Class Blog for Year 4

A busy term!  

Year 4 have not stopped this term! The children have enjoyed becoming Vikings as well as actors (and great actors they were!) and engrossing themselves in to their science topic of sound. They have been writing play scripts in English as well as acting them out which has been great to watch. Over the last 2 weeks, the children have been super busy with their play. We are so impressed with how much hard work and dedication they have put in to it. It really was a super play! Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we had no option but to cancel parents/guardians coming to watch, which was a huge shame. However, we do plan to have a screening of the play for parents when we have been advised that parents are allowed in to the school.


School closure. 

Due to the current circumstances, we have produced an educational home-learning pack for your child to complete if they are absent from school. If your child is already at home, please call the school and arrange for the pack to be collected. We will post useful links as well as some additional home learning on the website for your child to enjoy. You will find these additional tasks below which will be regularly updated to ensure that your child has work to be completing at home during this period.  We look forward to seeing the outcome of all learning tasks when the children return to school. 

Here are some useful websites which your child can access at home . 

Maths 

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning. 

www.ttrockstars.co.uk

www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk 

www.mathsframe.co.uk 

English 

www.spellingshed.com

www.twinkl.co.uk

www.literacyshed.com 

www.Oxfordowl.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 

Topic - Minibeasts and Medows 

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk 


www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics

www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeasts 

www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/nature

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/app/uploads/2019/02/BSA_EurotunnelTerminal_handout_1118_W1.pdf

We hope that despite the challenging times that we are facing, that you and your families have a happy and healthy Easter.  

Mrs Berridge,  Mrs Yates and Mrs Reskelley. 

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A wonderful start to the term!  

We have had such a wonderful start to the term. Last week we were lucky enough to be visited by Daya, who came to teach the children all about Islam. She gave them the opportunity to dress up, to learn more about the Islamic culture as well as some of the traditions which are followed. The children had a great time and enjoyed dressing up as well as performing their dances to one another.

On Tuesday morning, Year 4 started their swimming lessons. The children all enjoyed the swimming and were very pleased with their achievements within the lesson. We can't wait to see how much they progress in both their swimming and their confidence in the coming weeks.  Also, Year 4 have been very lucky this term and have a session on Tuesday afternoons with Plymouth Argyle. During this lesson, they will be participating in a basketball lesson which will be held outside on the playground (fingers crossed for dry weather!). Please ensure that children have their P.E kits which should be kept in school and returned home at half term.

Our topic of 'Vicious Vikings' has started brilliantly with the children thinking about what they want to find out. Within the last week they have learnt about the year that the Vikings invaded Britain, how they travelled and where they lived. In the coming week, they will be finishing their collages in art and will start thinking about a design for a Viking shield, which they will make next week. Please can we ask all children to bring in a sturdy piece of round card that has a diameter of around 50cm. Any problems, please come and see the Year 4 team.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 4 team

            

 


Party time!  

Well, hasn't this term flown by? We have all agreed that it has been such a wonderful term and the children have accomplished so much. Within the last week they have been writing their own amazing versions of 'Night Zoo keeper', as well as, in maths, collecting data and using it to create bar charts and line graphs. In R.E, we have been focusing on Christmas and why Christians believe that that peace, love and joy are important - particularly at this time of year. Continuing the topic of 'Europe', we have been discovering the differences and similarities between how Christmas is celebrated in the U.K compared to how it is celebrated in European countries such as France.  

As you can tell, we have had such a busy couple of weeks in Year 4 and now that the term is coming to an end, we thought it would be nice to celebrate all of our achievements with a Christmas party! Our Year 4 Christmas party will be held on Tuesday 17th December in the afternoon. The children have handwritten letters which have been sent home. We have kindly asked for a small donation of party food to be brought in. We have asked for boys to bring savoury items such as sandwiches, sausage rolls or cheese and pineapple, and girls to bring in sweet items such as mince pies, cakes and fruit. With having our party after lunch, the children will only need to bring in a small amount of food.

If we don't have a chance before, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support.

From all of the Year 4 team 



 


WOW! WOW! WOW!  

On behalf of Year 4, we would like to thank you all for coming to our 'Afternoon in France'. We all had a great time filled with fun, food and photos. The photos are a true reflection of the fun that we had on Tuesday. 

Just a quick reminder - 'Bring a learning buddy to school' day is happening tomorrow for Year 4 only. As well as a learning buddy (a small soft toy/teddy), we are asking for donations of 50p to go towards the batteries for our lantern making which takes place on Monday. Additional to this, the children are able to bring in another 50p (no more than £1) to have a chance at winning a teddy to take home with them.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your continued support.

 


An afternoon in France.  


Year 4 are very excited to be able to invite you to spend 'An afternoon in France' with us on Tuesday 19th November 2019.  The afternoon will begin at 2pm in the hall and will last no longer than 45 minutes. We would be delighted to see as many parents/grandparents/carers as possible to celebrate the end of our topic. You will have the opportunity to see your child's work, as well as take part in a fun quiz and enjoy listening to our song. 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 19th November at 2pm. 

 


Welcome back to school.  

It has been great to welcome back Year 4 after the half term week. It's been lovely to hear all about the half term adventures that everyone has had. We feel fresh and ready for the next 8 weeks which will bring fun, laughter and, of course, lots of learning. 

We would like to apologise for the miscommunication about Year 4 swimming. We are now aware that on during the 'Meet the Teacher' session,  we gave the dates of swimming as being this half term. However, please accept our apologies as this has now moved to Spring 1 (the beginning of Jan until Feb half term).  The children will still be having a P.E lesson every Tuesday and Thursday, so please ensure that they have their P.E kits in school. 

Many thanks. 



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Right to the point(illism)  

This week in art the children have been studying the work of Georges Seurat - a French artist who created scenes of everyday life using dots of complementary colour.  This is known as 'Pointillism'. First, they designed their scene and then used oil pastels to add colour to it using the dotting technique. The results are amazing and the pictures are looking great. We hope to share these with you at our 'Afternoon in France' later in the year (details of this to be confirmed). 

Once again this week, the heavens opened on Tuesday afternoon just in time for our session with Plymouth Argyle. However, the children still enjoyed it and the rain didn't stop them from having fun. Please remember to send your child in with a P.E kit - our P.E days are Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons. 

During R.E this week we have been focusing on the Harvest festival and the importance of helping others. We had a great 'Harvest' circle time discussing our thoughts and opinions on things such as 'The combine harvesters harvest crops. Are machines more efficient then people?'  Everyone had a chance to share their views and opinions which allowed for some amazing debates for and against the questions raised.  

Our math lessons this week have focused on Roman numerals. The children have challenged themselves by changing numbers into Roman numerals and Roman numerals back to number. We will be sending home a Roman numerals home challenge this week to consolidate learning - this is not compulsory but will help your child in recognising those trickier numerals. 




 


Welcome to Year 4's blog!  

We've had a great start to the new school year starting with our 'WOW' day where everyone came dressed up as a country from Europe. 

During the day, all of the children had opportunities to build famous landmarks out of spaghetti and marshmallows, draw them using an upside down technique and an ICT challenge where they had to match flags to the countries. The day immersed everyone into our topic of 'Europe' and a great day was had by all. 

As part of our 'Europe' topic, the children have been looking closely at 'Peter's Song' in English and have produced their own version of the story. During our next English loop, the children will be focusing on a non-chronological report and producing their own about the Cornish coastline. 

During P.E, we have been lucky enough to have the Plymouth Argyle coaches teach us on a Tuesday which has been great fun. We have also been learning some new hockey techniques on a Thursday, which the children are really enjoying.

 


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