Welcome to Class 4!
Autumn term is upon us once again and in Year 4 we are all geared up for some exciting lessons! Please find attached below your class timetable and an overview of subjects for this term.
English and Maths lessons will be taught in the morning by Mrs Hughes, while foundation subjects are scheduled during the afternoons and are led by our subject specialist team.
Homework days for English and Maths are detailed on the curriculum overview, though additional pieces of work may be given out by subject teachers, please see attached timetable for details.
P.E. kits are required on the specific days indicated on the timetable attached.
Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am looking forward to a successful year ahead!
In maths, we have been looking at more exciting ways to learn our times tables. We evented a game called ‘Bunny Maths’ and had great fun hopping around the classroom, collecting bundles of carrots. We challenged ourselves to see how many questions we could answer in 1 minute.
We have also been looking at more complicated multiplication. In Year 4, we think it is very important to be able to explain our thinking, so Mrs Hughes decided to it was time to take a back seat and let the class do the teaching! Everyone stepped up to the challenge and did an amazing job! Well done, Year 4!
During our first week, we talked about the characteristics that make a good friend. We used our ideas to create a friendship advertisement. Can you work out which friend is which?
In Maths, we have been looking at place value of 4 digits numbers. We also used our class novel, The Iron Man, to fit in some extra measuring skills. We estimated that we could fit approximately 300 of us in the same space as the Iron Man's head, now, that's impressive!
Discovery of dragon eggs!
Excitement continued today when we received a letter from the Museum of Strange Objects, asking us to keep a look out for dragon eggs. On our patrols around the school, to our amazement, we found not just one, not two, not three, but FOUR giant ones scattered around the playground. We used our senses to examine these closely and will be reporting back to the Museum of Strange Objects when we have completed our investigations. What an egg-citing day!
Class 4 Stone Age Day
Class 5 and Class 4 went to Upper Sitch Private Wood in Staffordshire to find out more about the Stone Age. Dan and Naomi told us all about their experiences living as Stone Age people in America. During the afternoon we made Stone Age tools and used natural materials to create our own cave art.