My name is Mr Macklin and I am the Year 4 class teacher. We are very lucky to have Mrs Noble as our class teaching assistant. 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 for Year 4.
If you have any queries or questions at any time, please come into school and see us.
Thank you for your support,
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.
World Poetry Day 2019
To celebrate World Poetry Day 2019 we looked at a variety of performance poems. We decided to create a poem that could inspire positivity. As a class we chose to use the poem ‘I Wish’ by Pie Corbett as a model and built our verses in a similar manner.
We finished our class poem and performed it in assembly.
Here is a copy of the poem we created. We are very proud of our hard work, I’m sure you’ll agree.
I wish I could devour unkind words like a crow pecking seeds at a farmer’s allotment.
I wish I could squash bad attitudes like a giant treading on a small abandoned village.
I wish I could climb over the wall of hate like an aeroplane soaring above the clouds.
I wish I could snap away negativity like Thanos clicking his fingers and eliminating half the universe.
I wish I could banish bad words forever like the Minotaur being trapped in Daedalus’ labyrinth.
I wish I could warm cold hearts like the sun melting ice cream on a hot summer’s day.
I wish I could spread joy around the world like confetti being thrown at a wedding.
I wish I could clean negative thoughts like a sponge washing away dirt from our bodies at the end of the day.
I wish I could extinguish fiery tempers like a firefighter dousing a raging fire with their hose.
I wish I could clear the sea of harmful plastics like a mermaid collecting shells on the ocean floor.
The problem is that we shouldn’t need wishes.
St Peter’s RC Primary School
In Art this term, we have been learning about Sculpture. We have studied Alberto Giacometti’s work and have designed and made sculptures inspired by his amazing art. We chose to make sculptures based on St Peter having learnt a little more about his life. We went on a walk around school and looked for an area that would be enhanced by our sculptures. We chose the field just behind the playground and I think the children have done a wonderful job with their art work. When we return to school we will evaluate our work against our designs and write about the process of making our St Peter sculptures.
Two apps that let you create your own spelling lists.
6 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw&t=0s
7 times tables- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BinC_vb_GY
Super movers- 7x tables- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499
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
Super movers- Rounding a number. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42952306
Super movers- Negative numbers- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499