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Welcome to Year Four

The class teachers in Year Four are:

Swift Class (4S) - Miss Norman

Wagtail Class (4W) - Mrs Simms

            Mrs Cox and Mrs Hoffmann (One to One Support) 
Our Learning Support Assistant (LSA) is Miss Luckett


Mrs Sedgwick and Mr Hill cover our Year 4 lessons during PPA time (Wednesday afternoons).

 

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive to school in your PE kit on these days.

 

We will use the website to update you about the things we have been learning in Year 4.

 

Please contact us through  Class Dojo or via the office by email if you have any queries or questions about anything.

 

 

Term 5 & 6

 

Please find below the Key Aspects of Learning sheet and Science Knowledge Organiser for this term.

Home Learning

 

For those children who are currently isolating but are feeling well enough to complete some work, we have attached some White Rose Maths, an alien English unit and Roman history links for you to look at if you wish to. We are also researching Hadrian's Wall this week so children can research and present their learning over a few days. Please also read, practise times tables and do some physical activity if you are able to. Take care and we hope to see you back in school soon.

 

 

 

 

Science Week

 

Year 4 have had a great time in Science Week learning about a range of topics. We have investigated a link between age and height based on research about how to age sharks, made Non-Newtonian fluids, constructed and tested Roman aquaducts and discussed different science questions as a class.

Home Learning

 

For those children who are currently isolating but are feeling well enough to complete some work, we have attached some Maths, English and Science links for you to look at if you wish to. Please also read, practise times tables and do some physical activity if you are able to. Take care and we hope to see you back in school soon.

The links for this week

English writing unit

Multiplication Tables check information 

Term 3 & 4 Information Leaflet

World Book Day 2022

The children had a lovely day completing a range of book-related activities such as book bingo, a book scavenger hunt, sharing their favourite book with a partner from the other Year 4 class and showing off their great book day outfits in a special assembly. They also drew some wonderfully creative book covers and listened to  Michael Morpurgo reading his new book in a live video lesson. 

Roman WOW day

Year 4 recently enjoyed a WOW day to celebrate their current project Romans - Command and Conquer. The children designed and made a Roman shield, practised marching and tactical formations, used Roman Numerals to solve Maths problems and created a Roman mosaic picture.

Kurling and Boccia

To celebrate the ongoing Winter Olympics, Year 4 enjoyed an exciting opportunity to play both Kurling and Boccia recently. It was great to see how everyone improved in their skills and accuracy, as well as developing some great tactics across the session! A special congratulations to one of the Year 4 teams, who broke the current North Somerset record for the fastest finish to the  'Fill the House' game in Kurling. 

Year 4 Multi sports festival

Some Year 4 had an exciting opportunity to participate in the first Level 2 sports event for over two years this week. They enjoyed trying out a range of activities including skipping, basketball, petanque and Kurling in a non-competitive environment, guided and supported by a team of coaches from NSSPEA. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were thrilled to return to school with a participator medal. 

The Year 4 children have been learning about global warming and its impact through a lovely story about a polar bear called Leaf. They were asked to work together in small groups to research global warming, write a speech and then deliver it to the rest of the class. We were very impressed by the knowledge the children had and how confidently they delivered their speeches. Some great orators of the future!

 Well done Bella and Olivia for winning the award for best speech!

Knowledge Organisers

 

Please find the link below for our Romans Knowledge Organiser for Term 3 & 4 so that you can see and discuss what the children are learning this term.

 

We had a wonderful morning creating beautiful snowmen pictures using pastels. Here is the display!

Year 4 Christmas Party December 2021

 

Year 4 enjoyed a fun-filled Christmas party this week! They played a variety of Christmas themed games and indulged in some delicious treats (donated by the GVSA) whilst watching a Christmas film, before heading home with a Christmas party bag. All the children were fantastic in how they conducted themselves throughout the afternoon and contributed to a wonderful atmosphere.

Year 4 had a great WOW Day to celebrate all this term's learning about the Ancient Greeks. The children enjoyed researching, designing and making Greek pots as well as tasting some traditional Greek food.  

Year 4 enjoyed designing and making special hats as part of our English unit 'Monkey See, Monkey Do'.

Your Guide to Year 4 2021-2022

Year 4 2020-2021

Please scroll down to see some of the great experiences we had!

We had a brilliant time bringing our English book 'The Iron Man' to life in a dance workshop this afternoon.

Forest School Day

 

The children had a wonderful day exploring our new woodland area and learning more about their school habitat. They enjoyed a range of activities including a scavenger hunt, making journey sticks and constructing bug habitats. They also took part in planting new trees and shrubs in the school woodland area and making bird feeders to encourage new wildlife.

Pizza Making

 

We had great fun adding toppings to our pizzas today as part of our Design and Technology homework. Some of them were like works of art!

The National Mile event

 

A massive well done to all the Year 4 children who took on the challenge of running a mile. All pushed themselves to complete as much as they could and demonstrated good pace judgement and stamina as well as being supportive of each other. They were very proud of what they achieved which was lovely to see.

Easter activities

 

Year 4 enjoyed a range of Easter activities today including designing and painting a ceramic Easter egg, making an Easter chick card and completing a range of quizzes and puzzles in an Easter booklet. They also listened to the Easter story and found out about the origins of chocolate Easter eggs!

Red Nose Day

 

All the children enjoyed a range of activities as part of Red Nose Day today, including learning more about the history and purpose of the event, a talent show, quizzes and a parade of all the 'superheroes' costumes. Many thanks for your kind donations to this worthy cause.

We had lots of fun with Science Investigations during Science Week. We made paper spinners, tried to build strong cardboard and newspaper towers and made marshmallow and spaghetti towers.

Feeding the Lambs

Friday 26th February

Wednesday 24th February

Friday 29th January
Wednesday 27th January
Tuesday 26th January
Monday 25th January
Thursday 14th January
Wednesday 13th January
Tuesday 12th January

Children in Need

We spent some time on Children in Need day talking about the reason for the day and the children it may benefit. Along with this, the focus for this year is to improve the wellbeing of all children, by encouraging them to think about the 'Five to Thrive'-the five things that may be beneficial to their wellbeing. 

 

Connect-talk to people. This could be friends or family

Take Notice-be aware and mindful of the world around you

Get Active-spend some time exercising

Be Curious-improve your growth mindset by learning something new

Give-things such as time and kindness that don't cost money

 

We tried an activity for each area and the photos below show some of these.

 

 

Remembrance

As part of our learning for Remembrance Day, we read the book 'Poppy Field' by Michael Morpurgo. We then wrote down some of our thoughts about remembrance. Here are some of the things we said:

 

"I hope no one will forget what the soldiers did for us."

"I wish the soldiers were alive so we could say thank you."

"I want people to respect Remembrance Day."

"I love seeing people wearing poppies to appreciate those who died."

 

We also painted a 'thought pebble' to help us remember.

 

 

As part of our English unit 'Girl and Robot' the children designed or built some amazing robots demonstrating fabulous creativity and engineering skills. Well done everyone!

We have really enjoyed learning about our class birds in the first week and getting used to our new routines, classrooms and teachers.

We celebrated Roald Dahl Story Day on Friday to link in with our class reading books 'The Witches.'

 

We became 'Witchophiles' and created posters about how to recognise witches and completed some fun activities including making a mouse who appears later in the story.

How to spot a witch posters

A guide to Year 4

Please click on the links below to access some useful websites.

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Golden Valley School Calculation Booklet