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Year 4

Welcome To Year 4! 

We hope you have had a restful summer and are excited to start your learning journey in Year 4. We can't wait to get started! 

 

Miss Gardner and Ms Remy

 

Key Information

 

* Our PE day is Tuesday and we have swimming on a Wednesday so please make sure you have the correct kit on these days however, we do recommend you bring it on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. 

* Please read at least 3 times each week and remember to get your reading record signed for dojos and prizes.

* Keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstar. We will check each day and give dojos to children who have been on.

 

If you have any questions please come and see either Ms Remy or my myself (Miss Gardner)

 

 

 

Spring 2 newsletter

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Year 4 had a fantastic day out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We spent the morning exploring the park discussing the various animals we saw. In our groups, we discussed the habitats of the animals, their diets, adaptations to suit their environment and were able to identify whether each animal was a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.
After lunch, we enjoyed a rainforests workshop. During the workshop, we focused on the location of rainforests around the world, the layers of the rainforest, where animals would be found within the layers, and the threats that rainforests currently face. We handled various artefacts including copies of rainforest animals' skulls and even got to handle 2 live animals! Year 4 enjoyed handling the Giant African Snail and Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
We are excited to continue our learning journey back in class and continue to explore rainforests through our Geography topic.

Here is some of our fantastic R.E. work this term!

Gynmastics

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Here is an excellent sequence from Natans!
He has worked hard in PE lessons to improve his gymnastics skills to create a full sequence.

Doncaster Museum

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The Romans

In Year 4 this term we are focusing on The Romans and how they became a vast empire. We will also be focusing on how the Roman invasion changed Britain and what impact this has had on our society today. 

 

In our history lessons we have taken part in debates to decide whether the Celts should fight back against Roman invasion, researched the importance of Julius Caesar and Boudicca on the Roman Army, written diary entries from the perspective of someone building Hadrian's Wall and evaluated historical sources from Roman Britain to rank them from most reliable to least reliable. 

 

Here is some of the fantastic work we have been completing in Science!

We have been working hard to improve our writing!

Year 4 love reading!

Autumn 2 timetable

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Our topic this half term is Art Attack.

 

We are looking at art in nature and have studied and copied animal patterns.

We are now learning drawing techniques to add shade.

 

Our homework was to create an animal sculpture to decorate the classroom.

Look at these amazing sculptures we have created using cardboard, paper, clay and even lego!

 

Animal sculptures

We are learning new watercolour painting techniques

In Geography this half term, we have used atlases to look at the physical features of Spain and compared them to the UK's.

In Science, we have started our topic Sound. We started by writing about what we already know and what we would like to find out. Then, we conducted some experiments to found out how make sounds. See some photos below.

Timetable for week1

Timetable week 2

Timetable week 3

Timetable week 4

Timetable week 5

A huge thank you to all the parents of Year 4!!

Miss Peat and I would like to thank all the parents in Year 4 for the fantastic support they have been giving to the children, during this challenging time. We acknowledge the struggles and difficulties that home learning brings and wanted to take this opportunity to say we really appreciate the help and support with the children as, without it, home learning wouldn't be possible.

Celebrating Children's Work

All the children are working very hard during this difficult time! We are so proud of you all and how well you have adapted in this unusual time. Each week, it gets more difficult to choose who to give certificates to. See below for who has received certificates so far.

More phenomenal work this week. Well done to these children ...

Another, amazing week of lots of hard hard. Well done to these Super Stars!

So proud of you all. A big well done to these children this week! Week 4

More phenomenal work this week. Well done! Week 3

Well done to these people this week!!! - Excellent work. Keep it up. Week 2

More of our home learning

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Have a look at our amazing work!

Watch the video of some of the work we have done so far ...!

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Pablo Picasso inspired Art

Remembrance Day

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We Enjoy Maths in Year 4!

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Useful Websites

Practise you times tables with the links below.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3&p=1

Practise Maths and SPaG games on the website below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

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Autumn 1

 

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