Friday 15th February 2019
It has been yet another busy week in Year 4 due to our charity fundraising activities taking place. Not only did the children arrive at school in non-uniform, they also came with crazy hair! It was wonderful to see so many unique styles and it was clear that the children had spent time thinking about their designs. Many thanks for your support with our fundraising. All donations and sponsorship money goes directly to our charity partners and it helps to make a difference.
We have also been preparing for our production ‘Dragon Days’ which will be next half term. Children are now aware of what part they will play and have been given their lines and song lyrics to learn. Please encourage children to learn these over the half term break ready for rehearsals which begin the first week back. Everything related to the production can be found on our Firefly page.
In Literacy, we have planned and written our own suspense stories. We wrote our stories independently so that we could showcase what we have learnt throughout this unit. After making our first draft of our story, we evaluated how effective we thought our text was. We then went back to edit our work to improve it further and then we published our final story. Next half term, we will begin to study play scripts. We will look at the features of a play script and begin to unpick the story of our Dragon Days production.
In Numeracy, we have continued to learn about decimals, particularly about tenths and hundredths. We have challenged ourselves to answer varied fluency questions such as recording answers on a number line, continuing patterns and finding missing decimals in sequences. Next half term, we will progress our decimal learning further by beginning to learn about money.
In Humanities, we focused on our history skills and sequenced a range of natural disasters into chronological order. We also completed some research to gather information about each of the historical disasters. In Computing, we looked at reliability of information by considering whether we can trust all websites and everything we read on them.
In Science, we began to learn about sound waves. We looked at different waves and worked out the pitch and amplitude of each one from its shape and pattern. We consolidate everything that we have learnt about Sound by becoming ‘You-tubers.’ By filming our own videos, we were able to share our knowledge of what sound is, how it works and how we hear it. Next half term, our unit will be ‘Digestion and Teeth.’
In Art, we completed our final piece of artwork. We evaluated how well we thought we had colour matched, shown perspective and used different watercolour and soft pastel techniques.
We hope you have a very restful half term.
The Year 4 Team
- Monday 25th February (Day 6) – First day of term 2b.
- Monday 25th February – Global Goal Fair entries due.
- Wednesday 27th February – Global Goal Fair.
- Friday 1st March – Final day to submit time requests for Parent Teacher Conferences. These will take place on Tuesday 5th March and Wednesday 6th
- Friday 1st March – Book Mark Competition deadline. Pick up an application template from your class teacher or the library.
- Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March – Fully Booked Week. Character dress up day on Friday 8th