Welcome to Year 4's Home Page
Class Teacher: Miss Ho Teaching Assistant: Mrs Millward
My name is Miss Ho and I am the Year 4 class teacher. We are very lucky to have Mrs Millward as our class teaching assistant again! I am looking forward to getting to know your children over the course of the year.
We will keep you updated with what we are up to in class.
Below you will find the end of year expectations and what we will be learning about this half term!
If you have any queries or questions at any time, please come into school and see us.
Thank you for your support,
Please note, Year 4 children will have PE on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday.
Homework will be given on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays.
Children should read every night (even if it is one page) and are able to change their books on:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Spellings and Times Tables tests will be done every Wednesday.
Educational apps/ websites
Change4Life- Jedi Training-
6 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw&t=0s
7 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BinC_vb_GY
8 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JZ0p1LDFA
9 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY
11 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_PUvNTk1s
12 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChDWtclItP4
Rounding numbers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j4vWIvXpdo
To understand the mummification process, the children mummified tomatoes.
The children have been preparing for our school assembly. They have created their own interpretation for the 'Fruit of the Holy Spirit'. Here are some of them.
Over half term, the children prepared some Egyptian costumes, jewellery and masks. Thank you for supporting your children in creating these, they are very good!
We used these for our dance performance on Thursday. Here are some pictures.
The topic in Science for Spring Term 1 was 'Sound'. The children were set a project over half term to design and make a guitar. The children's guitars were amazing and some of them even worked!
Well Done Year 4!!
The children worked together to guess each others Roman Numeral.
Week beginning 27th November
This week we have been practising our assembly. The assembly was very moving and the children were very brave. Well done Year 4!
In Maths we have looked at how to find the perimeter of a shape. Here is a video to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mopAgqjkVM
Our spellings for this week are:
Week beginning 20th November
This week we have written our own fairy tale following the story of the Pied Piper.
In maths we have looked at multiplying 2,3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit number.
Here is a video that may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhVECegRqw
Here is a multiplication square to help.
Week beginning 13th November
During Anti- Bullying week, we have looked at the different types of bullying and how bullying can affect a life.
We are proud of our girls in the friendship group who have initiated an idea for a club which children can attend when their friends are absent. They went around the whole school today so children could pick the name of the new group. We look forward to hearing the name of this group!
Children have been looking at the Pied Piper and have created a class plot.
In Maths we have been looking at factors.
Here is a reminder:
The factors of a number are any numbers that divide into it exactly. This includes 1 and the number itself.
For example, the factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6. The factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8.
For larger numbers it is sometimes easier to 'pair' the factors by writing them as multiplications.
For example, 24 = 1 x 24 = 2 x 12 = 3 x 8 = 4 x 6
So the factors of 24 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24.
Here is a website for the children that contains some fun educational games.
'GridClub is the official DfES education site for 7 - 11 year-old children. Designed to be used at school and at home, the site includes reference materials, games and safe messaging areas.'
Week beginning 6th November
This week we performed our poem in whole school assembly. The children remembered their words and performed really well. Well done!
In English, we finished our Cloud-maker story.
In Maths we have looked at multiplication and division to 12x. Also multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000.
In Art we produced sketches of the Plague Doctor in line with our topic- The Great Plague.
Week beginning 30th October
Thank you to all the parents who are continuing to support and encourage their children to read a minimum of a page every night. I know many children are now reading over 20 pages a night and changing their books 2x's a week. The school library is open every Friday lunchtime for children to chose an additional book that they would like to read alongside their school reading book.
This week we finished the story of Firework-Makers Daughter and analysed the plot.
We begun to adapt the plot to write our own story- Cloud-Maker. Using this video: https://www.literacyshed.com/cloudylesson.html
We used stills from the animation with speech bubbles added over the top, the children wrote what they thought the grandad would be saying.
In Maths, children have been looking at time, converting 12 hour time to 24 hour time. http://www.visnos.com/demos/clock
Performance at the Celebration Assembly.
Year 4 performed this during our Celebration Assembly. They did amazing! Well done. I hope you all have a fun-filled half term everyone!
Close every door- improvement!
First version- Close every door. (Turn up the volume)
Week beginning 16th October
It has been a very busy week with end of term tests.
The children have practised 'Close every door' by Andrew Lloyd Webber. They are performing this on Friday in the Celebration assembly.
We have also learnt a new poem.
My Brother Ate My Smartphone
My brother ate my smartphone.
Although it might sound strange,
he swallowed it and, bit by bit,
his brains began to change.
He started getting smarter.
He grew so shrewd and wise.
And I could see that, suddenly,
a light was in his eyes.
He knew as much as Google.
His IQ was off the charts.
I’d never seen someone so keen,
with such astounding smarts.
He solved the toughest problems
with simplicity and ease,
and calculated answers
with unrivaled expertise.
It seems he’s now a genius,
a perfect brainiac.
But I don’t care, or think it’s fair.
I want my smartphone back.
Week beginning 9th October
We had an exciting day on Monday. A poet called Andy Tooze, came to visit us.
Children had 8 minutes to write a poem. Here are a few:
I have a dog.
He sits on a log.
He has a chew toy.
And he is a boy.
He is black and white.
Sometimes he might bite.
Do you ever want a dog like that?
Spider, spider, spider.
Sticky and slimy.
Scary and fast.
Animals that people do not let them last.
Spiders are not very liked.
Also they can be in your house at night.
Black Panther eats
Black panther eats chicken.
Black panther eats cake. Then the
Black panther has a stomach ache!
We have been looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
Here's a song to help us remember:
If it's 4 or less, let it rest.
If it's 5 or more, let it soar.
We then used our rounding skills to estimate calculations and worked out the inverse operations.
53 + 12 = 65
Estimate- 50 + 10 = 60
Inverse (to check our answer)
65 - 12 = 53
65 - 53 = 12
Topic- Design and Technology
We are in the process of making our battery operated lights.
Please could your child bring in:
Water bottles, cardboard, foil, toilet roll tubs.
This is so we can make our battery operated lights. Thanks!