Year 4

 

Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4 there is Miss Stephens and Mrs Lacey and our 30 fabulous children! Mrs Sweeney also comes to help our learners grow every Thursday afternoon. I hope you are ready for our Year 4 adventure: we have so many exciting topics, challenges and opportunities ahead of us in the coming months. I am looking forward to working together with you to ensure you have a happy and memorable year. In order to achieve your potential, I ask for two key things from you: always try your best and believe in yourself. Trust me, if you believe in yourself anything is possible. Every day is a new challenge.

Our Curriculum in Year 4

At St. Mary’s we go above and beyond to ensure that the firm foundations of knowledge are put in place in order for our children to achieve their full potential actively, creatively and holistically.

We have built our curriculum so that it is sequential so that children’s learning can build both depth and breadth ; it is purposeful in order to make learning here meaningful for children living in Rothwell whilst being spiritual at all times in order to fit with our Catholic Ethos Statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 4’s Class Page (2020-2021)

Autumn 1 Newsletter: AUT1-Newsletter-2020-2021

Autumn 2 Newsletter: AUT2-Newsletter-2020-202

Spelling Autumn 2 Week 4:

  1. statistican
  2. dietician
  3. electrician
  4. politician
  5. magician
  6. mathematician
  7. technician
  8. beautician
  9. clinician
  10. musician

Special Mentions

Bradley is our Sunshine of the Week this week for his positive attitude to learning and school life. Bradley arrives to school every morning with such enthusiasm and it rubs off on those around him. He shows such determination and persistence to achieve fantastic things every single week. He blows us away with his maths knowledge and his ability to celebrate the success of others before his own. We are very lucky to have such a kind, gentle and caring young man like Bradley in Year 4 with us, never change!

Thomas L is our Rockstar of the Week this week for his consistent dedication to TT Rockstars. Thomas has logged on to TT every single night for last 8 weeks- that really is phenomenal. Since starting his journey with us in Year 4, Thomas has lost 12 seconds off of his average speed and this increases each week. Thomas is the perfect role model for the rest of his friends and we are so so proud of him and all of his efforts. Keep up all of your hard work Thomas, it does not go unnoticed.

Terrific Teeth!

Today in Science we have continued our journey of our topic Animals including Humans. We have been learning all about our teeth and how important they are. We explored our mouths and found we had 4 (sometimes 5) different types of teeth- Canines, Molars, Premolars, Incisors and Wisdom Teeth. We discussed their functions and where they were located in our mouths. We then used mini marshmallows and a mouth to build our own mouth and teeth and we labelled it to show our newly learnt knowledge. We had a fantastic time!

Special Mentions:

This weeks Rockstar of the weeks goes to our lovely Maya! Maya has been working so hard over the past months to get her average speed down and has shown such dedication to her timetables. Maya has managed to lose a whole 16 seconds off of her average speed and now has an average speed of 2.26 seconds- That is absolutely fantastic!! She continues to show a mature and dedicated approach to everything she does not just in Maths but in every single lesson and we could not be any prouder of her if we tried. Well done Maya our little super star!!!

This weeks sunshine is our amazing Xanthe! Xanthe is another child who defines the word sunshine. She comes to school every single day with a smile on her face that brightens up the whole classroom. We are so lucky to have a little girl like Xanthe that shows such maturity and determination in everything she does. She is another child in Year 4 , that is an advocate for kindness. Xanthe goes above and beyond to ensure that her friends are happy and feel appreciated and at such a young age these are fantastic qualities to have. Well done Xanthe- you make Mrs Lacey and I so proud.

Our Rockstars!

 

A huge congratulations to Maxwell, Henry and Xavier on their success in last week’s TT Rockstar’s ‘Rock Battle’. All three boys placed in the top 10 in the whole school- this week they received their certificates to mark the special occasion and their fantastic achievements. Well done boys we are so proud of you and from your faces I can tell you’re all really proud of yourselves too!

 

Spelling Autumn 2 Week 3: Words with a /shuhn/ sound, spelt with ‘tion’

  1. invention
  2. injection
  3. action
  4. question
  5. mention
  6. attraction
  7. translation
  8. devotion
  9. position 
  10. solution

Marvellous Maths

Today in Maths we have been learning all about the word perimeter. We discovered that the word perimeter means the length around a closed 2D shape. We had so much fun working in small groups finding the perimeters of different 2D shapes, we used string to measure the perimeter and then we measured the string against metre rulers. We are now professionals at finding the perimeter of any 2D shape!

Treat Time!

Today (13/11/20) we celebrated winning golden time! Last week we had 27 out of 29 children on gold – more than any other class in the school! We spent the afternoon at the ‘cinema’, we watched Incredibles 2 and Miss Stephens treated us to  hot chocolate and biscuits- WE LOVED IT! We can’t wait to win Golden Time again!

 

 

Special Mentions:

Sunshine and Rockstar of the Week

A huge well done to our lovely, kind and very funny Sunshine of the Week James. James is such a kind, caring and loveable child that brightens all of our days by just being in the classroom. He tries his hardest to keep our spirits high and provides us with so much laughter every single day. James creates such a lovely, fun and exciting atmosphere within our classroom and we feel so privileged to have him in our class. He is the definition of the word ‘sunshine’ and we are so proud of him!

This week’s Rockstar of the Week is our lovely, funny and energetic Mason! Mason has shown such dedication to his timetables since he began his time with us in Year 4 and continues to grow in confidence. It is so lovely to see Mason believe in his own ability and continuously aim to do his best even if sometimes he finds them a little tricky. Keep up all of that hard work Mason, we are so proud of you!!

The Human Digestive System

We have had so much fun in Science today learning all about the digestive system. We constructed our very own human digestive system using crackers and bananas (the food), orange juice (the stomach acid), water (saliva), a plastic sandwich bag (the stomach), a pair of tights (the small intestine) and a paper cup (the anus). The children were able to give a detailed description of what is meant by the term ‘digestive system’ and what happens to our food once it has been eaten. The photos Mrs Lacey has taken are just brilliant and show just how much of a fantastic time we are having together in Year 4- long may it continue.

Maths Week!

Year 4 have made a fantastic start to ‘Maths Week 2020’! We have been learning all about famous mathematicians, our mathematician of the day today is Ada Lovelace. We have also been competing in the TT Rockstar’s competition and Maxwell is top of the leader board for the whole school!! We are determined to get into the top 100 in the Country!!

 

 

Special Mentions:

This week our ‘Rockstar of the Week’ goes to the lovely Joe! Joe has worked super hard since starting his journey with us in Year 4. He has shown such determination and dedication inside and outside of school towards TT Rockstars and he continues to blow us all away with his fluency and confidence. Joe is a fantastic role model to the rest of the children in Year 4. Keep up the good work Joe, we are very proud of you!!

Our ‘Sunshine of the Week this week is Eddi. Eddi is one of the most kind, gentle and polite little girls we know. Our motto in Year 4 is ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind’ and Eddi is the perfect advocate for that. She is always there to offer a helping hand or a few words of kindness and encouragement to whoever may need it and we feel very lucky to have her! Keep up the fantastic work Eddi, we are super proud of you!!

 

100 Word Challenge and the MYSTERY box!

This week in Year 4, we have begun our journey of the 100 Word Challenge. We are learning all about what the challenge is and how we are going to complete it. Year 4 found a mysterious box in their classroom and we have no idea of the contents! We have used our own thoughts and feelings of the unknown and mystery to talk about suspense. We have brainstormed how it is created and discussed using our senses to create suspense! We have had so much fun and can’t wait to continue with our challenge!

 

 

Spelling Autumn 2 Week 1:

  1. expansion
  2. extension
  3. comprehension
  4. tension
  5. corrosion
  6. supervision
  7. fusion
  8. conclusion
  9. persuasion
  10. suspension

Choral Singing:

 

This week we have come back together as a whole class for our choral singing lessons with Miss Kitson and we have loved it! We have begun learning songs for Christmas and we cannot wait to show you all!

 

 

Slumber Day!

On the last day of half term we celebrated our love of reading with a slumber day! We had a wonderful day of reading and poetry and what fun we had! After break time we returned to class to find a crime scene and it was our job to use the clues to find out who had broken Miss Stephens’ photo frame. After lots of exciting discussion we found out it was Macavity the Mystery Cat! We read a poem all about him and then learned the poem ‘Macavity the Mystery Cat’ off by heart and performed it using actions and our greatest performance voices. We then wrote a review of our chosen non-fiction books that we had chosen from the school library. On the last week of term, we began reading ‘The Worst Witch’ and we loved it! During slumber day we were able to finish the book and create fantastic front covers to decorate our classroom door. We had such a wonderful last day of a very successful half term and we were all ready for a  well deserved break!

Special Mentions:

Well done to the lovely Iona who is this weeks ‘Sunshine of the Week’. Each day Iona arrives to school with a positive and mature attitude to learning and a lovely warm smile on her face. Iona goes above and beyond to help in class and has made Miss Stephens feel so welcome in Rothwell St Marys. Iona is such a lovely little girl with such passion and enthusiasm towards everything she does. We are very proud of you Iona.

Well done to the very funny and hardworking ‘Rockstar of the Week’ Maxwell. Maxwell shows such enthusiasm and passion towards his Time-Tables and always gives 100% during our rock battles in class. Maxwell has shown such determination with becoming fluent with his Times-Tables and now has an average time of 2.55 seconds- that is just phenomenal, and we are all so proud of him. He is another child that brings such warmth and enthusiasm to our classroom.  Well done Maxwell.

School Council:

Well done to all of the children in Year 4 that put themselves forward for school council, the speeches and posters you presented were fantastic.  

Today the elections took place and after each child had presented their ‘campaign’ to their classmates, the children had to vote for who they would like as their school council representatives. After a fair vote George and Odre were chosen as our representatives. I am sure they will do a fantastic job and we cannot wait to see them shine!

 

 

Creative Assessment: Science

This week we have been collating all of our learning from this half term on our science topic ‘Electricity‘, the children have blown me away with their retention of knowledge! On Tuesday the children created a ‘Did you know?’ poster to tell the children in Year 3 the important things we have learnt about electricity- the children showcased their knowledge of switches, conductors and insulators, complete circuits and electrical appliances. Their finished pieces are just fantastic! 

 

 

Special Mentions

This week our Rockstar of the Week goes to the very hardworking and lovely Abigail. Every single week Abigail tackles her timetables with such resilience and determination and is going above and beyond to ensure she knows as many timetables as she possible can- she has been on TT Rockstar’s every single night for the past 4 weeks!! What an achievement. Abigail is becoming more and more confident and is a superstar for her team during our rock battles in class! Well done Abigail you are amazing!

The lovely, kind, and polite Isabelle is Miss Stephens’ Sunshine of the Week this week. Isabelle is one of Miss Stephens ‘always children’, she is always doing the right thing and is one of the politest and kindest children Miss Stephens and Mrs Lacey have ever met. Isabelle brings such positivity to our classroom and is always the first to cheer on her friends for their achievements and encourage those who might need it. Isabelle is a pleasure to have in Year 4 and we truly are so lucky to have her. Well done Isabelle!

 

Congratulations!

Well done to Ava, Henry, George, James H, Florence and James B who have all been awarded with pen over the last 7 weeks! They have all been working super hard to ensure their handwriting is beautiful and I know they are very pleased to be joining some of their friends on pen. A huge well done you superstars! Miss Stephens is very proud of you all.

 

Hope

This week Koen, Maxwell, Bradley and Eddi lead our collective worship, they chose the theme ‘hope’. We spent time calmly reflecting on what hope means and how hope may have different meaning for different people. Koen, Maxwell, Bradley and Eddi shared the things they were hopeful for in their lives and then asked their friends to share their thoughts too. Maxwell and Eddi then shared some inspiring quotes about hope and we discussed what the quote might mean. Thank you children for your lovely, mature and thoughtful collective worship.

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

Special Mentions

This weeks ‘Sunshine of the Week‘ goes to our lovely Charlie. Charlie is such a kind, caring and hard working boy who comes to school with such a grown up and enthusiastic attitude to learning. We have been so proud of Charlie’s resilience so far in Year 4 and he makes Me and Mrs Lacey smile every single day!

This weeks ‘Rockstar of the Week‘ goes to the very hardworking Max! Max has shown such enthusiasm, hard work and dedication to his times tables ever since start in Year 4! He has managed to lose 7 seconds off of his time, that is just fantastic Max! Well done, you should be so proud of yourself!

 

What a fantastic week we have had in Year 4 ! Miss Stephens has been overwhelmed with all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into the children’s work. They all continue to make myself and Mrs Lacey proud! A huge well done to the 18 children that achieved their triple P (Perfectly Published Piece) today, what a fantastic achievement.  

Marvellous Maths 

Year 4 have had so much fun learning all about the number 25 during one of our maths lesson this week! The children began by sharing all the facts they could think of about our special number 25– they thought of 18 different things! The children then used base 10 to help them counting in 25s, the children were able to spot the pattern and continue counting in 25s! Maxwell reached the number 1525! Well done Year 4 for trying so hard!

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

Collective worship

The theme of this weeks collective worship was our virtue of the week ‘Thankfulness’. Joe, Maya, Eliza and Max planned and delivered our collective worship and they did such a brilliant job! We explored the meaning of thankfulness and had time to reflect calmly and peacefully on what we are thankful for in our lives. The children shared with each other what they were thankful for and how they could show their thanks. Going forth the children have been asked to thank those who care for them at home for all the things they have done for them.

 

The Lost Words

This week we have spent time observing our chosen Lost Words nature object. We have also begun writing our very own Lost Words poem and we continue to be inspired by MacFarlane and his work. In art this week we sketched our chosen nature object, we carefully studied each part of the object and looked at the fine details. Once we had sketched our objects we then added water colours to bring our drawings to life. The children took such care picking the colours and the techniques they would use represent their object, Miss Stephens was blown away. 

Special Mentions

‘Rockstar of the Week’

This weeks ‘Rockstar of the Week’ is James B! James has tried so hard with his timetables not just this week but every week since joining Year 4! He shows such enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoys helping others who may need that little bit of support on TT Rockstars. James is a role model to his friends in Year 4 and he should be very proud of himself.

‘Miss Stephens’ Sunshine of the Week’

This weeks sunshine of the week is Odre, Odre could be given this award every single week. She is such a kind, polite, gentle and happy little girl that brings such love and warmth to our classroom. Odre is ALWAYS doing the right thing and trying her best to encourage others to do the same too. She is a shining star and we are so lucky to have someone like her with us in Year 4, everybody definitely needs a friend/someone like Odre in their life!

Our Journey through the Lost Words

This week in Year 4 we began our magical journey through the ‘Lost Words’ (a poetry book written by Robert MacFarlane). The children learnt that the Lost Words were poems written about an object from nature or an animal, the words were chosen after been omitted from the children’s dictionary as they were not used enough in children’s writing. Inspired by MacFarlane’s work the children in pairs wrote their own poem based on one of the ‘Lost Words’. Next week, the children will be writing their very own poem based on an object from nature that inspires them. In order to emerge the children in their writing, we went on an Autumnal walk around the school grounds, we had so much fun looking for an object that we were inspire by. The children found horse chestnut, elderberry, fern leaves, acorns and much more! The children cannot wait to write, draw and paint about their chosen object.

 

 

Styling the Stone Age

This week in Year 4 we have been very creative!! We spent time learning all about the different types of clothing worn in the Stone Age. Together we explored where the clothing came from, the purpose of the clothing, the materials used and how the clothing was made. We discussed the importance of animals for food, clothing and even jewellery! The children then designed and made their very own Stone Age costume, they took such care in carefully planning which material they would use, how they would join the material chosen together and what they wanted their clothing to look like. The finished products are FANTASTIC! The children should be so proud of all their hard work and dedication to this task, their sewing skills blew me away and I am sure anyone from the Stone Age would be overjoyed with what they have created.

 

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

 

 

Special Mentions

A huge well done to our ‘Rockstar of the Week’ George! George’s continued dedication to TT Rockstar’s has not got unnoticed, he continues to try his hardest and shows such resilience with the timetables he might find a little more tricky. He has a fantastic attitude to learning and should be very proud of all his hard work. Well done George.

Another special mention this week goes to ‘Miss Stephens’ Sunshine of the Week’ Ava! Ava comes to school everyday with a fantastic attitude to learning and with a lovely smile on her face. Ava’s loving, caring and polite personality fills our classroom with such warmth. Her confidence and independence continues to improve each week and we are so proud of her. Keep up the good work Ava!

 

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

Our continued journey through electrical circuits!

Today in Year 4 we continued our Science enquiry into electricity, in particular electrical circuits.  We explored the different symbols used in a drawing of an electrical circuit and explored what a ‘complete circuit’ meant to us. We made predictions on different circuits and whether they would successfully light up our lightbulb or not, the children were confident in their answers and could explain their answers scientifically!  After making our predictions we then tested them out by creating each of the circuits, we had so much fun and loved testing out the circuits using all the different components!

 

 

 

Special Mentions: 

A special mention this week goes to our ‘Rock Star of the Week’ Zavier! He continues to WOW us with his dedication to learning his timetables and his passion at being such a maths whizz! Well done Zavier. (11/9/20)

A big well done this week goes to our ‘Rock Star of the Week’ Xanthe! She has been practicing so hard at home on TT Rockstars and always helps anyone who is finding their timetables tricky, thank you for being so kind Xanthe. (18/9/20)

A special mention this week also goes to ‘Miss Stephens’ Sunshine of the Week’ Henry! Henry is someone who is always doing the right thing and is such a kind, polite boy and a credit to his Mum and Dad! You are such a lovely member of our class. Well done Henry! (18/9/20)

Electrical circuits

Today in Year 4 we looked deeper into our Science topic this half term of ‘Electricity’. We spoke about the different things we would like to find out about electricity and the things we already know (Miss Stephens was very impressed!). The children were introduced to currents and all made predictions on what they thought would happen in our mini experiment with our ‘energy stick’. We then went outside and had lots of fun making our own complete circuit by touching different body parts with our energy stick. We experimented what would happen if one of us left the circle, this prompted discussion on what is meant by the term ‘a broken circuit’. The children loved experimenting and playing around safely with electricity! It is so lovely to see them all so enthusiastic about Science!

 

 

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

Stone Age cave painting:

This week Year 4 have explored further into life in The Stone Age and have spent time studying a number of different sources. We looked in depth at Stone Age paintings that have been discovered over the years in France, Spain and Argentina. We discussed the similarities and differences and explained which cave was our favourite and why. We looked in depth which colours were used in each cave and spoke about how the different paintings may of been created. We then created our very own Stone Age cave paintings, the children produced the most beautiful work!

Dot Day

Today in school we celebrated ‘Dot Day’, we came to school dressed in dots and became artists for the day. In Year 4 we began by reading the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H.Reynolds, we discussed the importance of believing in ourselves, our abilities and having resilience to never give up. Throughout the day we took part in lots of exciting activities, we designed our own dot, created our own story from just one simple black dot, tackled lots of tricky dot-to-dots and even made our own Year 4 Rothwell St Mary’s badge using our finger prints and paint as dots. We spoke about the importance of being unique and how everyone has different ideas of what ‘art’ means to them. We have had so much fun and the children can not wait to tell you all about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling lists:

Spelling tests will take place every Thursday Morning.

Please make sure your child is practising them as much as they can at home. 

PSHE: How Year 4 feel about their return to school

The children have made a fantastic start to their time in Year 4. We have spent time discussing how we all feel about being back to school after being at home for so long. We spoke about the different worries we might have and the positive feelings we felt about all being back together again, the children then created their own thought cloud to record exactly how they were feeling to be in school.

Your entrance into school September 2020:

 

Year 4 Class 2019-2020

Spring Term

The children started our Jesus the Saviour topic in RE by looking at Bible quotes to decide whether they showed evidence of Jesus being truly human or truly God. Year four were able to pick out key examples and could justify their answers. They should be proud of their really mature responses.

A super start back to Spring 2 by year four making  improper fractions and mixed numbers by using base ten blocks and unifix. The children then drew part whole models in their book to show their understanding.

The children have had an excellent first week back at school! They made a great start to our History topic ‘Boudicca’s Rebellion’ by placing key events about the Romans on the timeline. We were very impressed with them applying their numberline skills from Maths to the timelines to help them place both BC and AD events!

Autumn Term

In Science the children worked in groups to create their own food chains. They did a brilliant job learning and applying all the new scientific vocabulary to label their food chains!

1960s Theme Week! 

Year 4 worked so hard all week to create some incredible pieces of art, music and dance as well as diving into the history of the 1960s! They should be so proud of the high quality work they produced!

The children looked fantastic in their fancy dress! Everyone had made so much effort!

 

History

We placed important events from the 1960s on a timeline to practise our chronology skills and learn some key facts about the decade.

We combined music and history to study some artefacts and sources from the 1960s. The children practised their enquiry skills asking questions about each item. We had a lot of fun exploring the record player and comparing it to how we listen to music today!

Music and Dance

The children took inspiration from Yellow Submarine by the Beatles and created their own lyrics. The children showed great teamwork thinking about how many syllables each line had and whether their words would fit the melody. The performances were super!
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We also took part in two very exciting workshops. On Thursday we learnt a 1960s dance to Let’s Twist Again learning key moves from the 1960s era. On Friday we took part in a samba drumming workshop. We were so impressed with how quickly the children picked up the rhythms and managed to perform a piece in 3 parts!

Art and Design 

After a study of 60s patterns and colours, the children used their knowledge to design either a wallpaper pattern or an outfit. Each child had to think carefully about the functionality and purpose of their design and evaluate the work they had produced.

 

Year 4 have been thinking about the importance of promises in RE looking at the story of Zechariah and reflecting on how he showed trust in God. The children made posters depicting key parts of the story and then practised their presentation skills retelling the story and explaining the key messages in groups.

 

The children have done some fantastic work during our Mavellous Maps topic in Geography. They built up their geographical skills over the half term learning about compass directions, grid references, coordinates and different types of maps. Working in pairs, they drew their own maps complete with OS symbols (plus a few of their own!) and grid references.

Building further on these skills, Year 4 really impressed their teachers with their use of string and maps of the local area to measure distances. A challenging and sometimes fiddly geographical technique, which the children showed their understanding of by writing how to guides.

Year 4 have been absolutely brilliant this week during their DT and PSHE food project! The children had to design a healthy and sustainable meal that included all the food groups as well as considering whether their products were plastic free, local, seasonal, fair trade and had high levels of animal welfare. On Monday the children began to research each of these issues and why they are important for our environment and the wellbeing of those producing our food. On Tuesday they planned which food items they would choose against our sustainability and healthy food points system and planned how they would cook them. Wednesday morning, we went to Morrison’s to buy the food, carefully filling in their project packs as we went around the supermarket. Then on Thursday, we cooked our meals. The children did a brilliant job of preparing the food and cleaning up after themselves. Many of the children tried food they were unsure of or had never tried before showing an excellent attitude! The children should be so proud of their hard work and the amount of careful research and thought that went into their projects!

 Inspired by the beautiful nature themed artwork and wonderful poems in ‘The Lost Words’ the children created some beautiful watercolour paintings and acrostic poems based on their favourite plants and animals.

 

Year 4 came back to school with a brilliant attitude to learning this week!

We started our work looking at ‘The Lost Words’ poetry book with a nature words treasure hunt. The children did a fantastic job reading and interpreting some really high level language in the poems and writing some wonderfully descriptive nature poems of their own!

 

 

 

 

Year 4 2018 2019

Spring Term

 

All the children in Year 4 should be really proud of their fantastic writing during theme week!

Lots of the children brought in underwater creatures they had made from recyclable materials they found at home. The creativity the children showed was very impressive! We had everything from jelly fish made from shower-caps to water bottle fish, and even a mini aquarium in a jar. The sea creatures helped to make our theme week classroom even more exciting!

We explored some of the more unusual under water creatures and wrote descriptive love poems to them.

 

The children wrote some wonderful narratives from the perspective of a sea creature. They thought really carefully about the descriptions of the under water setting and the various dangers sea life face. All children did a fantastic job editing their work to make it even better!

 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. To show their commitment to this important time in the church’s year, each child in Year 4 made a Lenten promise. They added these to a stain glass window display in our classroom, as a daily reminder of the special promise they have made.

 

 

 

 

 

The children created some beautiful pages for their picture book project! We have been looking at picture books with a strong moral message in English this week. The children have planned their own books with a message to create over this whole spring term. In this particular piece the children were challenged to look at man made and environmental patterns and incorporate them into their designs. The results were brilliant!

 

What a fantastic first week back! The children began the week with their Mindmate and PSHE work. The start of a new year brings the opportunity to set a goal for the coming year. But the children didn’t forget to reflect on all the amazing accomplishments that have made them who they are today! Year 4 looked back on all their fantastic achievements from 2018 and wrote about them around the trunk on their trees. They then wrote their goal for 2019 on the leaves. These beautiful trees will be displayed in our classroom this term!

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term

We’ve been using Maths equipment in our Maths lessons on multiplication. This has helped us understand and explore what our multiplication statements really mean. We have been using the language of ‘groups of’ to make multiplication and division statements about our 6, 7, and 9 times tables!

 

The children have made some excellent Winter crafts to add to our The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe themed classroom including; snow ball garlands, woodland creatures, 3D trees and paper icicles!

 

We have started a new topic of SOUND in Science this half term.

We used our scientific skills to make predictions about the different types of sounds we would hear in various areas of school. Then we took a walk around school to see which areas were the loudest and explore the different sounds we could hear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Long Term Curriculum Plan: Year 4 LTP 2020

Autumn 1:

Our RE topic is:Trust in God

 

Our class topic is: The Environment 

 

Half RE Term Planning: RE Y4 Autumn 2 (1)

 

Half Term Planning: Autumn 2 MTP

 
 

 

Year 4 Class 2019-2020

Dividing using Bus Stop Method 

Multiplying using Column Method

Multiplying using Grid Method

Adding Mixed Fractions

Want a challenge? This video also shows converting mixed fractions to improper fractions.

Subtracting Fractions

Adding Fractions has never been simpler!

How do I subtract using column subtraction? Watch this to find out.

How do I add using column method with carrying? Watch this to find out.

Helping at Home

End of year expectations:

To support parents in knowing what is expected of Year 4 pupils at the end of the year, we have put links below to documents which detail in child speak. These are here as an aid to support and give guidance only.

Band 4 Pupil – Maths – Number

Band 4 Pupil – Maths – Other

Band 4 Pupil – Reading, Spoken Language

Band 4 Pupil – Science

Band 4 Pupil – Writing

Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.

Rothwell St Mary’s Calculation Policy

Progression in number facts

Parents’ Information Evening Nov 18

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