Year 4

Welcome back to Year 4

We hope you had a lovely, restful break and want to thank you for your fantastic holiday homework!

Below are some pictures of the wonderful water work completed by your children that we have displayed in our classrooms.

Summer Holiday Homework

Water

Next half term our learning challenge question is

‘How would we survive without water?@’

Please spend some time completing one or more of the holiday homework challenges.

Research the answer to these questions.

What is water?

Where does it come from?

How is it made?

Present your findings in an information leaflet or be creative and make a model!

What do these words mean?

Condensation

Evaporation

Investigate and collect evidence of them. Use your findings and create a fact file, multi-media presentation or a quiz to test your friends.

Keep a water diary to explore the answers to these questions.

Why do we need water?

When is water used?

How much water do you use?

Draw a map showing the water journey from sewers to homes and discover the work involved in making water safe to drink.

True or False?

Water is safe.

Find facts and create a poster or a pretend news report.

Holiday Homework

After the holidays, we will be studying the Mayans as part of our learning in History.

Over the two week break, it would be brilliant for the children to research our main question for the term:

Who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them?

Try to have a look at who the Mayans were, what they did and what made them stand out as an important era in history. We are looking for children to be creative with their work, presenting their findings in a range of different ways.

Some ideas would be:

  • Piece of art/painting/drawing
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Collages
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • A news report
  • Factfiles
  • building a model

We will have an opportunity to present and celebrate your work when we come back after the holidays. The standard of work has been fantastic so far this year and we are looking forward to seeing what you create! Have a lovely break, Mr Hudson, Miss Bajwa and Mrs Bilevych

Amazing Anglo Saxon Homework!

A huge thank you to all the children and families who took time during he Easter holidays to complete a homework task.

The homework will really help our learners to develop a better understanding of our History topic.

We had some fantastic models.

We look forward to seeing you at our BLP afternoon at the end of this half term where we can share Anglo Saxon learning with you.

Easter Holiday Homework

In the next half term, we will be beginning to look at the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

Over the holidays, we would like to research our main questions for the term:

Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

Think carefully about who the Anglo-Saxons were, what you might have heard about them already and if they did/changed anything around/about our country. You can present your findings in any way that you would like. For example:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Collages
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • A newspaper report

Your homework will be presented to the rest of the class during the first week back. The Year 4 teachers would like to thank all the parents and carers for the help and input the children have had into their previous holiday homework, which has been of a very high standard and has been both fascinating and delightful to read and listen to.

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

Mr Hudson, Mrs Bilevych and Miss Bajwa

Holiday Homework

The Year 4 team would like to say a HUGE thank you to the families who took some during their half term holiday to create some wonderful pieces of homework!

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We have a really exciting Science topic and it was very pleasing to see that those children who made the effort to complete the homework tasks have had a head start on their learning journey.

4.2

Completed homework included posters, fact files and amazing 3D models!

4.3

Congratulations to our year 4 children for going above and beyond with their learning both at home and at school!

 

Holiday Homework

Next half term our learning challenge question is

Why do our bodies break down food?

As part of our topic we will be learning about our teeth and digestive system.  Your holiday homework is to explore the answers to one or more of these questions below.

What is inside me?

Project ideas:

  • Create a model showing our internal organs and find out about the jobs that they do.
  • Create a fact file or power point presentation.

Why are our teeth terrific?

Project ideas:

  • Make a quiz about the different types of teeth that we have and the jobs that they do.
  • Make a poster about the importance of and how to keep our teeth healthy.

Who eats who?

Create a food chain.  Remember to label the predator, producer and consumers.

Look at the word bank overleaf and learn how to spell the words. Create a glossary to share with your class mates.

Tropical World

As part of our Science and Geography work this half-term, we have been studying Living Things and their Habitats, as well as Rainforests. This week, our learning has taken us to Tropical World, Leeds for a trip, where we were able to look at and make links between a variety of living things and their habitats, as well as learn even more about rainforests! We used our questioning muscles to ask lots of different questions and our noticing muscles to spot animals and features we have learnt about in our lessons.

We had such a brilliant day and learnt even more about our topics!

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Fantastic Year 4 Homework!

Thank you for your lovely homework.

The year 4 team are delighted wit the wonderful pieces of homework that have been completed about Rainforests.

We have some really informative factual pieces of work and some lovely creative models.

The homework completed will really help to develop a better understanding of our topic about Rainforests.

Please take the time to discuss this fascinating learning journey with your children at home.

Year 4 Holiday Homework

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 this year.

What would you find in a Rainforest?

Your holiday homework is to research one of the main Rainforests.

Key Questions:

  • Where in the world is your chosen Rainforest?
  • How have the animals adapted to live there?
  • Why are Rainforests important?

Your homework needs to be presented to your class during the first week back (Thursday 3rd January) and could be in the form of either a poster, booklet or quiz.

You could even get creative and make a model!

Please find some key vocabulary to learn as part of this topic. This vocabulary can be used to create a ‘rainforest glossary’.

Key vocabulary

We wish you a lovely, safe Christmas break and look forward to seeing you next year!

Year 4 Christmas letter, Dec 2018

Victorian Holiday Homework

A HUGE thank you to all children and families who have created some fantastic Victorian homework!

We had some lovely posters, fact sheets and Victorian newspapers which are displayed in our classrooms. This is a brilliant start to our topic about the Victorians where our learning journey will travel back in time to experience a Victorian workhouses and debate which Victorian invention is the most significant.

We can’t wait!

Holiday Homework

In the next half term, we will be continuing our topic of the Victorians. Over the holiday, we would like to research our main question for the term:

Who was Queen Victoria?

 

Think carefully about who Queen Victoria was, what you might have heard about her already and if she did/change anything around/about our local area. You can present your findings in any way that you would like. For example:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • collages
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • Newspaper report

Your homework will be presented to the rest of the class during the first week back. 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.

 

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

Mr Hudson, Mrs Bilevych and Miss Bajwa

Trip to Saltaire!

As part of our Humanities work this half-term, we have been studying how Saltaire has changed over time. This week, our learning has taken us to Saltaire itself for a trip, where we were able to look around the mill, David Hockney’s art gallery and the historic streets of the village.

We learnt lots of facts and information about Saltaire and had a brilliant day!

 

Welcome back to School Year 4!

Year 4 have had a fantastic return to school.

A big thank you to all families who spent time during the summer break to produce some lovely pieces of holiday homework about water.

This half term we will be taking parts in lots of amazing learning tasks such as cloud investigations and visits to Saltaire.  We can’t wait for you to hear all about them when you ask your children about their learning in year 4!

Summer Holiday Homework

Water

Next half term our learning challenge question is

‘How would we survive without water?’

Please spend some time completing one or more of the holiday homework challenges.

 

Research the answers to these questions.

What is water?

Where does it come from?

How is it made?

Present your findings in an information leaflet or be creative and make a model!

 

What do these words mean?

condensation

evaporation

Investigate and collect evidence of them.  Use your findings and create a fact file, multi-media presentation or a quiz to test your friends.

 

Keep a water diary to explore the answers to these questions.

Why do we need water?

When is water used?

How much water do you use?

Draw a map showing the water journey from sewers to homes and discover the work involved in making water safe to drink.

 

True or False?

Water is safe.

Find facts and create a poster or a pretend news report.

Easter Holiday Homework

In the next half term, we will be continuing our topic of the Victorians. Over the holiday, we would like to research our main question for the term:

Why did the Victorians have workhouses?

Think carefully about what a workhouse is, where you might have heard of one already and if there were any in our local area. You can present your findings in any way that you would like. For example:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Collages
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • A newspaper report

Your homework will be presented to the rest of the class during the first week back. 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.

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

Mr Richards, Mrs Bilevych and Mr Hussain

Amazing Homework

A huge thank you to our year 4 children for their lovely holiday homework about Queen Victoria!

We were delighted to see all the amazing art work and fantastic research projects completed such as fact files, posters and PowerPoint presentations.

We really appreciate your hard work and great effort.

Year 4 Holiday Homework

In the next half term, we will be learning about the Victorians. Over the holiday, we would like to research our main question for the term:

Who was Queen Victoria?

You can present your findings in any way that you would like. For example:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • Collages
  • Poems
  • Stories
  • A newspaper report

 

Your homework will be presented to the rest of the class during the first week back. 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.

 

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

Mr Richards, Mrs Bilevych and Mr Hussain

Spring Term 1 Curriculum Overview

Holiday Homework

We have learned lots over the last term about the Water Cycle and the Rainforest, 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 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 2018!

Visit to Methley Estate

Year 4 had a fantastic time when they visited Methley Estate!

The children really enjoyed learning about nature and many thanks to all the adults involved in helping the visit to be a huge success!

In Humanities, we will be using what we discovered to compare and contrast with what we are learning about rainforests.

In English, we produced some amazing recounts of the day and it was brilliant to see children use a variety of writing skills such as:

  • A range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions
  • Fronted adverbials including the use of a comma
  • The apostrophe to contract and demarcate possession

Holiday Homework

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 30th October) 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.

Year 4 Does a Splash!

As part of our topic ‘Would we survive without water?’, Year 4 have been studying the artwork of Bradford born artist David Hockney. We have focussed on his famous painting ‘The Bigger Splash’.

We have created some fantastic sketches of The Bigger Splash and then moved on to painting our own version of it. To do this, we first all sketched the painting, then we experimented with different shades of blue paint to recreate it. We also thought carefully about which size paintbrushes to use.

Here are just a few of our fantastic paintings!

This week year 4 had a visit from Premier Sport!  We had a brilliant time and learnt how to do Archery and Boccia.  We were split into teams and had to collaborate and cheer each other on to score points for our teams!  Archery was our favourite and we think we may have found some future Olympic Archery Competitors!

A big welcome to Year 4!

The children all look beautifully smart and have done some excellent work over the summer holidays.  A big thank you to all the parents who helped their children with this.  We cannot believe how much many of the children have grown and matured over the holidays and the teachers are extremely pleased to say how well they have settled into their new classes.

Autumn Term 1

Maths

During this term, our topic is a science drive topic “Could you survive without water?”.  As part of our topic, we will be learning about the changing states of water, the water cycle, where rain comes from and how clouds are formed as part of science.  During the latter part of the half term, our topic will be more geography based and we will be learning about rivers, how water gets to the sea and investigating when and how water can create problems for us.  We have already done a fantastic investigation about the changing states of water which included melting ice and looking at how water forms condensation.

English

Whilst looking at English skills, the children will also be writing letters based on our book of the term “The Waterhorse”.  This is a fabulous, exciting book written by Dick King-Smith, and we are sure the children will really enjoy reading it.  Whilst thinking about reading, it would be really 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. In year 4, we will also be rewarding children, by giving them extra stamps to spend in the Reward Shop if they read for a certain amount of time during the week! The children have access to our school library and, whilst children are encouraged to change their books frequently, our main day for the library access in Tuesday lunchtimes.

Maths:

For the first half of the term, we will be focusing on our place value skills in maths and then will be moving on to learn about  the four different operations.  Mathletics homework will sometimes be set. If you do not have access to a computer/tablet at home then the Wibsey library has free internet access and Year 4 are running a “Mathletics Club” on a Tuesday lunchtime.  This is up and running and we aim to let all children have the opportunity of attending this throughout the year.  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/

Important information. 

PE days –

  • 4.1 – Tuesday
  • 4.2 – Thursday
  • 4.3 – Friday

Homework

This is set weekly and is usually given out by Wednesday and is due back by the following Wednesday.

Spellings are sent home alongside Maths and English each week and the children will be writing these in their spelling books. 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.

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 Bilevych, Mrs Egan and Mr Richards.