Our teacher is Miss McBride and our teaching assistant is Mrs Tyack!
Our Class Reps are…
Our Class Sports Reps are…
Recent Events in the Summer Term…
Recent Events in the Spring Term…
Career Day 2023
Recent Events in the Autumn Term…
Christmas Jumper Day 2022
Elf Day 2022
Children in Need 2022
Anti-Bullying Week 2022
(Check back here to see some of the amazing Blackout Poems that we created in Amazon class!)
Our Class Wreath
In year 4, we explored the animals who were also part of WWI and WWII. We were fascinated by how everyday animals had a huge impact on the war itself and how they helped the soldiers. Here is our wonderful class wreath dedicated to the soldiers and the animals who served in the war.
This week, we decided to try our hands at sketching bird feathers. We carefully examined the different parts and explored the level of detail shading and different line styles can make.
Here we have some beautiful chalk outline artwork we made in Amazon class.
To celebrate Harvest Festival, year 4 spent some time creating some beautiful artwork of winter scenes and the traditional folk figure ”’Jack Frost’. We were inspired by Claude Monet and used his impressionism art style to recreate scenes about winter time.
Time to be TTRockstars!
Star of the Week
Jenson is our Star of the Week this week for his fantastic enthusiasm when participating in the workshops on Viking Day.
The beginning of the summer term is all about fractions! We will build upon our previous knowledge of fractions, such as different representations of a whole and use it to support our new learning. We will identify and convert improper fractions and mixed number fractions, add and subtract two or more fractions and identify equivalent fraction families.
Our first science topic for the summer term is the Animals Including Humans. We will begin this topic by learning how to identify and classify herbivores, omnivores and carnivores and how all these animals are linked together in a food chain. We will then focus on humans and explore our teeth and our digestive system.
In computing, we will look at programming. We will learn to use different programming tools and software as well as learn different short-key commands to use during programming. Here are some of the commands we will look at: FD (forward), RT (turn right) and PU (pen up).
Our DT lessons this term are partially inspired by our love of circuits as well as our new topic: Anglo-Saxons vs Vikings! We will be exploring how to make lightboxes. We are using our previous knowledge and skills of circuits, from our previous science units, to help us understand how lightboxes work and how to make our own.
In Art this term, we have been inspired by the famous Pop Artist Andy Warhol. We have looked at some of the different techniques he used to create his masterpieces and have had a go at recreating them! Here are some of Amazon’s re-creation of his iconic ‘Campbells Soup’ picture:
Pop back for some more Warhol inspired work!
Throughout this term, we will be continuing to build on our knowledge and understanding of sound and how different sounds are produced by different instruments including our own voices. We will expand our knowledge of musical vocabulary as well by exploring new musical instruments such as ‘aerophone’, ‘chordophone’, ‘membranophone’, ‘idiophone’ and ‘beatbox’.
Our new Jigsaw unit for this term is all about the relationships we have with the different people around us. In this topic, we will explore the different relationships we are part of, how we contribute to them (keeping them healthy) and how we can still have a relationship with people that we no longer see.
In PE this term, we will be learning all about Tri-Golf and Gymnastics! We will begin by developing our hitting technique and aiming towards a target as well as developing individual and partner balances!
This term, we are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons invasion of Britain! We will explore who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from and how they came to Britain. We will also try and unravel one of the great Anglo-Saxon mysteries, that still stump historians to this day: Who is buried at Sutton Hoo?
In the Summer Term, we have built upon our prior maths knowledge of co-ordinates to help us learn all about maps! We will begin by learn about the different symbols commonly found on a map before moving onto learning about grid references!
This term we will our Spanish learning about what is inside our classroom! We will begin by learning the Spanish names for twelve everyday objects before moving on to exploring the possessive adjectives ‘mi’ and ‘mis’ which will allow or more personalised responses to questions. We will recap our learning of the positive sentence structure ‘Tengo…’ (I have…) and use it to help us understand the negative structure ‘No tengo…’ (I do not have…)
In Spring 2, we are going to explore some of the different habitats in the world and what animals live (viven) and plants grow (crecen) there. We will be introduced to brand new vocabulary linked to the different animals and plants as well as real-world examples of the common habitats.
In Spring 1, we are going to learn how to answer this question: ¿Dónde vives? (Where do you live?) We will be introduced to brand new vocabulary, such as the different places we could live as well as the different rooms we may have in our homes.
In the Autumn 2, we explored La Familia and learned how to read and say the different things about our families, such as the nouns of each family member as well as how to say how many brothers and sisters.
In Autumn 1 learned how to introduce ourselves in Spanish. We learned how to ask and respond to key phrases such as:
In line with the rest of the school, we encourage your child to spend time reading at home each evening. This can be recorded in their Reading Record by an adult or by the child.
As the Multiplication Test occurs at the end of Year 4, we encourage your child to spend 10 minutes each evening practising their skills by playing TTRockstars.
Each Friday, we set homework on Google Classroom. We post a selection of activities and ask that your child has a go at completing three different activities. They should spend no more than 20 minutes on each activity.
We ask that your child brings a named water bottle to school each day. These are kept by our sink so that your child has free access to them throughout the day. Your child can refill their bottle at one of the water fountains when they need to.
We ask that your child has their PE kit in school each day of the week as our timetable is subject to change due to the weather and the availability of space. In line with our school uniform policy, they require a pair of plain blue jogging bottoms for the winter months as we may have our lesson outside.
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Headteacher - Mrs Teresa Skeggs