Welcome to Year 4
Hello Parents & Carers! Our teacher is Miss Walker supporting us is our Teaching Assistant Miss Dunford.
The children have settled in very well to Year 4 and are continuing to enjoy the responsibility of being in Key Stage Two.
Please come and see any of the class staff if you are unsure about anything, we are here to help everyone!
On this page you will find our Long Term Plan and Newsletters. We do lots of exciting learning and activities in our class! We will add pictures and details about what we have been learning about as the year goes on.
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Year 4 took over our Monday assembly to deliver a very important message: make better choices and recycle to save our planet! The children began by explaining the effects of discarded plastic and the single use of plastic bags. They then read persuasive letter directed to the rest of the children in school (adults of the future) outlining why they should make better choices for our environment. They also showcased their amazing artwork made from recycled materials. We then showed the school a video taking them through a journey of what Year 4 have done so far to help with the plastic pollution crisis!
The children used a range of resources to create a 3D messy map in Geography. They were tasked with marking their map with the equator, the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The children also had to locate the Polar Regions and represent the climates of certain areas on their map in a creative way! Here are the results:
The children have been learning all about living things and their habitats this half term. Today we learnt that an invertebrate does not have a back bone and found some examples of invertebrates in our very own wildlife area. Once the children had found the invertebrates on their list, they ticked it off and drew a diagram. They even found some of their own examples! Well done, Year 4! Another brilliant afternoon of exploration!
Our children had a very informative trip to our local museum where they were able to experience life as a Victorian child! They experienced the school life of a Victorian and were even taught by a Victorian teacher! Our children were writing on chalkboards, playing with Victorian toys and were able to have a go at guessing the uses for some interesting Victorian artefacts. We then went on to have a go at weaving and explore the different modes of transport on display at the museum!
Do gases have weight?
We used different fizzy drinks to investigate whether gases have weight. We measured the weight of several different brands of fizzy pop in a plastic cup and recorded their weight. We then shook/swirled the fizzy drink around in the cup for the same amount of time and weighed the drinks again. It turns out that yes, gases do have weight!
Challenge: Build an Anglo-Saxon house using only outdoor natural resources
The children worked in groups for this task and demonstrated great teamwork!
Water cycle investigation
The children carried out an investigation to demonstrate the process of the water cycle by filling a bag with water (the water source) and sticking it in a sunny spot in our classroom in order for the heat of the sun to heat the water and evaporation to take place. We then waited until the temperature cooled and 'rain' could be seen on the inside of our bags to demonstrate condensation. The water then fell back into the water source.
Anglo-Saxon village project
Thank you so much to all the children who took the time to enter our 'Anglo-Saxon Village' competition! We have been blown away by your efforts! Check out some of our villages (made from natural and recyclable resources) below:
States of matter investigation
As part of our 'States of Matter' topic in Science, the children have been investigating at what temperature chocolate melts. We used foil to make a bowl for each piece of chocolate. Then, timed how long it took for the piece of chocolate to melt in three different temperatures of water. We found that the boiled water melted the chocolate the quickest and that the warm water took the longest to melt the chocolate. The children even created a bar chart of their results! Well done, year 4!
HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY FROM YEAR 4!
Year 4's wishes everyone a happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
Year 4 carried out a science experiment to see which environmental condition were the best to grow cress seeds. The pot which had 'sunlight and water' grew the healthiest. The pot which had 'no sunlight and water' grew the tallest but had a pale green colour - it did not look healthy! The pot which had 'sunlight and water' did not grow at all and finally the pot which was in the 'fridge with water' grew a little bit but was very mouldy.
In English, we have been reading 'The Tales of Wisdom and Wonder'. The children have been working on their own poems based on the story. We thought it would be nice to share some of the poems they have written.
We have made all of their poems into a classroom book for everyone to share their fantastic work.
Children in Need 2021. Have a look at the fun activities we took part in!!!
Remembrance Day and poppy art
Pumpkin Soup Making
Peeling, chopping, slicing and tasting.
Art - The Highway Man
We have been developing our drawing skills by learning how to add shade, tone and perspective to our sketches.
Our final piece of art was a chalk drawing of the moonlit road the Highway Man travelled on just before he was shot.
Gymnastics with Miss Dyson
Outdoor Learning - Friday 15th October 2021
Leaf art & practising knots
Whole school pilgrimage - Friday 24th September 2021
After collecting our ebenezer stone outside the school entrance, our annual pilgrimage took us down Causeway Side and towards
Manchester Road. We learned about local mill owner George Mallinson. He built Barbour Row for his workers.
Mrs Travis pointed out the 'witches perches' which were added to the roof of a house. It is thought that witches
would choose to sit on them, instead of going down the chimney and bringing bad luck into the house.
We then ventured past Clough Head school and stopped opposite the Methodist Church. George Mallinson paid for the church to be
built to benefit the community. We crossed the road and headed up to Black Rock House, which is one of the few remaining buildings behind the Methodist
Church. We learned the story of Florence Lockwood, a local artist and millowners wife. Following a speech given by Emmeline Pankhurst
in Linthwaite, Florence became instrumental in the local suffragette movement. She created a banner for
local events, that is now housed at the Tolsen Museum. Our journey took us back up Causeway Side and via the church graveyard. Florence Lockwood
and her husband are buried there, so we stopped to pay our respects. Reverend Tim ended the pilgrimage with a prayer in the vicarage garden.
We layed our ebenezer stones in a cairn then went back to school for a much needed rest.
Outdoor Learning - Friday 1st October 2021
Autumn Collage & den building
Science - Exploring electric circuits
Outdoor learning - Friday 17th September 2021
Gardening & den building
English - The Highway Man
Our English work has been centred around the famous Alfred Noyes poem, The Highway Man. The children have been
exploring the language used in the poem and learning how to write extended noun phrases. We received a letter
from King George III who was looking for the Highway Man so we helped him by creating wanted posters. When we finally
saw the Highway Man, we promptly wrote a letter to King George III to tell him where the villain could be found.
We hope he pays us our reward.