Year 4

Teacher Miss A Turner

Teacher Mr E Marshall

Teaching Assistant Mrs R Wiggins

News

March 22 - Science

Our new science topic this term is 'Switched on!' and relates to electricity. The children have enjoyed exploring the electrical components needed in a simple circuit to make their bulb light. The children took part in lots of problem solving in order to investigate what would make their bulb light. Here are some pictures of the children and their circuit.

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3rd March 2022

This week, during our Computing sessions, the children have LOVED exploring programming using the Ozobots. They had to use their problem-solving skills to figure out how they worked. The children created some great tracks for their Ozobots using the coloured pens and programmed them to move in various ways and at different speeds. We even invited Miss Welby (our Computing Lead) in to our classes to come and see just how much we had learned! We can’t wait to use them again next week.

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Computing Workshop

Year 4 have enjoyed taking part in Computing workshops this week, all related to programming and coding. Throughout the week, the children have been set various challenges in activities such as 'Chase the pizza!' and 'Minecraft Hour of Code'. The feedback from the children has been extremely positive and they have thoroughly enjoyed working together to achieve the challenges! Well done Year 4.

13th December 2021

Year 4 enjoyed their Santa Fun Run on Friday 10th December 2021. We are very proud of the children for their efforts when running and raising money for Helen and Douglas House. Well done to all involved. A further thank you to all of those who supported us with this worthwhile cause.

Year 4 - Roman Day - 5th November 2021

Today, Year 4 had The Past Presents come into school to deliver some workshops with the children. The children have experienced life as a Roman legionnaire, both in battle and during their downtime. The children loved taking part in various mock battles between the Romans and the Celts. We had lots of fun and the children all looked amazing in their costumes, many thanks to all parents and carers for your support with the costumes.

22nd October 2021

Year 4 children shared their science learning about teeth with the Nursery and Reception children, who are beginning to learn about the importance of good oral health. The Year 4 children sat down with a group of Nursery and/or Reception children and shared their Google Slides presentation about teeth with them. Next half term, we hope that Nursery and Reception will share some of their work with Year 4. Well done to all children!

8th October 2021

Within our Music lessons, the children have been working hard to follow music and to create their own using the glockenspiels and body percussion. The children have worked hard to ensure they are listening to one another carefully, so that when the music is put together, it is in time and goes well together. Well done Year 4; brilliant effort.'

17th September 2021

In Year 4 this week we have been looking at place value in our Mathematics lessons. We have looked at increasing and decreasing numbers by 1, 10, 100 and 1 000 over the course of the week. On Friday, we took our learning outdoors, and using chalk, we solved problems relating to place value in a variety of ways including different representations.

Current Topic

This term our Geography topic is 'Dreaming Spires, Inspires!'. We will be looking at Oxford in detail, considering its history and the human and physical characteristics. We will also look at the land use patterns and how this has changed over time. We will take a cross-curricular approach and link our D.T. lessons to our topic of Oxford. In these lessons we will follow the process of exploring, designing, making and evaluating a biscuit with a marmalade filling that originates in Oxford - Frank Cooper's Original Marmalade.


In our English lessons, we will be exploring a classic fiction text - Alice in Wonderland - but written as a playscript. We will be writing chronological reports that relate to Alice in Wonderland. For example, we will write recipes for magic potions to help Alice grow and shrink. Within our English lessons, we will explore the grammatical and presentational features of a non-chronological report and the children will work together to come up with their own examples of the features before using all of the features to create their own recipe.


Our P.E. this term is Athletics (Monday) and Rounders (Friday). In our Athletics sessions, the children will be involved in various team activities and independent activities to develop their knowledge and performance, so that they are prepared for our whole-school Sports Day event. During our Rounders sessions, the children will learn how to play rounders and will have the opportunity to work in all of the positions in the game.


Reminders/Routines

  • Daily reading for approximately 20 minutes

  • Times tables practice through TT Rockstars and Top Marks

  • Practice your spellings ready for our test on a Friday

  • Bring a water bottle

  • Bring a coat to school every day

  • Children will have the chance to change their reading book on a Friday. Reading records will also be collected in on Fridays. Please aim to record in these diaries at least 5 times throughout the week.

PE Days

PE Days will be Monday and Friday. Children should come to school wearing their PE kits.

During the Summer Term, Monday's lessons are dodgeball and Friday's lessons are basketball. Please send your child in with a water bottle and wearing the appropriate P.E. uniform as outlined in our policy.

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