Year 4 Blog 2020-2021

Tuesday 19th January 2021
Hello Year 4, we hope you're all keeping well. We have more and more of you joining our live Zoom lessons over the last week which is so great to see! We have enjoyed starting our new Ancient Egyptian book in English and we are working super hard on our new division methods in Maths. Have a look at some of the amazing home learning that your friends have been sending in. You may even spot one of yours!
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Bonjour Year 4. What a great start to the week! We have loved seeing so many of you on our live Zoom lesson and we hope more of you will join us as the week goes on. We have already received some great English work all about the Jabberwocky and some Maths work on fractions and multiplying using different methods. Have a look below at the amazing home learning that you have been sending us so far. 
Friday 8th January 2020
Happy new year to you all. We hope that you are all keeping well. We have really enjoyed receiving your home learning tasks this week. Here are some photos you have sent us below. We hope you enjoy reading what your classmates have been up to. Don't forget to sign up to our live Zoom lesson starting on Monday 11th January. We can't wait to see you all there :) 
Friday 18th December 2020
We have had a fun packed week in school. We went into the Nature Area, we created some Christmas art using oil pastels and we also enjoyed presenting our half termly projects to the class all about architecture, the history of Cambridge as well as the history of our families. Have a lovely holiday everyone and see you all in 2021. Joyeux Noel tout le monde!
Friday 11th December 2020
This week in English, we enjoyed writing our own versions of Winter's Child and yesterday we read them to our friends while drinking a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. 
In French, we learnt the names of the characters in the French nativity including Marie, Ange, Jesus, Joseph, Les Bergers, Les Rois et L'aubergiste. We acted out the scenes from the Christmas story using the French greetings we had already learnt. 
In DT, we were looking at tents and we talked about our camping experiences and what you would need. We got to have a look at a tent and a gazebo. 
Friday 4th December 2020
This week in Maths we have had lots of fun measuring but we started the week finding different ways to measure objects such as our hands, our feet and post-its. We have also been converting meters into km (by dividing the measurement by 1000). In ICT, we have been working on Purple Mash and focusing on Healthy Screen Time. Everyone had to complete their assignment by recording how many minutes we spent on screens and if our screen time is being controlled and we also discussed how much sleep we were getting each night. In PE, we have been focusing on Hockey and this week we practiced how to hold a hockey stick and we practiced passing the hockey ball to each other as well as many other drills. 
Friday 27th November 2020 
This week in English, we have read a new book called Winter's Child and today we wrote a letter to one of the characters about how the season has changed winter to spring and also how fun it is and how much we miss them. In RE, we have been learning about what Muslims do when a baby arrives in the family and we had to write down special events that had happened to us in our lives and we also enjoyed researching the origin and meaning behind our names. We really enjoyed history because we used toilet paper to make a historical timeline. Each square was worth 10 years and were given 20 squares which went up to 200 years.
Friday 20th November 2020
This week, we have been focusing on Anti-Bullying week. We made some posters about what bullying is. We also discussed what signs to look out for if someone is being bullied such as looking at their body language and their behaviour. We then discussed what we could do to support someone who may be being bullied. In Maths, we have been learning to multiply using the Grid Method to solve 2 digit and 3 digit numbers. 
Friday 13th November 2020
This week in Year 4, we took part in a class debate discussing whether or not zoo's should stay open. In history, we have been looking at historical buildings in Chesterton and we have been ordering them from oldest to newest. We have been busy testing our times table skills on TTR by taking part in the Maths Week England Rock Out challenges. On Wednesday, we got to watch the Wizard of Oz show with a special visitor! Then, on Thursday we went to the Nature Area to act out our own sequels to the story which we will be writing next week. This Friday, it was Children in Need day so we got to wear non-uniform and we made a donation to support children in need. we have also been joining Joe Wicks with his daily 5 minute workouts to support our wellbeing. 
Friday 6th November 2020 
This week in Year 4 we have been focusing on E-safety in ICT focusing on the rules and answering e-mails online on Purple Mash. We enjoyed PE because we were learning how to dribble a football to our partners. In French, we have been continuing to learn our French greetings such as Comment ca va? Ca va bien with the help of puppet. In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply by 10 and 100. 
Friday 16th October 2020 
This week in Year 4, we have been continuing to look at newspapers and today we hot seated Charlie Bucket, Mr Bucket and Willy Wonka to ask them questions about the last Golden Ticket! We have really enjoyed our Times Table Rockstars challenges and a lot of us are also challenging each other at home including our teachers! This week in Bushcraft, we used our new equipment to build our very own shelters. In French, we have been learning our numbers and we have been learning how to have a conversation in French with the help of our puppet friends!
Friday 9th October 2020
This week in Year 4, we top copied our chocolate Callilgram poems and we have enjoyed going to the Nature Area and finding newspaper facts such as animal facts. We have also been busy practicing our times tables on Times Table Rockstars including our 8 times tables. In Geography, we are continuing to study natural disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes and ridges. We had to write a description about how they're formed. Our Year 4s who attended Bushcraft club this week had a whale of time building a campfire and toasting marshmallows. They even got to make smores!
Friday 2nd October 2020
This week, Year 4 have enjoyed performing different types of poems and identifying their features. We also collected some description all about chocolate and started to plan a Calligram, chocolate poem. We can't wait to write them up in neat next week! Here is a video of one of our performances! In Geography, we are learning about the different tectonic plates and how they can form volcanoes, earthquakes and ridges, when the plates meet in different way. Below is a photo of an Oreo demonstration which Miss Irvine showed us to help us understand what happens to the crust and the mantle when the tectonic plates collide.