NEW YEAR FOUR 2020-2021
It was lovely to meet so many of the new year four children via Zoom recently. Below are the details we shared during the session, including the information for our fabulous summer project all about the arts!
Have a lovely summer break and we cannot wait to see your amazing work when we return!
Hello Year 4
Even though we are not at school at the moment, learning is still hugely important! Here is a timetable of how we are suggesting you spend your days learning from home. Teachers will post work on here each week for you to complete. Make sure you check out the useful websites which are listed as you scroll down this page.
Here are some really good websites you can access for even more home learning
Useful websites for home learning
Being active at home is more important than ever before! We recommend you play outside at break and lunch time as this will benefit you massively. Fresh air is very important and can make you feel so much better so make sure you get lots of it! Here are some websites that you can use to help you to stay active but you could also come up with your own routine too!. Remember to tweet them in to your teacher!
There are some great audio books for you to listen to, follow the link: https://www.audible.co.uk/ there is a free 30 day trial.
Welcome to the Year 4 page!
Mrs Gardner, Miss Harris and Miss Flude are the lucky teachers who are facilitating year 4 learning this year. We are also joined by our super support team; Mrs Atwal, Mrs Parmar, Mrs Lambat, Mrs Tooke, Mrs Kaur and Miss Creasey.
We will be updating this page, throughout the year, to keep you informed about all the interesting and exciting learning our year 4 classes are getting up to. We hope that you will also follow our school twitter accounts for instant updates. We love to have new followers!
This year we will be studying The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo! We love learning in a variety of ways such as; through the use of drama, building settings and immersing ourselves in them, developing language ideas, researching vocabulary and writing for many reasons! Here are some of our pictures taken during Novel Study lessons.
Throughout the year, year 4 will be covering calculation, fractions, shape, measure, data and number work. We love working with practical resources to embed our understanding! Resources are available in every lesson (to those who want to use them) as they help us to make links between 'concrete, pictorial and abstract'. We are also beginning to demonstrate a depth of understanding of maths through our problem solving and reasoning abilities. This will be throughout a variety of different contexts. Check out our Twitter page for daily updates of our Maths learning! Here are some pictures of us during Maths.
Project Based Learning
Autumn Term Project: How can we help endangered animals?
For our first project in Year 4, we investigated why different animals around the world are becoming endangered. Throughout the project we covered habitats, food chains, causes of extinction and what we can do to prevent extinction rates continuing to grow! In particular, children researched the reasons why Amur Leopards are critically endangered. Did you know that Amur Leopards are the most endangered cat in the world?
The children produced amazing leaflets to inform the public on ways to help Amur Leopards. We hosted exhibitions across the city where we showcased our learning and asked members of the public to commit to a pledge of helping to save Amur Leopards. We were so confident in informing members of the public and we made our parents and teachers extremely proud! Here are some of our pictures from our exhibition.
For this project, we also visited Twycross Zoo and learnt lots of new things too. Check out some pictures below.
Design and Technology Projects
In Year 4 we love challenging ourselves with exciting design and technology projects! So far this year, we have developed our practical skills by designing and making a 3D dragon based on the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon from The Iron Man! First, we had to design and critique our Space-Bat-Angel-Dragons to help us improve the second draft then we went on to create them in our D+T studio!
How could you support your child at home?
In year 4 we want you all to aim high and be independent in your learning at home and in school.
“Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin