WELCOME TO YEAR 4!!
Tuesday 9th April
4M created some wonderful freeze-frames to demonstrate their understanding of character’s emotions in the film, ‘The Piano’. They also added some monologues to describe what the character may have been thinking at different points in the section.
Here is Year 4’s homework for this half term.
Homework will be checked by the class teacher after 4 weeks and spellings and times tables will be tested each week.
In addition to this, children also should be accessing Times Tables Rockstars to help prepare them for the official Y4 times tables test in June. Remember, children have to score 25/25 to pass. At home, children should be using the Soundcheck section to help them prepare!
Home readers and book reviews should be handed in each week as well as children completing Bug Club at home.
Additional reading and maths work may be sent home depending on our class learning that week.
Thursday 28th March - 4M Powerhouse Library Visit
We loved listening to stories and choosing our own books for our class library. Darren was great and helped us learn where to find books in the library. A great day!
4M Science Week - 15th March
We learnt all about static electricity for Science Week looking at the magic of Matilda who made lizards move without touching them. Here are some photos and videos from our experiment!
We’ve been working extremely hard all term practising our Irish songs with Mr Sanderson in preparation for this festival. We had an awesome day singing, dancing and playing the fiddles and performing to other schools.
A big thank you to Mr Sanderson for all his help and hard work and well done to us for a great Divine Mercy performance.
13th March - Platt Fields Tree Planting Event
4M worked with the City of Trees to plant trees in Platt Fields Park. We learnt what trees need and how they help the environment. We worked together and planted the most trees out of any class who visited. We are such hard workers!
7th March - World Book Day
We dressed up fantastically as a class and some of us even won some book prizes for our costumes.
Year 4D World Book Day
Miss Coyne loved the effort we put into our RE work this lesson.
We reflected on ways that we can show love like God loves us and how Mass can help us to stay on the right path.
Library Visits- This week was very busy. We visited Central Library in Manchester and our local library The Powerhouse Library. We know how to find fiction and non-fiction books and we all loaned a library book from The Powerhouse.
This half term, our class read has been ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ to link with our Portal Stories unit in English. We’ve been hooked by the adventures of Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan and are excited to watch the film when we have finished the book!
We have also started our non-fiction topic of Non-Chronological Reports where we designed our own mythical creatures.
Take a look at some of the awesome beasts we made! We focused on including uplevelled descriptive adjectives and technical vocabulary to label our new species.
This half term we have been working on:
Multiplying 3 digit numbers
Dividing 2 digit numbers
Line and Bar graphs
In History we looked at the Victorians, it was amazing, we looked at all the great inventions that were made. We looked at all the inventions and famous people and made and ordered a timeline. Most of the class thought Dr. Barnardo was the most important person because of what he did for children and the Manchester-Liverpool Railway because it allowed Victorian Mancunians to get to Blackpool and back in a day!
Science: Sound and Vibration
We learned about how sounds are made and how we hear. We monitored sound levels around the school, we made our own sounds by turning straws into panpipes. We couldn't believe how low the pitch was on a double bass! Finally we made a string telephone you could really hear other down the corridor!
We produced some amazing journalistic writing this half term. We based our newspaper articles around the ‘real’ version of the Three Little Pigs. First, we retold the fairytale where the pigs fell victim to the Big Bad Wolf and filmed them using the school iPads.
For our Advent unit in RE, we loved having the Year 1 children in our classroom. We each looked after a Year 1 pupil and showed them how to make Christingles. We even taught them about the meaning behind the Christingles. We can’t wait to have them back!
This half term, we looked at how we should take care of our teeth. We brushed our teeth thoroughly and then chewed tablets to show the areas we missed. Take a look at out beautiful smiles!
We also looked at electricity in Science this half term. We experimented in pairs with wires, lightbulbs, batteries and motors to see if we could make a working circuit.
We continued with our ABBA unit, adding playing the glockenspiels to our singing. We learnt how to improvise over the top of the song. Have a look how we got on!
This half term we have been writing some really spooky, scary stories! We've used Tom Fletcher's "The Creakers" to help us create suspense and we absolutely loved reading the rest of the story!
Here are some examples of our own amazing stories:
This half term we have been working on:
Addition with 4 digit numbers
Subtraction with 4 digit numbers
Here is an example of our super problem solving:
We have found teeth really fascinating!
Firstly, we learned all about what happens to our food when we eat it, then we moved on to looking at teeth functions and decay. We will be looking at how we care for our teeth after half term.
We've planned an experiment looking at the effect different drinks have on our teeth (don't worry, we'll use eggs not real teeth.) We can't wait to see the results after half term!
We have loved doing music with Mr Saunderson!
Take a look at 4M giving ABBA a run for their money!
Next half term we are changing how we set homework.
Instead of bringing in your book each week, we will set a project(s) for the whole half term for you to bring in on the final week. The best ones will be displayed in school and all children who have completed their homework will be presented with a certificate as well as learning valuable research and presentation skills.
You can still have your book to practise your spellings and times tables in, but you do not have to it into school each Tuesday.