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Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Year 4 staff:

Mrs Annie Sexton – Teacher

Mr Adam Smith- PE Apprentice

Week beginning 16th September 2019

English

This week in English we had a special delivery from a real Tudor messenger. The envelopes revealed a telling narrative description of a boy skulking around in the shadows, we were intrigued to find out what was going on and we made predictions about what would happen next.

We then spent the week exploring vocabulary in the narrative and worked on up-levelling and improving words using thesauruses to create synonym spiders and exciting sentences.

Maths

In maths this week we have been working with negative numbers and how a number becomes even smaller after zero. We’ve been thinking about how this can relate to temperature and how if the number is negative it means it is even colder.

We were also incredibly lucky to have a visit in school from Subject Revolution who brought an escape room to Burnside. We spent the morning solving challenges and answering questions in order to unlock and reveal codes to help us be free. It was an absolutely amazing morning and all of Year 4 loved it!

Topic

This week we continued with our topic ‘Off with your head’ we explored how the Tudor family tree was made up and how the Tudor rose came to be created. We also investigated how important coats of arms were at this period of time, we then designed and created our own coat of arms thinking carefully about what the colours and animals would represent and mean to us.

We started our science topic of sound this week. We explored sound around the school and took a sound survey, thinking about how sound is different in different areas and at different times of the day. We also looked at the different types of sounds, next week we will be thinking about how that sound travels.

English award this week went to Molly for using powerful vocabulary in her writing as well as ensuring her presentation in books is perfect! Keep it up Molly.  

Maths award this week went to Liam who has used his reasoning skills to explain answers in class this week, he has demonstrated a clear understanding of negative numbers, well done Liam.

Head teacher’s award this week went to Amy S, for being focussed and motivated to do well in class all week well done for a great week Amy!

Golden table: Molly and Alexis

Reminders:

PE is a Thursday and children should have kit in school.

Week beginning 9th September 2019

English

This week in English we have started to read our class novel ‘Spy Master First Blood’ by authors Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler. It is all about the year 1532 and the sneaky spies that are trying to infiltrate King Henry VIII’s castle, it seems really exciting already and we can’t wait to read more!

We have also been working on identifying pronouns and working out if they are possessive pronouns or personal pronouns in order to help us vary our writing styles and sentence content.

Maths

In maths this week we have been working with place value and thinking about what each number represents and how changing a number’s digits can mean changing the value. We’ve been thinking about how this can relate to money in real life too. We’ve also been practising our times tables and our quick mental recall.

Topic

This week we began our new history topic ‘Off with your head’ which is based on the life of the Tudors. We used a timeline to put dates and events in order and then read about some of the facts about Tudors, we were most disgusted to learn that they didn’t have proper toilets!

In PE we started our unit of gymnastics and showed some impressive skills with cat jump, jump half turns, jump full turns, pike jumps and straddle.

English award this week went to Alfie who has tried incredibly hard in his description of a scene, he has pushed himself and used some adventurous vocabulary as well as having a positive attitude towards his work.

Maths award this week went to Amy B who has used her resilience to persevere even when she found some calculations tough, keep it up Amy.

Head teacher’s award this week went to Leah, who has demonstrated this week that she will always work hard and give 100%, well done Leah.

Golden table: Mya and Tiffany

Reminders:

PE will be on a Thursday

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