Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to our Year 4 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Our Year 4 Staff:
Miss K Charlton – Teacher
Miss S Grotz, Miss J Oxberry – Teaching Assistants
Friday 22nd September 2017
Year 4 have been extremely busy this week!
In maths lessons, we have learned all about the number system and place value up to ten thousands.
We have learned how to identify, represent and estimate numbers in different ways, including using Base 10, number lines and part-whole models.
Today, we honed our super spy skills in preparation for our future careers as secret agents – we concentrated on code breaking!
During Literacy, we have put our creative minds to the test! Each child has designed and described an electrical invention of their own before writing a newspaper report to persuade people to buy it in their local shops!
Children have studied and described the key features of newspapers, discussed the correct use of inverted commas and implemented different sentence starters throughout their work! We have some extremely talented children in our class.
In Topic, Art and D&T lessons we have focused on our class topic of Vicious Vikings! We have studied the Viking timeline, armour and shields and some traditions. Our class novel, How to Train Your Dragon has had children making predictions, and we even have a special visitor in the classroom – our very own Toothless!
Our Superheroes This Week Are:
Star Writer: Georgia
Star Reader: George
Community Hero: Amelia
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 28th September is our class trip to the Danelaw Centre in York. If you have not yet returned the permission slip for your child, please try to do so ASAP! We are all very excited about our upcoming adventure.
Friday 29th September is our whole-school Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. During the week the children and I will put our baking skills to the test to create something delicious for everyone!
Lateness: 23 minutes
Friday 15th September 2017
Hello everyone, welcome back to a brand new school year! We hope everyone has had a fabulous summer and is ready to come back to school to learn all sorts of fascinating facts. Miss Grotz, Miss Oxberry and I are all very excited to be working in Year 4 this year, and we are absolutely certain that we will have a blast!
The first two weeks back have been extremely busy! We have been learning all about Safety – how to keep ourselves safe, safety at school and in the community, people who help keep us safe, road safety and e-safety. The children have produced some fabulous work, as well as learning steps to ‘Safety Dance.’
We are trying our hardest in Year 4 to be Superheroes! At the end of each week, one child will be chosen for showing outstanding work, effort or progress in one of four areas – Reading, Writing, Maths and Community Hero. We have added ‘Community Hero’ to show recognition to children who always abide by our class agreement, represent our school vision and are continuously trying their best!
This week’s Superheroes are:
Star Writer: Holly
Star Reader: Harry
Community Hero: Lewis
This month we have some exciting activities planned!
Thursday 28th September is our class trip to the Danelaw Centre in York. Here we will explore what life was like as a Viking!
Friday 29th September is our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. As a class, we will be baking some sweet treats to be sold during our coffee afternoon.
Lateness: 3 minutes
Friday 21st July 2017
This week has been very busy! On Monday the children met their new teacher and teaching assistant who are Mr Stewart and Mrs Walker. The children are very excited to see what September brings.
On Tuesday we had our fantastic carnival where we sold lots of our bracelets and cakes which the children made. The day was a great success and we raised lots of money for the school. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us. On Wednesday the children had their own awards assembly where they received their own personalised certificate of achievement. Thursday was a fun day where the children were able to choose what they wanted to do.
On a final note, I wish everyone a safe and happy summer holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back in September.
Friday 14th July 2017
This week has been full of treats and fun. On Monday we were very lucky to watch the choir perform to the whole school before they performed to parents on the Tuesday. The Year 4 children in the choir certainly did the class and the school proud and I was very impressed with the children’s confidence and singing voices. Well done! Take a look at some pictures!
This week we have also worked as a team to make our class flag ready for the carnival. The children can’t wait for you to see it.
On Wednesday we were lucky to see Chris Little and his band perform. We certainly all enjoyed dancing and singing along with them. Take a look!
Thank you to all the parents who came to join in our storytelling afternoon on Thursday afternoon. It was lovely to see you all.
Today was a very special day. To celebrate the short life of Bradley Lowery the children joined in a minute clap at 11.10am and we also released some blue balloons (Bradley’s favourite colour) with special messages that each class wrote attached. Take a look at some of the pictures of this special time.
Dip in the box this week is Daniel for always having a positive attitude to everything he does. The whole class was in the gold book for their team work in creating our class flag. Freya was our Hand writer of the week for always producing high quality work. Jayden also celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and the cake he brought in was delicious.
Weekly attendance: 94.3% (This is good but still below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 32 minutes. (Let’s try to get this down for our final week)
On Monday morning the children will have a transition morning when they will meet their new class teacher and teaching assistant. We have our carnival on Tuesday and children can be picked up from 1.30pm. On Wednesday we have our Year 4 awards and on Friday we will be having a non-uniform day and children can be picked up from 1pm from the year 3/4 doors. However, if you arrive after 1.30 you will need to pick up your child from the hall fire exit doors.
Friday 7th July 2017
This week has certainly been packed full of fun. The children have been learning about carnivals in preparation for the school having our own carnival on the last week. They have been researching on the computers and beginning to write about what we have found out. We were also lucky enough to have a taster session of swimming at the Puma Centre on Wednesday. Everyone was brilliant and everyone tried hard whether they can swim or not.
This week’s Handwriter of the Week is Ellie who always produces beautiful pieces of work in all of her books. Here is an example of her work.
Dip out of the box this week is Bailey for trying really hard with his maths work. Well done! You are a superstar Bailey!
Aimee and Jessica were also in the gold book for conquering their fears when we went swimming on Wednesday. You were both fantastic! Aimee even felt comfortable enough to put her head down when she tried swimming backwards.
Weekly attendance: 93.6% (This is good but still below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 10 minutes. Well done, this is a vast improvement on last week.
We will be going to Farringdon Academy on Monday afternoon to play some rounders. Please remember your child needs to have their PE kit and a water. Those children in the choir will be performing to the rest of the school. Parents are able to purchase tickets if they want to see the choir on Tuesday afternoon, just see Miss Grotz.
Raffle tickets are also on sale. If you wish to purchase any, bring money in a clearly labelled envelope and hand it to Mrs Douglas or Miss Grotz.
Friday 30th June 2017
This week we have been continuing to learn about France. We made some beautiful French inspired biscuits which tasted delicious!!!
Have a look at some of our baking skills!!
We were also lucky to have a movie afternoon on Wednesday which we all thoroughly enjoyed!
This week Sophie was our handwriter of the week after impressive everyone with the huge improvement she has made in her presentation. Kieran received a treat out of the treat box for writing an incredible acrostic poem about France. Jessica was in the gold book for working really hard in every lesson and Rosie was in the gold book for always giving 100% and having a fantastic attitude to learning!
Weekly attendance: 95.7 (an improvement from last week but still not our target of 96%)
Lateness: 98 minutes (this is something we MUST improve)
We will be having a taster swimming session on Wednesday afternoon at the Puma Centre. Please ensure your child has a swimming costume (no bikinis)/trunks (shorter than your knees), a swimming cap and towel.
Raffle tickets and choir performance tickets are on sale. If you wish to purchase any, bring money in a clearly labelled envelope and hand it to Mrs Douglas or Miss Grotz.
Friday 23rd June 2017
This week has been sports week across the school and the children have been practising for their sports day. They have also created some healthy meal options for our new school menu.
This week Lewis received a treat out of the box as he always gives 100% in everything he does. Delta was in the gold book for being a great friend and Aimee for being a fantastic role model to the rest of the class and school.
Weekly attendance: 88.9%
Lateness: 11 minutes
We are extremely lucky to be participating in a movie afternoon on Wednesday. Please ensure your child has returned their permission slip and contributions.