Welcome to Year 4
The teachers in Year 4 are: Miss Hodgen (Year Leader, Class 4), Ms Thurley-Ratcliff (Class 5) and Miss Humphrey (Class 6).
Currently, we have a teaching assistant in each class. Miss Grant-Berry is in Class 4, Miss Biles is in Class 5 and Mrs Kersley is in Class 6.
This term our P.E. lessons will be on a Tuesday (usually indoors) and Wednesday (usually outdoors with Mrs Costen). PE kit should come in on Monday and then will be sent home on Friday.
In Year 4, all our homework will be set on a Thursday and will be collected in on Tuesday.
Each week we will set 2 main pieces of homework - English and Maths. The homework is designed to help the children consolidate or extend work that they have been doing in class. The English home work will include spellings to learn for the week and how to practise them Also, it will include a reading comprehension task for a book they are reading at home. Reading at home each evening is encouraged at home with an adult as this will help with their comprehension task. Maths homework will alternate between TTRockstars practise and a MyMaths task. Your child will be given a login for both TTRockstars and MyMaths.
In addition to English and Maths, we shall be setting a topic-based project once per half-term. This project will take place over several weeks.
All Year 4 homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each week, so that you can access it easily from home. We will also upload home work for children who may need to isolate. We do not set homework in during half term holidays, with the exception of the summer holiday.
Year 4 Topic Web Spring Term
Year 4 Topic Web Autumn Term
Weekly review! W/B 05.09.22
Welcome back Year 4!
Year 4 have come back with a great attitude to learning. Even though some classes have had some challenges to face in their classrooms they have still shown great resilience in their learning.
Class 5 are currently in the Music room until further notice because of the carpet being replaced in the room due to damp damage. Therefore, they can come into school with their water bottle filled with water please.
Well done Year 4 on starting off your new year with great resilience and determination for the rest of the year. We look forward to sharing with you their work and achievements on this page.
Weekly review! W/B 26.09.22
Year 4 had a great week finishing off their unit of 'Island Born' by writing their own incredible stories.
The story is based around our topic of 'Migration' and tells the tale of a young girl who had to leave her home due to a natural disaster. The children really enjoyed coming up with their own descriptions and imagery for their short story.
Here are some examples below...
'Island Born' Narrative unit
Weekly update! W/B 03.10.22
Year 4 have had a very busy and exciting week!
At the start of the week, Year 4 went on a visit to QMC to discover and experiment in a science laboratory electrical circuits. They all had a go at making their own circuits with a lightbulb and then they were able to make circuits including buzzers and motors.
Also, we would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who turned up for our Year 4 Reading Cafe! It was brilliant to see so many of you reading with your children; it was a lovely environment to be in.
QMC trip October 2022
Art Week 2022
This week, Year 4 will be studying the famous American Artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
The theme for this year will be 'Little people, big dreams.'
Throughout the week, the children will be doing art work based on this fantastic artist.
Keep an eye out this week for this year page filled with fantastic art from across the year group.
Georgia O'Keefe Painting - Flowers
Year 4 Art week 2022 Continued
Year 4 produced some incredible art work this week and really focused on their sketching and water colour painting skills.
Also, they used a range of mediums to create art including photography.
Here are a few snippets below of the fun the children got up to using nature as their stimulus which allowed their imaginations to run wild!
Art Week - Photography and Water colours
Anglo-Saxon trip to Stubbington - Year 4 2022
Year 4 had a great time on their outdoors, practical trip where they got hands on experience of what life was like as an Anglo-Saxon!
During the day, they had experience of:
-Looking at Anglo-Saxon artefacts
-Trying on replica clothing from Anglo-Saxon times
-Solving puzzles and finding clues about how Anglo-Saxon's lived
-Playing Anglo-Saxon games
-Reading Anglo-Saxon Poetry
-Using clay and straw to Wattle and Daub a fence
-Creating their own shield
-Becoming an archeologist and digging for artefacts in the ground
Also, the children had the opportunity to experience outdoor activities which included:
-Trek through the ground to find evidence for animals.
We hope the children got a lot out of the day and it was lovely to see Year 4 working well in teams and getting involved in all the activities.
Thank you again for making this trip possible.
Enjoy the pictures below.
This week, each class gave their performances in Music.
This half term, they have been studying African Music culture and using African percussion instruments and their voices to perform songs.
Below are videos of each class giving their amazing performances.
Well done to the whole of year 4 for showing us your musical talents!