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Class 4FE 2018-2019

Miss Freeman

Mrs Easter

We are looking forward to a hard-working and fun packed Year 4. 

Keep checking this page for pictures and news about what we've been up to in school.

These are our school 'rules' and we have talked about what they mean and how we can 'be' each of these things. We have thought about how they link to our school motto: "Success comes through personal effort."

 

SPRING TERM:

 Our Y4 'Spring Newsletter' is available in the 'files to download' below.

We enjoyed some well earned choice time at the end of our half term!

In Geography we have been learning about lines of latitude and longitude. The children used an atlas to locate continents that lines of latitude and longitude run through. One again, they impressed me with their fantastic knowledge. See our gallery for more pictures.

 

 

 

We have been using arrays again today, to play a game called How close to 100? The children had to think carefully about their strategies to give themselves the best chance of covering 100 squares.  See our gallery for more photos.

 

More impressive knitting! Very well timed for this chilly weather.

We have been using arrays in maths to help us think flexibly about number and to look at how others 'see' number. There are more photos in our gallery below.

 

Sophie, our gymnastics coach, awarded us 8 tokens for our super listening skills and our effort during gym this week. Success certainly does come through personal effort if the gymnastic skills on display are anything to go by!

See more pictures in our gallery at the bottom of the page.

Lots of resilience and patience necessary this afternoon as we explored different stitches! See the gallery below for more photos!

 

 

What should we do at wet play? I know, spend time over a fraction and decimal challenge!! Super effort!

 

 

 

 

 

Some super impressive knitting has been going on in knitting club!

 

 

 

We have used lots of practical equipment to help us visualise fractions this week! For more pictures, see our gallery below!

 

WE WON A TROPHY!!!!!!!!!!

We came (joint) 3rd in the reading racetrack competition for last half term. We've now got our sights set on an even bigger trophy! Thanks to all those grown-ups at home who are hearing their children read regularly....... It's doing wonders for their reading skills (and keeping competetive Miss Freeman happy too)!!

 

The children spent yesterday showcasing the clay work techniques they learnt during the Autumn term.  They really impressed us with their determination, focus and amazing creativity. See what they got up to by looking in our gallery.  

These super-star readers have completed 3 laps of the reading racetrack in record time. Keep up the great reading at home everyone!

 

We started our textiles unit in DT by evaluating various items. We looked at function, appearance and safety. There was some great discussion in our partner work and the children came up with some super ideas! There are more photos in our gallery below.

 

We have started a new unit of work in computing: Presentation using Comic Life. The chidren showed great cooperation as well as learning through 'having a go' today! There are more pictures in our gallery below.

 

 

We really impressed Miss Freeman with our glockenspiel accompaniment. There is a video clip at the bottom of this page of us playing after 25 minutes practising......

 

We investigated whether or not sound travelled through different things. Some of us were quite surprised with our results! See our gallery at the bottom for more photos.

Sophie, our gym coach, was impressed with our effort during our first gym session this term! For more pictures, see our gallery below.

 

AUTUMN TERM:

We've had a lovely afternoon of festive food technology with the wonderful Mrs Tatham. The children have really impressed us with their cake decorating skills, creating a snowman figure and a Santa cupcake.Yum, yum. See our gallery below for more photos.

    

In science, we have been looking for patterns by investigating sound sources. See our gallery below for more photos!

 

Applying our learning... team work... problem-solving... cooperation... compromise... resilience...

Just some of the skills that were necessary as we built bridges from our final plans. See the gallery below for more photos!

We had a great final football session this week with the children playing mini-games to show off their skills and teamwork. See our gallery below for lots more photos!

Over the past few weeks we have been learning how to use different clay techniques: pinching, coiling and slabbing. The children have really enjoyed learning from our resident expert Miss Plant, and have been getting very creative with clay. We've been extremely impressed with what they've produced. This is all part of the build up to the children spending a day creating their own mythical buildings - we will be doing this in the first few weeks of the Spring term. See our gallery for more pictures.

 

 

 

 

Here are the super readers who have completed 2 laps of the reading racetrack in RECORD TIME. Keep up the great reading, 4FE!

We enjoyed our visit from Lewis Daly. (Thanks to everyone who brought in their sponsor forms... Dealine is Thursday!) Lewis gave us some great messages about trying our hardest and never giving up. See more photos in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

How can we show 2 times 6? How is that different from 12 divided by 6? What about 3 x 4?.... Just some of the questions we thought about in maths today. We used cubes and arrays to help our thinking!

This group of readers has now joined the '1 lap completed club'! Super stuff!

The children enjoyed completing a times tables racetrack to help them practise their facts. I've added them to the 'file to download' at the bottom of this page as many of the children were keen to use them at home. There is a blank one that you can add any questions you like to! 

Look at the next group of readers to complete a lap of the reading racetrack! Well done to all the children who have completed a lap so far this year. Keep up the great reading!

We have been working on Internet safety this week and have discussed and written our own rules to help us stay safe. 

Look at our super star readers who have already completed a lap of our reading racetrack!

 

We have had a fantastic autumn themed Forest School day. The children made an impressive array of leaf collages and conker garlands, as well as creating spooky tunnels and doing activities around the camp fire. We definitely picked the right day for the weather!  See more pictures in our gallery below. 

We visit the library each Friday afternoon. The children really enjoy recommending new books to each other. See more pictures in our gallery below!

We have been exploring different types of bridge, focusing on truss, suspension, cable stay and arch. Look at our gallery below for lots of photos!

We have been looking a changes of state in science. For more pictures, look at our gallery at the bottom of the page!

In history, we have been finding out about why the Maya civilisation is important to learn about. There are more pictures in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

Our science topic this term is solids, liquids and gases....... One of our experiments involved investigating how quickly different liquids flowed.

 

OUR VIDEO CLIPS:

Files to Download

Class 4FE: Gallery items

Class 4FE: Calendar items

Open Classroom, by Mr Redmond

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