Welcome to Year 4!
Summer 2~ 2017
Our topics for this half term will be:
Why are the Wolves in the Walls
and Were Norman Castles Bouncy?
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6|
What is in the walls?
|Why are the wolves in the walls?||Can you write a sequel about different animals?||Why is 1066 important in British History?||Why did the Normans build so many castles?||Can we design a trebuchet to capture a castle?|
8th May 2017
Look at our beautiful topic wall! We looked at the different parts of a flower and painted some fabulous flowers just like Georgia O'Keefe.....
Red Nose Day
Friday 24th March
Our Visit To Mansfield Museum
Wednesday 8th March
We had a fantastic time at the Mansfield Museum where we learned all about the Victorians and what it would have been like during the life of Charles Dickens. Look at what we did!
We've earned our pen licences!
Science morning at Kirkby College
Before half term, we enjoyed a morning of workshops at Kirkby College with specialist science teachers and using equipment in a laboratory. We looked at different organisms in jars and used microscopes to look at different slides. It was great fun!
Isobelle Lewis - When I got my pen licence, I shouted really loudly, "Boo Ya, Baby!" in front of the whole class.!
Dylan Channer - I found out that electricity can send a current through water and electrocute anything in it and I remembered that in the Simpsons, Homer uses a bug zapper to catch all the fish with Bart!
Jessica Naylor - We were looking at a poem and talking about how a character behaves when they are nervous. I remembered that in the Chipmunks, Theodoroe was so scared that he kept talking so fast that in the end he fainted!
Mrs. Lander said,"Where's Harry?" and he piped up, "I'm sitting right next to you!"
Mrs. Lander said to Mrs. Roberts, "How big is 10mm?" She replied, "1cm of course!"
Jacob said to a friend, "I'm poshitive!" as he shook his hair.
Who is a Bookworm and really loves reading?
Here are some of our class bookworms. They read regularly and enjoy finishing their books.
There was a huge amount of reading going on in our 'Rush To Read' week. Whenever it was our turn to 'Rush To Read', we all went down to the hall with the books that we were reading and sat down to read for ten minutes - even our teachers did it too! In one of our sessions, some of our parents/carers came in to read with us!
Who has passed a times tables challenge this week?
Jacob, Alexa, Marcel and Harry - well done!
Wow Work !!
Who has passed all of their spellings and got onto the spelling hive?
Isobelle, Isabelle, Katy, Mia, Dylan A, Marcel, Zachary, Chelsea, Grace and Oliver.
This half term, much of our literacy work will link to our class reader and history topic. We will study "The Wolves in the Walls" by Neil Gaiman and think about how the author has build up suspense and used repetition of language and within the plot. We will also use a variety of multi-modal resources, including films, books and pictures to develop our thinking skills. In Literacy we will continue to use the Bug Club Comprehension interactive resources and workbooks to improve our reading skills, using inference and deduction and widening our vocabulary. We will further improve our use and understanding of formal and standard English, and use it to create factual paragraphs within a range of non-chronological reports, using a checklist to check our progress towards the year 4 objectives.
Golden Book Winners
24.2.17 - WELL DONE! Isabelle Dubois. You have very high expectations in everything that you do and your work is a pleasure to read.
30.3.17 - WELL DONE! Jacob Davis. You have a lovely sense of humour and everyone in school loves your polite manners and friendly approach. You have worked hard to gain your pen licence.
19.5. 17 - WELL DONE! Jessica Naylor. You have really worked hard to improve your skills. Your handwriting is much neater and you take a practice book home regularly to develop your maths.
30.6.17 - WELL DONE! Eve Jackson. You are always enthusiastic about everything and can't wait to find out new information about every topic. You have become much more independent this year - and determined to succeed. I am proud of you.
Who is in the Good Work assembly?
10.2.17 - Miya Oliver - you really thought carefully about the ideas that you put into your Wings poem. You had to use your senses to imagine what it would be like to fly. Well Done!!
2.3.17 - Alexa Parkin - you have made a super start back in our class. You are a keen reader and you have already taken home extra maths to practise. Well done!
9.3.17 - Mia Mesa - you have amazed us all this week with your work in math. You can now add amounts of money using decimals and subtract four digits using compact subtraction. Well done!
23.3.17 - Isabelle Dubois - you wrote a wonderful poem using your imagination and repeated phrases - "Step into the Field". Well done!
28.4.17 - Olivia Nash - you have worked hard at home to improve your maths and I was very pleased with the work you did, showing how to write and draw diagrams in different ways to show a calculation.
5.5.17 - Jessica Naylor - you have made a real effort to improve - self-correcting your grammar and doing extra work at home.
12.5.17 - Marcel Pilkowski - you love to rise to a challenge - learning your spellings and improving your understanding of your reading
9.6.17 - Matthew Spencer - you have really worked hard on your literacy this week and produced super pieces of writing
16.6.17 - Sam Lounds - you did some amazingly accurate reflective symmetry patterns and we all enjoyed reading your conversation between the characters from "The Wolves in the Walls".
23.6.17 - Mia Mesa - you have really worked hard this week to improve your spelling and maths skills. Well done!
7.7.17 - Katy Savage - you thought very carefully about how to set out your text in creating your own book. Well done!
14.7. 17 - Erin Thomas-Ruffell - you created a really colourful and imaginative version of a Clarice Cliff plate. Well done!
Introducing Archie Bear, our new school mascot .
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