Welcome to Year 4!
Together we love, learn and grow with Jesus.
Our Gospel Values for this half term are Learned and Wise.
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
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.
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.