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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 Autumn Term! 

 

We have a fun packed term ahead of us!

We will be learning about place value in maths and in literacy the story of Harry, a WW2 evacuee. We will also be evacuating the class and leaving Hereford!

In science we will be learning about caring for our teeth and how our food is digested. Our family tree and God's family is the focus in RE. The Saxons are the history focus with a trip planned to Hereford Cathedral to uncover the place where a Saxon child's remains were found a few years ago. The stained glass windows in the cathedral will also be the focal point for the art theme this term. We will be designing our own! Lastly, get your hockey skills ready for PE.

 

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Column addition and subtraction are the focus in maths, followed by multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. The Great Chocoplot, one of Year 4 recommended reads, is our literacy book for this half-term - what will happen if the world runs out of chocolate? We will be designing our own new SFX chocolate bar and making it! In science we will be learning about states of matter and how things change their state depending on temperature. Let’s melt that chocolate!

Finally, the real meaning of Advent and the Christmas story is explored in the RE topic gift.

 

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/

Year 4 2019-2020

The wonderful Year 4!

The wonderful Year 4! 1

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.

Our Lego prayer tower. 1

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

Choosing a poem to recite and perform in our ‘Love of Reading’ session. 1

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 love reading!  1

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.

I love reading! The children listened to The Firebird by Saviour Pirotta and discussed the dilemmas in the book. 1

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

St Vincent's House Aseembly 1

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!

What a fantastic range of extreme reading places! 1

Maths is so much fun!

Maths is so much fun! 1

Times Table Games and Hints

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

What is a fronted adverbial?

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

Year 4's Assembly - Building Bridges 1

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.

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. 1

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.

Congratulations Zofia - you are now an altar 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. 
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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.

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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 Summer 2019

Celebrating Maths 8+

Helping parents to enjoy mathematics with their children.

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