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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Mrs Cooper is the Class teacher.  Other staff that teach and support in Year 4 are Mrs Dunmall, Mrs Yau, Miss Jasper and Mrs McRae.

 

PE: Year 4 P.E. days will be on a Monday and Thursday this term.  Please make sure the children have their full kit with them on these days (including shorts, tracksuit bottoms and trainers ). However, children need a full PE kit from Monday to Friday as sometimes the class PE session may change.

 

Our Topic question for the Summer term is:

 Why should I care about The Rainforest? 

Please take the time to read the Curriculum Newsletter for the term.

 

 

Summer 2019 Curriculum Newsletter

Summer 1 Home Learning Project

Summer 1 - Home Learning Project

In class we shall be learning about Henri Rousseau, a French painter, who created stunning landscape paintings.

Your challenge is to find out about a different artist who also produce(d) artwork of landscapes.

You can decide how to present your findings.

Here are some ideas:

  • a biography of the artist
  • a guide to their most well-known art works
  • an explanation text of the type of art that they produce(d)
  • your own version of one of the chosen artist’s pieces – you will need to be able to talk about the original alongside your own

Your work will need to be of a high quality. Take care with your presentation.

Please bring your work into school as soon as it is completed. You will be able to present it to the class and inspire others who haven’t yet completed theirs.

The Living Rainforest - Hampstead Norreys

Wow!!  What an exciting day we spent in the rainforest.  It was a real pleasure to see the children enjoying the sights and sounds.  Discovering animals and plants close-up that would usually only be found in tropical areas was fantastic!

 

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Spring 2019 Home Learning Project 2

Spring 2 - Home Learning Project

Easter is celebrated around the world.  The first Easter was a celebration for Christians who wanted to remember that Jesus (God’s son) who was crucified (killed), came back to life again.

Your task is to find out about different Easter customs around the world and to explain their significance.  You can also find out about the Christian story of Easter.

You can decide how to present your findings.

Here are some ideas:

v a poster

v an Easter garden

v an explanation text

v a model

Your work will need to be of a high quality. Take care with your presentation.

Please bring your work into school as soon as it is completed. You will be able to present it to the class and inspire others who haven’t yet completed theirs.

https://www.whyeaster.com/

The children produced some colourful pieces of work in response to their research on Easter customs around the world.

Spring Home Learning Projects

Spring 2019 Curriculum Newsletter

Spring 2019 Home Learning Project 1

Renewable Energy - Home Learning Projects

Spring 1 - Home Learning Project

During our Science week, we learned all about making electrical circuits, with batteries, bulbs, switches, buzzers and motors!  We also discovered that electricity can be made in many different ways.

Your project this half term is to focus on one of the renewable ways of making electricity: hydro-electric power, wind power, wave/tidal power or solar power. (There are others you could research too!)

You will need to research in detail to explain more about the source of renewable energy that you choose, its advantages and disadvantages .

You can decide how to present your findings.

Here are some ideas:

v a model

v a plan or drawing

v an explanation text

Your work will need to be of a high quality. Take care with your presentation.

In the last week before the half term holiday you will present your work to the class.

Good Food Challenge - Healthy Eating

Year 4 were pleased to take part in a Good Food Challenge led by our visitor Mrs Collings.

The children began the day with a quiz to find out what they already knew, and then repeated the quiz at the end of the session to discover just how much they had learned.  They took part in a variety of challenges, including planning what to put into a healthy school lunch box.  We are now on the look out to include foods from the Yellow (carbohydrates), Green (fruit and vegetables) and Pink (protein - meat, eggs and fish) food groups in our lunches.

 

 

Good Food Challenge

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2018

To complete our topic on the Romans, the children in Year 4 and Year 3 enjoyed a whole day's Roman experience.

Our visiting Roman, led us through a range of activities that as Roman citizens we may do in a typical week.  We spent the day in role playing the part of: metal workers, doctors, scribes, charm makers, fresco painters, soldiers, slaves, messengers and wax tablet makers.  We heard messages from the battles that were taking place against the Iceni and Boudicca's revolt against the Romans.  When we heard of her defeat, we planned and celebrated with a feast.  We had dancing, story-telling, and a show of might from our finest soldiers.  Our slaves waited upon us as we reclined on the floor.

Reading Challenge

There is a list of 100 titles that have been suggested that children might read before the end of Year 4.    Every child is encouraged to read at least one of these books each half term.  For every book the child reads, they will be given a lucky reading ticket to go into a draw.  At the end of each half term, there will be a prize draw.  Children can read books independently or with an adult (or a combination).  It is important that all children enjoy a wide range of books, even if they are unable to read them completely independently.

SPELLING

During this year, the children will learn new spelling patterns as well as revise ones already taught.  New spellings will be sent home on a Thursday for a test on the following Tuesday.  In addition to this there is a list of National Curriculum words that the children will be required to spell by the end of Year 4.  Do encourage your children to learn spellings throughout the week.

Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List

Year 4 Science Week

We spent a week investigating the Digestive System.  Our practical lesson, helped us to picture what goes on inside our bodies every time we eat something.  We also learned about the functions of different teeth.  Just to make sure we are brushing them correctly, we also used disclosing tablets.  This helped to show us which bits we missed when brushing our teeth.

The Digestive System - a hands-on practical experience!

Using disclosing tablets

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HOMEWORK PROJECTS

Many children completed some fantastic projects for their Topic Homework.  They enjoyed presenting their work to the class and answering questions about it. Here is a sample of some of their work.  

Autumn 1 Homework Projects

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HOME LEARNING PROJECT - AUTUMN 2

This term the children are invited to complete a project in their own time and at their own pace, which they can present to the rest of the class towards the end of the half term.

 

When the Romans settled in Britain they built roads, forts, towns, villas, bridges and aqueducts.  There is still much evidence of this to see.  For this half term’s project, choose one such place to research.

There are so many to choose from.  The following website claims to list them all so it is a perfect place to start your research.

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/RomanSites/

You can choose how to present your findings.

(Try to do something different to the last project.)

Here are some ideas:

v a poster

v a booklet

v a model

v a visitor guide

v a plan or drawing

v an information leaflet

Your work will need to be of a high quality. Take care with your presentation.

Towards the end of term you will present your work to the class.

 

Evidence of Romans in Britain Autumn 2 Homework Projects

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TIMES TABLES

Throughout the week we work on the times tables, practising the ones we know and learning new ones.  Each Friday the children take part in the 3 minute times tables challenge.  For extra fun and practice don't forget that the children can log into Times Tables Rockstars at home too!

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