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‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'

Year 4

Mrs George - Year 4 teacher

Mrs George - Year 4 teacher 1

Welcome back to the Spring Term! 

 

We have a fun packed term ahead of us! We will be learning about the different countries in Europe and earthquakes and volcanoes. We will be making our very own exploding volcano! In science, we will be learning all about sound and electricity. We will be designing, making and racing a battery powered car.  In RE we will be learning about the community we live in and preparing for Easter.

 

 

Class Blog

Please visit our class blog where we upload photos and work from the children.

Password and address can be obtained from school.

 

Reading Challenge!

We are running a 10 minute a day reading challenge. Reading records will be checked every Thursday afternoon - please make sure an adult has signed them daily.

Please read every night to an adult and talk about what has happened in your book.

 

Times tables

Don't forget to keep practising the speed of  your times tables - you will need to answer each question in 6 seconds for the Times Table Check in the Summer Term. It really supports your calculation and problem solving.

 

Homework

This year we are using Learning Logs and each fortnight you will undertake some research to support your topic learning. There will also be times tables to learn. 

 

Spellings

Spellings are based on the Year 3 and 4 word list (see below). They will be given out on a Thursday and ten words plus one word from the week before, will be tested on the following Tuesday. 

 

PE - Swimming

Please bring your swimming kit every Thursday morning - costume/trunks, goggles, swimming hat and towel. Girls - it is easier to wear socks rather than tights for ease of changing. 

In addition, please have your normal PE kit in school at all times. 

Mymaths

Maths homework will be set using Mymaths

 https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 1

Programming using Lego We Do.

Creating Easter scenes for cards after watching Year 5’s Passion Play.

Congratulations Zofia - you are now an alter server.

Congratulations Zofia - you are now an alter server. 1

I wonder if the parents can crack Morse Code?

Learning about the Easter Mystery in Godly Play.

Hot-gluing, drilling and assembling the frame ready for the electrical circuit and the body.

Measuring and cutting the wood frame for the electric car.

Stop the Drop at SFX

Understanding how Peter felt when Jesus washed his feet.

Our amazing new adventure playground!

Is it easy to live out God’s ways? Year 4 investigated the scripture from Luke 6 and discussed why it is sometimes difficult.

Investigating insulators and conductors. Does a pencil conduct electricity?

We love learning about volcanoes.

We love learning about volcanoes. 1
We love learning about volcanoes. 2

British Science Week - we investigated if Salt Dough conducted electricity using LEDs.

Investigating circuits....

Saving energy at SFX - last one out, lights out!

Saving energy at SFX - last one out, lights out! 1

Saying goodbye to our super student Ben

Saying goodbye to our super student Ben 1

Writing our own Penitential Act

Writing our own Penitential Act 1

World Book Day

World Book Day 1

Having fun on Shrove Tuesday.

Creating a Scratch game called ‘Slug Trail’ using and building on our knowledge from Smoking Car.

Creating a Scratch game called ‘Slug Trail’ using and building on our knowledge from Smoking Car. 1

Creating shapes in STEM Club.

Exploring electrical appliances in school. Do they run on batteries or mains electricity?

Exploring electrical appliances in school. Do they run on batteries or mains electricity? 1

Using P4C to explore the RE topic, Giving and Receiving.

Using P4C to explore the RE topic, Giving and Receiving. 1

Having fun making pizza at Pizza Express.

Learning about a European country in Geography. Mr Walker, our teaching student planned an exciting and informative lesson demonstrating creative PowerPoint skills. The children completed a PowerPoint about their chosen country.

Year 4 wrote thoughtful prayer cards for St Francis Xavier’s church.

Hereford Art College taught Year 4 about Maud and the Dragon. Their focus was Herefordshire folk art. The children had an amazing day learning new drawing techniques and they created their own dragon. 
Picture 1

Can you design a pair of ear muffs to block out sound for Toffee? Which sound proofing material is most effective?

When I grow up.....

When I grow up..... 1

Respect and Tolerance Week. Year 4’s focus was the work of Martin Luther King and how he fought for the equality of black people. The children wrote personal versions of the ‘I have a dream speech.’

Our RE topic is Community. The children discussed the importance of belonging to different communities and the responsibility involved.

This term our PE focus is High-five and fitness work to improve our core strength.

This term our PE focus is High-five and fitness work to improve our core strength. 1
This term our PE focus is High-five and fitness work to improve our core strength. 2
This term our PE focus is High-five and fitness work to improve our core strength. 3

Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert.

Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert. 1
Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert. 2
Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert. 3
Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert. 4

Learning to make pastry for scrumptious mince pies.

Picture 1

Proud parents!

Proud parents! 1

Year 4’s Poetry Morning. The children learned a poem and performed it to their parents using intonation, volume and expression. They were amazing!

Year 4’s Assembly - Faith filled and hopeful.

Year 4’s Assembly - Faith filled and hopeful. 1
Year 4’s Assembly - Faith filled and hopeful. 2

Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral.

Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral. 1
Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral. 2
Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral. 3
Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral. 4

Dr Landolfi talked to Year 4 about the digestive system.

Dr Landolfi talked to Year 4 about the digestive system. 1

Push and stop hockey skills.

Push and stop hockey skills. 1
Push and stop hockey skills. 2
Push and stop hockey skills. 3
Push and stop hockey skills. 4

Creating the digestive system in a shoe box.

Investigating the digestive system using a cracker, zip lock bag, water, orange juice and a pair of tights.

Year 4 were evacuated today! Thankfully they were safe in the countryside away from the Hereford bombs.

What amazing learning logs!

Investigating tooth decay and how to prevent it.

Using role play the children learned about birthrights in God’s family and how Jacob tricked Issac into giving him Esau’s.

Using number lines to position numbers to 10,000

Coding using scratch

Investigating the types and function of our teeth.

Tag Rugby

Investigating our family history and God’s family in RE.

Investigating our family history and God’s family in RE. 1
Investigating our family history and God’s family in RE. 2

Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree.

Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 1
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 2
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 3
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 4
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 5
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 6
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 7
Writing prayers for our family and hanging them on our prayer tree. 8

Playing ‘tails’ in preparation for tag rugby.

Playing ‘tails’ in preparation for tag rugby. 1
Playing ‘tails’ in preparation for tag rugby. 2
Playing ‘tails’ in preparation for tag rugby. 3

SFX are banning disposable water bottles this term to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans.

SFX are banning disposable water bottles this term to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans. 1

Two Week Timetable 2018-2019

Non-Core Topic Web Spring 2019

What is a fronted adverbial?

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

Times Table Games and Hints

Celebrating Maths 8+

Helping parents to enjoy mathematics with their children.

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