Welcome to Year 4
Teacher - Miss Vertigans
LSA - Mrs Horwood and Mrs Griffin
Mrs Harding and Mrs Stevens
We have lots of helpers that come in and help during the week too! A huge thank you to Mrs Harding who teaches French and Mrs Worthy with music. Thank you to our handy reading helpers, Mr Cheater and Mrs Sharkey! Mrs Heatherington is our final helper, who comes and takes maths on a Thursday morning!
Homework is sent home on a Friday and is due in the following Thursday.
Please make sure PE kit is in school every day.
Now that we are in Year 4, we must remember to bring in:
Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please make sure that you have your kit for these days, as it is very important that we all take part! An easier option would be to keep your kit in school at all times.
Today we investigated the viscosity of slime and the state of matter it would be classified as. We found from our results that slime is a non-Newtonian substance and that it becomes a solid when pressure is applied to it but can also pour as a liquid! It was a fascinating lesson and it's safe to say that it got very messy!!
After a nice Christmas break, we returned back to school ready to learn all about our 'Mighty Mountains and Rushing Rivers' topic. We have lots of exciting learning in store, along with a much anticipated science week which we are all very excited about!
Year 4 managed to complete their comic books all about Ancient Egypt. The children used Microsoft powerpoint and applied their ICT skills using transitions, animations, copying and pasting pictures as well as inserting hyperlinks. We then showed Year 1 (our reading buddies) our power points and they enjoyed them immensely.
RAISE THE ROOF
Year 3 and 4 took part in Raise the Roof at Banwell Primary School. The aim of the performance was to recognise different cultures from around the world. Both year groups had been practising especially hard in time for the performance and did very well to enjoy themselves! Take a look at what we got up to during our time at Banwell!
Autumn term (term 1 and 2)
We started off the term learning about our mini topic, The Circus. At the end of our two week topic, the whole school performed a circus themed poetry piece. Year 4 performed, The Elephant Ride by Julia Mainwaring-Barry. We came up with actions that we brainstormed as a class before we performed the poem in front of parents. We even held auditions for the role of the elephant and the tram!
As part of our topic, we are looking at the Ancient Egyptians.