Welcome to Year 4!
2018 - 2019
Hello and welcome to the Year 4 Class page.
Class teacher: Mrs Walker
Learning Assistants: Miss Abbotts, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Allen
Here, you will get a snapshot of the work the children are doing.
Year 4 have been using ‘stop/start’ technology to create short animations about the rainforest.
Our very talented class orchestra performed to their family members and to Classes 3 and 5 in a special concert yesterday. All of the children in the class played and performed really well.
The children in Class 4 have been investigating how sound is made.
The children had great fun creating a lair for Grendel. They then went on to describe them in rather gruesome detail!
This half-term, we are basing our writing around the tales of Beowulf. We went to listen to it round the campfire.
'It helped create a picture in my mind,' commented Niamh.
'My teacher made the story come alive,' stated Jack.
'It was exciting!' exclaimed Eve.
The children pretended to be archaeologists looking for Anglo Saxons artefacts.
All this week, the children in Class 4 have learning about factors. Today, when they got back from swimming, the children played 'Funky Factors' to see if they could apply what they had learned.
'It was fun,' said Bella.
'It was learning but in a game,' thought Poppy.
The children are listening to 'Father Christmas and Me' by Matt Haig.
During our recent art day, the children all contributed to a large version of a painting by Paul Cézanne.
The children followed instructions to make a book, in which they put examples of his work and facts about his life.
The children created a still life using oil pastels.
We thought about what would happen when some cranberry and raspberry tea was put into lemonade, baby oil and shower gel. As you can see, different things happened.
In Science this week, the children made observations about what happened to a raisin when it was put into a cup of lemonade.
This half term we are basing our writing around tales from Africa.
Computing - The children in Year 4 have created a coded game based in a kitchen. They also created a poster or leaflet about online safety.
Class 4 have looked at some of the work of Italian artist called Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The children have created faces using fruit and vegetables.
Class 4 read that bananas can float in water. Class 4 set about investigating whether it was true or false. To our amazement, we discovered that it was true and they do float in water. Perhaps the children could investigate which other fruits float.
This week, the children have been working with 4-digit numbers. They have said what each digit represents, found numbers 1000 more and 1000 less, and compared and ordered numbers.
We worked in pairs and used the internet to find out all about food in South America.
The children have gone a little bananas this week! First, they found Costa Rica and Colombia, where bananas are grown, in an atlas and then marked them on a map. Next, they found out how bananas get to our shops. Finally, they drew some bananas. They had a choice of oil pastels or differently graded pencils.
The children enjoyed eating a small piece of chocolate cake. Then they described it.
Here are some of their wonderful descriptions:
'When it was time to taste it, my mouth was watering. It was gooey and delicious.'
'It looked a rich dark brown.'
'The sprinkles felt hard, scattered on the top.'
'It was crumbly and creamy and tasted delicious.'
Class 4 are basing their English work on this poem by Michael Rosen. They have really enjoyed watching him perform his poem on the internet.
The children are enjoying listening to this story by David Walliams. It will be the basis for our English work later in the half term.