Welcome to Year 4 2021-2022. Let's make this year rock!

Whole Year Information

Long Term Plan                                                                                                           Year 4 Expectations

English

Our first unit in Year 4 was a wonderful poetry unit! We learnt about figurative language. We wrote our own ideas for coming to school and turned them into wonderful poems. 

Another of our marvellous English units this term has been writing and then performing play scripts. We learnt all about scene descriptions, dialogue and stage directions. We hope you like our performance of our class play!

PE

 In PE this half term, Y4 have mastered their Ultimate Frisbee techniques. By the end of the unit we were able to have an efficiency competition which was won by... St. Andrew's team.

After half term, we had the opportunity to work with Sam from Bee Active. He taught us all about 8-counts in music and how to dance at different levels. 

Maths

To start our magnificent year of Maths, Y4 have learnt about the place value of 4-digit numbers. We have compared, ordered, represented and identified so many numbers! Here are some of our amazing pieces of work. 

Music

Year 4 have been continuing to practise their ukulele's this year and are thoroughly enjoying their ambitious target of playing a full song. 

  Art and Design & Technology

In the final week of 2021, we have worked on lots of different designing skills. First we created a digital media net of a Christmas Jumper! We then printed these and created a 3D structure. Lots of us had never done something so fiddly before! Our fingers definitely ended up all sticky but we absolutely love our products. 

Our second project was SEWING! If we thought our structures required patience, we had another thing coming mastering this skill! However, by the end of it, we were all quite gutted when we had finished! Hope you like our Egyptian Death Mask designs. 
Finally, we created a Christmassy scene and used electronics to transform our product into a light up image. 

Take 10

 On the 8th of October we took part in taking 10 at 10 to discover the joys and positives of reading. Just ten minutes of reading per day can help our mental wellbeing and expose us to a world of wonders. 

Science

Our excellent electricity unit has involved us creating circuits and testing different items to find out if they are insulators or conductors. 

Our second unit in Science was all about States of Matter! We loved learning about particles in solids, liquids and gasses. Three of our favourite sessions included melting solids into liquids (and then putting melted chocolate onto a cake!), identifying that gasses have a weight (by flattening lots of fizzy drinks!) and then learning how water can be in all states and the processes by which it changes (which ended in a quiz hunt in the hall!)

Severn Trent Live Lesson

Leanne joined us for a live lesson all about the Wonderful World of Water. She taught us about the water cycle, how water has been used over different historical eras and how we should use it to make sure it is sustainable in the future.  Thank you Leanne!

RE

In class, our first unit looked at the Creation story and how we are made in the image and likeness of God. We then learnt about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. To conclude our second unit, learning about the Rosary, we held a Collective Worship. All children were reverent and prophetic, making beautiful reflections after the worship. 

We have been luck enough to be joined by Phil from CAFOD this term. He taught us about Catholic Social Teaching. 

Computing

This half term, we have started our journey into the world of Year 4 coding. If we wat to carry on our journey at home, we can access https://scratch.mit.edu/ to practise our coding more. 

Next, we became world class animators! Using 2Animate on Purple Mash, we learnt about the Onionskin tool and how to change our frames so subtly that it looked like continuous movement. 

Outdoor Learning

So far this half term, Year 4 have completed some incredible orienteering work. They have added geographical features to a map of the school grounds which will help people locate different areas more easily. They have then learned about 2-figure grid references and plotted these on a map. Using their plotted locations, they were able to complete an orienteering course in record time! Mr Fox and Mr Nolan were incredibly impressed. Well done Year 4!

Christmas!

In Year 4, we love music and this year we wanted our Christmas card to represent our love for this subject. We hope you all enjoy your treble clefs, staves and musical notation. 

We also hope you enjoy looking at the pictures from our trip to B Arts. So many of us had not been here before and we had the best time ever! We highly recommend checking out all of the work they do via this link https://www.b-arts.org.uk/events/2021/12/13/the-lost-post-office 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Year 4!