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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Together we love, learn and grow with Jesus.

Our Gospel Values for this half term are Learned and Wise.

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Reminders

Homework Diary: Everyday

Reading Book: Everyday

PE Kit: Thursday

Swimming Kit: Tuesday

Homework Books: are sent out weekly on a Friday with Maths and English homework and must be returned the following Tuesday, at the latest.

Topic Project homework: Journey Through Europe (see details in Brain Builder books)

 

Our Topic for Spring Term is...

Journey Through Europe: Climate and Culture 

 

  • What do you already know about Europe?
  • Can you name any European landmarks?
  • How many countries can you name in Europe?
  • Why may people choose to live in one country or city in Europe over another?
  • What are some of the causes of migration?
  • How do countries in Europe differ in terms of population, landscape, culture, and climate?

 

Spring Term Class Information Sheet - Year 4

Please take a look below to see what Year 4 have been learning about...

 

As part of their Journey Through Europe topic, Year 4 visited Cadbury's World. The class had an educational talk 'From Bean to Bar'. This interactive talk taught the children about the origins of the ingredients used in the factory, the process from cocoa bean to a chocolate bar and health and safety in the factory.

 

 

 

Year 4 created a list of questions for British adventurer, author, and blogger Alastair Humphreys. He answered their questions about his book series 'The Boy Who Biked the World' and his travels around Europe on his YouTube channel. Please follow the link below to see what Year 4 asked him and how he responded! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHqEqLZ0jsA

       

 

 

As part of their new Topic, Year 4 have been using atlases to locate European countries and cities. They discovered that Europe is in the Northern Hemisphere, and began to explore the effect this has on the climate and geography of the continent. 

 

Our Science topic for Spring Term is Living Things and Their Habitats.

Here are some photographs of us in action using classification keys to group animals!

 

 

Our Gospel Values for this half term are Eloquent and Truthful.

We had a thoughtful Prayer Service in class led by Nel, Tommy, Toby, Nikhilesh, Barney and Annie.

We reflected on this weeks Gospel reading about the Wedding Feast at Cana.

 

 

This half term, linking with our Topic 'The World's Kitchen', our book focus in English lessons is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 

We worked in groups and independently to analyse the vocabulary choices made by Roald Dahl. We explored why he chose to use certain words to describe the setting and characters, and the effect these had on the reader. 

 

Growth Mindset

As a class, we discussed the importance of resilience and how it can help us with our education and everyday lives.

 

Working in groups, we created a comparison of growth and fixed mindsets and recognised the importance of using positive language and a positive mindset to help excel our learning.

 

 

Year 4 green screen film - Escape From Pompeii

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We have been busy acting and directing in Year 4. Based on our book in the Autumn term, Escape From Pompeii, we created a film about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Watch this space Hollywood!
* Apologies for the Movavi watermark, but the film had to be reduced in size for the webpage.
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Teaching children to pray

Teaching children to pray 1

Knowing how much most of Year 4 love football, here are the the entries to The Premier League poetry competition (with the theme of diversity). It looks like we have some budding poets! Good luck to all who entered.

Year 4 have been creating Keynote presentations in RE about Advent and the Jesse tree.

Year 4 brain builders. Children had made shields, Vesuvius the volcano, a Roman dictionary, facts about Romans and other fantastic writing - what fantastic work!

Year 4 brain builders.  Children had made shields, Vesuvius the volcano, a Roman dictionary, facts about Romans and other fantastic writing - what fantastic work! 1

Year 4 made Keynote presentations on Roman fighting formations: The tortoise (testudo), the wedge, pig's head and the orb. They demonstrated the formations, using their shields.

Consolidating our learning in maths, using resources and different methods to calculate the problems.

Consolidating our learning in maths, using resources and different methods to calculate the problems. 1
Consolidating our learning in maths, using resources and different methods to calculate the problems. 2

Year 4 have been making Roman shields, ready for battle!

Year 4 have been making Roman shields, ready for battle! 1

Newsround has landed in year 4! News reports on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

We have been experimenting with Google Docs and editing newspaper templates.

Year 4 have been making Keynote presentations about the Roman invasion.

Leadership and Resilience Workshop.

Year 4 numeracy workshops

Year 4 numeracy workshops  1

Using a parachute to generate vocabulary for a volcanic eruption sequence

Using a parachute to generate vocabulary for a volcanic eruption sequence 1

Playing snakes and ladders in a Spanish lesson, to learn about the names of Spanish animals

Playing snakes and ladders in a Spanish lesson, to learn about the names of Spanish animals 1

Experimenting with chocolate in a science lesson!

Experimenting with chocolate in a science lesson! 1

Using the Flash Academy App and Flash sticks in a Spanish lesson

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