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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'

Year 4

Mrs George - Year 4 teacher

 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term! 

 

We have a fun packed term ahead of us! You will find out what it is like to be an evacuee when we lose ourselves in the book, Harry - the story of a WW2 evacuee by Andrew Donkin. Following that, you will have to save the world from the The Chocopocolypse by designing your own chocolate bar and finding out who is trying to steal the world's chocolate in The Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan.

We will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction in maths and developing our knowledge of times tables - who can can answer the questions in 6 seconds!  

In science we will be learning about the different types and function of teeth and how to keep them healthy, the digestion system and states of matter. 

 People is the focus of RE and we will be investigating our own family tree and Jesus' line of kings. Don't forget to bring your family research in when you return in September. It's amazing what you find out.

Anglo Saxons and Vikings are the topics in history and we will be improving our drawing techniques by designing Viking knots, swords and ships. Don't forget the extreme reading challenge - there is a prize for the most unusual place!

 

 

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 20 minutes a day reading challenge. An adult will read to your child for at least 10 minutes a day in school - can you match it at home?

Reading records will be checked every Thursday afternoon - please make sure an adult has signed them daily. To be a monthly book worm, you must have it signed.

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

There is an excellent choice of books on this website: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/new-book-releases/school-reading-list-books-of-the-month/

 

Times tables

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

 

Homework

 We are using Learning Logs for homework and roughly 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 Thursday and the test will be on the following Tuesday. 

 

PE 

 Please have your summer and winter PE kit in school at all times. We will try to get outside as much as possible even if it is a bit chilly.

Mymaths

Maths homework will be set using Mymaths

 https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Long Term Plan 2020-2021

HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

Improve your child's reading.

What is a fronted adverbial?

Home Learning Summer 2b

Learning at home activities - Summer 2

Spellings - Summer 2 - Mrs George's Group

Spellings - Summer 2 - Mrs Moger's Group

Spellings - Summer 2 - Mrs Featherstone's Group

Learning at home activities - Week 4, 5 and 6 (see daily video tasks below).

Learning at home activities - Week 1, 2 and 3 (see daily video tasks below)

Daily Video Tasks

Volcanos, Egypt, Maths, Writing, RE, Gardening, Mental Health, Hold Still Photography, Science....

Daily Task - Friday 15th May - Use the photograph to draw your own picture of Mossy or draw a picture of your pet, if you have one, or an animal from a book.

Habitats, Pollution, RE, Aristotle, Writing, Design, VE day celebrations....

Daily Task – Friday 8th May

Write a Prayer. The government (the people who run our country and make decisions) announced their plans for the UK yesterday. How do you feel? Are you pleased or disappointed? Are you worried about anything? Write a prayer thinking about the gifts that the Holy Spirit can give you to help with the next step. Will you ask for wisdom, patience, love?

Maisie's Tiktok Magic

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How does Maisie keep the ball in the air?

Maps, Fact files, Literacy, French, Egyptians, VE Day....

French, art, maths, literacy, DT and more....

More fantastic lockdown learning.

Maths, literacy, cooking, science, art, DT and more.....

Some lovely lockdown maps and learning.

Lockdown guide to connecting with nature - 14th April 2020

Herefordshire virtual activities

Year 4 2019-2020

Summer 2020 Core Thematic Plan

Summer 2020 Non-core Thematic Plan

The wonderful Year 4!

Two Week Timetable 2019-2020

Year 4 Long Term Plan 2019-2020

Using concept cartoons and string telephones to discuss how sound travels.

Writing prayer cards, after Deacon Eddie's visit, to give to bereaved parishoners at Belmont Abbey.

Immersing ourselves in the library scene of 'Morris Lessmore's Fantastic Flying Books' in the amazing SFX immersion room. The writing results were fantastic!

Perfecting our skills of creating texture, tone and mixing colours with oil paints by creating Constable's 'The Cornfield.'

Investigating pitch, volume and vibrations using musical instruments.

Using computing skills (decibel app) to measure the volume of sounds around school.

I have a dream.... speeches influenced by Martin Luther King.

RE topic Community. Understanding the words Community and Responsibility.

Starting the term with XC PE and Maths to learn the 9 X table.

Investigating temperature and change of state

The amazing KS2 Carol Concert

The Great Chocoplot. The children designed and created a new chocolate just in case the chocopocolypse strikes SFX.

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Examples of the children’s chocolate research and designs.

Investigating the effect of temperature on changing states of matter and using a thermometer.

Hockey begins ... we are learning the skills of dribbling, blocking and controlling the ball.

Our Lego prayer tower.

Choosing a poem to recite and perform in our ‘Love of Reading’ session.

Investigating the digestive system.

The stained glass designs are finished.

The evacuation was a great success!

Our stained glass window designs are taking shape.

We love reading!

We can code using Scratch.

We conclude that Coke and Ribena are very bad for your teeth. That’s why we drink water at SFX.

I love reading! The children listened to The Firebird by Saviour Pirotta and discussed the dilemmas in the book.

Godly Play - Learning about God's great plan.

Investigating and making predictions about which drinks attack the enamel on our teeth.

St Vincent's House Aseembly

Being inspired by the stained glass windows in Hereford Cathedral for our art topic.

Investigating our teeth.

Futsal at Point 4

Placing numbers to 10,000 on a number line

What a fantastic range of extreme reading places!

Maths is so much fun!

Times Table Games and Hints

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

Year 4 2018-2019

Science Day at St Mary’s School.

Clay sculptures inspired by Henry Moore and local sculptures in Hereford.

Aylestone Sports Day

Year 4's Assembly - Building Bridges

The electric cars are ready to race!

The electric cars are ready to race!

Year 4 visited Stocks Farm to learn about growing apples, hops and making beer.

Some children from Year 4 were interviewed by BBC Hereford and Worcester about their prayer cards. Father Micheal sent the cards to comfort the families in Sri Lanka who had lost loved ones on Easter Sunday.

The frame is constructed for the electric car.

Programming using Lego We Do.

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

Congratulations Zofia - you are now an altar server.

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.

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

Investigating circuits....

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

Saying goodbye to our super student Ben

Writing our own Penitential Act

World Book Day

Having fun on Shrove Tuesday.

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

Creating shapes in STEM Club.

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

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

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. 

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.....

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.

Our fabulous KS2 Nativity Carol Concert.

Learning to make pastry for scrumptious mince pies.

Proud parents!

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.

Learning about The Saxon history at Hereford Cathedral.

Dr Landolfi talked to Year 4 about the digestive system.

Push and stop hockey skills.

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.

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

Playing ‘tails’ in preparation for tag rugby.

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

Celebrating Maths 8+

Helping parents to enjoy mathematics with their children.

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