Year 4

It has been fantastic to get to know all of the children and welcome them back to school. We have had a great first week and the children have impressed me with their effort and enthusiasm towards their learning.

We have started our ‘People’ topic in R.E and the children have enjoyed learning about ‘The family of God in scripture’. In RHE the children have discussed their feelings towards themselves their body and health.

Year 4 have really engaged in their learning about the Romans and a lot of children have brilliant previous knowledge about this. In English, the children have written their very own Kenning poems. We have enjoyed playing Handball and working on our team skills in P.E.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for another week of great learning!

This week children have been engaging with many activities in school! We have had a successful week in maths learning about estimation and the value of our numbers. Some members in the class were very excited that we were estimating with marshmallows (unfortunately for them they stayed in the packet). In our writing we have been exploring ‘Dragonology’ and what it takes to be a Dragonologist. We have been reading Phillip Pullman’s ‘The Firework Makers Daughter’ which has captured the children’s attention.

During RE we have been continuing our work on People and have created family trees. Humanities has taken us down the path of The Romans. The children have created colour maps to illustrate the Roman Empire. During science, we explored ‘living things’ which the children have a great knowledge about!

Picasso has been the name on everyone’s lips this week as we have been learning about his life and work. The children are preparing themselves for creative ways to magpie his work.

Year 4 need to keep up their fantastic attitude to learning and keep pushing themselves in everything they do!

Mr Bastow and Mrs McCabe.

Wow! We are on the third week already! This week the children have impressed me with their enthusiasm and giving 110% across all lessons. This needs to continue and carry on in to next week.

In Maths this week the children have been using their knowledge with the value of a digit to help them solve problems. They have compared numbers using pictorial resources and used their problem and reasoning skills to attempt stronger challenges. In English, we have finished our big write on ‘Dragonology’, which has been a great topic and there has been some wonderful vocabulary.

RE has allowed us to look deeper in to the ‘Story of Abraham’ and children have been reflecting how this is similar to their lives. There has been some fantastic discussions as well as, looking through scripture. We have continued out topic of ‘The Romans’ where we have delved deeper into why the Romans invaded Britain.

As a class we have continued to work on our teamwork skills in PE. Children have used ‘Trust’ where we have used blindfolds and completed more challenging obstacle courses. Year 4 have really impressed in their Art as we continue to look at ‘Picasso’ and we have had a go at recreating his work.

Let's see if we can have everyone in next week!

Mr Bastow and Mrs McCabe

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