Welcome to Amethyst Class
Hello and welcome to Year 4. This year our teacher is Miss Scott. We love learning and like to do our very best work every day.
This week, Year 4 have been working super hard on their sketching skills. They have been learning how to draw an eye and create a reflection within it. I am super proud of them, their drawings are wonderful.
Yesterday in science, Year 4 had the chance to make their own telephones. They had to investigate how they worked and understand how the sound traveled to their ears. Have a look at the photos below.
Today, Year 4 had some furry visitors! In English, we are learning all about the book 'Pugs of the Frozen North' so we thought it would be a good idea to arrange some lovely pugs to come and see the class. The children (and teachers!) had great fun and now the children will be writing their very own pug fact-files!
Today, Year 4 finished their science 'egg-speriment' and were amazed by the results. We found out that the coke, fanta and vinegar destroyed the eggs shells. We concluded that these liquids would affect our teeth in a similar way if we didn't look after them! Their reactions were great!
Year 4 have been busy scientists this week. We have been learning about our teeth and how to keep them healthy. We are performing a whole class experiment on how sugar can affect our teeth. Instead of using our teeth, we are using eggs! We have placed the eggs in five different liquids and we will see which liquid has the worst affect on the egg. Watch this space for the 'reaction' photos on Monday!
Today, Year 4 worked in small groups to create their own digestive system. They used a range of household objects to mimic the actions of food being digested. The children had great fun
Year 4 have recently been learning all about the animal world. We worked as a class to create our own classification key using some of the children in the class. The children then worked on creating their very own keys all about vertebrates and invertebrates.
Year 4 have had a super busy first half term. The class have been enjoying their class text 'The Iron Man', and have produced some wonderful work based on this. The class have also been super busy in their maths lessons and have now secured their understanding of addition and subtraction. Next term, they will be moving onto multiplication and division!
Recently, Year 4 took part in their autumn DLPT sports event. The class showed wonderful sportsmanship and had a great day.
Welcome back to another school year! Over the first few weeks, we have all been super busy getting to know our new teacher and finding all about what fun activities are planned for Year 4. Please ensure you have a look at our Curriculum Newsletter for an overview of the upcoming term (find this in the link below).
Year 4 had a super busy creative week. They got to know their new teacher, had fun sharing their summer stories and were very creative with their art. We created our very own 'Birch Tree' art in the style of Monet.
This half term, Year 4 have been very busy (as always). Have a read below.
This term, our topic is based on the continent of South America! The children are lucky enough to have their own walk in rainforest!
The children will be studying several topics over the next term, beginning with ‘Stories from different cultures’. The children will be exploring stories from different countries and cultures and will be creating their own descriptive work from these.
Year 4 will also be writing their very own journals based on the book, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. They will get into the role of the character who faces difficult decisions.
In Year 4, we will again start the term by looking into fractions. We have investigated equivalent fractions and will soon be moving on to finding fractions of given numbers. The children will also be revising their written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will use tens frames to help with their counting.
In the ICE zone, the children have been learning all about Ordnance survey maps! They now know a range of symbols and this week were able to apply their learning whilst on a local walk! Have a look at the photos below!
February 2018 - Art day with Mr Cornell
Today, Year 4 worked with our resident artist, Mr Cornell. They learnt how to create collagraphs and use them to print with, the results were amazing. The class were also introduced to the computer programme 'Sculptris', this is a virtual sculpting software program, with a primary focus on the concept of modelling clay. The children were able to manipulate the software to gain some brilliant results.
Please see the photos below!
Welcome back to a new school term, I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. Have a look below for a quick overview of what we are up to this term.
In English, the children will be studying several topics over the next term, beginning with ‘Stories set in imaginary worlds’. The children will be exploring worlds with fantasy settings and writing their own stories based in a world that they will create!
In Maths, we will start the term by looking into fractions. We have investigated equivalent fractions and will soon be moving on to finding fractions of given numbers. The children will also revisit the four written methods and begin to use them to solve tricky ratio, scaling and number problems.
To begin with in Science, Year 4 are going to be learning all about Sound. They are going to be learning all about how sound is produced and how we hear! The children will investigate what the inner ear looks like and also have the chance to make their own telephones!
Our topic this term is all based on the ‘Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings’. The children will be immersed in the ICE zone with a Anglo Saxon house and a Viking longboat. On the 23rd January, we are opening up our ICE zone for the afternoon. If you would like to come along and work with your child (ren), then please pop into the office for a letter!