20/09/2019 at 18:08
This week in Maths the children have continued rounding numbers and have focused on rounding to the nearest 100. We have also extended their place value knowledge to four digits using plenty of ones cubes, tens sticks, hundred plates and thousand cubes. Using equipment gives the children a chance to experience what 1000 feels like and how it is made up, instead of it just being an abstract number. The homework this week is based on partitioning 1000s numbers.
In English, explaining why something has happened or the effects of an event has been the focus. The children had to imagine they owned a shop and had to write a letter to their customers to explain why their shop was not open. Our classes have a wild imagination and floods, run away dogs and alien invations were all used as excuses to shut up early.
We have continued to learn the ABBA song Mamma Mia in music. 4B had plenty of willing volunteers for the roles of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid in our practise session, with the rest of the class acting as a superb backing band.
It was great to see new and familar faces this week at the meet the teacher session on Wednesday. Thank you for your support.
Special mentions this week go to Emily, Alfie, Matilda, Vaughn and Junior. Well done for your efforts this week.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all the Year 4 team
12/09/2019 at 18:03
We have had another productive and hard working week in Year 4!
In Maths we continued to work on Roman Numerals and then moved onto rounding. Next we will be working on place value with 4 digit numbers and have set homework on this. Homework should come home on Friday this week.
In Literacy we have been looking at what makes a good Explanation text. The children have read a variety of explanation texts and identified the key features. Learning log homework is to learn a set of spellings for a test.
The first swimming session was a great success and we even managed to have a short swimming lesson after sorting all the children into groups. The children were well behaved and tried their best to get changed quickly!
The children also enjoyed their new PE options.
In music, the classes have started to learn the new song for the half term, Mamma Mia by ABBA. 4B enjoyed being introduced to the song and learned its pulse and some of the tune with some warm up activities.
Enjoy your weekend,
The Year 4 team.
07/09/2019 at 12:53
Welcome to Year 4.
The children have settled into their new year group very well this week and all look ready to start the exciting Year 4 curriculum.
We have done a short piece of writing this week in the form of a newspaper report about a holiday activity or trip. It was great to find out what everyone has been up to for the past few weeks. We also used a map in Geography when finding out which countries had been visited over the summer so that we could pinpoint their location in the world.
In maths, the children have learned how to write numbers up to 100 using Roman Numerals. We talked about why we still see them being used but also the drawbacks of the system.
In Science, our topic this half term is electricity and on Friday we talked about how appliances are powered, either through the mains or with a battery. The children then sorted household object using those criteria.
PE option letters have been sent home but just a reminder that in addition to the “dry” activities, the children will be also swimming next Wednesday and will require a swimming costume and a towel.
Special mentions this week went to James, Tyler, Jack and Isabel. Well done for a great first week!
Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon and all of the Year 4 team.
16/07/2019 at 17:08
4C had a fantastic visit to Horton in Ribblesdale last week. They represented the school exceptionally well and enjoyed the day!
13/07/2019 at 12:32
What a fun week we have had in 4K!
On Tuesday we had a lovely day out at Horton in Ribblesdale. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were well behaved. Here are some pictures:
Sports day was also a great success on Wednesday and again the children were well behaved and great sports.
Anyway have a great weekend,
05/07/2019 at 10:36
We have had another excellent hard-working week in Year 4.
We were excited to walk around Farsley and conduct a traffic survey. The children were well behaved and also read a map well to locate different amenities along Town Street.
In maths we have been creating bar charts and line graphs and interpreting data from these. 4C have begun work on coordinates. We have not given any homework this week.
In literacy the children have begun learning how to write in the style of Roald Dahl.
We have an exciting week to look forwards to next week. We have a visit to Horton in Ribblesdale on Tuesday for 4K and Thursday for 4C. The children are looking forwards to Sport’s Day on Wednesday and you should have received a letter with your child’s colour allocation.
We will no longer be giving out paper homework but pleasecontinue practising skills on Mathletics and TT Rockstars or Spelling Shed.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Kroon and Miss Chambers