Year 4 Blog

Friday 18th October 2019 
This week our school council reps asked the class to share their ideas for new clubs and also to come up with fundraising ideas to raise money for charities. One of our ideas was to have a Superhero dress up day to raise money for Cancer Research and The Princess Trust. 
We have also been studying The Sound Collector poem and we had to think of our favourite place and describe the sounds. Some of our favourite places included holiday destinations such as Cyprus, Ibiza and Portugal. 
In Maths, we have been looking at column subtarction and today we solved word problems and displayed our ideas onto posters!
Friday 11th October 2019 
This week in Year 4 we have been writing our newspaper reports in English ready to send off to America to be made into a new film!! In Maths we have been working on our column addition and representing numbers in different ways. 
The new books that we ordered have arrived! Below are some of Year 4s new books. 
Friday 4th October 2019 
In ICT, we have been creating chocolate bar wrappers on Publisher. In 4AU, we have been busy practicing our class assembly which is all about our IPC topic Chocolate! We have also been practicing our netball skills and our jumps, rolls and balances in gymnastics!
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
To make the most of today`s sunny weather, Year 4 took the English learning outside. 
We are preparing to write newspaper articles linked to Roald Dahl`s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We thought about catchy headlines to describe Charlie winning the Golden Ticket and also considered appropriate quotes from witnesses.
Tuesday 24th September 2019
This week, Year 4 have been broadening their range of reading materials, to include newspapers.
After reading a newspaper article about the supposed disappearance of some stationary at Shirley School, we have been collecting quotes to help identify the 'culprit.' 
We have been investigating the information, using the '5ws'; who, what, where, when and why.
Having studied the traditional newspaper format, we will now begin to consider suitable headlines, images and captions in order to write our own articles linked to our IPC topic, Chocolate, about Charlie Bucket winning the Golden Ticket.
Thursday 19th September 2019 
This week in Year 4, we have started our Daily Mile sessions. 4AU are hoping to run the distance of Cambridge to Hong Kong by the end of the year!!
In English, we have been writing our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory descriptions ready to send off for our competition. 
In Maths, we have been positioning and estimating numbers on a number line. We have been using hundred square grids and laminated number lines to help us. Some of us started to look at decimals and negative numbers. We had to use our reasoning skills to explain why certain numbers were in a certain position by using our known number facts. We have also been choosing which books to spend our £30 on by adding different amounts of money. 
In computing, we have started to design our own chocolate bar and wrapper which we will be designing on Microsoft Publisher. 
This week in choir, we were excited to hear about a new trip to the O2 arena in February! watch this space...
Friday 13th September 2019 
This week in Year 4, we enjoyed watching the Treasure Island performance especially when the pirates were battling to the music. 
In English, we have entered a special writing competition to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday. We need to create a short piece of writing. We have started to plan our own factories which can include whatever we want and we're going to be writing about our factories next week. Some of our ideas include crisps, sweets, spaghetti and burgers. 
In PE we are starting our gymnastics topic and this week we practised some of our jumps and rolls. As the weather was nice, we ended the lesson with a tag game outside where you had to wait for your tagger to get tagged in order to continue running. 
Friday 11th October 2019
This week, we have made the most of the inclement weather, by honing our Gymnastics skills inside. We have used a range of beams, benches, tables and mats to practice balancing and landing safely when jumping from a height.
We have finished writing our Newspapers in English and have been resilient when solving Maths problems.
Today, we are really excited to meet a visitor who has working in a chocolate factory!
Friday 6th September 2019 
Welcome back Year 4! We hope you all had a lovely summer.
This week, we have really enjoyed seeing our friends again in our new classes. We have also done a lot of art work such as creating a collage using tissue paper and also including a poem based on the poem called The Writer of this Poem. We also played some getting to know you game such as Who is Missing? where we had to observe our peers to try to remember who was missing. We also created our very own class charters which included our 5 golden rules along with some illustrations. 
Tuesday 15th October 2019
This week, we received a letter from a previous teacher, asking us to create a fact book about the Aztecs. Therefore, in IPC, we have been using the ipads to independently research the origins of chocolate in Aztec Mexico.
We have been using neat writing to present our knowledge of the cacao bean journey. Check out our display!
In Maths, we have been using number lines and the column method to subtract.