What a great first week back. The children excelled in their music lessons and are really progressing well.
In English we are looking at the genre stories with a dilemma. We have immersed ourselves this week in lots of stories and annotated the different parts. In our Whole class Shared reading we have started a new book called " The Unforgotten Coat". The book takes place in Bootle, Liverpool. it is about two refugee brothers from Mongolia.
In maths, we are continuing to develop our understanding of fractions as tenths and hundredths as we move towards decimals. The children have really grasped the knowledge and doing well.
In Re the children have started to look at churches and their significance around the world.
In PE the children are learning about tennis and have taken to it well. In DT the children have started new topic called torches which is linked to our science topic of electricity.
Our new geography topic is about the different Biomes and the children were able to research about biomes, vegetation belts and climate zones.
Y4 Class Worship on Compassion
Week ending 26.3.21
Our last week of the Spring term and it has been once again very busy. We continued with our fractions and I feel really confident that the children can now find fractions of amounts. Why don't you ask them how to do it. We have been reading our Class novel Percy Jackson and children are continuing to read it over the holiday. Well done.
We finished our history topic by looking at the legacy and how we know about the Anglo Saxons/ We looked at the findings at Sutton Hoo and the children found and wrote lots of information.
We had lots of fun this week with our Bunny run and getting eggs for Easter. It has been a fun but very busy week.
week ending 19.3.21
This week the children started their long awaited music lesson using their violins. They were really excited and did really well in learning to hold the violin properly and also beginning to understand the strings. A great start.
This week we have continued to work hard on fractions in maths and looked at finding a fraction of a quantity. The children have used bar models to help them. The children have also shown me all what they have remembered and did some showing off work to help identify the areas we need to practise some more. Well done everyone. I know you all tried your best.
In history we looked at the legacy of the Anglo Saxons and created spreads explaining all the knowledge the children have found out. In science, we looked at the muscle system and how we use the skeleton to help us move using them.
Wk ending 12.2.21
This week has shown how amazing our children are. They have once again settled into school life with confidence and a smile. We settled back into routines and continued our learning. We have completed fractions in maths and the children have developed their understanding of adding and subtracting them. In English we have planned our explanation text and continued to read our class text. They completed an independent write about a mystery door.
In science, we looked at the skeleton and what it does. Ask what the three main reasons are.
Next week we will begin our violin lessons so please make sure you send your letters back.
Finally, this week the children have been busy making gifts for their mums for mothers day. I hope you have enjoyed your day and liked the gifts which were made for you.
This is our first day back as a full class since the 4th January. The children came in with smiles on their faces. We had our whole school worship to start the day. We soon settled in quickly and did some maths and continued to read our class novel. Just as important today, we got to spend some fun time with our friends and extra play and crafts were just what we needed.
Week beg 1.3.21
Our last week of home learning and the children have continued to make me proud with all their hard work. Whether they have been in school or at home, the children have always tried their BEST and been resilient and followed our school motto with pride. This week, we continue to develop our understanding of explanation texts by analysing them ready to write our own. In our WCSR we are up to Chapter 8 in our class novel - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I hope you are all ready for chapter 9 on Monday.
In history, we have continued to look at Anglo Saxon settlements and the children looked at the types of buildings they lived in and created a village explaining what was there. Look at the creativity of the work.
WORLD BOOK DAY 4.3.21
It was great to see the children get engaged in our World Book Day. We looked at African tales as part of our International Learning. We looked at the continent of Africa and found out about different aspects of the countries culture and life. We focused on African Tales form South Africa that explains about the Sun and the Moon giving the chance for children to explain the story and that they enjoyed. Quill soup was a story about supporting each other and helping during hard times which is so relevant at the moment. The children took part by dressing up or completing the work and even making fantastic homes for the main character. Even the animals got involved in the day.
Week beg 22.2.21
Another great week of learning from all the children. This week we have started new topics. In English we have looked at explanation text and used our science topics to help us. We have used the water cycle and even used the digestion system in our independent write. There were some fantastic writing and understanding of the features of explanation text. Our whole class text is Percy Jackson and the lightning thief. It seems to be a big hit so far and I am excited for the children to read it.
The children continued to work hard on their equivalent fractions and arithmetic. They are fantastic in their basic skills work and have continued to keep on top of these important skills through their maths meeting.
In history we started our new topic on the Anglo Saxons. The children researched who they were and found out were they came from and what the different tribes that came to England.
Week beg 8.2.21
For the last week of term, the children completed their own advertisement. They planned, edited and wrote out their advertisement using the persuasive techniques. There are some very imaginative minds we have and they created some excellent new products as well as advertising some of their favourite toys and games.
In maths, we have looked at fractions and recapped on what fractions are and we will continue with fractions after half term.
In geography, we completed the topic by creating a double page spread explaining what we have learnt about the physical features of the UK and one specific part of it. We had some amazing research and creative work.
Kung Hey Fat Choi
For the last day we had a fun day and linked activities to Chinese New Year. I hope you had a fun day at home and in school. Here are some of the activities you created. Have a lovely half term and I can't wait to see you back again on Monday 22nd February
Week beg 1.2.21
This week we began our new genre topic of advertisements. We immersed ourselves in lots of advertisements and began to look closely at the features. The children got to design a poster for an advert using some of the techniques
In maths we focused on area and how we measure it. We used counted squares and then looked at the how we can work out using the length and breadth to find the area of a rectangle. We have been working hard on time in our maths meetings.
In geography we continued to use digimaps to find the distance between main cities. In PSHE, the children came up with steps to help keep our dreams and how we can achieve them.
I really enjoy seeing all the work the children do at home and in school and how hard they are working. They really are adaptable and creative in the ways to continue their learning. I am so proud of them all.
Week beginning 25.1.21
I am so proud of all the children's effort during this strange time. It has been lovely talking to you through our teams and we are doing really well.
Our stories are finally finished and we have written them out and making sure that all our corrections are completed and our drafts have become final pieces. Well done everyone.
In maths, we have become confident in our division and can use a variety of strategies including the bus stop method.
In geography, we looked more closely at the UK and specifically the main cities and rivers. The children had to label and research main cities and create a key to identify the main physical features.
Science was all about the sound waves and how we hear.
IN PSHE we focused on what we need to help us if we don't achieve our dreams. The children showed how well they can explain and showed resilience and a lot of understanding about how to move on and achieve other things.
Week beg 18.1.21
Another fantastic week of home learning. In English we have continued to focus on our stories with a fantasy setting. We were all prepared and this week we began to plan and complete our story starting with the opening. This stage is really important and although I know you wanted to write the whole story it is important to edit and redraft to make sure we have the best possible story.
Story planning and opening sections.
In maths we have continued to develop our multiplication knowledge and you are all doing very well.
In geography we looked the United Nations and the European Union. You did some great double page spreads by researching these important groups.
The children are really enjoying the Whole class novel- The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe and we are getting to the exciting part of the story. I am seeing excellent understanding through out VIPER questions and vocabulary understanding, Well done.
We have continued to look at the structure of the ear in science and labelled all the parts and explained their function.
Spanish is still a hit with the children and Mrs Kimmins is very impressed with the work you are producing. We are really enjoying listening to your recordings. Keep it up
Wk beginning 11.1.21
Another fantastic week of learning. I am so proud of the work you are doing both at home and in school. Here are some of the fantastic settings and fictional fantasy characters that you have created ready for your stories.
Wk beginning 4.1.21
We had an unusual start to the new year. We had the first day back together and we were ready for the term ahead. For your safety we will now continue to learn in a different way. I can see from the work you have posted on Seesaw that you are all ready showing a commitment and resilience to the new routine.
We can do this Year 4!
It was lovely to see all your work you have completed and I will begin to post your work on here and share all what you have done at home and in school.
It was great to see some of your interactions from our First News Worship on Thursday. You have some lovely pets.
Remember to take some pics and send them to me on Seesaw and let me know what you have been up to in your work and reading.
Lastly, I want you to stay safe and try your best. That's all we can ever ask for .
Week Beginning 14.12.2020
The last week of our Autumn term has been very busy and full of fun as usual. The children finished our topics including science, history, computing and PSHE and the children continued to work hard and show me how good they can be in completing their work to a high standard, even with the excitement of a special visit from Santa. The week just got better and better as we got more excited with Christmas dinners, parties and celebrations.
Thank you Santa for our early treat.
Through the magic of technology we still got to watch the Year 2 Nativity, which was lovely. Well done Year 2.