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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

4A

Teacher: Miss Wood

Teaching assistants: Mrs Eden and Mrs Patel

4B

Teacher: Miss Hartley

Teaching assistants

 

Important dates

Home Learning:  Will be set on a Monday and due back the following Monday. Please email your class teacher for any passwords needed.

The expectation for Year 4 is as follows:

  • 1000 Mathletics points
  • 30 minutes on TTRS
  • 40 minutes on Bedrock or 40 minutes on Reading Eggs
  • Reading 4 x a week
  • Practising spellings (using Spelling Frame) 

Reading records: We expect children to be reading at home four times each week.

Reading Books

Your child will bring a reading scheme book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on the following Monday.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading four times a week at home.

Your child will also bring home a book to read for pleasure, they will have chosen from either their class or key stage library. When finished, this too should be returned to school on a Monday.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.

PE: Normal PE will be on a Tuesday. We also have swimming on a Friday. For swimming (classes attend alternate half terms, 4a will attend first up until the christmas holidays), each child will need a full swimming kit including towel – but from the second week children can come in their PE kit on the Tuesday and Friday.

Spelling test: We test children on their weekly spellings on a Friday – and will check their spelling knowledge during the first weeks.

Multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 multiplication tables.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check Info

Useful links

TT Rockstars.

Hit the button (multiplication game)

Maths Frame (very similar to the MTC – Multiplication Check)

Mathletics.

Reading Eggs

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What are we learning about this year?

Year Group 4 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)

2021/2022

Summer 2 term.

Week 3.

We were happy campers this week! We became Celts and the children enjoyed numerous activities ranging from; den building, whittling, team building exercises, making hot chocolate on trangiers, tent building, night line and a sing song around the camp fire. We were all excited to sleep in the tents, although not much sleeping happened!

Week 2.

D Side Dave visited us this week discussing the effects of alcohol. The children found this topic very interesting and interacted throughout the whole session.

Week 1.

What a fabulous first week back. Everyone loved the Queens Jubilee celebrations. From the bake off to the fantastic outfits worn by everyone. We all really enjoyed having the Garden Party with our families.

Our Author of the term is Sita Bracmachari. We will be reading The River Whale as our class reader.

We will be enjoying lots of fun and exciting learning this term from electricity in Science to creating our own night lamp in Design Technology.

Summer 1 term

Week 3.

We have had an exciting visit from a mosaic workshop based in Leeds called Seagulls. The children had the amazing opportunity to make their own mosaic design using recycled tiles. It was lots of fun.

Week 2.

We having been enjoying learning about state of matter in science and the children have loved observing the melting points of different objects.

Week 1.

Year 4 have had a fantastic first week back. This term we will be learning about the Romans including a amazing school trip to Murton Park. In Science we will be learning about the different states of matter, and in RE we will be learning about How do the Five Pillars guide Muslims in life?

Our term author is Greg James. We will be reading Kid Normal during story time.

Spring 2 term

Week 4.

English, year 4 are enjoying creating narrative pieces on the digestive system.

Geography – we have been learning about the 7 summits and their climates. We have been researching to see if we could survive on a mountain.

Week 3

Guided reading – we have been learning about the digestive system and implementing this into our reading lessons, the children have loved learning all the new vocab and reading about how the digestive system works.

Music – we having been learning about Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar. By the end of the term Year will be composing their own symphonies with soft dynamics influenced by different composers.

Week 2

Science – Year 4 have been enjoying learning about the digestive system focussing on our teeth.

Maths – We have been concentrating on fractions and have been building our knowledge on equivalent fractions.

Week 1

Wow what a fun busy first week back for Year 4.

Thank you for all the wonderful, imaginative entries for World Book Day. They were all amazing.

We have started our new science and geography topics; Where does all the food go? Would you be able to live on a mountain?

We have had fun exploring and creating the digestive system, using house hold materials.

Year 4 have been reading our new class stories:

Lucky Escape         

Our class author for the term is Benjamin Zephaniah.

 

Spring 1 term

 

Year 4 have been enjoying finishing their final volcano piece in art. We used canvases, modelling clay and acrylic paint to add texture and detail to each piece.

Week 5.

Art – We have been learning about different artists and their interpretation on volcanoes, one artisit that we concentrated on was Stephanie Peters. Children were then given a selection of lava flow images. They chose their favourite and had to upscale their image. Below are a few fantastic examples of their learning.

Week 4.

This week Year 4 have beein reading When the Giant Stirred linking to our volcano topic.

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Computing – Year 4 have been enjoying making their own algorythms, programming animations and dance routines using sequencing and repetition. They can also try this at home. Go to studio.code.org/dance.

Geography – The children recreated a volcano eruption. This was very exciting and proved to be a well loved experiment.

Week 3.

Year 4 have been introduced to their new Geography topic, What Makes The World Angry? We have been focussing on Volcanoes. Everyone has been very interested in learning about the recent underwater volcano eruption that has occured recently near Tonga causing a tsunami.

During guided reading lessons we have been enjoying Animals of Farthing Wood. The children have loved reading about the adventures that the animals are experiencing.

Week 2.

On Tuesday this week the children had a lovely trip to Hough Side Playing Fields where they were able to help the rangers from the Woodland Creation Project, plant new trees. The chidlren had an amazing time. The project has been set up around Leeds to support the current cliamte emergancy. As we are learning about conservations and helping our planet in sicence, this was a fantastic opportunity.

 

Week 1.

What a fantastic first week back, all chidlren settled in to the new year with excitement.

Maths: we are concentration on our multiplcation and division skills for the 6, 9 and 7 times tables.

Reading: children are enjoying texts about animal habitats and different conservations.

Music: we are very lucky this term to be able to have drumming once a week with the wonderful Mr G.

This term our author is David Wallims. We would love to  hear which stories the chidlren have read of his. In class we are reading Gangster Granny.

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Below are some of the topics that we are learning about this term.

 

Autumn 2 term

Week 5.

Year 4 had a eggtastic time in cooking. We made Lemon meringue pie, using our learning skills on how to separate an egg white and egg yolk. they were delicious.

Week 4.

This week children have visited our lovely grounds of the school and our nature garden to look at all the different trees. Children made bark rubbings and examined the different shapes, sizes and patterns of deciduous trees.

We have been learning about how to multiply numbers by ten and hundred in maths.

Week 3.

This week it was time to be news reporters, reporting on a giant peach that had mysteriously grown.

Week 2.

Year 4 enjoyed classifying leaves and learning about all the different types of leaves.

 

We were able to show are moves to Mama Mia in music.

Children created there own diary entry in English. Describing how James must have felt living with his awful aunts.

In maths children learned the very infectious song to help them with their learning of perimeter.

Week 1.

Year 4 had a fantastic first week back.

They were introduced to their new class reader James and the Giant Peach and their new term author Roald Dahl.

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Year 4 started to learn about their new topic in science (why is classification critical?) and enjoyed reading our new non-fiction texts on this topic.

Autumn 1 term

Week 7

This weeks focus is completing our DT(Design Technology) project of making a Greek God with moving parts, using our knowledge of linkages and levers.

Throughout this week we are writing a non-chronological report about a Greek mythical creature.

Week6

We have been writing a poem this week about our monsters (mythical creatures).

We have been consolidating our knowledge of formal written methods of addition and subtraction.

Week 5

Our lesson for science this week entailed the children making their own ear gongs and experimenting with them.

Our art focus has been Greek mythical creatures and this week the children began their designs for their final monster!

We were lucky enough to receive a visit from Kim, who is helping us to learn about our inner chimp and to understand our behaviour and emotions.

Week 4

This week we were lucky enough to hold our Greek Celebration Day! Where we sampled Greek treats, dressed up, designed our own wreath and played ancient Greek games. The children had an amazing learning experience.

Week 3

In French we are learning our French greetings.

In maths we are doing well at times tables – remember to practise at home. We have be learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

In English we are using the Marcia Williams comic strip to inspire our own Greek myth comic.

Week 2

We have had a great start to the term 4a have started swimming and had a great first session. In PE we are working on our balance – very useful skills.

In Reading we are reading a non fiction text about Greece particularly what the ancient Greeks did for fun.

Week 1

We had a fantastic first week in Year 4. Transition days were settled and productive.

Our topic for the term is Glorious Greeks, we are enjoying learning about all the different Gods, Goddesses, mythical creatures and Ancient Greek myths.

In English and Reading we are studying ‘Greek Myths’ a comic style book by Marcia Williams to inspire us. She is our main author for the half term.

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Science for this half term is Can you feel the vibrations?

Here are our knowledge organisers for our main topics this term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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