Welcome to Year 4
In year 4 we are concentrating on being good role models for the new year 3 children joining the juniors. In my classroom we are always kind, considerate and hard working but we always remember to have fun!
29th October - 2nd November
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of ‘The Great War’, this week we have been learning all about World War 1. We have done lots of different activities to help us both learn about the war and remember those who gave their lives for us. The children have investigated the different luggage bags of people living and working during WW1, pretended to be a soldiers living in the trenches and serving on the front line and also produced some wonderful silhouette art.
Jennifer Carver Day
15th October 2018
Our theme this year was books therefore we decided to base our cooking task on Roald Dahl's famous book Fantastic Mr Fox. Year 4 had to design and create their own version of Farmer Bunce's disgusting doughnuts but with a tasty twist. Their mission was to make them so delicious, that Farmer Bunce would never need to eat another goose liver doughnut again. The children decorated them and filled them with an array of fillings and toppings... they were scrummy!
In Andrew's P.E sessions this half term, year 4 have been learning all about game play and how to play Hockey. They have been learning how the hold the stick properly, the rules of game play and the scoring system.
Y4 Football Club
During Autumn term we ran a football afterschool club for pupils in year 4. All children with a keen interest in football were welcome to attend and we welcomed both experienced players and beginners. We did lots of drills and tactics and also some competitive game play, we had great fun!
In English this week, the children have been exploring the story of Beowulf through the use of role play. The children have done a character walk, some physical theatre, freeze frames.
As part of our living things topic this week we have been learning all about invertebrates. During our science lesson, we went outside on our very own invertebrate hunt into the schools woodland area and around the school field. The children identified lots of different species and managed to find lots of different types of invertebrates.
D & T
To link with our History topic, in D&T this half term we have been designing and making our own models of a traditional Anglo-Saxon house. The children have planned, designed and made their own models independently, choosing their own materials. The next part of the design process will be evaluating their own work.
In science this half term we are learning all about living things. So far we have been learning how to classify living things into different groups using a Venn diagram.
In English this half term year 4 have been learning all about narratives with a historical setting. We have been reading the famous Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf to link with our History topic. During our English lessons we have explored different characters, wrote an informal letter and even had a go at some hot seating.
In year 4 this term children have been looking at Pop Art in our art lessons. We have created our own comic strip artwork in the style of Roy Lichtenstein... take a look!