Welcome back everyone! This week 4AU finally got round to making their earthquake resistant structures and we will be testing them this afternoon! Below are some photo of their models. 4EB have made a start on our new IPC topic; Temples, Tombs and Treasures, by completing a range of different Ancient Egypt activities. In Maths we have been revising telling the time using analogue and digital. In English, we have been planning and writing stories about our hero. These stories are part of a competition which will be judged by David Walliams!
Thursday 29th March 2018
It has been an extremely busy, final week in Year 4. On Monday, Miss Ullmann took the school choir, including 15 year 4s, to The Royal Albert Hall. It was a fantastic day out, which included sight seeing from the coach. We were able to spot Big Ben, The London Eye and The Tower of London! Shirley choir were asked to stand right at the front of the stage, behind the band. It was a wonderful experience and every child did the school proud with their singing. Below are some photos of the trip.
On Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 took us back to the roaring 1920s in their production of Mystery at Magpie Manor, which was a great success. Photos to follow...
Friday 23rd March 2018
On Tuesday, year 4 were sad to have their final swimming lesson, but enjoyed celebrating their progress with lots of water based games in the pool.
On Wednesday, we began to write our suspense stories, they are beginning to sound quite spooky!
On Thursday, For Sports Relief, year 4 took part in a sponsored, mile-long run and helped to raise over £700!
Today, 4EB celebrated achieving their attendance targets. We ate some delicious and nutritious snacks and enjoyed playing lots of sports and games outside.
In between all of these exciting events, we have still managed to find time to rehearse for our production. Just 5 more days to go! Don't forget to book your tickets...
Sharing some nutritious snacks as part of 4EB's attendance prize.
Sharing some nutritious snacks as part of 4EB's attendance prize.
The food was so delicious we ate it all!
Outdoor games for 4EB's attendance prize.
Outdoor games for 4EB's attendance prize.
Friday 16th March 2018
Year 4 had a fascinating time working with a local scientist. Eve, taught us about how our DNA makes us all unique even though we share 50% of our DNA with a banana!
We learnt that it is important for scientists to wear protective clothing to prevent chemicals from causing us harm. Some of us even tried on the lab coats, gloves and goggles!
Eve described the 2 different types of DNA that can be found in our taste buds. When we tasted some paper samples, some of us thought it tasted bitter, whilst others didn’t taste much at all.
In 4EB’s IPC learning, we worked in groups to create earthquake resistant buildings from recycled materials. Which buildings will survive the ‘earthquake’ next week?
Year 4 have also been continuing to rehearse our lines, lyrics and dance moves for our production. Not long to go now…
Friday 2nd March 2018
Year 4 had a fun packed day yesterday celebrating World Book Day! Everyone made an incredible effort with their costumes which included Dr Seuss characters as well as other famous protagonists from a variety of books. In Year 4, we studied the book Oh The Places You'll Go and by the end of the day we could recite most of the book! In our lessons, we also enjoyed creating collages which portrayed our personalities and we also planned our very own trip of a lifetime! Here are some photos of our amazing costumes!
Friday 8th February 2018
This week was E-safety and we have been learning how to be safe and responsible online through a range of activities. Below are some posters we created using this year's slogan, 'Create, Connect and Share Respect'. This week we also finished writing our recounts about tsunamis. We have worked really hard to include tension and high order vocabulary.
Friday 2nd February 2018
This week in Year 4, we have been continuing to convert different types of measure in Maths. In English, we have been editing our model recount to tell the story of a tsunami disaster! In RE, we have been designing pieces of art using pastels to show how we think the Earth was created. Have a look at some of our designs below.
Friday 26th January 2018
This week in Maths we have been converting between different types of measure. In English, we have been studying a recount about Mount Vesuvius. In IPC, we are learning all about volcanoes, which is going to help us in our English! In ICT, we have been studying algorithms using a flowchart program called Flowol to create the algorithms in order to operate animated traffic lights.
Today, 4AU had their attendance prize. We decided to spend the money on a film and pyjama party. We watched Hook and we brought in blankets and cushions. We also bought some baking ingredients and we made some chocolate orange energy bites to enjoy with our film. Here are some photos :)
Friday 19th January 2017
Today was Science day! This morning, Year 4 investigated the viscosity of different liquids including oil, ketchup and honey. This afternoon, we studies optical illusions and even had a go at creating our own! Have a look at the photos below. Can you guess how we managed to create them?
Thursday 18th January 2017
Today, we had a visit from a volcanologist, who showed us pictures and videos of famous expeditions his colleagues had been on very close to volcano eruptions. He also brought in different types of rocks for us to sort such as rocks with crystals and gas bubbles. Check out these photos...
Friday 12th January 2018
This week in Maths, year 4 have been telling the time in analogue and digital time. In English, we have started to study Haiku poems. Next week we will be writing our own Haiku poems about volcanoes! In IPC, we have been collecting our Knowledge Harvest to brainstorm what we already know about our Active Planet. In ICT, we have been learning about different input and output devices. And in PE, we had our first swimming session and we tested our netball skills in a friendly game of bench ball. Photo to follow...
Friday 5th January 2018
Happy new year everyone! and welcome back.
On a first 2 days back, we have been looking back at 2017 and looking forward to the new year. We have discussed new years resolutions that we want to stick to! We also enjoyed hearing about everyone's favourite moments from their Christmas holidays, which we have written as a recount. In Maths, we have been refreshing our brains with some problem solving.
And this morning, we had an exciting task to do for our entry point for our new topic, which is Active Planet! We had to pretend we were experiencing a real earthquake and had to take cover and follow all the procedures needed to keep safe. We were then given a detailed map of the school and we had to plan a disaster relief centre! We could decide which room would be used for which purpose. Below are some examples of our plans...
Wednesday 13th December 2017
Year 4 had a very exciting morning yesterday. A chocolatier came to Shirley to conduct a chocolate workshop for year 4. She told us all about how chocolate is grown and we got to see some real cocoa beans and we even tried some nibs, which were very bitter! We were then given the chance to make our very own chocolate lollies using white, milk or dark chocolate and then decorate them with sprinkles, popcorn and marshmallows. Have a look at some of our designs....
Friday 8th December 2017
This week, Year 4 have been busy solving fraction problems in Maths and writing our Christmas dilemma stories in English. We have also been designing Christmas cards and in Music we have been learning hot cross buns on the recorder!
Well done 4AU on your class assembly today! :)
Friday 1st December 2017
This week in Year 4, we have been planning our chocolate dilemma stories in English, ready to write next week! In Maths, we are continuing with fractions and have been busy finding halves, quarters and thirds. Some of us have even moved onto finding decimal equivalents!
In PE, we are continuing to create dances to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Miss Carter. Below are some photos of our sequences.
4AU are very excited for their class assembly next week, don't miss it! :)
Friday 24th November 2017
This week has been very exciting in Year 4! We have been acting out to the Iron Man in English and we have learning all about fractions in Maths. This morning we had a special visit from Luke Temple who shared his 3 recent novels with us. He showed us some cool clips of his stories and some of Year 4 were invited to come to the front and act out his characters! Here are some photos of his visit.
Friday 17th November 2017
What a great Children in Need day we have had in 4AU. Well done everyone for making such an effort and raising so much money!
This week, Year 4 have been super busy writing their explanation texts, working on our 2D and 3D shape knowledge and most importantly, discussing bullying behaviour and strategies to help people who are being affected.
Friday 10th November 2017
This week, we have been working on our number bonds in Maths and we are also perfecting our 4x table.
In English, we have been planning and orally rehearsing our chocolate machines, which we will be writing next week. Below is a video all about the Cadbury World competition that we have entered.
In IPC, we have been discovering how chocolate first came to Europe.
In ICT, we are starting to design adverts for our chocolate bars, which we will be performing next week.
Friday 3rd November 2017
This week, Year 4 have started their new half term by inventing their own chocolate/sweet machine to send to Cadbury World! Fingers crossed we have a winner at Shirley. Below are two examples of explanation texts which we have been studying about machines to give us some ideas for our own machines.
We have started our dance lessons with Mrs Carter on Monday afternoon!
We are also enjoying exercising in class to Go Noodle!
This week, Year 4 have completed their newspaper reports! In Maths, we have been subtracting on a number line and some of us are moving on to column subtraction. In IPC, we completed a story board to show the process of chocolate production.
Happy half term everyone! See you all on Monday 30th October.
Friday 13th October 2017
This week in English, Year 4 have been planning their newspaper reports all about Charlie finding the golden ticket! In Maths, we have been finding the inverse and we started to add numbers on a number line. In IPC, we have been ordering the different stages of chocolate production.
We are looking forward to the house matches next week!!
Friday 6th October 2017
This week,Year 4 have conducted a science experiment to see whether the type of chocolate affects the speed in which it melts. We found that the white chocolate was the quickest to melt but the caramel, fruit and nut and dark chocolate took much longer. Check out our photos below!
In Maths, we have been learning mental strategies to solve simple addition and subtraction calculations.
So many children in Year 4 received Token Economy jobs this week to receive extra tokens. Let's hope we get just as many next week so don't forget to apply! :)
Friday 29th September 2017
This week, Year 4 have been rounding numbers in Maths to the nearest 10 and 100.
In English, we have been writing our own narrative openings describing a character entering a factory. In IPC, we have been studying the stages of chocolate production; harvesting, exporting and manufacturing. In PE we are learning to performing different jumps in gymnastics and we are practicing our chest and bounce passes in Netball.
Friday 22nd September 2017
This week in Year 4, we started off the week taking part in a Roald Dahl drama workshop all about Fantastic Mr Fox! We got to act out scenes from the book and we also recited some poetry.
In Maths, we have been ordering and estimating the positioning of numbers on a number line and in English we have been story mapping a piece of text all about Charlie Bucket entering the chocolate factory. Today we started orally rehearsing the story, ready to edit next week to create our very own factory descriptions.
In IPC, we have been testing our atlas skills by locating the various producers and manufacturers of chocolate on a world map.
Photos will be up shortly...
Friday 15th September 2017
This week, Year 4 took part in their Chocolate entry point, where we had to create our own chocolate investigations based around our 5 senses. We have also been busy in Maths comparing and ordering numbers and in English we have been revising our nouns, verbs and adjectives and we have written setting descriptions with this knowledge. Here are a couple of photos from our chocolate entry point, more to follow...
Friday 23rd February 2018
In Maths this week, we have been practising our column addition and in English we are going to be writing information texts all about earthquakes for Mrs Leech to take with her on her trip to Japan in the summer.
Friday 8th September 2017
Welcome to year 4! We have had a great start to our year this week. We have been creating our own class charters, we have also written a recount about our summer holidays, solved maths problems and some of us have presented our holiday homework with the class, which is all about out new topic...CHOCOLATE! We're looking forward to our chocolate entry point next week!
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