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.
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!
Year 4 are now very busy learning all about different the different poetic features used in poetry. The children wrote their own small poem this week using a range of different descriptive devices.
Year 4 have now moved from learning all about a written method for multiplication to written division. The class are learning all about the bus stop method.
Year 4 are now onto their new science unit named ‘Animals including humans’. The class have already investigated different food chains and are now beginning to investigate the digestive system!
What a busy first half term we have had! The children have made great steps in their learning over these past 7 weeks and I am very proud of them. We have now written our own newspapers and a wanted poster all based on our class book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children have published their newspapers so look out for them in the office area.
At the end of last week, Year 4 (along with the other years) took part in a Children in Need Ramble! We took the children off to Pocket Park and raised some money for charity. Well done and thank you for your donations.