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Year 4

Week 2
The cooking has begun! We kicked off this term's excitement with pancake making linked to RE and Maths. We then have been learning about states of matter and how cooling helps change liquids to solid by making classroom ice cream. The children have showed fantastic team work and these practical opportunities have really aided the children's learning. Thank you to all the parent helper that have made this successful. 

Week 1
We have been learning fractions in all sorts of ways. We have been using jelly beans to help us work out fractions of amounts and we have been using the ipads to show equivalent fractions. The children have loved having concrete equipment to help them understand concepts.

Check out all our fantastic Night At The Egyptian Museum projects. We were so impressed with how excited and engaged the children were about sharing their projects.

Term 3

Term 3 is coming to an end yet the children are working harder than ever. We have been busy making scarab beetles out of clay- they are drying and waiting to be painted. TAs it was internet safety day this week, he children have been designing conversations to keep them safe online. They have been assigned an ipad slot this week to make their own animations (watch this space!). The winner will be revealed next Thursday in service. During maths, we have been collecting data about the amount of start jumps that we do at different times over a maths lessons. The children have enjoyed making their own line graphs to show this. We look forward to seeing you all at the Night at the Egyptian Museum on Monday. We have thoroughly enjoyed this  topic and look forward to seeing all their amazing home projects.

We have all been very busy preparing for our zoom in on the tomb animations! The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their own characters, printing their own background and using the ipads to make their final products.
We are beginning to write our own newspaper articles this week- it would be great it you could read one together at home. 
4GE punctuation police have been on full patrol! It has been great fun editing our work. 

This week we have been busy collecting information to write our newspaper reports. The children have enjoyed understanding the features of a report and have practised writing some fantastic sentences they want to include. We have a specific focus on possessive apostrophes for singular and plural nouns- challenge your child to tell you about one in their reading book!

Robin class have been very busy learning about how to construct different sentence types. Ask your children to tell you about FANBOYS and I SAW A WABUB!

In Maths, we have been starting money and the children have worked hard to understand how to calculate change in our classroom shops.

Hopefully, everyone has now had their visit from the postman. The children were excited to be writing a letter they could actually post. The teaching staff certainly enjoyed learning about the children's lovely Christmas holidays and from the feedback, we know the letters were very much appreciated. 

Our Ancient Egyptian topic is well underway and the children are really finding it fascinating! Many of them have come into school with their own information books and interesting facts from their own research done at home. 

We are all looking forward to seeing the range of models, posters and information that your children put together for their museum exhibit. Come and join us at 3:20pm for our Night at the Museum exhibition on Monday 11th February.

 Our trip to the theatre to see the Awful Egyptians was fantastic! The children loved the show, particularly the 3D effects and they were able to share all the new facts they had learnt during the show back in school.

As a result of our generosity, the Salvation Army are going to visit us and donate some books for our library. 

Term 2

Christmas is coming far too fast! Year 4 have been busy learning their lines, songs and poems for the Nativity. In class, we are learning about how Hindu's worship, how different teeth have different functions and how to mix paints to create different shades of colour. In maths, we are learning about multiplication and division and in English we are writing narratives. In PE, the children are showing off their Tag Rugby skills. Mrs Elliott's class have been the first to brave the weather in the forest school area. 

What a wonderful  box of food, toiletries and gifts  4 GE have collected during Advent. They will be taken to the Staple Hill Salvation Army for them to make lots of people happy over the festive season.

Well Done Robins, the only class who had no one needing to spend a session in Reflection this term. 

Term 1

During term 1, Year 4 have had a fantastic term learning about the rainforest. The children thoroughly enjoyed their school trip to Bristol Zoo, as well as learning about rainforest layers, the climate, where rainforests are located,  animal facts, producing weather reports and eventually putting all this information together to write a non-chronological report.

Prince William had unfortunately lost the seating plan for a Royal Family dinner but Wagtail Class used their maths problem solving skills brilliantly to decide where everyone would sit.
Prince William had unfortunately lost the seating plan for a Royal Family dinner but Wagtail Class used their maths problem solving skills brilliantly to decide where everyone would sit.
Year 4 displayed their great team work skills whilst trying to making a pyramid of cups using only string and an elastic band.
Year 4 displayed their great team work skills whilst trying to making a pyramid of cups using only string and an elastic band.
In class assembly Wagtail Class considered how they would show love through friendship. Our worship monitors displayed our top tips on how to be a great friend.
In class assembly Wagtail Class considered how they would show love through friendship. Our worship monitors displayed our top tips on how to be a great friend.

Just a reminder...
Maths Home Learning is now Doodle Maths and TimesTables Rockstars. Little and often is the message. Please see below for this term's spelling list.