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Week ending 10th June 2016
This week we have really enjoyed the sunny weather in Year 4, we hope that this lovely weather continues. This week we started our new topic all about the seaside. We completed our topic covers this week and we have lots of things that we want to find out. We are very excited about our trip to Filey that will be happening in July. Letters for this trip were send out this week, please return these as soon as possible. In Literacy this week we started a new unit of work on poetry. Throughout the week we have done lots of work on performance poetry. In Maths this week we have enjoyed doing work on shape and we looked at different angles around school. In assembly today we talked about the exciting events happening this weekend and lots of children are looking forward to the triathlon, the Queens birthday celebration and also watching lots of football!
Don't forget that on Monday to celebrate the Queens birthday we will be dressing in red, white and blue.
Week ending 22nd April 2016
Everyone in Year 4 came back to school this week having had a good break over the last 2 weeks. We have enjoyed hearing about all of the things that children have been doing during the holidays.
In Literacy this week we were introduced to a book that we would be doing work on throughout this term. Before the book was revealed to us we did lots of prediction work and wrote detailed predictions having looked at parts of the front cover and the blurb. By the end of the week we discovered that the book was called The Mummy Makers of Egypt to link with our new topic.
In Maths this week we did work on the time, we learnt all of the time facts and used this knowledge to help us tell and write the time. We will continue with time next week.
Our new topic is the Ancient Egyptians. This week we were introduced to the topic and all thought of things that we would like to learn. We have a very exciting trip to Leeds City Museum planned for this half term.
Week ending 25th March 2016
This week we enjoyed our Science work on electrical circuits, during the half term we have enjoyed creating different circuits and understand the key things that are needed.
In our own time this week we enjoyed decorating eggs for the Easter egg competition. There were loads of very creative designs that were judged by DePuy.
Week ending 18th March 2016
It has been a busy week in Year 4 this week. On Thursday we enjoyed Book Day, we did this on a different date to the national day as we were celebrating Mother Tongue Day. In Year 4 we had a carousel of activities relating to the story of The Little Prince. In the morning we had a circle time relating to friendships and being a good friend, we worked together to create our own planet using collage material and also wrote book reviews. In the afternoon we watched The Little Prince and discussed the story in our classes.
Week ending 11th March
In Maths this week we continued our work on fractions, we have got much better at fractions and understanding a whole and the number of equal parts the whole has been divided into.
In Literacy we completed our work on the Iron Man, we have written some excellent stories using the character but changing the setting of the story. Next week we will be starting a new unit of work writing newspaper reports.
In our topic work we used the knowledge gained in last weeks lessons to write about the water cycle.
Week ending 4th March 2016
Today we had a special day in school to celebrate the languages that children speak in school. We celebrate International Mother Tongue day. We arrived at school wearing clothes that were traditional for other countries, lots of children wore clothes that were traditional dress for their family. We had a special assembly this morning where children across Key Stage 2 presented information about the languages that their mothers speak.
Week ending 26th February 2016
This week we started our new topic on rivers. We have all written questions of things that we would like to find out about during the topic. During our topic lessons this week we created our own mountains using rocks and soil. We poured water on our mountains to act as rain and we observed what happened. We used words such a peak and valleys to describe what happened. We are looking forward to finding out lots more about rivers and the water cycle during the topic.
In Maths this week we have started learning about fractions, we will do lots more work on fractions next week. In Maths this week we have used lots of equipment to help develop our understanding of fractions.
Week ending 12th February 2016
This week we have been really busy finishing lots of topics before we start new ones next half term.
Our topic next term we be all about rivers, streams and discovering more about the water cycle.
Week ending 5th February 2016
Week ending 29th January 2016
In assembly this week we thought about our school vision 'One world, one school' and discussed the meaning of this. We have had another very busy week in class. We have been busy writing newspaper reports about Victorian children. We will display these around school once they are completed. We will also display some of these on the website. Next Thursday 4th February will be Harry Potter Day in school. There will be further information about this on the newsletter this week.
Week ending 22nd January 2016
This week we welcomed a new teacher to Year 4. Miss Bradbury will be teaching in Year 4 in class 4B during the Spring and Summer terms. The children have all been really welcoming and have worked hard this week. Unfortunately due to flooding in Kirkstall, our trip to Armley Mills had to be cancelled but we have really enjoyed learning about what life was like for children, especially in a Victorian classroom. A Victorian classroom was very different to our classrooms. In Maths we have done lots of work on addition and subtraction and we have been showing our knowledge of the formal methods. Just a reminder that we are now teaching Maths and Literacy groups in classes rather than in sets as we had been doing during the Autumn term.
Week ending 15th January 2016
A busy week in Year 4! This week we have done some brilliant story writing. We have written the opening and build-up to our stories and we are looking forward to completing these next week. We will then be typing these up to display around school.
In Maths this week we have been sharing our knowledge of place value. We can talk about the value of each digit and next week we will be doing some work on addition and subtraction.
We have all thought about things that we would like to discover about the Victorians and now we will start to learn lots about this period of time. We have been introduced to our Science topic for this half term which is all about sound.