Welcome to Class 4!
Welcome back Year 4. It is so lovely to see you all back in school, safe and sound. I trust you had a wonderful summer and are raring to go for another exciting year at school. I know things may feel slightly different this year, but that will not deter us from learning new skills and having fun in the process.
During Year 4, there is an increase towards independent learning, as well as an expectation to take on more class responsibilities. English and maths will be taught each morning by Mrs. Hughes (and Mrs. Stokes) and will involve lots of challenges and support along the way!
For a more detailed look at the topics for this term, please see the Curriculum Overview below.
So far, we have had a such a positive start so well done to you all! Please continue to try your best, stay focussed and persevere; it’s the key to success!
Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Stokes
We decided we would challenge ourselves and create our own comprehensions for others in the class. We had great fun sharing our work and everyone was great at answering our literal and inference questions!
We investigated equivalent fractions and used our knowledge of halves, quarters, eighths and sixteenths to create animals for our maths garden display. Come and check them out on our Open Morning next half term!
We got right back into work this term, looking at persuasive language. Some of us slipped into the ‘serpent’s skin’ and tried to tempt ‘Eve’ to eat the infamous apple. Meanwhile, the other half tried to persuade her otherwise. Which way will she go?
Maths - October 2019
We have been working hard and have successfully solved some pretty tricky multi-step maths problems in maths.
Vikings Ahoy - February 2019
During History lessons, Class 4 are finding out about the Vikings.
Fun with Fractions - February 2019
We used lego to find equivalent fractions. Once we had mastered this, we tested our knowledge using cake. What a fun morning!
Awesome Alliteration - January 2019
In English, we composed animal poems using alliteration. We used our dictionary skills to improve our vocabulary.
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.