Great start to this week in our C2 bubble. We have been learning about other different languages and Shurti had translated all our names in Bengali. Year 4 were also delighted to visit the school garden again to plant strawberries and some beautiful flower plants. In maths this week, they have been practising and working out number facts to multiplication.
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Land, Sea and Sky
Check out this fantastic presentation made by Julia. Can you have a go at some of the activities she has created? It was inspired by the Oak Academy learning - why don't you have a go at one yourself?
Also, Elena created a lovely picture for Miss Beaman. I love the shading!
Good morning Year 4, Mrs Walmsley here. As you may be aware, I've taken over from Miss Beaman managing the Year 4 Home Learning. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you've been up to and having a look at the work you're doing at home over the next few weeks.
Sorry, I haven't had a chance to add a video yet - I was just looking at the super videos Miss Beaman has been posting and I'm so impressed with all the work you've been doing. I've asked Miss Beaman to show me how to make such a snazzy video so watch this space!
Have a great week and do let me know if you have any comments or questions about the work you've been set. Take care!!
This week in our C2 bubble, year 4 have really enjoyed learning how to weave. They have used different colours of wool and made some amazing patterns!
Week Beginning: Monday 22nd June 2020.
Wishing you a great week of learning and fun in the sunshine!
We started the week by looking for colours in nature. Some of us tried to include similes too.
In our Year 4 bubble this week we tried our hand at bread making. Each of us kneaded our own dough and made our own mini loaves. There were some impressive designs! We also tried some STEM challenges, one of which was building a structure, using only newspaper and tape, that could hold a classroom book.
Well done on your Home Learning Year 4!
We cannot wait to see and hear about your news and learning this week.
Miss Beaman and Ms Chapman
Julia's cheeky alien stole all the cheese scones!
Prisha has used inverted commas to write eyewitness quotes for her alien drama.
Roman Numeral Reasoning!
Today, we explored the school's forest area. The children pond dipped with their nets, collected wild flowers and leaves for sketches, and climbed trees. A lot of fun was had!
In Maths, we have been counting and converting Roman Numerals.
Alien Newspaper Reports.
We have been using the 5Ws to write an opening paragraph for a newspaper article about our aliens.
Well done Prisha! This story contains a range of creative, compound words and has been beautifully presented.
Hello Year 4,
I hope you have had a lovely week and have found ways to stay entertained, despite the rain.
This week, there are more opportunities to get active and creative with the Home Learning, so get thinking, keep smiling and remember to wear your glasses if you're supposed to!
3D shape sort
We have been using Carroll Diagrams to sort some 3d shapes.
Well done Archie and Ewan, you have worked so hard on these.
A huge congratulations to Himaksh who has won the KS2 Poetry Competition!! Have a listen to Himaksh's brilliant Summer poem below.
In English, we have been creating compound words and using frequency adverbs, or 'generalisers' to describe our aliens.
In Maths, we have been investigating the properties of 3d shapes.
In Maths, we have been investigating symmetry, while in English, we have created our own aliens as part of our new unit of learning.
Check out our symmetrical art work and aliens!
Check out Prisha's fabulous fruit art-it almost looks too delicious to eat!
We hope you had a lovely Half Term.
Whilst you may be aware of many changes that may make you feel unsettled, rest assured, some things stay the same. In particular, Miss Beaman is still wearing her glasses (for those of you who should be wearing yours!) and she still needs your enthusiasm and support to keep running! Meanwhile, Miss Ullmann is continuing to lose at Monopoly. In fact, the last game she played was over in less than 40 minutes!
Wishing you all a positive start to the new term.
The Year 4 team.
We have been using our reasoning and explanation skills to solve co-ordinate and translation problems.
Are you regularly using plastic items? Do you fear you may be using plastic too much?
Check out Year 4's writing. Will they persuade you?
This week in Maths, we are working through multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and we have also been converting different units of measure. In English, we have written our own Ambitions poems. We have received some beautiful poetry and it's clear that we have some real poets in Y4! We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have. Also, have a listen to these videos, where are Year 4s have recreated readings of some well known poems. Michael Rosen would be proud of these and not to mention our very own Gangster Granny!
Ed also found different objects in his house to weigh and compare.
Jemima has found herself a measuring assitant!
Year 4 Family Menu Learning and extra activities this week
Jemima made some funny faces from the Family Menu!
Sean made a 3D model of the Eiffel Tower. He used 1993 pieces and it took him 3 days to build it!
Jemima sewed her very own Teddy bear!
Shruti made an Ancient Egyptian cookery set out of clay!
Jemima has started planting cress seeds this week. We can't wait to see her plant grow!
Greetings from Miss Beaman and Miss Ullmann!
Tuesday 28th April 2020
This week, we have started to compile our research in English, into an information text about Ancient Egypt.
In Maths, we are identifying equivalent fractions and converting fractions to decimals.
Some of us have tried some Ancient Egyptian cooking and crafts-check out our photos below.
Jemima is looking nice and snug in her ancient, Egyptian coffin!
Roberta researched some fascinating facts about Ancient Egyptian art.
And she also designed her very own pharaoh work of art!
Ed decided to make a fancy, fruit cocktail!
Patrizia has been enjoying the daily topic lessons on the Oak National Academy website.
Shruti has been making a sweet Indian dish called 'halwa' made out of semolina, butter, sugar and cardamom powder also add water.
Jemima has turned her pyramid into a museum for her playmobil people to visit!
Year 4 Maths Home Learning
Year 4 English Home Learning
Looking for a new hobby?
Himaksh has been busy learning origami using the TeachVil Origami app on Google Play. Have a look at his fantastic creations below. As well as apps on your phone, why not look at these origami websites for kids.
Well done Year 4 for getting back into the Home Learning routine.
This week, we have been interpreting bar and line graphs in Maths and researching the Ancient Egyptians in English.
Ancient Egyptian House, made in clay.
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Welcome back Year 4! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. We have missed you all but it has been so lovely hearing from you over the last 2 days. We couldn't wait until Friday to post some photos of your amazing home learning, especially your Family Menu activities. Keep the photos coming in :)
Year 4 Family Menu
Have a look at all the extra activities our Year 4s have been doing this week.
Jemima made some delicious caramel apples
Shruti created this beautiful rainbow on a stone!
Albert showing off his amazing work of art!
Patrizia can't get enough of the electricity circuits!
Full marks on the spelling test!
Even pets are getting involved in the home learning!
Jemima's amazing rainbow using so many creative objects!
Patrizia created this beautiful rainbow with her grandma!
Ilya made a delicious fruit salad
And Ilya also enjoyed making a new fruit and veg buddy
Jemima did some extra geography research into different flags
Patrizia chose to build an Ancient Egyptian house from the Rainbow Challenges. What a great flat roof!
Tonia has been reading so many books on her Bug Club account!
Year 4 Maths Home Learning
Year 4 English Home Learning
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Another great week of home learning Year 4! In Maths, we have been looking at our written methods for subtraction and multiplication. In English, you have been planning your own adventure stories and we will be adding some of your pieces of writing onto the blog as soon as they come in. In Topic, we have been finishing our Electricity topic and we are about to start researching our brand new topic of Temples, Tombs and Treasures.
Have a look at some of the fantastic home learning that has been coming in this week including a fantastic Electricity and Ancient Egypt PowerPoint presentation!
Year 4s Hero and Villain Adventure Stories!
Maryam's Beautiful Bella story
Ahana's Little Purple Riding Bow story
Ahana's Little Purple Riding Bow story
Ahana's Little Purple Riding Bow story
Taygon's Little Red Riding Hood story part 1
Taygon's Little Red Riding Hood story part 2
Taygon's Little Red Riding Hood story part 3
Taygon's Little Red Riding Hood story part 4
Year 4s Home Learning week beginning Monday 30th March 2020
The grid method
Circuit building. Click on the photo to go straight to the website.
Researching Ancient Egypt
Hand drawn circuit
The Mystery of the Squashed Fruit Investigation!
Correcting spellings in one of our English starters
Check out this great presentation from Julia. She's had a look at the Oak Learning and used it to create an interactive PowerPoint. Can you have a go at some of the activities she has set?
Friday 27th March 2020
Year 4 have made a really impressive start to learning from home. It is great to see so many different approaches to the learning- using ICT equipment, printing out the sheets or writing our ideas down on paper.
This week, we have been investigating the properties of 2d shapes in Maths, whilst describing heroes and villains in English and exploring electrical safety in the home as part of our Science topic.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Year 4 have overcome the disappointment of our production being postponed and today have begun to practice our times tables on Times Table Rockstars. We are looking forward to challenging each other over the next few weeks!
We also created some lightning watercolour artwork, as part of our topic, Electricity.
Singing our production songs at the end of the day, it's safe to say our disappointment didn't last long! :)
Wednesday 11th March 2020
We've finally cracked it! Today we have been adding and subtracting fractions and moving on to more challenging fraction problems.
In English, we have begun to research facts for our non-fiction information booklet about staying safe in an Earthquake.
Finally, we are preparing for our Year 3 and 4 production, look out for more information soon...
Thursday 5th of March 2020
Today is World Book day and we've been writing a story called Rumpelstiltskin. We also shared some stories to the whole entire school about Rumpelstiltskin. We also watched a film version of Rumpelstiltskin and we re-ordered the story.
Thursday 27th February 2020
Year 4 have returned to a new topic; Electricity!
Today, we have been investigating how to create a simple electric circuit.
In English, we have been reading and exploring suspense stories, whilst, in Maths, we have been improving our time reading skills.
Thursday 13th February 2020
During 'Safety Week', we have considered ways to stay safe when online and have discussed the reasons behind the age restrictions of many social media sites.
We have also looked at how to remain safe with our friends.
Today, we acted out a range of scripts and discussed how to safely resolve friendship problems, including bullying, following instructions and thinking about dangers outside of school.
Monday 3rd February 2020
We have started our week with a Science investigation.
Focusing on two key questions, we have begun to investigate what affects the rate of a solid becoming a liquid and made predictions about how different liquids will freeze.
From this investigation, we are now learning these key words:
Counting syllables and locating synonyms in a thesaurus.
Using a thesaurus to identify a range of volcanic nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and similes.
Thursday 23rd January 2020
This week we Year 4 have been enjoying getting active with our learning.
In English, we sorted out the features we would need to include in our recount writing, before taking it in turns to sit in the 'Hot Seat', answering questions about surviving a bushfire.
Meanwhile, in Maths, we used metre wheels to measure the perimeter of the playground.
Finally, we put our Growth Mindset skills to work in PSHE. We tested our resilience levels through repeatedly adapting a drawing. We noticed that through supporting each other, we can be more resilient. We decided that, 'we do things great when we collaborate.'
Tuesday 14th January 2020
After a busy morning swimming at Parkside Pool, this afternoon, we began to investigate the impact of volcano TAAL's eruption in the Philippines; in English, we identified the language features of a recount which detailed a person's escape from an erupting volcano.
Meanwhile, in Maths, we explored new and fun ways to practice our times tables. Check out our Maths display!
Thursday 9th January 2019
Year 4 have been enjoying participating in interactive Maths lessons around 'Measure'.
We have investigated links between the circumference of our head and the lengths of our arms, legs and feet. We will be continuing to explore measure in Maths through weight and capacity.
In English, we have been honing our formal language techniques through hosting debates with our peers.
We have also begun our new topic; Active Planet. So far we have redesigned our school building to become an emergency shelter during an earthquake!
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Today, Year 4 enjoyed taking part in Religious Education, outside the classroom, by visiting St. Geroge's Church to follow 'The Christmas Trail'.
First, we enjoyed listening to the Christmas story and sharing our favourite moments.
Then, we participated in a range of activities such as creating Christmas characters from modelling clay and decorating images from the Christmas story.
This week, we have been writing our own Christmas/ Winter themed narratives in English and plotting co-ordinates in Maths.
Finally, as part of our IPC topic, Chocolate, we have been investigating the impact of sugar on our teeth.
Thursday 5th December 2019
We have just returned from a fabulous morning at the Pantomime! We thoroughly enjoyed watching and participating in Cinderella at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Over the last few days, we have been researching the origins and features of pantomimes in preparation for our trip.
After the performance, we took part in a class discussion about our favourite characters, scenes and jokes.
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