Welcome to the Year 4 page! Our team is made up of Ms Moran and Mr Williams, with support from Mrs Anderson, Mrs Walker and Mrs Triggs. With our new curriculum in place, your children will have fun learning about a range of different topics this year. We will regularly update our page to share with you what the children have been learning.
Timelines and more!
This term in History we are learning about Ancient Greece. “I think it’s great!” said Ella, 8. We know what a primary source and a secondary source is. A vase from that time is a primary source. We are learning about the timeline and when it happened and this is linked to literacy where we are learning about Alexander the Great. Also we are collecting interesting vocabulary about what they did and putting them on a little map on the working wall. We know what BC and AD mean. BC means Before Christ and AD means Anno Domini (or After Death).
Well now you know what we have been doing, remember more updates next week!
11/10/19 This week we have started learning about newspaper articles, so we asked the children to report on one of the highlights of their week:
Read below to find out about our science in Year 4!
This week, we have been learning about states of matter. On Tuesday we investigated sticky, gloopy liquids in small ice cube trays to see how they changed state. Before we saw the results, we predicted what would happen to the liquids. The liquids were olive oil, washing up liquid, honey and salt water. On Tuesday morning Ms Moran put the liquids in the trays and put them in the freezer for six hours. We have had a “cool” time (but this is not the end just yet we still have more to say here). Most of us thought that all the liquids would freeze but no. The honey was very cold when we touched it but not frozen. The washing up liquid didn’t freeze completely but mostly froze. The salt water was the weirdest. The water froze but separated from the salt. The olive oil was frozen normally just like the normal water.
Here I am going to interview one of Ms Moran’s class.
“Well… we had to clean our hands after touching the honey but it was really cool,” exclaimed Emily.
If you want to see more subjects stay tuned for next week!
Thank you for reading this text.
This week, 4W have looked at states of matter. We looked at water, salty water, olive oil, honey and washing up liquid. They all froze except the honey because honey is viscous. The water went from a liquid to a solid because in the freezer the particles froze. The liquids were in the freezer for 5 hours at -11º. 4W watched as the liquids melted.
"The ice was so cold and hard," explained Ethan,
04/10/19 Over the last few weeks, we have been writing fantasy stories using the book 'Leon and the Place Between' as a springboard. We have written our own stories and produced mini books which will be on display soon. We are also currently reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' as our class book.
Our home learning is currently based on Basic Skills- daily reading for at least ten minutes, weekly spellings to learn (with a recording sheet to write the words in sentences) and times table practise using TT Rockstars. The spelling sheet should be returned to school each Thursday and the children have a spelling test each Friday. TT Rockstars is an online service and the children should practise at least 3 times a week. It is available at https://play.ttrockstars.com/ and every child has their own login. If you have any questions, or need a reminder of your child's login, please speak to your class teacher.