Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
 
We have a busy and exciting Summer term lined up.  We will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and will keep this page updated regularly with what we have been learning in Year 4.  
  
P.E will be on a Thursday this term, so please make sure all children have a labelled PE kit (white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and black pumps).
 
You will find our Summer planner below detailing some of the activities the children will be doing this term.
July 2019
We enjoyed our visit from the fun food chef.
In Summer, our Science has taken us outdoors to our eco garden.  Children have searched for invertebrates and used classification keys to help they identify the creatures they have found.
May 2019
 
In Spanish, we have been learning how to say the names of fruits and vegetables.  We can ask people politely for a variety of fruits using both colour and quantity.  
In Spring term, our Geography based topic was called 'Super Cities'.
We have used OS maps, google earth and atlases to locate Wirral, Liverpool and the capital cities of the UK.
Science - Spring term
Science, we matched the names of animals to pictures of their skulls by identifying the types of teeth they had.  We even looked at real skulls of foxes, a mouse and a rat to see their teeth up close.
In Art/DT we looked at a variety of examples of Roman mosaics and discussed which ones we liked best and why.  Then we made some mosaic designs of our own.
 
We also designed and made some Roman shields which are now proudly displayed in our classroom.
SMSC Autumn term
Year 4 learnt about Louis Braille and how we can support charities working with blind people.  We wrote messages to each other in braille and tried to get an understand of what it might be like to have difficulties with eye sight.
This energetic bunch were the first to successfully complete the 'Daily Mile' without stopping.   Well done to them, now to show everybody else how it's done!
Excellent performance by the class in their ukulele assembly.  Well done to everyone for trying so hard and singing so beautifully!
July 2019
We have been learning about electrical circuits and how to use a variety of switches.  We noticed that the more bulbs we had in a circuit, the dimmer the light was.
June 2019
We have begun reading our new class story, 'Manfish'.  We discussed the different nouns, adjectives and verbs we could make using images from the story and pieced these together to make our favourite phrases.
May 2019
 
We did some 'graffiti maths' working together in teams to solve problems using money.  We had to calculate change and also find out which 'special offer' would give the most discount.
Computing
Year 4 have been using their problem solving skills in computing. 
They were given a variety of problem cards involving patterns and algorithms which they worked through in pairs.
Forest schools - December 2018
In Maths, we worked in teams of 2-3 to search the classroom and corridors for questions to solve.  We had to use our knowledge of inverse operations to find the answers.
In English, we have been reviewing word classes and writing sentences using a range of nouns, adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs.  Ask us for examples of vocabulary from each word class!
 
Our first story this term was 'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells.  We took part in a conscience alley to discuss whether the main character Ivan should leave the safety of his home to go outside in the snow to attempt to save his brother.
Autumn term
In history, we learnt abut the Romans.  We found out about the Celtic leader Boudicca and took part in some role play.  We talked about how different people in society might feel around the time of the Roman invasions.

 

Thank you to all those parents who joined us for the parent workshop on the 1st November, the children really appreciated having you there and showing you what they are learning in school.  We hope to see you at our next workshop!