We would like to officially welcome you all to our joint Year 4 blog page. Here, you will find examples of our learning/ trips/ exciting events on a weekly basis.
We would like to remind parents to ensure that their children have their full kits (including trainers and socks) every day. Earrings must be taken out for their P.E. and games lessons- if your child is unable to remove their earrings, please could you send them in with some medical tape.
Homework will be sent out every Monday/ Tuesday to be returned by the following Monday.
We look forward to getting to know each and every one of you! -Miss Hong, Mrs Davies and Mr McCarthy.
This week, we continued with our illuminated letters using oil pastels. Don’t they look beautiful!?
Y4M Show and Tell Quiz
Bonus tiebreaker BCS won at The Cliff: 9 teams, 8 matches, Final against Tyntesfield (TPS) 3-1, Won 7, drew 1 match.
This week, we went to Tatton Park to start off our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings topic. We spent the whole day outside doing various activities with REAL Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We weaved string to make colourful braids, made bread, learnt about different weapons and about the different materials available for people at the time. We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up! Thank you to all our parent helpers.
This week, 4H performed their ukulele concert. A very musical day, all in all, as we also took part in two carol services on the same day! Well done to everyone for their beautiful singing and excellent musicianship. Keep it up!
In today's maths lesson we completed several "Talk it, Ask it, Solve it" tasks. This involved us reading questions to eliminate certain answers. We had to convert measurements in order to do this- useful revision! We then took it in turns to choose answers and our partner had to ask us questions in order to guess which one we had chosen.
'Rewind to Christmas' at ABC
Today, November 27th, Y4 visited Altrincham Baptist Church for 'Rewind to Christmas'. The morning consisted of a variety of activities including quizzes, code-breaking, candle holder making, and of course lots of fun learning and discussions around the Christmas story. Thank you to all the volunteers at the church for making it such a fun-filled and atmospheric morning.
In maths this week, we have been looking at measuring mass and converting from kg to g and g to kg.
We learnt about how we can use place value grids to help us divide and multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.
During Golden Time, Emma decided to do some more maths learning of her own and created this table! Well done, Emma and the rest of Y4!
We had some very creative posters, videos and poetry homework handed in to help us remember about decimals.
Here is Alisia's rap from Y4M:
Decimals, decimals, you gotta get ‘em right,
If you want a higher number, move it to the right,
And if you want it less, move to the left,
But yeah the middle is the best.
You can only have one - cause if you have two,
You’ll get muddled up in some kind of stew!
After the number next to the decimal ,
You can have as many zeros as you like;
You can have a thousand, a million, now that’s all right!
Decimals, decimals, found in lengths and costs,
Looks like a full stop - but it’s actually not!
It’s placed between HTU and tenths & hundredths
Well I get that.
Decimals can be hard or easy,
or even easy-peasy lemon-squeezy!
Today, we are all dressed up as school children from the 1910s. We are doing this as part of our Remembrance Day at school. Year 4 walked up to church to learn about how WW1 affected those who lived in Bowdon during the time. We certainly learnt a lot! There was a "trench" area set up inside St. Mary's, a medical cabinet inside the Stamford Chapel and the poppies that were hung up inside the church were breathtakingly beautiful. On our walk down to school, we walked through the graveyard where we were able to find three WW1 graves.
Thank you to our parent helpers!
This week we are looking at fractions! Today, we looked at the different ways fractions can be represented and how we can find fractions all around us!
This week, we went up to church to celebrate Harvest. The Y4 children wrote some harvest prayers and a few of us were selected to read them out at church. The teachers were all impressed with how beautifully and confidently we read! Thank you to all the parent helpers who walked up and down with us!
This week in science, we have been looking at the digestive system. We wanted to really understand what happens at each stage of the digestive system inside each organ. As a class, we conducted an investigation to visually demonstrate what happens when you eat food. We used a knife and a plate to represent the teeth and then put the banana and crackers inside a bag (stomach). We added water (saliva) and orange juice/vinegar (acid in stomach) and mushed it all together to mimic the actions of the stomach wall. We then emptied the contents of the bag into a pair of tights. We observed that juices leaked out of the tights- this is similar to how the nutrients are sucked by the small intestine to feed the body. Then the waste food travelled down the tights (large intestine) and out into a "toilet" bowl. We found the experiment insightful and slightly disgusting!
In art this term, we have been looking at several famous artists. In particular, we have been inspired by Pablo Picasso. We have learnt that he likes to use shapes as part of his portraits. Last week, we copied one of Picasso's famous portraits. This week however, we looked at creating our own abstract designs. To do this, we drew two pictures of our partner. Then we split the portraits into sixths. We then stuck them down (mixed and matched). As you can see, they're eerily abstract!
This week, we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We have learnt a lot about what language we must use when discussing their properties and have particularly enjoyed creating nets of 3D solids. We learnt that the faces of the 3D shapes determine the nets and investigated which nets would make cubes.