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