Year 4

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Miss Lynch

Class Teacher

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Miss Correia

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Oczkowska

Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Year 4,

We hope you are as excited as we are to be starting a new year in school. This year, our team will consist of  the class teacher Miss Lynch, teaching assistant Miss Maria and learning support assistant Miss Oczkowska.

This year, we will be exploring the concept of ‘Power’, we will be exploring the effects of power and whether these are always positive. 

It is a school expectation that children read at home at least three times a week. It is so important that this happens as often as possible as it has such an impact on not only their reading skills but in other areas of learning too. If  it is a longer book, your child can read a couple of pages each evening. We ask that an adult signs the reading record every time a child reads at home.

Lastly, P.E. kits are required on  Mondays and Wednesdays. For safety reasons, children will need earrings to be removed on these days. All items of clothing will need to be labelled. If children could please have a water bottle every day for class this would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to come and talk to us. This can be done either by arranging an appointment after school or if necessary, an appointment can be made that day.

Comparing Composers

We all know the music created by Vivaldi relating to seasonal changes called 'The Four Seasons'. Well, this week the children have associated music by different composers and linked them to the stages of the water cycle.  We associated ‘La Mer’ by Debussy with evaporation, ‘The Hebrides’, composed by Mendlelssohn, with condensation,  ‘Blue Planet II’, by Hans Zimmer with precipitation and ‘River Flows in You’, by Yiruma, with rivers. Listen to the links, let us know if you agree.

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=b51FcFpwwgw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdQyN7MYSN8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL2hpfEfAD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSSIIC58Fsc

Travelling back in time with Titus

Following our fundraising cake sale this week, the children had a visit from Titus the Roman centurion. He transported the children back in time to experience what life was like in Roman times. The children underwent some intensive training and by the end of the session had a greater understanding of how the Roman army had such power, and were able to use their skills to invade and conquer many lands. Key to this was the sense of comradery through a shared language and how to use a range of weaponry.

Photos to follow  

Eyewitness Reports

We may have some future journalists within our midst. The children have been conducting interviews with eyewitnesses to detail the events that occurred in relation to our class text ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. To report on the events, the children then had to transcribe their interviews.

Videos to follow.

3D Art Event

We were very fortunate to be invited to attend a 3D Art Event at PrimeYarc, a project that was ran through Let’s Enjoy. The children were able to explore a variety of art created using different mediums, which was being exhibited within the space. They explored many scale models and discussed the architectural skills of scale models as part of the planning and proposal stage prior to construction.

The children were then tasked with using recyclable materials to create their own 3D buildings and creating a network to aide connectivity between buildings.  The children have been enjoying our class text, ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ by Roald Dahl this was evident as in our town as surprisingly there were several chocolate factories. There were lots of discussions where the children related this event back to the novel and a brilliant time was had by all! 

Photos to follow

Postcards Home

The children were transported on holiday to Italy this week. Whilst there they wrote a postcard home to share the sights they had seen, making comparisons with those more familiar from back home in the United Kingdom. Before they could write their postcards, they had to use their computing skills to create the template for the postcard and research images to create the design which were then imported to create the front of their postcards.

Examples to follow

The Town Drowned Under the Sea by Year 4

Again we were fortunate to be invited to take part in another of the engaging sessions run by the Let’s Enjoy project. This time we visited the Time and Tide museum and worked with a poet. We took inspiration from exhibits in the museum and collaborated to create a poem as a class.  It is called ‘The town drowned under the sea’. All of the children were thoroughly enthused and now know there is a poet in all of us.

Video and photos to follow.

Sophie McKinna - encourages children to strive for success

This week we were fortunate to have a visit from Sophie McKinna, an athlete from the Great Britain team. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, she is a local girl, who trains in the ground where we have our sport’s day. The children were so inquisitive and composed a barrage of questions. After her visit the children shared the impact her visit had upon them.

Comments to follow.

Can you imagine?

  

Can you imagine being a piece of food travelling through the digestive system? We can! 

Firstly, the children took part in a practical model to understand how the digestive system works. The children were able to identify each stage and organ and use the correct scientific vocabulary.

Then children used their knowledge and understanding of the digestive system to write from the perspective of a piece of food, this is called inanimate object writing. The children used personification to bring the chosen food to life by using their imaginations to write creatively to bring the reader a greater level of detail! 

 

Our writers worked very hard on their pieces of writing, displayed excellent subject knowledge and are rightly very proud of their work! 

 Photos to follow.