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Emma Walker

Year 4

Friday 16th November 2018

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This week in English we have been looking at writing biographies of famous heroines of World War 2. It has been really exciting to learn all about famous women within WW2 and their impact on the war. We were then able to use the information that we learned to write our own biographies about our chosen person. 

We had a particular focus on writing in chronological order, using time conjunctions and then changing our verbs to make them more powerful and precise. This all, in turn, makes our writing more exciting for the reader. 

What famous WW2 women do you know about? 

What is a biography? 

How do you write in chronological order?

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Friday 9th November 2018

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This week in P.E, we have been looking at balancing, especially when jumping. We looked at our starting point for how far we can jump with 3 jumps of our choice in a row. We measured these and will be able to check how much we have improved when we do our 3 jumps at the end of this half term. 

We discussed what a jump actually means and the importance of using our arms and bending our knees when we land the jumps. 

What type of jump gets you the furthest?

What is the furthest you can jump?

What type of jump is the steadiest?

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Friday 26th October 2018

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This week we had a brilliant trip to Lotherton Hall. Tributaries class went on Monday and Estuaries class on Tuesday. On this exciting trip we had the opportunity to look round Lotherton Hall and understand what it would have been like to be a real evacuee in World War 2. We then explored first aid, morse code and we designed the house so that it would work as a hospital. The entire day was in role as evacuees during the war and we all realised how much work they would have done!

Look through the pictures to see what an exciting day we had!

What would your World War 2 name be?

Where would you hide if the air raid siren went off?

How would you change Lotherton Hall to make it into a hospital? 

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Friday 19th October 2018

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This week in science, we have been looking at reducing sound and discussing what works as soundproofing. We looked at different materials and each group were given a material to use as a soundproofing material. We then made a prediction as to what would happen with our groups material when we use it as soundproofing in a box. We are looking forward to building them and testing them next week to see which items are more soundproof and why. 

What makes something more sound proof?

Which item do you think will be the most soundproof?

How can we measure how soundproof our material is?

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Friday 12th September 2018 - Maths

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This week in maths we have been looking at adding 4-digit numbers. We started by looking at place value and how we could add two numbers that didn't have any exchanges and then we looked at adding numbers when we had to exchange. We really had to focus on what to do if our numbers needed exchanging, for example if we had 13 ones we would partition it into 1 ten and 3 ones. We would then add this ten to our tens column. We have explored what this would look like using equipment and pictorially as well as how to write it down in a formal method. 

What does it mean to exchange?

When would we use this in real life?

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What have year 4 been learning

29th June

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We are currently taking down our tents after an amazing 24 hours camping!

We began by putting up our tents yesterday afternoon under the beautiful sunshine, before we started our amazing activities. We had pizza, hot-dogs and chicken nuggets followed by playing with the kin-ball. Then we had marshmallows and hot chocolate around the camp fire as the full-moon rose. 

After little sleep we awoke to a fantastic day of activities which involved learning to make fires and cook outdoors, build dens, solve challenging problems as a team, turn dirty water into hot chocolate by purifying and filtering and eating yummy bugs!

Our faces are hurting from all the smiles. We will never forget Year 4 Camp!

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Friday 8th June

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What a week we have had! Health and sports week has been fantastic! 

In English we researched Jack Laugher the diver from Leeds, we created a biography about his life. 

We had some great visitors this week, Mick from skipping school who made skipping so much fun! Beth Dobbins the team GB sprinter who took us through a tough circuit! We had a Leeds Rhinos coach  and had an amazing zumba session with total dance.

We also all gave 100% during the Race for life and came together to raise a huge amount of money. The week ended with sports day which we loved! Thanks to all the parents, family members and carers who came to support us!

We also have to give a shout out to the year 4 football team who are the Morley Schools champions! They played amazing throughout the tournament as they didn't concede a goal. They did fantastic to hold their nerve and win on penalties! Their manager is incredibly proud!

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23rd February

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This week has been respect week in fountain Primary and has led to so much amazing learning!

Our week began with a wow. We had a very eye opening talk from Chris who works for Water-aid. He told us all about people much less fortunate around the world, and their every day struggles to find water. The work they do to help people has inspired all of us!

That afternoon we were shown two apples, the first we said kind things to and the second we viciously insulted. When we cut into the first apple it was fresh and juicy, but the second was bruised and rotten. We realized that when someone is being bullied it doesn't show on the outside, but deep down they could be damaged.

On Friday we showcased all of our amazing poetry and art in an incredible scrap book.

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2nd February

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This week in Year 4 we've had another amazing week!

In English we have continued to read 'Journey to the River Sea', writing diary entries from the point of view of Maia as she embarks on her journey from London to Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon rain-forest. We have been using a combination of figurative and emotive language whilst discussing our senses, describing what we can hear, see, smell, touch and taste.

In art we have started to create perspective river paintings. Here are some of of masterpieces in production!

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26th January

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This weeks blog is brought to you by Amelia Jones, 4SC

We have had another brilliant week in Year 4 as we continue to learn about our new topic 'Go with the Flow'.

In English we continued to watch 'Blue Planet', we have created characters from underwater creatures that we have seen in the show and used them in our underwater stories. In my story, the main character is called Monica, she's a dolphin and there's a shark called Bob. Monica gets in a fight with Bob and he steals her home, but Monica fights back and gets her house back.

In maths we have been doing multiplication, using arrays and both the expanded and short multiplication method. Have a look at some of our great work below!

In PE we have been creating dance routines to James Bond. We got into character as secret agents and supper villains and choreographed amazing dances.

 

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Year 4 Blog

Lotherton Hall

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Yet another fantastic week for our wonderful Year 4's. As always, we have been working hard in our maths and English lessons. This week we have learnt about different clauses to improve the quality of our writing and how to calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. 

But the highlight this week was our amazing trip to Lotherton Hall. The children looked amazing dressed up as evacuees. (A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the fantastic costumes.) I'm sure you will agree the children had an amazing time and were fantastic representatives for our school. Below are a few pictures of the day. 

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Friday 17th November

Friday 17th November

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We have had another great week in year 4!

In English we have been studying one of the most iconic and famous books of World War 2; 'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank. When reading the diary year 4 have shown great empathy and emotional maturity putting themselves in Anne's shoes, writing a diary entry as if they were her. It has produced some great work!

In maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. It has been really tough but we have shown great resilience!

In topic year 4 have been able to discover Anne Frank's secret annex. Using an online program we could explore and discover the hiding place, seeing it exactly how it was when they lived there. You can find the website here.  http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/

The Thursday and Friday before year 4 had an amazing time during their trip to Lotherton Hall where they got to live like an actual evacuee. It was a great experience and we learnt so much! Check out some of our photos below.

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3rd November 2017

3rd November 2017

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This weeks blog has been created by Helena and Mary.

This week we have continued to learn about World War 2 in our topic lessons. The blitz was a petrifying time for people who lived in both English and German cities during the war as both countries relentlessly bombed each other. we learnt that people kept safe by sleeping in Morison shelters, having Anderson shelters in their gardens, taking cover in underground stations.

In maths we have been learning how to convert meters to centimeters and we now know how to measure and work out the perimeter of shapes. We are finding it challenging but still fun!

In English we have been focusing on a book called 'Tail-End Charlie'. We have been aiming to use descriptive language, metaphors, similes, subordinate clauses, conjunctions and main clauses. It has been great fun doing English in year 4! We have loved the book and it is fascinating that it is a true story about the writers farther!

In science we have been learning about sounds and how sound travels in waves into your ear. Sound travels slower in gasses as the particles are more spaced out.

Look at some of our amazing creative homework!

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13th October

13th October

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This week in brilliant year 4, in maths we have shown so much perseverance and have given our all in everything we have done this week! We have loved learning how to use column addition and subtraction so much that even when we have complected all of our work, we have asked for more!

In English we have continued to study 'Good night Mr Tom'. We have learnt how to open sentences with adverbs and prepositions to give detail and description to characters and setting. We have done some amazing writing and everyone has been so positive about their work.

In science we have been learning about sound and how it travels. Did you know that sound travels quicker through solids than gasses (like air) because there are more particles?

Some children have been bringing in their amazing creative homework! Have a look!

By Amelia and Louise, 4SC

 

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Year 4

Friday 29th September

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This week we have continued learning about World War II. In English we have started reading a book called 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The story is about a boy called William who gets evacuated from London and ends up living with a grumpy, old man called Tom. As we hid under the tables we imagined we were in an Anderson shelter during an air-raid, writing a letter to our friend who had been evacuated to safety.

In maths we have been ordering and comparing 4-digit numbers, placing them on a spiral number-line. The children have all made Mr Clarke and Miss Wilby very proud with all we have done.

By Erin Rose, 4SC

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8th September 2017

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What a welcome to year 4 we've had! Mr Clarke and Miss Wilby have been really impressed with the attitudes and work ethic of all children who have really shown themselves to be Year 4 ready!

In English and PSHE we have started a mini topic based around a book called 'The Watertower'. The story is set in a small town in rural Australia, which has a mysterious water tower which casts a shadow over the town of Preston. We have been looking at, discussing  and creating our own local myths and legends. We have also made predictions based on the books front cover and blurb, as well as drama activities.

In maths we have got straight into Roman numerals, we now know Roman numerals to a 1000!

It has been an absolutely brilliant week back and we are all looking forward to keeping the high standards that we have set! we cant wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer!

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21st July 2017

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So as our last week in year 4 comes to an end we have been able to reflect on what an amazing year we have had.

We opened our time capsule that we made in the very first week of the year and read the letters that we had wrote to our future self. A lot of our ambitions, dreams and targets have been achieved such as being awarded black pens and improving English work, the iPhone 7 was released but flying cars have not yet been invented!

Back in the first week of school we also cut a piece of string to our exact height. It was really interesting measuring up against it to see how much we had grown in a year.

We looked back and discussed what a great year we’ve had; Eden Camp, Class Assemblies, Animal experience, wheelchair-basketball, sports week, the Ancient Rome visit and Year 4 Camp.

We hope everyone has an amazing summer!

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Friday 14th July 2017

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We have enjoyed this week so much! In maths we have been learning about Roman Numerals, for example V+X=XV. In Arabic numbers the sum would be 5+10=15.

In English we have continued our work on ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We were put into pairs, one of us was ‘Tranio’ and the other ‘Livia’, we acted out the story, pretending to escape from the terrifying volcano. We then used this drama to inspire us to write fantastic diary entries as either Tranio or Livia.

In topic we have been learning about the Roman army and how they impacted Britain. Britain was so uncivilised before the Romans, they lived in mud-huts whilst the Romans lived in concrete villas with gardens and central heating. The Romans introduced concrete and brick, police and fire brigade, clean water and even toilets!

On Thursday 4SC had their class assembly. The day was very stressful for Mr Clarke as he tried to get us organised but we came through in the end and made him and our parents proud! We enjoyed performing our assembly so much! Especially the Haka at the end!

It has been one of our favourite events of the year.

By Paige and Sadie, 4SC.

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Friday 7th July 2017

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Year 4 have had an amazing week in English; 4SW have been writing their own creation stories while 4SC have been writing their own conclusions to an exciting book called ‘Escape from Pompeii’.

In maths we have been revisiting tricky addition and subtraction problems, we were a bit rusty at first but it didn’t take long before we were flying!

The week was resolved by sports day! We started the day by attending the opening ceremony, marching around the field in our fountains. It was great to see all of the colours together in unison and everyone was very patriotic!

We competed in sprints, hurdles and races that involved skipping, then high-jump, long-jump, javelin and basketball. Everyone put in an amazing amount of effort and ran their hearts out, whilst their family members all lost their voices on the side-lines due to cheering.

In the end Trafalgar were victorious but I’m sure everyone can agree it was a fantastic event!

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Year 4 Blog

We'll Meet Again

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Imagining life as an evacuee; learning what sound is and where it comes from; developing our growth mindset and doing the Lindy Hop are just a few of the amazing things Year 4 have learnt about this week. 

In another exciting week of learning, our pupils have been immersing themselves again in our World War II topic. In English, we began reading the classic war time story Goodnight Mister Tom. After reading the first chapter, we decided to imagine that we were evacuees and we have been penning emotional letters to our loved ones as air-raid sirens and the music of Vera Lynne filled the classrooms.

In maths, we have been exploring the place value of numbers up to 10000 and working on our fluency and reasoning skills. We are working hard to become confident mathematicians. 

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who visited our class during our 'Meet the Teacher' afternoon. We hope you enjoyed your visit.   

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Year 4 Blog

WOW Week

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What a week! As always are wonderful year 4 classes have been working hard and we are very proud of them.

On Tuesday, we had our WOW day to launch our brand new topic... World War II. We learnt about the legend of the lost war treasure located somewhere right here in Morley. The pupils were all very excited and used their map skills and resilience to find the codes and decipher the key coordinate. We couldn't believe we found the box and we can't wait to get started learning about all the treasures inside. We will let you know what we learn right here on our blog.In the meantime enjoy our pictures from the day. 

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Year 4 Blog

Green Fingers

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We have had another fantastic week here in year 4. 

In English, we have been busy demonstrating our amazing writing skills by producing an alternative ending to the book 'The Watertower'. We wrote a draft copy, then we edited it and finally we wrote it up in neat. This was a great chance to show case our lovely handwriting.  

In maths, we have been learning about rounding numbers to help us estimate calculations quickly and practising those all important Times Tables. Next week, we will look at the 6 Times Tables.

On Thursday, we had the weekly visit from our gardeners. We love Thursday afternoons because we get to go out into our school allotment and dig up all the lovely vegetables that are ripe and ready to eat. Some of the vegetables picked are used in our very own school dinners but mostly they are taken home by our lovely year 4's who have them for their tea. Here's what we picked this week!

 

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Year 4

Friday 29th September

Sean Clarke (s.clarke) on: Year 4

This week we have continued learning about World War II. In English we have started reading a book called 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The story is about a boy called William who gets evacuated from London and ends up living with a grumpy, old man called Tom. As we hid under the tables we imagined we were in an Anderson shelter during an air-raid, writing a letter to our friend who had been evacuated to safety.

In maths we have been ordering and comparing 4-digit numbers, placing them on a spiral number-line. The children have all made Mr Clarke and Miss Wilby very proud with all we have done.

By Erin Rose, 4SC

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8th September 2017

Sean Clarke (s.clarke) on: Year 4

What a welcome to year 4 we've had! Mr Clarke and Miss Wilby have been really impressed with the attitudes and work ethic of all children who have really shown themselves to be Year 4 ready!

In English and PSHE we have started a mini topic based around a book called 'The Watertower'. The story is set in a small town in rural Australia, which has a mysterious water tower which casts a shadow over the town of Preston. We have been looking at, discussing  and creating our own local myths and legends. We have also made predictions based on the books front cover and blurb, as well as drama activities.

In maths we have got straight into Roman numerals, we now know Roman numerals to a 1000!

It has been an absolutely brilliant week back and we are all looking forward to keeping the high standards that we have set! we cant wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer!

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21st July 2017

Sean Clarke (s.clarke) on: Year 4

So as our last week in year 4 comes to an end we have been able to reflect on what an amazing year we have had.

We opened our time capsule that we made in the very first week of the year and read the letters that we had wrote to our future self. A lot of our ambitions, dreams and targets have been achieved such as being awarded black pens and improving English work, the iPhone 7 was released but flying cars have not yet been invented!

Back in the first week of school we also cut a piece of string to our exact height. It was really interesting measuring up against it to see how much we had grown in a year.

We looked back and discussed what a great year we’ve had; Eden Camp, Class Assemblies, Animal experience, wheelchair-basketball, sports week, the Ancient Rome visit and Year 4 Camp.

We hope everyone has an amazing summer!

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Friday 14th July 2017

Sean Clarke (s.clarke) on: Year 4

We have enjoyed this week so much! In maths we have been learning about Roman Numerals, for example V+X=XV. In Arabic numbers the sum would be 5+10=15.

In English we have continued our work on ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We were put into pairs, one of us was ‘Tranio’ and the other ‘Livia’, we acted out the story, pretending to escape from the terrifying volcano. We then used this drama to inspire us to write fantastic diary entries as either Tranio or Livia.

In topic we have been learning about the Roman army and how they impacted Britain. Britain was so uncivilised before the Romans, they lived in mud-huts whilst the Romans lived in concrete villas with gardens and central heating. The Romans introduced concrete and brick, police and fire brigade, clean water and even toilets!

On Thursday 4SC had their class assembly. The day was very stressful for Mr Clarke as he tried to get us organised but we came through in the end and made him and our parents proud! We enjoyed performing our assembly so much! Especially the Haka at the end!

It has been one of our favourite events of the year.

By Paige and Sadie, 4SC.

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Friday 7th July 2017

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Year 4 have had an amazing week in English; 4SW have been writing their own creation stories while 4SC have been writing their own conclusions to an exciting book called ‘Escape from Pompeii’.

In maths we have been revisiting tricky addition and subtraction problems, we were a bit rusty at first but it didn’t take long before we were flying!

The week was resolved by sports day! We started the day by attending the opening ceremony, marching around the field in our fountains. It was great to see all of the colours together in unison and everyone was very patriotic!

We competed in sprints, hurdles and races that involved skipping, then high-jump, long-jump, javelin and basketball. Everyone put in an amazing amount of effort and ran their hearts out, whilst their family members all lost their voices on the side-lines due to cheering.

In the end Trafalgar were victorious but I’m sure everyone can agree it was a fantastic event!

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YEAR 4 

Welcome to Year 4 

Addison's Blog: Week 2

This week in English we have been reading ‘The Wind in the Willows.’ We had to pretend that we were Mole then we wrote a letter to mother Mole to tell her about our adventures. Later on this week it was World Book Day, all of the school dressed up.
In Maths we have been doing fractions and decimals. In Science we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases.
In topic we are beginning to design a bridge that will be able to hold a car.

By Addison Johnson-Green 4SW

Teacher's Blog: Week 3

This week in Year 4 we have been doing more about rivers. We went into the ICT suite to find out more about where our rivers are, with each table researching a different one.

In Maths we have been learning about coordinates. We had to draw the quadrants in our books then draw the shape where it was shown on the sheet. We also had a sheet where is had a quadrant with coloured dots, underneath it had a picture of dots. We had to fill in the gap where the missing coordinates were.

In English we are doing persuasive texts. We had a debate on Wednesday on whether we thought zoos should be banned and if girls should be allowed to play in mixed football teams, it was very noisy as we tried to persuade each other that our opinion was correct. We also learnt about subordinate clauses and had some activities to complete.

Teacher's Blog: Week 7

We have had a fun week this week. We practised our assembly and the parents came to watch us on Tuesday. On Wednesday in Maths we answered a questionnaire and drew the results on a bar chart. In the afternoon, we watched a pantomime. Yesterday we had our Christmas party. We played games and had a dancing competition!

We hope you have a Merry Christmas!! 

Shefali's Blog: Week 6

This week has started to feel a lot like Christmas! In English we have been retelling ‘The Christmas miracle of Jonathon Toomey’. Along with 4SW, 3GG and 3CW; we have been acting out the story, ready to show all our parents next week! It will be amazing and so Christmassy! In Maths we have been measuring the perimeter of shapes, you have to be very precise and your addition has to be perfect, it is very tricky.Mr Clarke hasn’t been well so we’ve had some supply teachers but we’re glad to have him back!We are so excited to perform ‘The Christmas miracle of Jonathon Toomey’ next week!

By Shefali Jha. 4SC

Teacher's Blog: Week 5

This week in Maths we have been learning about measuring. We have been measuring things in the classroom and converting them from cm to m. We also been solving problems and writing the reason why certain questions have not been right.In English we planned and wrote our own story based on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We tried to include figurative language.We started our Christmas topic this week. Thursday afternoon years 3 and 4 went into Mr Clarke’s classroom where there were lots of cushions for us to sit on. There was a fire on the interactive whiteboard and the teachers read us The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Afterwards we had hot chocolate and biscuits. Yum!

Sadie's Blog: Week 4

This week in English we have been reading and studying ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’. We have been working on our figurative language, improving our descriptive writing with similes, metaphors and personification. On Wednesday we played adverb charades, it was so much fun! In computing we have continued our programs on Scratch, we created our mazes where we have to get a character into the safety of an air-raid shelter. It has taken a lot of resilience, we have followed instructions and they are coming along amazingly well.In maths this week we have been learning about time. We started looking at an analogue clock, then moving to converting hours to minutes and by the end of the week have added and subtracted time. It has been really difficult but we have all put in 100% and that hard work has paid off!

By Sadie Jackson, 4SC

Charlie's Blog: Week 3

In English we are looking at stories set in imaginary worlds and how the authors use description to create imagery. We read the first chapter of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and pretended to be Lucy walking through the wardrobe into Narnia.In Maths we have been simplifying fractions as well as adding and subtracting them. It has been hard but with practice we are finding it easier.On Tuesday 4SW did an assembly about World War 2. We showed out Blitz pictures and gas masks. We sang ‘Run Rabbit Run’ and ‘Siegfried Line.’ We really enjoyed ourselves. 

Charlie Hughes 4SW

Teacher's Blog: Week 2

In our maths lessons this week we have faced some difficult challenges with our fractions. We have worked very hard and have been resilient and we didn’t give up. This has resulted in some fantastic results! Thumbs up!

In English and Topic this week it has been very exciting for year 4 as we continued our World War 2 discovery. On Tuesday we had a World War themed day, we dressed up as evacuees and we all looked amazing! It was a memorable day doing lots of fun activities and everyone participated. We made war time medals out of clay which was a very skilled task. We baked an eggless fruitcake, you wouldn’t believe how scrumptious it tasted, there was not a crumb left in class! When the air-raid siren went off we made a quick dash under our tables pretending the German planes were above us. What an unforgettable day!

We are all now ready for our next challenge in Learning!

Bring it on Mr Clarke and Mrs Wainman!

By Lyle W 4SC

Teacher's Blog Autumn 2: Week 1

This week in English we have been looking at the Diary of Anne Frank. We created a timeline of key events in her life and watched video clips to help us visualise and understand what her life was like in hiding. We read extracts from the diary and even went into hiding behind our own bookcases in class. We listened to the footsteps of intruders and discussed how it made us feel before we wrote our own fabulous diary entries! In Maths we have been working extremely hard on the bus stop method of division and used our times tables knowledge to help solve the calculations. As part of our World War 2 topic we have looked at key events and put them in chronological order. We made suitcases, thought very hard about what we would pack in the case of an air raid and chosen six items, giving reasons for the choices.

Teacher's Blog: Week 6

It’s been another action packed week in Year 4! On Tuesday we went to Eden Camp as part of our learning unit. It was great to see the children dressed up as evacuees as we all trooped around the former prisoner of war camp. Not even the miserable weather could dampen our spirits! Most memorable huts included the Blitz and the U-Boat as some of us screamed their way through!

On Wednesday morning 4SW came into class to find that there had been a break in overnight and the TSC sports trophy had been stolen! We looked at the crime scene and used our detective skills to come up with a list of potential culprits, Mr Clarke being the main suspect! We will continue to see if we can solve the crime over the next week …

4SC have used the excitement of Eden Camp to act out our most memorable parts of the trip in order to inspire some really creative recounts.

In Maths we are doing short multiplication. It’s been a bit tricky to begin with, but as we continue to practice, we are becoming more confident!

Brooke's Blog; Week 5

In year 4 this week we’ve been doing multi-step word problems in Maths. We have all found it really challenging but we all preserved through it and tried our best and we have eventually got there. We love a challenge in year 4!

This week in English we have been writing our own stories set during World War two. We have worked super hard and really tried concentrating and as a result our opening sentences were especially amazing!

For our World War 2 topic we have been creating pictures of the Blitz, for the background we smudged red, yellow, orange and purple pastels to create a fiery sky. Then we created searchlights with plain white paper. Finally, using black paper we cut out the silhouette of a city, and made aeroplanes and stuck them in the foreground of our picture. They look fantastic! You can come and see them on our classroom displays.

Finally, in PE with Mr Clarke we have been doing hockey, practicing our passing and shooting accuracy by aiming into tiny goals and scoring points for our Fountain team. With Mr H we have been practicing team sports and working together by playing netball, basketball, football and handball. Last Friday 4SC won PE class of the week and Ronnie won PE Hero of the week. This week Andrew won PE Hero of the week and 4SW won class of the week! Total year 4 domination! Well done from all of year 4!

This week has been great, I hope to have another like it. Thank you Mr Clarke and Mrs Wainman.

By Brooke Fisher, 4SC.

Teacher's Blog: Week 4

What a beginning to the week Year 4 had! On Monday, Andy Ako, a Paralympian, came into school and talked to us about the importance of having a positive growth mind set. Next, the two classes had a lesson each on how to use a wheelchair before we played basketball, we had lots of fun and worked together as a team.

In English we have been continuing looking at the book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom,’ looking at the characters of Willie and Mr Tom, and using drama to empathise with the characters.

In Maths we have been working on 4 digit column addition and estimating the answer by rounding to the nearest 1000. It has been quite challenging but we are persevering! We continue to work on our times tables recall and are getting faster!

Finally, as part of our World War 2 topic we have been using our map skills to locate the allied countries and the axis as well as discussing the causes of the war. 

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Teacher's Blog: Week 4

What a beginning to the week Year 4 had! On Monday, Andy Ako, a Paralympian, came into school and talked to us about the importance of having a positive growth mind set. Next, the two classes had a lesson each on how to use a wheelchair before we played basketball, we had lots of fun and worked together as a team.

In English we have been continuing looking at the book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom,’ looking at the characters of Willie and Mr Tom, and using drama to empathise with the characters.

In Maths we have been working on 4 digit column addition and estimating the answer by rounding to the nearest 1000. It has been quite challenging but we are persevering! We continue to work on our times tables recall and are getting faster!

Finally, as part of our World War 2 topic we have been using our map skills to locate the allied countries and the axis as well as discussing the causes of the war. 

Teacher's Blog: Week 3

This blog is about what we are doing in the third week of Year 4. I know you’re all dying to find out what we have been learning, so if you keep reading you will find out…

In English we have been reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’, it is about a boy who gets evacuated from London to the county when the war starts. He is sent to live with Mr Tom who seems really mean. I can’t wait to read on!

In Maths we have been learning about place value, we have been ordering and sorting huge numbers!

On Tuesday we had our WOW day… When we arrived to school our class room looked old fashioned, the date said ‘3rd September 1929 and we were given names from the 1930’s… Mine was Vivian! There was a live announcement on the radio. It declared that we were at War with Germany, and suddenly an Air-raid siren went off! We had to get under our desks until we heard the ‘all clear’. We were then evacuated to the country where we met Wenda, she was 7 when the War started and she had so many amazing stories off life during the War.

Written by Shonali Jha, 4SC. 

Willow's Blog: Week 2

Year 4 have had an amazing two weeks back at school! We’ve had a really fun time doing English and Maths with Mrs Wainman and Mr Clark.

In English we have been reading a book called ‘The Watertower’  by Gary Crew. The watertower is a huge water tank that holds a whole towns water, however something seems to have happened to this tanks water!

In Maths we are doing investigations; some of these have been magic squares and magic triangles. When solving a magic square you have to make sure that all the numbers add up to the same number going down, across and diagonal. You also have to make sure that you don’t use the same number twice! We have also been practicing our times tables, focusing on the threes, fours and eights. We are getting better and faster!

By Willow Hickman. 4SW.