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Spring 2019

Week beginning 1.4.19
 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up this week.

Focused Writing - The children will be doing an unaided writing assessment to showcase all their amazing writing techniques.

Literacy - We will be continuing to write our alternative chapter to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

D&T - After completing our lamps, we will be evaluating them regarding what we thought went well and what we would do to improve them.

Geography - We will be continuing to further investigate the journey a river takes from source to mouth.

 

4H and 4W to watch the Year 1 play on Wednesday morning and 4C and 4P will be watching it on Thursday morning.

 

Easter Egg Hunt on Friday morning smiley

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  There will be a repeat of the baseline test covering the words the children have learnt this half term so they need to improve on the spelling scores they got at the start of the term.

 

Check the homework tab for the class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  Have a lovely Easter holiday.  See you on 23rd April!

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 25.3.19
 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up.

Focused Writing - We will be doing some narrative writing based on what happens to Veruca Salt in the Nut Room.

Literacy - We will be writing an alternative ending to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

D&T - We will be using what we have learnt in Science regarding electrical circuits to design and make a lamp for the Oompa Loompas to use in the dark fudge room.

Geography - We will be looking at the changes in a river as it travels from its source to its mouth.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  The next set of spellings will be looking at words ending in -sion but this time when the root word ends in d, de or se.

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 18.3.19

Everyone had a fabulous time in York.  All the children were extremely well behaved.  Thank you for your patience in awaiting the return of 4C and 4P on Friday!  Back to normal this week!

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up.

Focused Writing - This week, we are writing a radio advert to persuade people to visit the York Chocolate Story.

Literacy - We will be looking at the features of a recount to that we can write about what we did when we visited the York Chocolate Story.

Science - We will be investigating which materials are conductors of electricity.

Geography - We will be investigating the journey of a river.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  The first test will be on words ending in 'tion'. The next set of spellings will be words ending in -sion.

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

21st MARCH - CLASS 4P's ASSEMBLY - 10:00am in the Junior Hall.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Take a look at what we got up to in York!

Week beginning 11.3.19

 

We are all very excited as we prepare for our trips to York.  4W and 4H are heading off on Monday until Wednesday, then 4C and 4P set off on Wednesday, returning on Friday.  Have another look at the checklist of what to bring to make sure you have remembered everything.  Don't forget to bring a towel and you will need to bring a packed lunch for the first day (packed lunches are provided for the remaining two days).  The forecast isn't looking too good so make sure you have a waterproof coat and warm clothing.  Keep an eye on the website for updates of what we are getting up to.
 

No class homework this week and Maths homework is not due in until 21st March.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings as there will still be a spelling test this week. 

 

Please speak to one of us if you have any queries or concerns about the York trip.

 

This week is also British Science Week.  Take a look at these websites to find out how you could get involved:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue

 

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

 

 

Sharing potions and books with Year 2

Week beginning 04.03.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - This week, we are describing the boat that Mr Wonka uses to sail along the chocolate river.

Literacy - Mr Wonka is a great inventor of unusual sweets and chocolate.  They usually perform a special function.  This week, we will be inventing our own sweet for Mr Wonka to make in his factory.  We will need to give our sweets a name and special function.  We will then write an advert to persuade people to buy it.

Science - We will be constructing circuits and recording them using the correct electrical symbols.

Geography - We will be using maps and compasses to locate places we will be visiting in York.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  The first test will be on words ending in 'ous'. 

 

Check the homework for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

7th MARCH - CLASS 4H ASSEMBLY AND WORLD BOOK DAY - Dress up as your favourite character or come in pyjamas.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

4H's Cocoa Trees in the style of Kandinsky

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Week beginning 25.02.19

 

Welcome back.  We hope you have had a good half term.

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - We will be basing our focused writing this term around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to build on the skills we have been practising in literacy.

Literacy - This week, we will be looking at Chapter 15 (The Chocolate Room) in more detail and building a bank of vocabulary so that we can write out own descriptions of the Chocolate Room using different senses.

Science - Our topic this term is Electricity.  We will start by looking at what an electrical circuit needs to make a bulb light up.  This will also link to our D&T project this half term which is to make a lamp for the Oompa Loompas.

Geography - This half term, we will be studying rivers.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

 

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  The first test will be on words ending in 'sion'.  There will also be a baseline test covering the spelling words we will be looking at this half term.

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 11.02.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - As it is the last week before half term, we will be doing a writing assessment to showcase all the fabulous writing skills we have been practising.

Literacy - We will be looking at some more sentence structure techniques and using them to write another part of the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  This week, we are investigating which materials are most effective for sound-proofing.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  This week, we are finding out more about Ghana.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding 'sion' as a suffix (eg television) along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

CLASS 4C'S CLASS ASSEMBLY ON THURSDAY - 10:00am in the Junior Hall!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 04.02.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Continuing with the Dancing Bear, this week we will be writing a persuasive letter linked to one of the characters in the story.

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  This week, we will be re-telling a section of the story in our own words.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  This week, we are investigating how sounds get fainter when the distance from the sound source increases.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  This week, we are investigating food miles from Ghana to the UK.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding 'ure' as a suffix (eg departure) along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

CLASS 4W'S CLASS ASSEMBLY ON THURSDAY!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 28.01.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Our focused writing will be based around The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo.  This week we are writing a diary from a character's perspective.

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  This week, we will be writing news reports.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  We will be looking at sound waves in relation to volume and pitch.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  We will be finding out about the transportation of cocoa beans (from bean to bar).

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding 'ch' making a 'k' sound (eg scheme) along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab for this week's class and maths homework.  The maths homework will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

 

 

Week beginning 14.01.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Our focused writing will be based around The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo.  This week we are writing a first person account from the point of view of Roxanne in the story.

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  We will be writing a playscript and a persuasive letter.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  We will be carrying out different activities to further investigate how sounds are made and how they travel.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  We will be finding out the type of climate needed to effectively grow cocoa beans.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding -ation to a word to change it from a noun to a verb along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab later in the week for the first pieces of class and maths homework.  The maths homework  will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Week beginning 21.01.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Our focused writing will be based around The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo.  This week we are writing a newspaper report

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  This week, we will be writing a character description.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  We will continue to investigate how sound is made and how it travels using Boomwhackers.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  We will be finding out what the life of a cocoa farmer is like.

 

Remember on Thursday 24th January it is Faith and Culture Day and Friday 25th is the Pantomime so feel free to come to school dressed as a pantomime character!

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding -ly to a word to change it from an adjective to an adverb along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab later in the week for the first pieces of class and maths homework.  The maths homework which will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Click on the photos to see some of the activities we got up to on Faith and Culture Day

Week beginning 14.01.19

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Our focused writing will be based around The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo.  This week we are writing a first person account from the point of view of Roxanne in the story.

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  We will be writing a playscript and a persuasive letter.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  We will be carrying out different activities to further investigate how sounds are made and how they travel.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  We will be finding out the type of climate needed to effectively grow cocoa beans.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week we will be looking at adding -ation to a word to change it from a noun to a verb along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab later in the week for the first pieces of class and maths homework.  The maths homework which will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

4C have been investigating how sounds are made and how they travel from the source to the eardrum.

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Week beginning 07.01.19

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Welcome back.

 

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - Our focused writing will be based around The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo.  The first lesson starts with a character profile of Roxanne's grandfather.

Literacy - Our literacy this term is based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  We will start to look at the character of Willy Wonka this week.

Science - Our topic this term is Sound.  We will start by investigating how sounds are made and how sound travels.

Geography - Our topic is based around chocolate.  Our first lesson looks at where chocolate originates.

 

Please ensure you read for at least 10 minutes every day and record in your organiser.

Remember to keep practising the spellings provided in your spelling homework folder.  This week's homework is looking at words with the prefix 'dis-' along with some words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (these can be found in the back of your organiser). 

 

Check the homework tab later in the week for the first pieces of class and maths homework.  The maths homework which will also give details about what your child has been doing this week and what they will be doing the following week.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team smiley

Click on the link below to read the term's Curriculum newsletter which gives details of the learning which will be taking place this term.
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