Welcome to Year 4!
2019 - 2020
Hello and welcome to the Year 4 Class page.
Class teacher: Mr Dourass
Learning Assistants: Mrs Dickin (mornings) and Mrs Coffey (two afternoons per week).
Here, you will get a snapshot of the work the children are doing.
Keeping Safe at Home
If you find yourself feeling worried at home during the holiday, have a look at this ppt for some advice. Stay safe everyone
Testing the blog.
Thursday 19th March 2020
During our computing session today, I would really like to find out what you find interesting about teeth. Please find the correct blog post in our blogging area and comment with an interesting fact about teeth. I look forward to seeing all of your perfect punctuation.
During our computing sessions, each child is expected to practice their online multiplication test. Everyone is improving. Well done.
Today in computing, we have been programming a turtle to travel around the coast of the harbour in Rio de Janeiro. It’s harder than it sounds!
We have been conducting an experiment to find out whether the mass of an object falling into water would affect the speed of any waves created. This has been linked to our science-week topic of 'Rio de Janeiro Harbour'. The harbour in Brazil offers some natural protection against waves.
We have been thinking about how we can perform poetry to really interest our audience. Here are some images from our 'more animated' performers.
The children had a wonderful time this week tasting different bread from around the globe. We then made an ancient type of bread that the Saxons would have eaten (linking nicely to our autumn term topic).
During the last couple of weeks, year 4 have been learning about junk email and phishing. Today, the children have started to create online safety posters which can be printed out once they are finished. We would like to encourage the children put up these posters (with permission) if they visit anywhere of interest. You might think about putting the poster up in your local library or swimming pool. Please could parents take pictures of children putting up their poster and we will upload it to the 'Online Safety' area of the school website. Please could any pictures be emailed to the school office where they will be forwarded to me. Thanks, Mr Dourass
On the 7th of November, year 4 were very lucky to visit Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick. We had a lovely morning learning about the Gurdwara and seeing some of the places and objects we have been looking at during RE lessons.
Here are some useful documents for this term.
Meet the teacher presentation.
Year 4 Times Table Test
As discussed yesterday, here is a bit more information for you in regards to the times table test that will take place towards the end of this academic year. I'm still trying to locate a free online version that you can try at home. As soon as I find one I will post it on this page.
Free Online Maths Times Table Test
I have found a free version of the test the children will attempt at the end of this year. The test may not be exactly like this but it shouldn't be too different.