Year 4 Blog

Our Ancient Egypt Museum – Friday 9th February 2018

Today we welcomed in our parents to see the culmination of our work this half term about Ancient Egypt. We shared or artistic creations, such as our Egyptian Jewelry, Death Masks, and Amulets, as well as teaching our parents how to write in hieroglyphics. There was also a visit from our very own Mummy!
After our parents explored the exhibits it was their time to participate. Arshan taught the parents a maths lesson, while Safiya, Declan, Mahdiat and Gabriel shared some of their written work. Finally we ended the session with a mummification challenge where we all tried to mummify our parents the best.
It was a fantastic afternoon and we would like to thank all the parents who came.

  

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Spring Term PE – Wednesday 3rd January 2018

This term children will be learning how to play small sided games of Football and Netball, which aim to give a clear understanding of how these sports are played. Additionally children will be learning how to develop routines during Gymnastics. Our PE lessons have changed days this term so PE kits are needed in school on a Tuesday and a Thursday. A good PE kit should include a Winyates PE t-shirt (available from total clothing for only £5) or plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts or tracksuit trousers and a black or blue jacket/jumper. Earrings should also be removed on PE days and long hair should be tied up. Finally trainers need to be in PE kits as we will be going outside for some of our lessons and it may be good to include spare socks in case they get wet.

End of the Autumn Term – Wednesday 20th December 2017

The Monkey class have had an  exceptional start to Year 4 and I would like to thank every child and parent for their wonderful support so far this year. We have finished the year on a high with opportunities to have fun in our learning and building the initial steps for the next term and beyond. It was fantastic seeing everybody on Friday afternoon and the children were all excited about sharing the day with you.

There will be a small amount of homework over the festive period and it will give the children a real boost for next year if you continue to read regularly with them.

From Mrs Corleys and myself, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I look forward to seeing more of you in 2018.

The Illustrators Takeover – Friday 1st December 2017

This afternoon Year 4 took part in the Illustrators Takeoever Show. The show was hosted by Puffin Virtually Live and we tuned in online with schools nationwide.

During the show we learnt lots of fascinating illustrating tips from Jeff Kinney (author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Adam Hargreaves (author of the Dr Men books), Nadia Shereen (Bumblebear author), Ali-A and finally Malala (the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of Malala’s magic Penicil).

We learnt how just by adding a few lines we could really transform the expression of our characters, as well as how to draw Dr Twelfth.

Welcome to Year 4! – Thursday 7th September 2017

The Monkey class have made a fantastic start to Year 4 and they are all engaged in their learning. Everyone has shown a willingness to take on new concepts and push themselves in their learning.

During our first half term we will be learning the following:
Mathematics – we are learning about place value, working on four digit numbers.
Literacy – we are learning about writing a letter and a story based on the Vikings.
Topic – Vikings.
Science – we will be learning about electricity and discovering how it works and the effect it has on us.
There is a lot more that we will be learning about and if you wish to know more, please visit the school website in the coming days.