Welcome to Year 4
Easter half term homework (due in Friday 20th April)
Your homework for over your Easter break requires you to complete two jobs:
Job 1 links to our PSHE 'staying safe' topic and you will need to do some research using one of the websites listed. Jot down an advice or information the website gives you ready to share when back at school after half term.
Job 2 is to have lots of fun!! There is a grid for you to complete which include most of the dates for Easter telling us what you have been up to. There is also a list of possible exciting ideas you could get up to during your time off.
Try something new! Stay safe! Have fun and don't eat too many Easter eggs !
The Year 4 team
World Book Day whole school homework.
Due date: 16/03/18
Think about a brilliant book that you have read recently. Where did your imagination take you after/whilst reading the book?
Your task is to represent somewhere you have visited while reading. Explain why it was such an amazing adventure.
You can be as creative as you like and represent your work in any way that you choose. Please don’t do your homework in your homework book as some of them will go on a whole school display. There will be a prize for the best one in each class. Enjoy getting creative.
Please see the e-safety tab under 'Our School'.
This week is Green Week so we are looking forward to doing lots of work outdoors. We will be venturing outside for a minibeast hunt as well as teaming up with a KS1 class for more outdoor fun. On Friday, we will be going on a nature walk to Wollaton Park. Remember...Friday is Green Day so make sure you come to school dressed in something green. Our aim is to have a paperless day! We will add photographs of what we have been up to as the week goes on so keep checking the website.
W/C 16th April 2018
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for lots of learning.
This half term our topic work will be about water, continuing with rivers in geography and starting minibeasts in science, literacy and art.
Literacy - we will be looking at the features of non-fiction texts
Maths - refer to your homework
Topic - we will begin categorising animals in science and identifying world rivers in geography.
Remember to keep up your reading at home every week and record it in your organisers.
W/C 26th March 2018
WOW! What a fantastic two weeks we have had! We hope you all had a wonderful time in York, we are all very proud of how well you represented the school and yourselves, well done!
Maths: See your homework for this week's learning.
Literacy: We will be writing persuasive leaflets encouraging other people to visit York
Topic: We will be finishing our work on The River Ouse in geography and making and evaluating our lamps suitable for oompa loompas to use while working in Willy Wonka's factory.
Have a lovely holiday everyone, we look forward to seeing you after the break.
Good luck to 4W and 4C who will be heading off to York this week for their residential trip. They will be visiting the Media Museum, the Castle Museum, York Chocolate Story, the Minster and the Railway Museum. Don't forget to pack your suitcase this weekend! Let's hope the weather improves. Keep your eye on the ticker on the front page of the website...it will keep you updated as to what the children are up to.
Together with Year 6 we designed and made some snow sculptures. We used compact snow to keep our sculptures sturdy, this also meant it would take longer to melt. A few of us found icicles under the benches and used them in our sculptures.
We made predictions of which sculptures will still be there after the weekend and which ones will melt.
Week beginning 26th February 2018
Maths - Refer to your child's maths homework, which will include what your child has been during the week as well as what the folowing week's learning will be.
Literacy - We will continue to be basing our Literacy work around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In Focused Writing, our writing tasks will be linked to The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Topic: In Geography, we will be finding out about the location and features of rivers.
Design and Technology - We will be designing and making a lamp for the Oompa Loompas to use whilst working in the Chocolate Room.
Keep up your reading at home.
Week beginning 12.2.18
Thank you for all your hard work during Enterprise Week. You all worked so hard on preparing and selling your products. Well done!
Maths - Refer to your child's maths homework, which will include what your child has been doing during the week as well as the next week's learning.
Literacy - Poetry linked to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Topic - Thank you for all the amazing pieces of homework linked to our chocolate topic. They were all 'fabulicious'! We will be bringing the Geography element of our chocolate topic to a close next week by finding other interesting facts about Ghana.
Keep up your reading at home, particularly over half term.
Have a great holiday!
Week beginning 05.02.18 - Enterprise Week
Most of our lessons next week will be planning and preparing for selling our enterprise product at the market stall on Thursday afternoon. During Enterprise Week, we will be taking on a range of different roles: product designers, finance managers, production operatives, quality control, marketing and sales managers. We will be carrying out market research, establishing a company name and logo, producing posters to advertise the product as well as designing, making and selling. In Year 4, each class will be decorating cupcakes. We will need to think about an innovative design which can be produced effectively so that people will want to buy them. The aim is to be the class that makes the most profit, so we will need to think about costings and pricing of the product. The winning class gets to choose a charity to which the profit will be donated.
Maths - Refer to your child's maths homework, including this week's learning. Our maths skills will also be needed to work out potential profit from the sales of our enterprise product.
Keep up your reading at home
Week beginning 29.1.18
Maths - Refer to your child's maths homework, including this week's learning
Literacy - Building adventurous vocabulary for description
Topic - Understanding the journey from cocoa bean to chocolate bar in our Geography topic
Keep up your reading at home
Week beginning 22.1.18
Literacy - Playscripts and using dialogue in our writing
Maths - Refer to your child's maths homework, including the week's learning
Topic - Learning about the origins of cocoa beans from Ghana in Geography
Thursday 25th January is Faith and Culture Day. We will be learning about a wide range of religions through exciting activities and a dance workshop. You may dress in your celebration clothes and provide food for us to taste during the afternoon.