Plenty going on this week.

14/02/2020 at 18:31

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It has been a very busy final week of the half term in year 4.

4B completed their dance module in PE this week. They have all worked very hard to learn the dance to Waka Waka over the past six weeks and were very excited to perform it to 3C.

4B also managed to overcome various technical difficulties to finally record their French song, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Feet.

In English, all the children have worked very hard over past two weeks to create their own vertebrate animal pop up book. After using the internet to research facts, they then wrote complex sentences using a wide range of conjunctions. Selected sentences were used in the books along with pictures. Finally, the children learned how to create a variety of pop ups and added them to their book. As the aim of a book is to be read, both classes shared their work with Year 1 children. The books all looked brilliant and the younger children loved the facts and interactivity

4B have been sharing their 500 word stories with the rest of the class this week. From a teachers point of view, it is encouraging to see all aspects of writing taught this year being used in the stories. The children have all enjoyed listening and the imaginative plots and quality of character development will definitely make the judging difficult.

Special mentions this week go to Ibraheem, Joe and Vaughn. Well done boys.

Have a safe and restful week off.

The Year 4 team

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Teeth, Communities, pop-up books and the fastest girl in Leeds!

08/02/2020 at 07:51

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In Science this week, the children learned about the functions of the various types of teeth. By using different equipment, they experimented which teeth were the best at which job. For instance, could a potato masher (a molar) bite into an apple or was it better suited to chewing and mashing a banana.

In RE, the children continued their topic around communities and groups. They divided into groups to decide the best way to welcome new members into their group.

Our English for the rest of the half term is making a pop up book about vertebrate animals, complete with interesting information. This week, the children researched facts about the five vertebrate categories: fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. They then practised making pop ups for their book. Some of the pop ups were quite fiddly but they persevered and produced a range of prototypes. After the books are completed, the two classes will meet with their reading buddies in Year 1 to share their work.

Finally, well done to all the children taking part in the cross country finals at Temple Newsam. Todd, L.J. Maddy, Yahya, Lotte, Erin,Isabel, Alexis, Jack and Milo all made the school proud of them. First boy back was Todd in an excellent 15th place. First Farfield girl back was Erin, however she was also the first overall in her race! Well done for being the fastest girl in Leeds. Erin deservedly received a massive round of applause in Special Mention Assembly today in recognition of her achievement.

The Special Mentions this week go to Erin, Daniel, Yahya and Haris. Well done guys for a great week.

Have a great week.

The Y4 team

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Teeth, communities, pop-up books and the fastest Y4 girl in Leeds

07/02/2020 at 19:31

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In Science this week, the children learned about the functions of the various types of teeth. By using different equipment, they experimented which teeth were the best at which job. For instance, could a potato masher (a molar) bite into an apple or was it better suited to chewing and mashing a banana.

In RE, the children continued their topic around communities and groups. They divided into groups to decide the best way to welcome new members into their group.

Our English for the rest of the half term is making a pop up book about vertebrate animals, complete with interesting information. This week, the children researched facts about the five vertebrate categories: fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. They then practised making pop ups for their book. Some of the pop ups were quite fiddly but they persevered and produced a range of prototypes. After the books are completed, the two classes will meet with their reading buddies in Year 1 to share their work.

Finally, well done to all the children taking part in the cross country finals at Temple Newsam. Todd, L.J. Maddy, Yahya, Lotte, Erin,Isabel, Alexis, Jack and Milo all made the school proud of them. First boy back was Todd in an excellent 15th place. First Farfield girl back was Erin, however she was also the first overall in her race! Well done for being the fastest girl in Leeds. Erin deservedly received a massive round of applause in Special Mention Assembly today in recognition of her achievement.

The Special Mentions this week go to Erin, Daniel, Yahya and Haris. Well done guys for a great week

Have a great weekend.

The Year 4 team

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Boris’ den – Number 10

31/01/2020 at 17:44

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This week in Maths, we have been focusing on division. We started by using mental methods to divide two digit numbers then moved on to the formal, bus stop method. In order for the children to do this effectively, they need a good times table knowledge so it was “eyes down, look in for a full house”, when we played mental maths bingo.

In English, the children have been writing their own dilemma story. We have had plenty of creative solutions to being bullied or wearing the wrong clothes. Thankfully, most of the stories have happy endings.

On the theme of writing, we have had a steady stream of 500 word stories coming in via email. The creativeness is great to see with plenty of entertaining tales, which makes us glad we aren’t the judges. Keep them coming please.

In PE, 4B are making a great job of learning their dance with their instructor, Sally. The children found out this week that their final performance will be in front of an audience, in the shape of 3C. (Plus the video will be posted on the blog.)

4K (and Mrs Kroon) are working hard and having a fun time at Gymmagic, practising their gymnastic (and toe pointing) skills.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 4 team.

p.s. The video of 4B singing will hopefully be available next week.

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Une bonne semaine

24/01/2020 at 18:25

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Over the past couple of weeks, the children have been learning how to sing the song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Feet… in French. I’m sure you will agree that 4K are very tuneful. Next week is 4B’s turn.

Our work in RE involved some quiet mindfulness time. During this time, they imagined and drew a special, happy place that they would like to be. Perhaps if your child is feeling upset or stressed, you could ask them to think about image to help them through.

In Maths, we have continued to practise the short multiplication method. This does require a good times table knowledge and so is still a major focus in all our work in school and at home.

English this week has focused on building towards the children writing their own chapter of the story, Bills New Frock. We have planned the dilemmas he may face and the next stage is to write the paragraphs.

Our learning log work over the next two week is to write a 500 work story. This is with a view to entering them into the BBC Radio 2 competition. All stories will be entered unless we hear that you would prefer otherwise. Stories can be written by hand but sending it to your child’s class teacher via email is preferable as we cannot edit or correct any errors when transcribing it. Word processing also allows for easier editing and correcting by the writer. If you need guidance or want to check the rules, these can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1 and following the links. We look forward to reading your child’s stories. Good luck.

Finally, the Year 4 childen involved in the under 9s fotball cup match deserve a mention for their effort. Although they lost the match, there is plenty to be optimistic about as this was their first match as a team together. Well done L.J., Jack, Yaseen, Rhys, Isabel, Erin, Yahya, Todd and Milo.

Special mentions this week go to Todd, Zahra, Isabel and Isaac. Great week guys!

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers, Mrs Kroon, Ms Howells and all the Year 4 team.

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4K Science: Digestive system

18/01/2020 at 11:53

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Where does all that food go?

We composed songs, wrote nmemonics and researched interesting facts about the digestive system – and had lots of fun!

Ms. Howells

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