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 4 teaching assistants. Miss Grant-Berry is in Class 4, Miss Biles is in Class 5 and Mrs Kersley and Mrs Green are 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 is currently TT Rockstars practice in preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check in June.
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 Reading Café Presentation - March 2023
Year 4 Topic Web Summer Term
Year 4 Topic Web Spring Term
Year 4 Topic Web Autumn Term
We applied our knowledge of negative numbers outdoors, rotating between three fun activities. The children thoroughly enjoyed this lesson!
Parent Outcome Event - Spring Term
Thank you to all the parents and guardians that came to our outcome event! The children really enjoyed sharing their work with you and creating this collaborative collage, linked to our current Art and Geography units.
We had our Portals to the Past workshop where we learnt all about the Vikings!
In the morning, we did an inquiry looking at Viking artefacts where we had the chance to hear all about different artefacts, hold them and ask questions about them. We also completed an inquiry with a quiz about different aspects of Viking life by reading information and making our own judgements based on this information and we played a traditional Viking game. In addition, we looked at Kennings and had a go at writing our own!
In the afternoon, we studied Viking weapons and armour with a demonstration from Sig. Then, we had a go at practising spear throwing in a competition between all the classes. We finished with a traditional fighting game and hearing the story of Odin and Freyja.
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!