Welcome to Year 4's class page
I am Mrs Shaw, 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!
Year 4 will have Rugby Tots on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes into school with their full PE kit on Tuesday ready for Rugby. 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. Year 4 will also complete weekly arithmetic/reasoning tests which they are to take home and revise from each week. The children should identify areas of the test that they find challenging. The children are encouraged to come and see me in the morning if they are unsure on any of the questions and we can go through this together. If you or your child are ever unsure on a piece of homework, please do not hesitate to speak to me. The children will also be given weekly spellings to learn.
The Water Cycle
Mindfulness for Mental Health Day
Allerton Oak Tree
The children worked hard with Mrs Shaw to create wonderful poems about the Allerton Oak tree. Year 4 then created beautiful artwork of the Allerton Oak with Miss Kronenburg based around their topic on Impressionism, using many of the brushstroke skills they had learnt. The children's work is going to be entered into The Allerton Oak tree competition to help the Allerton Oak win the European tree of the year. Good luck Year 4 and good luck to the good,old, Allerton Oak!
States of Matter
Bishop Tom visits Holy Cross
Writing on the Wall
Computing Workshop - Programming robotics
Year 4 welcomed Liverpool University's Computer Science department into the classroom, to learn all about programming robots! The children learnt about how robots are programmed to explore Mars. The children learnt lots about programming from the session.
Year 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Chester Zoo. As keen geographers, Year 4 has already studied the Chester Zoo map and used grid references and co-ordinates to plan routes to their favourite animals. We planned our route ensuring that every child was able to see their favourite animal. We had so much fun!
Following fantastic workshops from I Know I Wish I Will, Year 4 children presented poems they had created and learnt off-by-heart to parents. Year 4 had worked hard using intonation, volume and actions to ensure their poems were fun to watch! The children's poems have now been submitted online to the I Know I Wish I Will competition. Any winners will be invited to perform their poems on London's West End Stage in March! Good luck Year 4!
Year 4 continue to work hard to learn their times tables. Different groups worked together to create a Multiplication Museum, using a wide range of resources to represent the times tables. Children then explored the different Multiplication Museums. Each group included a hidden mistake the other children needed to find. Can you spot the mistake?
Year 4 enjoyed an exciting Computing workshop exploring how technology has changed and advanced over time.
In Art, Year 4 have been learning about Mosaics. We used the internet to find out how the Romans used mosaics, we explored different Roman designs. We used our sketchbooks to record which designs we liked and disliked. We then used felt pens, paints, ICT and paper to create different mosaic designs.
In Religious Education, Year 4 have been learning about special people in Jesus’s family tree. We learnt about Joseph, and the love and care he showed for Jesus. Year 4 created stained glass window that represent Joseph.
Exploring Roman Artefacts
Year 4 explored a range of different artefacts. We learnt about what an archeologist does and the tools they use. We spoke about the importance of handling artefacts carefully. The children discussed what they thought the artefacts were, what they could tell us about the Romans, whether it was a primary or a secondary source, what materials they were made from and what could they tell us about the Romans way of life.
Learning our times tables
Year 4 have been working hard to learn their times tables. In class we are focusing on learning the 6, 7 and 9 times tables. It is important for the children to continue to practise recalling their multiplication facts at home. The children can use Monster Multiplication on Purple Mash to practise recalling these multiplication facts at home.
KS2 children in Holy Cross attended a fun and informative performance about E-Safety. The performers travelled into the different apps and explored the different issues with them. They spoke about how Google can have issues - as not everything we read on the internet is true! Looking into the Snapchat app, the children learnt about issues like cyber-bullying. We also learnt about the importance of age restrictions on games such as; Fortnite, which depicts violence.
Exploring Hadrian’s Wall
Year 4 are enjoying learning about their current topic The Romans. The children used Google Maps to explore Hadrian's wall.
Religious Education - Jesus’s Family Tree
For our current Religious Education topic 'People', Year 4 have been learning about family trees. We spent some time exploring our own family trees. We then explored Jesus's family tree.
Creating a timeline
Year 4 used Base Ten to create a timeline. We began by using the Base Ten to create a scale of 100 year intervals. Then we added important dates for key events for the Romans. We explored the spread of the Roman Empire and, discussed why the Roman army was so successful and powerful.
Year 4 have been working hard using a range of different equipment to represent different 4-digit numbers! Here are some picture of us working together to use counters to represent a range of different numbers.