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Look what we have been up to recently...
Last half term, our topic was science based as we explored states of matter. At first, we learnt all about solids, liquids and gasses and how we can convert these states of matter. We did this through melting chocolate and finding its melting point. Afterwards, we looked at the water cycle and how it is a closed system.
In computing, we used publisher to publih all of our learning in Science. We used different fonts to create a title, inserted images from the internet and wrote in paragraphs.
We expressed ourselves in art using proportion to draw self portraits. In order to express ourselves we used a range of media such as oil pastels, water colours and a range of HD and HB pencils to create different lines and shades. We then adapted these skills to draw observational drawings using our skills from portraits and choosing the correct media.
Look at some of our pictures...
In Y4 we will be learning...
This year we will be studying 6 different topics. An overview/breakdown of these can be found below...
Y4 Curriculum Overview 23-24 - Link
This term we will be studying...
A science based study of electricity and a geography focus on maps skills.
Each week your child will be set homework in the following areas:
- Reading - (see below)
- Spelling - (see below to download a spare copy)
- Topic Based Homwork (topic web)
Reading at Home
Children will be expected to complete reading at home to an adult. The expected amount is at least 3 reads of 15 minutes per week it is vital that your child completes this as it supports the learning that takes place in the classroom
All reading at home should be recorded in the reading log book so that children can earn rewards for their efforts.
Spelling Homework Packs
Your child will be given appropriate sheets from these lists of words:
Each half term children will be given a 'topic web' (see image below). This 'web' calls for a variety of skills to be used from across the curriculum. All of the suggested ideas link to our current topic and should be tackled over the course of the half term. (Hand each piece in as it is completed). This homework is designed to enable families to tackle homework at their own pace helping pupils maintain a broad and balanced homework currciulm whilst supporting their mental health and wellbeing.
Further Homework Support
Purple Mash is a fantastic resource that allows your child to word process, create images, create code and much much more. Every child has a login for Purple Mash and this can be used both at school and at home. Please click on the image above to link to this site.
Please ask your child's teacher if you require a new username and password.
Additional times table challenges can be created from the website below.
More online games to support learning
4 Dragon - P.E. with Mrs Harpur on a Wednesday
4 Unicorns - P.E. with Elite on a Wednesday
4 Griffin - P.E. with Mrs Harpur on a Wednesday
All Year 4 Children will need to wear PE kit on their PE day to save changing at school.
Further Important dates:
06-11-23 - School starts on Monday
17-11-23 - Children in Need
20-11-23 - Y4 Multiplication checker meeting for parents
27-11-23 to 01-12-23 - Book fair in the AJS library
29-11-23 - Parent's meetings
08-12-23 - Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner
18-12-23 - Y4 Christmas party
19-12-23 Y3 and 4 cinema trip
21-12-23 - Carols for parents (Times to be confirmed)
21-12-23 - Thursday - End of term
22-12-23 - INSET DAY