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Welcome back everyone after what we hope was a relaxing Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had the best possible Christmas and that the children are looking forward to getting stuck into their learning again this year!
The Year 4 Team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences as we focus heavily on our times tables ready for our multiplication check this Summer.
The daily completion of reading diaries are still expected to a high standard. We also need to continue to use the ‘Reading Eggspress’ online resource on a consistent basis to improve our reading and comprehension skills. MyMaths and Purple Mash activities set weekly are also expected to be completed. If you are having problems accessing this at home, please inform your class teacher. We would encourage you to listen to your child read and ask them questions based on what they have read to ensure understanding.
Phonics will continue to be taught daily in school. Your child will have a set of spellings given out each week that match the spelling pattern that is taught. As always, it’s expected that they return this sheet as evidence that they have practised. In addition to this, the children will also have their Rising Star spellings that are given out weekly, they are stuck in their reading diaries so that they can be read/spelt each night after reading.
PE days are as follows:
Monday & Tuesday – Soccer 2000 – Games Outdoor kit required
(Please remember to have your outdoor PE kit consisting of: plain black jogging bottoms, plain white t-shirt and white pumps or plain black trainers only.)
Also a reminder that no jewellery can be worn during PE lessons.
We look forward to seeing you all again ready for learning!
Mrs Bains Miss Jackson Miss Cronin
We have really enjoyed having a professional cricket coach in Year 4 this term. We have learnt many skills that are needed for cricket. Most of all we have enjoyed working together as one big team!
In Science, Year 4 we have been exploring how materials can change state. We can describe the particles and how they move in a solid, liquid and a gas.
We've had lots of fun melting chocolate into a liquid and then reversing it back into a solid!
During our Science week, Year 4 focussed on human digestion. We explored the names and functions of the parts of the body involved in digestion but we needed to really understand how it worked . . . so we recreated our digestive systems using equipment found in most people’s houses. It was great, smelly, but great! Ask your child how digestions works and be prepared for all of the fascinating facts and delicious smell descriptions.
The Vikings are coming! We spent the day as Anglo-Saxon families preparing our food, sharpening our weapons and creating our clothes. During the afternoon we practised our warfare ready to defend our land from those vicious Viking invaders. We all had a great time and learned lots about Anglo-Saxon Britain and even used artefacts made by actual Anglo-Saxons all those years ago.
We had a glorious day learning about many animals and their habitats. After lunch we went exploring the farm land and found a wonderful adventure playground where we developed our climbing skills.
On Friday the 25th of May, Year 4 went for a visit to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. We visited around five different galleries in the museum as well as the Science Garden outside. As part of our visit we were able to see the wonderful animals and fossils in the Amazing Animals gallery and we also had a fantastic Amazing Animals workshop led by Rachel. In this workshop the children were able to touch and stroke various stuffed animals and see other fossils. At the end of the workshop we were able to classify the animals which linked to our learning in Science this term. All of the children agreed that it made for a wonderful day which really reinforced a lot of our learning in Science this year.