Hello and welcome to the class page for Year 4. Here you will find links to your child's spellings, curriculum pages and information explaining what your child has been learning.
In Year 4, we have launched our new topic 'Through the Window' in which we are looking at some of the art of Marc Chagall. We have looked through our own window to improve our vocabulary and create a story beginning; incorporating lots of descriptive language such as colour synonyms and up levelled vocabulary regarding settings. In art, we have improved our drawing techniques. We have used different grades of pencils to develop tone and have learned different shading skills. We have looked at drawing in three dimensions and have developed the use of perspective by considering the vanishing point.
In our science topic, we have been studying ‘Animals and their Habitats’ and we started with designing ‘Mrs Nerg’ posters, spending an afternoon enjoying the outside, sketching leaves. We then moved on to classifying different living things and used a dichotomous key.
We have really enjoyed getting to know the children more through writing autobiographies. The photos that you have shared have been a wonderful window into the children's early lives and hobbies. We can't wait to see the final product!
After half term, our focus will be Remembrance. We will look through the windows of the past and will create beautiful, poignant Haikus. We will discuss the notion of refugees and the circumstances surrounding the need to leave homelands.
In science, we will be learning about electricity and building a circuit. This will lead up to creating our own Christmas windows in design and technology.
This term we will be launching our exciting new topic "Raiders and invaders" in which we will delve into the early history of the United Kingdom and look back at the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The children will learn about the division of the country into counties and how they are today, and the influence of the Anglo-Saxon language on town names. They will make their own Anglo-Saxon jewellery and will learn the skills of knotting to make necklace chain.
Our first maths topic is place value. We have explored 3 and 4 digit numbers through our topic using different concrete resources.
Additionally, we have recapped addition and subtraction and the children can now competently use column addition and subtraction for 4 digit numbers.
The children have been taught their times tables up to 12 x 12 and are currently learning the long multiplication method.
Our English writing was closely linked to our topic, The Anglo-Saxons. The children wrote an advert for a stunningly, sophisticated Saxon jewellery piece. They certainly had some very persuasive writing skills.
To showcase their knowledge at the end of the topic, the children wrote a non-chronoligal report. These were exceptionally well-presented, full of interesting facts and bursting with brilliant writing skills. We cannot wait to see what the children will achieve in the next half term.
The first part of this video shows you how to log into your google classroom. Mrs Haw demonstrates with a Year 6 classroom so ensure you are using the class code given by your own teacher. You won't find the work on the video in every classroom as this was set for Year 6, so once you're logged in you can see what we have set for you in our class. Keep your eyes peeled for our welcome video too!
There is a link to our weekly spellings at the bottom of our class page.
This document has lots of different fun ways to practise spellings. Lots of these we have already tried in classes, and lots are new! Please try to practise spellings, or the Year 4 'Common Exception Words' daily.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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