Year 4

The class teachers are Miss Cooper and Mr Metcalfe

Our Topic

In year 4 during the spring term, our topic will be focused all around Hull, learning about our heritage and everything that makes our city such an amazing place to be.

Also, in guided reading, our class text for this term is 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.

Homework is due on a Monday.

Spellings are given out on a Monday and children are tested on these the following Monday! It is expected that children practise these at home. 

PE

PE is on a Monday afternoon - please make sure that you have outdoor kit and sensible footwear with you on this day!

 

Newsletters

Spring Term

13th March 2020

This week we have been super busy. We have started a new unit in maths finding the area of rectilinear shapes, using the resources to help with our understanding. We have delved even further into our whole class read, ‘How to Train you Dragon’ and even began planning play scripts in literacy inspired by the book. Lastly, we were set the challenges of designing and planning ideas to make a Greek Parthenon. We can’t wait to see the final designs emerge!

6th March 2020

What a fantastic week we have had in year 4. From trips to World Book Day and applying new knowledge in maths. Year 4 had tea with Trident this week and got to work in an office for the day! The children were amazing and contributed well to discussions. We saw many wonderful costumes this World Book Day and did many activities around our favourite authors. We have become measuring experts in maths and focussed on weight and mass. Remember to go on times table rockstars everybody and get these scores rising. Have a lovely weekend.

 

28th February 2020

A short week but no less busy in year 4. We’ve been editing our Myths in Literacy where the hero challenges the monster. Our times tables remains a top priority In numeracy - children are making positive gains towards learning by heart up to x12. Our NAPA performances are a real cause for celebration and the children can’t wait to perform them to an audience. The return of Miss Cooper next week is eagerly anticipated - the year 4 team back together! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

 

14th February 2020

Well, the last week of half-term has certainly been full-on. We’ve had a year 5 challenge on TT rock stars that has given us renewed energy to improve our multiplication knowledge. Joshua and Ashleigh scored in excess of 3500 points each – well done! In maths we have been working with decimal numbers and their link to fractions. Our Greek myths are well under way and the children are busy tweaking their plans to produce their own exciting version. It was nice to see so many parents supporting their children on Wednesday and sharing in their successes so far; I’m sure there will be many more to come this year. The valentine disco went very well. It was great to see the children sharing gifts, having fun and showing off their posh outfits. Finally, the week came Rowling to an end with an ‘all things Harry Potter day.’ Have a brilliant week off everyone.

 

7th February 2020

Another busy week in Year 4! Science was a blast as we made 'conductor bugs' to investigate electrical circuits. Our times tables chart is now filling up thanks to Mrs Carmichael's patience. Miss Rignall has introduced our exciting new writing journey 'myths and legends' and over the next two weeks the children will be creating a myth based on Theseus and the Minotaur. Our regular reading is still on the up and Georgia has been impressed with our NAPA singing and dancing. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

31st January 2020

Letter writing has been a major focus in our literacy this week. The children have been working hard on neat presentation and the results have been fantastic. Fractions have kept us on our toes in maths sessions along with multiplication skills practise. In science we are investigating conductors and how they relate to electricity. Our regular reading scrutiny is now paying dividends with the majority of the class putting in extra effort - keep it up year 4! Finally, the children have been getting their hands dirty making Greek vases out of clay; we’ll be painting them next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

24th January 2020

Another busy week in year 4. Miss Rignall, our fantastic student teacher, got the children switched onto circuits again in science. As a class, our regular reading has rocketed this week - keep it up please! We've been writing a persuasive letter in literacy using a variety of features. Our maths focus has been fractions, and we are starting to get to grips with the numerators and denominators. Attendance has been impressive this week; we must be in with a chance of winning the school prize. In PE, we have been showcasing a variety of jumps with a gymnastic flavour. Our topic work has given the children an opportunity to design an Ancient Greek vase; these will be used next week to create a REAL one out of clay. We had eight super spellers this week - well done to you guys! Have a great weekend Year 4.

 

17th January 2020

Year 4 this week have been working with circuits and different components in science. In our jigsaw work, we finished off the goals and dreams section and can now use these skills to develop a positive attitude to whatever disappointments we may face in the future. Fractions have been the main focus in maths this week. It can be tricky, but the children are showing a good understanding of a range of equivalent fractions. In Literacy, the class are planning a letter to the prime minister about children’s education. Our NAPA talent is really gathering pace and Georgia is very impressed with year 4. Finally, we have emphasised the importance of regular reading and standards have already rocketed. Keep it up year four!

 

10th January 2020

In year 4 this week, we have been busy with our Jigsaw learning which centred on our goals and dreams. The children had fun role-playing different scenarios and situations they may face in the future. We have reemphasised the importance of having the correct equipment at both the start and end of the school day. Home school reading and times tables practise have been a real focus so we can start the new year on the front foot. In geography we have started our new, exciting Ancient Greece topic. The children have used maps and tools to locate Greece and calculated distances between different countries. The bush fires in Australia have been a major talking point, and the children have written a report on some of the causes and consequences. Have a lovely weekend!