Cherry Class - Year 4
What we have been up to:
Our class superstars:
Well done, Cherries! You are superstars!
Our learning behaviours are: Make Good Choices, Learn Together, Stay Focused, Be Proud, Show Respect, Never Give Up.
This term we will be learning about all the oceans, seas and rivers of the world. In this geography-based topic, we will explore the human and physical features of rivers, from the source to the mouth. We will also explore how and why coastlines have changed over time.
The ocean is a subject awash with creative opportunities. In Art, we will study Hokusai's Great Wave and use it to learn about colour mixing and adding fine detail to paintings. In addition, writing poetry about the ocean is a great way to develop use of figurative language and performance skills. Our other writing units will be focused on the sea with a narrative based on the beautiful book The Whale by Ethan and Vita Murrow.
There will also be a focus on protecting the environment through debates and learning about sea life. This ties in to our Geography work on understanding and recognising the similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. Our DT unit will also link to this, researching, investigating, designing and making shoes suitable for an Arctic climate.
In Science and Geography, we will be learning about the water cycle. We will learn how each stage involves a change in state and how these changes happen. The class will also develop their computer processing skills by creating a presentation about the water cycle and its stages.
Information for Parents
Everyday we start at 8:45am We leave at 3:00pm
Our PE days are on a Monday and Wednesday - On these days, you need to come into school in your PE kit.
Read at least three times each week.
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with a Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge.
Can you collect them all?
For a list of recommended reads for Year 4 click here
I will add to this throughout the year to suit what the children enjoy and need help with.
How to model the digestive system - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf339j6/articles/zrm48mn
Here is a link to the wonderful Duolingo. Learn almost any language in the world.
If you need your child's Google Classroom log in reset, please let admin know and we will try to do this as soon as possible.
Find more on Google Classroom. Contact Admin if you need help logging in.
Here is a powerpoint to use for Maths Meetings.
1. Column subtraction with more than one exchange.
Here is a simple sheet to practise using column subtraction.
Here is a challenge sheet to push yourself a little more. Page 2 is challenge 1, page 3 is challenge 2 and page 4 is challenge 3.
Here is a video of the method for subtracting in case you don't remember it.
1. Use this powerpoint to learn the rules for adding the prefixes: il, in, im or ir
Be Internet Legends Day - Visit Google Classroom to see the activities and hand them in.
Join our assembly by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iOQ3QApBOQ&feature=youtu.be
1. Use this sheet to practise writing about different parts of the body in French.
Feel free to use an online translator to help you.
Our Harvest Performance
The children planned, wrote and edited their own autumnal poems as a group and then practised and performed them.
Our Christmas Carol Concert