Year 4

 

Welcome to Y4's site! Your teachers are Mr Charnock, Mrs Haslam, Miss Baratinsky and Miss Trencher.

Here are the Meet The Teacher slides with lots of useful information about Y4 expectations...

In preparation for Y4's Times Table Check in June, here are the times tables and some useful strategies to help your child to learn them...

 

Here are the spellings for Year 4...

Our Knowledge Organiser for Design and Technology in Autumn 2

Our Knowledge Organiser for History in Autumn 2

History

 We are learning all about railways, so for our Unlocking Task we looked at pictures and a video of Pemberton Station. We then compared the similarities and differences between our local station and a clip from The Railway Children, set over 100 years ago. Pemberton Station was opened in November 1848! Can you see what's new and what would have been there at the start?

During our third lesson in History, we were exploring various steam locomotives as a group. We were given a specific locomotive and as a group we had to research, illustrate and write about the locomotive in order to persuade others that our locomotive was the best. We explored The Mallard, The Star Express, The Rocket and The Flying Scotsman.
During our third lesson in History, we were exploring various steam locomotives as a group. We were given a specific locomotive and as a group we had to research, illustrate and write about the locomotive in order to persuade others that our locomotive was the best. We explored The Mallard, The Star Express, The Rocket and The Flying Scotsman.

 

Art

Our Art topic this term is 'Autumn.' The children will learn about the changes taking place at this time of year in nature and use what they learn in their writing and artwork.

They have already enjoyed creating their own autumn magazine articles and sketching leaves which were collected from the playground!

 

Our unlocking task was to find leaves from the playground and to sketch then in detail.
Our unlocking task was to find leaves from the playground and to sketch then in detail.
Our Impact Task was a display of Harvest colours using all the skills we learned.
Our Impact Task was a display of Harvest colours using all the skills we learned.

Geography

For our unlocking task, we looked at different early settlements and decided why different communities chose to settle where they did.

Our impact task was to design our own settlement based on our knowledge of what you would need to survive.
Our impact task was to design our own settlement based on our knowledge of what you would need to survive.

Design and Technology

 

Well done to all the children who researched landmarks and places they have been to!

Here is just a sample of evidence brought in for our unlocking task...

Our unlocking task was a 'Show and Tell' activity, researching famous landmarks or showing places we have been to.
Our unlocking task was a 'Show and Tell' activity, researching famous landmarks or showing places we have been to.
During our second lesson we were investigating the workings of levers and linkages. We followed a step by step instruction guide in order to create our own levers and linkages using coloured card and split pins.
During our second lesson we were investigating the workings of levers and linkages. We followed a step by step instruction guide in order to create our own levers and linkages using coloured card and split pins.

Science

We have been learning about States of Matter, exploring the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Predictions were made about how heavy a fizzy drink would be when fizzy and when flat. Have a look at the photos below... Can you see the gas?We learned that the carbon dioxide gas (which makes drinks fizzy) has mass, so when it is removed, the drink is lighter. It took a lot of shaking to do this!

 

Maths Week!

For Maths week we have investigated Fibonacci and his famous sequence! Do you know where we can see the Fibonacci sequence in every day life?

Designing our Fibonacci posters
Designing our Fibonacci posters

Here are some of the posters we made about Fibonacci...

RE

 We have explored why Jesus is the light of the world. Our unlocking task included sharing our feelings when it is completely dark and when there is light coming from a candle. 

English

We have enjoyed reading our class text Street Child and learning about Jim Jarvis. The children wrote their own version of his escape from the terrible workhouse following on from a shared write. Here are two examples...

Science

We have worked in teams to sort solids, liquids and gases. Watch this space for our investigation into the subject!

Music

 We are lucky to have the Wider Opportunities team deliver our Music lessons in Year 4. The children have enjoyed learning to play both string and brass instruments. We look forward to staging a concert later in the year for parents and guardians! 

Homework

In Year 4, all children have a Homework Diary to keep a record of the pages they have read from their Accelerated Reading book. Once they have finished the book, children will take an online quiz in school about the book, 'bank' the words and win certificates when they reach their reading target! Please read with your child every day if possible. 

 

In Maths, our focus is on learning times tables and their division facts, as all Year 4 children will take the first Multiplication Tables Check test in June 2020. All children have a times table to focus on and complete in their Times Table Book each week. They also have their own passwords to access TT Rockstars- a fantastic and fun website which allows children to learn their tables, complete challenges and win points which they can use to create their own character in the game. Children are encouraged to use the site at home as well as in school for at least 10 minutes each day.

 

Spellings will be handed out every Friday and tested the following week. Children will stick the latest sheet into their Homework Diary. There will be eight spellings to learn and two 'mystery' spellings, which will be words featuring the sound, prefix or suffix taught in that week's list.