Welcome to Year 4
Class teacher: Mrs Waldron
Teaching assistant: Mrs Louden
Year 4 is taught by Mrs Waldron and Mrs Louden supports us with our learning.
We have finished our model mountains. We think they look amazing. We hope you agree!
In week 4 of our Forest School sessions we had a fantastic lesson learning how to tie different knots!
In week 3 of our Forest School sessions, Richard asked us to identify different birds and we made a bird feeder. We were also lucky enough to pick up and feel different birds’ nests.
Safer Internet Day
Year 4 got into pairs and discussed how to react and how not to react to different issues that could arise whilst being on the internet.
Remember to keep safe.
In Year 4 we have been very excited about our topic ‘The Class that Climbed Twmpa’.
We started by learning what animals are found on the mountains. An example of this is the snow leopard. As part of our topic we have carefully drawn the face of a snow leopard using charcoal and after researching their habitats, diet and behaviour we have written it all up. We are very lucky as for our Christmas Present, Mrs Waldron adopted a snow leopard through WWF.
In Georgraphy, we have learnt about how mountains are formed and we have been putting together pieces of writing to explain it in our own words. Using newspaper and then mod roc, we have created our own fold mountain landscape to help us understand the features of mountains. We loved using mod roc and we got very messy!
Last Friday, we braved the cold weather and had a fun session with Richard in Forest School. We worked well in teams and had to give clear instructions to each other. We are looking forward to our next session.
Year 4 have had another great forest schools session. Linking to our science topic on habitats, Richard set us a challenge to guess which British animal footprint was on the log. In teams we had to say what habitat the animal lived in and Mrs Waldron gave us a further challenge to say if the animals were carnivorous, omnivores or herbivores.
In tennis, Steve is setting us a skill each week to practise at home.
This one is called ‘the sandwich pick up’.
We had an exciting morning on Tuesday as we jumped aboard the polar express and went on a train ride! We experienced drinking hot chocolate and played games with our friends. As we journeyed, we wrote sentences including personification, similes and noun phrases.
Year 4 have been really busy during the first three weeks of this term. In Music we have been enthusiastically learning the cornet. Both Pete (the teacher) and Mrs Waldron have been super impressed.
In Year 4 we have been visited by a mysterious dragon. We had to ask Miss Taylor questions about what happened when the dragon visited school. The result by our roving reporters were some super newspaper reports.
We have enjoyed creating and painting our own dragons and making passports for them. We have also been decorating dragon eggs.
In Science we have been busily learning all about the digestive system. There is a little surprise next week for the year 4s! Keep a look out on Facebook and the website.
Before half term we successfully made Viking longboats. Whilst making the longboats we were able to show our good D.T skills but also used our values such as determination, perseverance, co-operation and caring. We were all very pleased with our finished product.
Since half term, we have undertaken a science experiment to show the effects that different drinks have on our teeth. We used hard boiled eggs for our experiment as the shell acts like enamel as well as using coke, milk, orange juice and water. We were surprised with the results. The orange juice had completely worn away the shell away and Mrs Waldron could actually cut the egg in half!