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Spring 2 Week 3 - Science

This week Y4 have been looking at how sound travels. We learnt that sound travels via vibrations in the air waves and we demonstrated this by looking at paperclips on a drum and what happens when you strike the drum. The children’s got out of their seats and acted out being an air particle travelling around the classroom. It was a fun and interesting practical lesson which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Spring 2 Week 3 - Science

 


Y4 Roman Visit in School 15th April

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

As part of our history unit on ‘Romans’ we are planning a day of fact finding from the ‘Roman Tours’ company at High Hazels. The day is set to be thrilling with the children getting to experience a unique and dynamic educational experience of the Roman invasion and the settlement of Britain. Using costumes and equipment, reconstructed from artefacts found through archaeological investigation. This day will be hosted in school by some special Roman visitors. For the children to get the best out of the day we would like them to come dressed as a Roman. To give the children this experience it will cost £6.50.

 

Thank you for your continued support

 

Y4 Team­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Y4 Roman Visit in School 15th April

 


Spring 2 Week 1 - Poetry

This week in Y4 the children worked in small groups to create a group poem linked to the city of Baghdad as part of our Early Islamic Civilization topic. The children created some great poems to include features such as alliteration, similes and onomatopoeia. The children read out and performed their poems to the class, focusing on expression and accuracy.

Spring 2 Week 1 - Poetry

 


Parents Evening

Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March.  Please make your appointment via the parent mail app or contact the school office.

Parents Evening

 


World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Dear Families,

 

            On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books.

 

To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points.

 

We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.

 

Here are some websites to help you create a great world book day outfit.

 

https://bookaid.org/support-us/world-book-day/world-book-day-dress-up/

 

https://www.madeformums.com/toddler-and-preschool/last-minute-easy-world-book-day-costumes/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/readers-world-book-day-costumes-from-the-cat-in-the-hat-to-mr-tickle

 

Throughout the day, children will be taking part in activities based on the joy a book brings.  This is a special day where all around the word can share their favourite stories.  Your child may also bring in their favourite story to share with their class this could be as a reading a book, reading their own story or telling a story aloud from their family.

 

If any parents would like to tell a story in their home language to the children, please let your child’s class teacher know.

 

Thank you

Mrs Hodgkins

(Reading Lead)

 

World Book Day - 5th March 2020

 


Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

Y4 have had a very exciting half term.

 

In maths, we have been looking at multiplication and division. The children have had opportunities to develop their maths knowledge by multiplying 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit. In addition they have also worked extremely hard with dividing two and three-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. This has aided the children tremendously with their time tables knowledge. The children have also had a practice run of their government test that they will sit in the summer term.

 

In reading, we have been looking at tradition tales from our class book 'Arabian Nights' which links to our topic for the Spring term. We have looked at stories such as 'Aladdin and the Magic Lamp' and 'The Poor Man's Dream' as well as looking at a poem with an Arabian Nights theme. With these different texts, we have looked at different vocabulary that we may not have known before, we have created comic strips based on the stories to help us memorize the plot and we have also predicted what we think would happen if a second part of the story was written. All this helps us become more fluent readers. We look forward to looking at more stories from 'Arabian Nights' in Spring 2.

 

Our writing this term has also been linked to our reading and looking at our class book. We have been looking at tradition tales from our book and we wrote our own versions.

 

In computing we were looking at using word to create a comic strip based on the life of our favourite author - David Walliams. In order to do this we had to first learn how to change font, colour and size. Also how to underline, highlight and make words bold. In addition, we also added pictures and speech bubbles. W

Spring 1 Blog - Week 6

 


Spring 1 Week 6 - Van Gogh

This week Y4 have been looking at Van Gogh and the children have been practicing their artistic skills before their final piece of 'Starry Night'.

Spring 1 Week 6 - Van Gogh

 


Spring 1 Week 5 - Science

This week Y4 have been learning about solids, liquids and gas in science.  We have been doing some practical work to represent the behaviour of particles in each of the different states.  On whiteboards we drew what the particles would look like in different objects.

Spring 1 Week 5 - Science

 


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