Our class teacher is Mrs Dunbar and our classroom assistant is Miss Mills.
Some important things to remember:
Our P.E day is Monday.
Our Dance day is Friday.
Children will need their P.E kits on these days but P.E kits should remain in school all week.
Homework will be given out on a Monday night and should be returned to school Friday morning.
Children should read at home every night as part of their homework and ensure that their reading record is signed by an adult.
Below are the new curriculum spelling words for Year 3 and 4.
See if you can challenge yourself to learn all of the spellings below by the end of Year 4!
Times tables are an essential part of the curriculum, particularly in Year 4.
Please encourage your child to use TTrockstars as much as they can as it is a fun and interactive way to learn their tables, whilst battling their friends to become the headline act in the class leader board.
This app/website is particularly useful as it mimics the speed and layout of the times tables screening test all year 4 children will sit in June 2020.
Similar to TTRockstars, Spelling Shed is a great interactive way to help children improve with their spelling.
This app will help support children with learning new words and we will update the spelling lists regularly so children can practice their class spellings using the app.
Spelling is important because it plays a key role in both reading and writing. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters, which can help improve fluency in reading and can prevent children from loosing focus whilst writing.
Just 5 minutes a night on both of these apps can have a huge impact on your child's learning in school.
Today was our cooking with parents session in the hall.
We washed our hands, put on our aprons and began to make yummy stuffed potato skins.
With help from our parents, we chopped, spooned and mashed our way to a lovely meal!
Thank you to everyone who was able to come and join in our session today!
Year 4 have began to prepare for their Holy Communion which will take place in June.
Today, we were lucky enough to go on a treasure hunt around St Matthew's church to find missing words.
The secret message we discovered was...
'This is my body given for you'
Our talk for writing topic this week is 'imagery poems'.
Our focus text is called The Shed by Frank Flynn.
Here we are performing it...
Today, we took part in a class discussion about sound. Our stimulus today showed us a video explaining what we use our different sense for. We then formulated our philosophical question and used our ‘first words’ to show our initial response to the question. We then acted out what it might be like to follow instructions if you had no sight or had no hearing, to see which we felt was more challenging. We then competed our ‘last words’ after a class discussion
What is more valuable, your sight or your hearing?
Well done to all the children who played TTRockstars this week.
A big congratulations to our Rock Hero...
To help with our RE topic based on community, class 4D interviewed Father Dominic.
He told us all the wonderful things that St Matthew's church do to help our local parish and explained the roles of some of the church volunteers.
Homophones! Words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have differnt meanings.
Today we have looked at their,there and they're.
Our new maths tropic that we have started in class is fractions.
We started off looking at what fractions were and recapping on our learning from year 3.
Our lesson today involved us looking at mixed numbers and counting on in sixths.
To help us, we created a human number line.
To help us with our key vocabulary in our river topic in geography, we have used a variety of games to help us to learn the terms and meanings.
We have played bingo, used actions and created competitions.
We have two winners this week!
A big congratulations to our Rock Heroes...
Chuka and Harry
During our french lessons, we have been learning how to talk about the weather.
Take a look at one of our games that we have played below.
Wow! What a fantastic day we have all had at Chester Zoo.
Our school left St Matthew's and went to the zoo in search of our chosen animal.
We found the tiger first and were able to see up close their habitat, gentle movements and unique colours and patterns.
Once we had found the tiger, we set off to find as many animals as we could.
Throughout the day, we were lucky enough to see lions, bears, cheetahs, leopards, orangutans, snakes, butterflies, the bat cave, camels, giraffes, elephants and many more!
All the children behaved superbly and we had lots of great discussions about the animals and zoo its self.
A truly amazing, memorable experience.
Thank you class 4D
The competition is on!
Play TT Rockstars every night and move up the Rock Ladder Hall of Fame in class.
Who is going to win the prize and be crowned 4D's Rock Hero at the end of the week?
Keep checking for updates of our rocking winners!
Our first P4C lesson of the year was based around global week.
Our first stimulus showed us pictures of different animals living in captivity. Our second stimulus showed us different pictures of news paper headlines and people protesting. When then looked at the meaning of 'captivity' and 'conservation' to help us with our discussion. We looked at the differences between zoo's used for performance and entertainment compared to zoos, like Chester Zoo, which are conservation centers.
We formulate the question 'Should animals be kept in captivity?'
We will complete our last words whilst we are at Chester Zoo on Friday.
Continuing on with Global week and our tiger theme, today we drew black and white pictures of tigers.
We used a pencil, rubber and black pen to create some striking art work.
We have learnt that the Bengal tiger lives in parts of Asia.
We used our Atlas’s to help us locate and label our map of the world and the different countries where the Bengal tiger lives.
We have started our new music topic- the glockenspiel!
We have been reading music, learning new notes and started practicing our new performance piece, Harry Potter.
Today, we went over to church as a chance to spend some quite time reflecting on the festive season.
We met Father Dominic, who guided our reflection as we gathered around the nativity.
We spoke about the true meaning of Christmas and how this message stays in our hearts throughout the year.
We are starting 2020 with Global week!
In support of our school trip to Chester Zoo, each year group have been given an animal to study. Year 4 have been given the ferocious and majestic tiger!
Keep checking this page to see all the different activities we will be doing over the next week in relation to our study of tigers.
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Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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