On Wednesday 22nd November, Year 4 were lucky enough to visit The British Museum. We explored the galleries linked to our current topic (The Shang Dynasty) and then had the time to look at some of the other galleries that linked to previous topics too.
In our last two Science lessons, Year 4 have been learning about how sound is produced by vibrations. We have carried out some simple investigations to see and feel sound vibrations. We also looked at how to change the speed of vibrations and explored how this effects the frequency of a sound.
The investigations we tried were:
- Putting our fingers on our throat whilst talking
- Speaking to our partner through a balloon
- Putting rice on a drum and seeing how the rice moved
- Changing the length of a ruler before letting go
Maybe you could try some of these at home!
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term!
This term we will be looking at the Shang Dynasty in our Learning Across the Curriculum Lessons. We will be visiting the British Museum on 22nd November to support our learning about ancient China.
In Maths, we are continuing to practise adding and subtracting using the column method, and will move onto multiplication and division. Please continue to practise your times tables at home!
PE is on Wednesday for Hubble and Friday for Pioneer. All children need the bring in their kits (not wear them to school), unless they have a medical reason- accompanied by a signed note.
Reading Records will be sent home as usual and checked daily (if brought in), children need to be reading regularly at home.
Every week children should be completing Maths, LAC and Spelling Homework.
Maths needs to be completed in their book and they should choose one LAC task every week and spend at least 30 minutes completing it. Homework is due on Tuesday. Spelling tests are on Wednesdays.
The Year 4 teachers
Safer Internet Day 2023
‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Make time to listen to your children today and make positive change together.
Safer Internet Day 2023 aims to answer the following questions:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
Here are some tips from the National Online Safety for encouraging open discussions about digital lives:
A few useful links for keeping children safe online:
- thinkuknow.co.uk – Online safety advice for parents
- childnet.com – Excellent free resources for educators and parents/carers
- theparentzone.co.uk – The Parent Zone
- vodaphone.com – Resources to support parents in making the right digital choices
- askaboutgames.com – Useful website offering answers to questions parents and players have about video games age ratings, and other tips to ensure children play safely and responsibly
- pegi.info – Pegi website to help parents make informed decisions when buying video games
Welcome to Spring 1
A warm welcome to Ms Silvan who has joined Hubble class!
Our topic for this term is ‘The United Kingdom‘ and we will be focusing on Geography.
Knowledge organiser for the topic: Spring 1 The UK Knowledge organiser
Here is the curriculum homework. We look forward to seeing the beautiful work and projects completed by the children throughout the term
Please note: Hubble class PE day is now on Fridays
It’s been a great start to year 4 as we’ve been getting to know the children.
We have some exciting lessons planned this year – The Romans, Shang Dynasty, The United Kingdom, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Saving Planet Earth and Amazonia! Children will explore different aspects of history going across the globe.
To go with these are some exciting books – Queen of Darkness and Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, What a Waste by Jess French, Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman, The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, The Promise by Nicola Davies just to name a few.
A few reminders for the Autumn term:
- Swimming: Mondays (Pioneer class will aim to return to school for 3:30pm. Hubble class will be back in school for the usual pick up time of 3:15pm)
- Homework out: Fridays
- Homework back in: Tuesdays
- Reading books changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Spelling test: Wednesdays
- Times Tables test: Fridays
- PE: Wednesdays
Our Learning Across the Curriculum (LAtC) topic for Autumn 1 is Through the Ages: The Romans. Have a look at our knowledge organiser below with some information related to the areas of learning in history.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Best wishes from the Year 4 team (Ms Adenaike, Miss Garcia, Mrs Perry and Ms McEntee)