Year4

Residential Visit Briefing

Dear parents,

We are very much looking forward to our residential briefing tomorrow, Thursday 9th, at 1.45pm in the Memorial Hall. Kindly note that the Hall is in use before this time, so if you arrive early please could we request that you wait outside in the glass Atrium. A copy of the briefing will be made available on Firefly which can be securely accessed through your child’s login.

Many thanks,

Leanne Pearson and Alan Wright   

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4LS go on an angle hunt

To begin our work on angles today we went on an angle hunt around the school. We were amazed to see how many different angles we could find in a huge range of places. 

4LS

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Weekly review – Friday 3rd May 2019

In their first full week back, the children in Year 4 have been experiencing many of the thrills and spills of Egyptian life! This morning we had a wonderful whole school Celebration of the Coronation of HM King Rama X. The students were impeccably behaved and listened with great respect to the words and songs.

In Literacy we have started reading “The Gods are Watching”, the tale of a servant boy in Ancient Egypt. children have created their own amulets, and looked at the meaning behind different gem stones and images. They looked at the different Gods in Ancient Egypt, and had a hands on experience of crawling through an Egyptian tomb. Ask your child what they saw when they were inside, if you dare…!

In Maths we have been looking at area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. We investigated whether having a larger perimeter always meant having a larger area, and how knowing our factor pairs helped determine length of sides when you only know the total area of a shape.

In Art we created Egyptian sunset scenes using watercolour techniques and cutting out shapes from black paper. The effects were striking!

In Science we looked at the difference between producers and consumers in the food chain. Children explored food chains in different climates – savannah, tundra and woodland – and the different predators and prey found in these locations.

In Humanities we explored Tutankhamun and made an infographic and timeline of his life and the events taking place in Ancient Egypt during his lifetime.

Dates for your diary:
Thursday 9th May – Residential Visit briefing, 1.45pm, Memorial Hall

Friday 10th May – Junior School Non-Uniform Day

Tuesday 14th May – 4CL Class Assembly, 7.50am Memorial Hall

Wednesday 15th May – Junior Music Summer Concert

Tuesday 21st May – Egyptian Day (no need to dress up)

Friday 24th May – Last day of term 3a. School finishes at the usual time and You-Time! runs as normal.

Thursday 30th May – Term 3b commences (Day 4)

Many thanks, and have an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 4 team

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Arty Egyptian landscapes with 4CL

4CL used watercolors and black paper to create some fantastic Egyptian sunset scenes. Here are a few of them!

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4MD Tomb Makers!

4MD have been learning about measures over the past two weeks. We have learned the importance of measuring accurately, and understanding how to convert between different measurements. As part of our lessons, we also learned the units of measurement the Ancient Egyptians used such as the cubit. This last week we have revisited area and perimeter and designed a pharaoh’s tomb. Below, we are calculating the area and perimeter of the chambers inside the tomb.

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Year 4 Coronation Celebration

As a school, we enjoyed a Celebration of the Coronation of HM King Rama X. After some thought provoking words from Ms Weston, we listened to the beautiful voices of the Thai choir whilst waving our flags. We hope you will all enjoy the celebrations over the weekend,

Respectfully, the year 4 team.

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4LP Create Silhouettes

4LP looked closely at a colour wheel in Art this week. We learnt to identify primary, secondary and tertiary colours, and then split these into warm and cool colours. Using this knowledge, we created a wash background and used our understanding of perspective to create these wonderful Egyptian silhouettes. 

 

Here are some examples of our work…

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PE Thursday 2nd May

Dear Parents,

On Thursday 2nd May SHB are hosting a cricket tournament throughout the day to various schools, which will impact upon the space we have for Physical Education. With this in mind would it be possible for all children to bring their swimming kit on Thursday as well as PE kit. If the heat index isn’t high, we will have all the children outside taking part in PE as normal but if it is then we are proposing for the Year 4’s to swim instead.

Many thanks,

Alan Wright on behalf of the PE department,

 

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4LS’ Egyptian Maths

In Numeracy this week we have begun our unit on length and measure.  To get started we used both Ancient Egyptian and modern metric methods to measure things we found around the school.

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Firefly

Our Ancient Egyptian Firefly page is now active, with spelling, history, art and home learning support and links. This can be accessed here via your child’s secure login. If there are resources or any additional items you would like added, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Alan Wright

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