Year 4

Year 4 Visit the Hub

Year 4 visited the Hub today to learn about Individual Liberties.

We had discussions about the different liberties (Belonging, Belief, Education, Health, Protection)​ and made bookmarks. Back in class, we created blank poems about the One Love Concert which was created to support victims of the Manchester Bombing and their families. We found this very powerful to choose certain words to create impact.

Year 4 E-Safety Talk

This week, PC Sam from the West Yorkshire Police Cyber Team came into Year 4 to talk about being safe online. We learned which eight pieces of information we need to keep private and how important it is not to talk/message or meet anyone online that we do not know in real life. We also realised that many of us shouldn’t be on some of the apps and programmes such as Facebook and YouTube because we are not old enough (you have to be 13!).

Half Term Holiday Homework for Year 4

Next half term, Year 4 are beginning a new topic. The question we are going to solve is: How would we survive without water? Your holiday homework is to research how we use water in our daily lives.

Your homework will be presented to your class during the first week back (w/c Monday 12th June 2017) and could be in the form of either a Model, Poster, PowerPoint or booklet.

To get you started, your task is to keep a diary for 1 week during your holidays and record all the water you have used during that week. There are lots of ways we use water, here are just a few examples:

  • Water for drinking
  • Water used when cooking
  • Baths and showers
  • Using the washing machine
  • Watering the flowers
  • Boat trips on holiday
  • Swimming lessons

 

Please use the diary template on the back of this sheet to record all the water you have used.

 

Yet again, the Year 4 teachers would like to thank all the parents and carers for the help and input the children have had into their homework, which has been of a very high standard and has been both fascinating and delightful to read and listen to.

 

With thanks for your continued support,

Mr Richards, Mrs Smith, Mrs Uppal and Mrs Pachella

 

Diary to record how much water I have used

 

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Half Term Holiday Homework for Year 4

River

Next half term, Year 4 are continuing their topic about rainforests.  Your holiday homework is to research an animal that lives in the rainforest.

This could include:

  • Which types of rainforest the animal lives in
  • Which part of the rainforest the animal lives in
  • How the animal has adapted to live there
  • What the animal eats
  • The animal’s appearance

 

We have included some animals you could use as an example but please feel free to research your own.

Your homework needs to be presented to your class during the first week back (w/c Monday 24th April 2017) and could be in the form of either a Model, Poster, PowerPoint or booklet.

Yet again, the Year 4 teachers would like to thank all the parents and carers for the help and input the children have had into their homework, which has been of a very high standard and has been both fascinating and delightful to read and listen to.

 

With thanks for your continued support,

Mr Richards, Mrs Smith, Mrs Uppal and Mrs Pachella

For the ugly sisters 🙂

Homework showcase

Year 4 are learning all about the Amazon Rainforest. Here are some pictures of our wonderful homework we have completed about the Amazon Rainforest.

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Rowling Groups story competition

Congratulations to Ben who won Rowling Groups story competition. An exciting adventure, a must read! Well done.

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Maya Banquet

Year 4 had a fantastic end of term banquet to showcase and celebrate all of the hard work that we have been doing. We got to taste Maya food such as tortilla, turkey, maize, papaya, avocado, beans and hot chocolate! All 90 children, teachers and even some of the school Governors came to celebrate with us.

Afterwards, parents were invited in to look at the different work that we have done around the Mayas, including clay calendars, story writing, and humanities work about how they lived and who they worshipped.

Did you know that the Maya, used to eat dogs and monkeys? Eww. Thank goodness we did’t do that today! The Maya also believed that they were made from maize (corn), which is very strange. However, they were the first civilisation to have drinking chocolate – which we also drank today – thankfully ours had sugar in so it was scrummy!

Have a look at some of our photos.

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Half Term Holiday Homework for Year 4

River

Next half term, Year 4 are learning all about Rainforests.  Your holiday homework is to research one of the main Rainforests.

This could include:

·      Where in the world your chosen Rainforest is

·      How the animals have adapted to live there

·      What the climate is like

Your homework needs to be presented to your class during the first week back (w/c Monday 27th February) and could be in the form of either a Model, Poster, PowerPoint or booklet.

Yet again, the Year 4 teachers would like to thank all the parents and carers for the help and input the children have had into their homework, which has been of a very high standard and has been both fascinating and delightful to read and listen to.

Mayan Day

Year 4 had a fantastic Mayan god in to visit us. We learned all about sacrificing, how they created the world and human kind and how they were the first civilisation to use chocolate for drinking. We tasted some raw chocolate and it was very bitter because it had no sugar in it. We did some acting in groups, did sketches from real Maya artefacts, learned Maya maths and watched the teachers become the gods in the story about how the world was created according to the Maya.

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A big thank you to Past Productions for such an educational but fun day!

 

4.1’s visit to the PLC

On Tuesday, 4.1 visited the Positive Life Centre at Valley Parade. Our focus during the visit was anti-bullying, and the class did Mr. Richards proud as they shared lots of great ideas and opinions around what bullying is and what a child could do if they were being bullied. A big congratulations needs to go to Zak, Alfie, Alex and Ayaan who all received prizes for their excellent contribution and concentration during the day.

Here are a few comments about what our class learnt from the visit:

“I have learnt that no one should be bullied.” – Sarah

“It was really fun because we got to act out situations.” – Savannah

“I love Bradford City and I loved what we learnt about today!” – Kyza​

PLC Visit

 

Year 4 Holiday Homework

We have learned lots over the last term about the Anglo-Saxons and The Victorians but next term our new topic will be The Mayans. These were an ancient civilisation in South America.

Topic:

Over the holidays, we would like you to research about the Mayan temples, what they were used for and who they were built for. You can present your findings in a variety of ways. (e.g. posters, ppt, models, fact books, poems, letters etc)

Use the Blooms scale below to see how you could challenge yourself.

 

Remember Understand Apply Analyse Evaluate Create
To find out who the Mayans were. To create a poster about the temple. To draw a temple and write information about it. To look at how they built the temples and what they looked like inside. To explain fully who built the temples and why they built them. To know how long they took. To create a 3d model of a temple with written facts about how long it took them to build, what they used it for and who it was built for.

 

Maths:

Mathletics homework will be set. If you do not have access to a computer/tablet at home then the Wibsey library has free internet access. If you have trouble getting the app on your tablet or finding the web address, please double check that you are accessing the uk site. http://uk.mathletics.com/

 

We hope you have an amazing holiday and or those of you who are celebrating Christmas, we hope you have a festive and enjoyable time.

 

Stay safe and we’ll see you in 2017!

Mr Richards, Mrs Smith and Mrs Cooper.

 

4.2’s Victorian Street

This term, Year 4 have been combining their Science knowledge and DT skills together to create Victorian mansions that include electrical devices.

We used our Science skills in making circuits with bulbs, buzzers and switches to add light and noise effects (electrical devices) to the mansions. Here is a video of our Victorian street.

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creating the circuits

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adding the finishing touches

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sorting switches

4.1 visit Beamish!

On Thursday, it was 4.1’s turn to visit Beamish Museum near Newcastle. Despite it being a long drive, there was lots of fun things to do to help us with our work on the Victorians.

We particularly enjoyed the trip to the town centre, where we looked around the Victorian cottages, had a go at kneading in the bakery and even got to marvel at the sweet shop making cinder toffee! We also appreciated the lesson we had in the Victorian school, as this really helped us with our learning back in our own classroom at Wibsey. We also loved going down the mine, even if Mr Richards’ back did not!

Here are just a few photos of our visit.

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Anglo-Saxon Rag Rugs

We practiced our weaving on paper first and then tried with scraps of cloth. It was hard to thread the cloth through the hessian but when it was weaved it left a good texture and finish. We tried very hard at this, even though it was a difficult skill to master. Here are some of our cloth rag-rugs

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Year 4 Holiday Homework.

Next term we will be learning about the Victorians. Over the October half term holiday we would like to research:

Who was Queen Victoria?

You can present your findings in any way that you would like,

for example:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Powerpoints
  • Collages
  • Poems
  • Story etc.
  • reports

Please also learn your 3,4 and 8 multiplication tables.

 

We hope you have a super, safe and enjoyable break.

Mr Richards, Mrs Smith, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Uppal.

 

We have been so busy over the past few weeks in Year 4.

We have had an Anglo-Saxon day where Sirteachalot visited and taught us about Anglo-Saxon life, society and war. We had a fantastic time using the axe to fight cabbages! We also learned how to carry shield and spears, took part in mock war formations and played Anglo-Saxon games. We have taken all of this knowledge into our other lessons to ensure we are fully engrosed in the way of the Anglo-Saxons lived and how they helped shape our lives today.

Our text of the term is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. It is an adapted story based upon the Anglo-Saxon poem. We are basing our learning in English around this book and the heroic ventures that Beowulf has with different monsters.

Important information. 

PE days –

4.1 – Tuesday

4.2 – Tuesday

4.3 – Friday

Homework

This is set weekly and is usually given out by Thursday and is due back on the Tuesday/Wednesday.

Spellings and timestables are sent home alongside Maths and English each week. English homework will occasionally be a reading journal activity. Maths may be mathematics on the internet. If your child doesn’t have access to a computer, tablet or a smart phone then the teachers will allow them to use the computing suite one lunchtime.

Reading journals – it would be helpful if you could hear your child read at least once a week and write a comment in their reading journals. The children are encouraged to respond critically to the text they are reading and write their own comments along side comments from teachers in school. The activities are to be completed and recorded in their journals regularly throughout the year.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to see the class teacher.

We look forward to fun-filled and progressive year of learning.

Mrs Smith, Mr Richards, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Uppal.

 

 

Year 4 Summer Challenge

In Autumn term we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons.

Over the summer holidays we would like to you find out some information about

how the Anglo Saxons lived (e.g. homes, food, hobbies, jobs, medicines)

You can present your findings in any way that you would like, for example:

  • 3D Models
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Powerpoint
  • Collage
  • Poem
  • Story etc.

We hope you have a super, safe and enjoyable break and we’ll see you in September!

Mr Richards, Mrs Smith, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Uppal.