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Welcome to Year 4's Class Page

I am Miss Davey, the Year 4 class teacher. The children are also supported in their learning by Miss Shields. The children in Year 4 are fantastic learners. Explore our Class page to see some of the fantastic, exciting things we have done this year. You can also head over to our 'Curriculum' page to see more about what we are learning this year!

 

PE is now taught on a Tuesday afternoon, where the children will be taking part in Rugby Tots sessions. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on Tuesday afternoons. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit.

 

A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged. Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has a book bag so they are able to take home their Reading Record and Reading book. Book bags can be purchased at the main office.

 

Every Friday, homework will be given out and is to be handed in on Thursday the following week. The purpose of this homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week. The children will also be given weekly spellings to learn.

World Religions Week - Hinduism

Year 4 enjoyed learning about Hinduism as part of World Religions Week. The children in the class who believe in Hinduism taught the rest of the class all about the Hindu religion. They had prepared an excellent presentation. It was so interesting. We looked at different images of the different gods. We watched some beautiful Indian dancing and even tasted some yummy Indian foods!

Our DT Project - Creating gas masks

For our Design Technology project, Year 4 created their own gas masks. Using our maths skills, we used rulers to measure to make sure our gas masks fitted our faces correctly. We then had the difficult task of creating a box to carry the gas mask in. We explored a range of different 3d shape nets and decided which net we thought would be appropriate for our product. Making the box was very tricky. But we created some amazing gas masks and boxes!
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NSPCC Number Day

Year 4 enjoyed completing a range of different challenging number activities to celebrate number day! The children enjoyed 'dressing up for digits'. We are proud that the school managed to raise £140 for the NSPCC charity. 
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Problem solving in Maths

Year 4 enjoyed using their multiplication skills to answer a range of challenging problems in Maths. We love solving challenging problems! The children used a range of different equipment to represent numbers in different ways. 

World War One Art

Year 4 enjoyed using their sketchbooks to create beautiful artwork about WW1. The children used charcoal to represent the darkness of the war. They then added bright red poppies, using a range of different materials, including; red paint, tissue paper, and red materials, with a stunning effect. 

World War One letters

In English, Year 4 explored suitcases filled with WW1 artefacts and letters home from soldiers to their loved ones. Year 4 enjoyed writing their own letters as a soldier to a loved one, or from a family member to a soldier in WW1. We then did some hot-seating where the children answered questions as a WW1 soldier!

World War One and Two Artefacts

Miss Berry kindly brought in some amazing WW1 and WW2 artefacts for Year 4 to explore. The class wore gloves to touch the artefacts because they were so old and delicate. We looked at a range of different artefacts including; a rationing book, an identity card, an old camera and many other things! It was so interesting exploring the different objects!

Science Experiment - Chocolate in different temperatures

Life as a child 100 years ago

Year 4 created their own PowerPoints, using KeyNote on the iPads, to present to the class what it was like to live as a child 100 years ago.

Stop! It's no good to be a bully!

Year 4 enjoyed learning how to sing and rap in a music lesson. They sung and rapped a song which taught them the importance of anti-bullying. The rap song had an importance message to stop bullying and be friends with everyone. Year 4 think it's no good to be a bully and we definitely understand this fully! We are all friends, till the end!
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Rugby Tots

Year 4 are now having sessions with the Rugby Tots company for PE. Year 4 loved their Rugby session and enjoyed learning lots of new skills. The children practised throwing and catching the rugby ball. The children found that they should throw the ball in front of the person running, to where they are running to, rather than throwing it at the person! We are looking forward to our new weekly session. 

Christmas activities - sewing, making cards and using our maths skills to solve the mystery of Mrs Claus's cake.

Walker Art Gallery

Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Walker Art Gallery. As soon as we arrived, we completed different art activities in our sketch books to warm up. We then found the painting we'd been working on in class called 'Faithful unto Death'. Which portrayed the story of a soldier who remained at his post, motionless during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, he remained faithful to his post and his duty. Year 4 then completed a Seasons trail of the Art Gallery, finding different paintings displaying the different seasons. We had a wonderful time.

Using Glockenspiels

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Computing - We are Software Developers

The children used Purple Mash to design their own games.
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Year 4 enjoyed their yummy Christmas dinners!

Computing - We are Software Developers

In our Computing lessons, we used a storyboard to design our own educational game for children. Many of us chose games to help children learn their times tables. We then used Sketch Nation to create our own game.

Computing - We are Toy Designers

In our Computing sessions, we spoke about what objects have computers in. We spoke about toys that have computers in that make the toys do exciting things. We designed our toy using Scratch Junior on the iPads. We then pitched our toy design in a Dragon's Den style lesson to the class.

Problem Solving Workshop

The Problem Solving Company worked with Year 4. They completed a Lego problem, working as a team. The children enjoyed the maths session with no pencils, paper and rulers!

Equality Lesson - King and King

The children in Year 4 learnt about equality through a beautiful story about a prince who wanted to marry another prince. We discussed what marriage is and why people get married. We then created our own beautiful wedding invitations.

British Values

In Year 4, we learnt about our British Values in PSHE. We discussed how we are proud of being British and we are proud of our identities. We created our own flags to represent us. Our flags included our families, friends, religion, culture, interests, hobbies, etc. We are all special and unique.
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Learning our 6, 7 and 9 times tables

Year 4 have been working hard to learn their times tables by having times tables parties! We sung songs about the different times tables and played a range of different times tables games.

Networking in the classroom - Sticky Fingers

In Year 4, we often use 'Sticky Fingers'. We move around the classroom and listen for when Miss Davey says 'Sticky Fingers', then we find the person closest to us. We then read that person's work. We tell that person things we like about their work and things they can improve on.

Premier League Primary Stars

The whole school had a wonderful assembly from the Premier League Primary Stars. The assembly covered many important topics such as; resilience, diversity and self-esteem. The children looked at top figures of the sporting world and discussed how they can be positive role models for them to aspire to.

NSPCC - Let's talk PANTS

Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

Silhouette Artwork of the Houses of Parliament

The children created beautiful silhouette artwork of the Houses of Parliament.

Royal Reader

In Year 4 we choose the Royal Reader, which is someone who reads lots at home and in school and is trying hard to improve their reading. Year 4 need to bring in their reading records every day to be in with a chance of winning the Royal Reader.
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Measuring in Maths

In Maths we learnt about ‘estimation’. We thought about where estimating is used and why it is used. Year 4 jumped, rolled hula hoops and threw beans bags as far as they could. They then used metre sticks to measure how far they went. The children estimated the total and difference of their group's results.

 

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Trip to Liverpool Library

Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the library. They listened to a brilliant poet called Ian Bland. They loved doing the 'Dinner Lady' dance.

Music - Mamma Mia

The children enjoyed performing 'Mamma Mia' by Abba. The children listened to a selection of different Abba songs as we discussed what musical instruments we could hear, and what we disliked and liked about the songs. The children sang Mamma Mia beautifully. They were also able to find the pulse of the song, using their bodies in different ways to show the beat of the song. The children enjoyed using the glockenspiels in their performance too.  

Science - Creating our own musical instruments

The children watched a band online called the 'Weapons of Sound'. They used junk materials to create their own instruments. We were inspired by this band to create our own musical instruments using only junk materials. We discussed how our instruments could make a high and a low sound. 

 

 

Science - Creating string telephones

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Virtual Reality - Parliament

Life Skills - The dangers of smoking

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Dogs don't do Ballet

Year 4 learnt about the importance of equality. We read a story about a dog who always dreamed about being a ballerina. Everyone in the story told him he couldn't do it. We wrote him a letter encouraging him to follow his dreams and not give up. We all agreed that everyone should have the chance to follow their dreams.

Lifesize drawing of a Roman Soldier

Year 4 made their own Roman Shields

Virtual Reality - The Romans

Mr Mills visited Year 4 to give the children the opportunity use interesting technology to learn all about Ancient Rome. The children had the exciting opportunity to experience 'Virtual Reality' as they explored different areas in Ancient Rome. The children then experienced riding on a rollercoaster, being underwater with the sharks and being in the jungle surrounded by monkeys. Year 4 loved it and we cannot wait for Mr Mills to bring more exciting ICT equipment for us to use.

Creating a timeline

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