water bottle and lunch box/lunch bag.

If they are having a school dinner, a picnic option will be provided (as per the selection on the letter reply slip).

 

Due to the size of the museum and how we will be moving around the space, please can we ask that uniform items and coats are named, just in case anything is left by a group.

 

We will be returning to school before home time but will update you with any changes to this (traffic incidents etc).

STEM day - visitor and volcanoes! A huge THANK YOU to Elliot and Alan from Sky, who came to explain his engineering job and how they use satellites to help us watch TV.

We've had some more amazing writing in Year 4, with some well deserved Hoot owls too!

Take a look at our incredible volcanoes. These were all made at home as part of home learning. Thank you parents/guardians for supporting your child with this!

Drumming in Year 4 Music lessons

Drumming rhythms

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Drumming rhythms

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Homework reminder - due in by next Friday (13th October)

Year 4 Geography Trip to town - Well done Year 4 for a great walk to and from town. We gathered lots of data as part of our Geography skills which will help us compare our town to Selfoss in Iceland.

Geography lesson on using a compass with the 8 coordinates

Well done for some great writing this week Year 4. We even had a Hoot winner!

Music - African drumming

VR headset visit to Year 4 - Volcano experience

Reading reward time on the new play equipment

Team building - STEM tallest tower challenge with marshmallows and dry spaghetti

Year group art collaboration

Welcome to Year 4!

 

We hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and are ready for the new school year.

Year 4 has lots of exciting projects and experiences to get involved with! We can't wait to get started!

We will start the year off with a mini transition project called "The Dot" and this is inspired by Peter H. Reynolds.

 

Our first full project "Land of Fire and Ice" will immerse the children in the magical wonders that Iceland has to offer. We will be kickstarting this Project with our very exciting volcanoes VR experience!

 

The staff team have been in the classrooms over the summer and the rooms are all ready for your return on the 4th of September. We will meet on the top playground on Monday at 8:45am ready to go into our new classroom together. At home-time, we will exit through the classroom doors onto the bottom playground (MUGA) from 3:20pm.

 

We will upload some photographs as we get started so be sure to look back again in the coming weeks.