Year 4

Classes 9 and 10

Our Staff Team :

Teachers :

Mrs Plumb teaches Class 9 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Hickey teaches Thursday and Friday.

Miss Lee teaches Class 10.

Teaching Assistants : Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs Dalton-Brockwell who takes classes while teachers have Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Feveyear and Mrs Whitney.

View Year 4 curriculum information here

Weekly Update - 02.02.2018

Today we were visited by Paralympian Sean Rose as part of our fitness Friday. The children really enjoyed the intensive circuit activities and questioning Mr Rose about his amazing career and Olympic experiences. Have a look at the pictures on Twitter.

In IT the children have been preparing spreadsheets using Excel to enter their Weather Station data into, which they collected over the last few weeks. In science this week the children created branching databases to sort and classify animals from the Polar Regions. In geography we have looked at the changing seasons in these regions.

In art the children drew half-portraits with a photo, with some wonderful results. Next week we will be drawing pop-art style self-portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. In French the children have been describing the weather and naming certain countries.

This week the children continued using apparatus in gymnastics. They worked on body control during rolls, jumps and landing. It is wonderful that all the children are working on mastering both forward and backwards rolls and this week they learned how to safely get into the bridge position. They did tuck and pike jumps off a box and some of the children learned how to leapfrog over the box!

Mrs Plumb and Mrs Hickey’s English group have written wonderful newspaper reports, many of which are now on display in class 9 so do feel free to pop in after school to have a look at them. Miss Lee’s group have completed their unit of work based upon the adventures of Ernest Shackleton and are now also learning about newspaper reports.

In Maths these past few weeks we have been doing work on multiplication and we are now working upon more formal methods of recording. Please help your child to learn their times tables (including division facts) so that they can find this work less challenging. All children should know their multiplication facts and division facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. So it is really important that they practise these please.

Homework this week for both classes is to write an Acrostic Poem about the Arctic or Antarctica. We have written lots of these poems in school so the children should enjoy writing these.

It was lovely seeing so many of you at our Parent’s evening on Thursday. We hope that you found the new mid-year report useful. We look forward to speaking with many more of you on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 4 Team