Please try to practice this Christmas song...in two other languages!!
We will be sharing these songs at our Christmas Concert on 12.12.17 & 14.12.17
Hi and welcome to year 4. Our team include Mrs Caldicott (Wednesday - Friday), Mrs Priest (Monday - Tuesday), and Mr Donhou (Full-time). We have really enjoyed our first half term with your children...Roll on Christmas!
Leading up to Christmas we have been delving into imaginary worlds, experiencing Susan, Edmund, Peter and Lucy’s journey through Narnia in our focus text ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ We have been reading, researching and writing stories.
The children have been inspired by creating their own imaginary worlds as well as watching clips from the BBC version. They will also get the chance to watch the newer film leading up to Christmas.
With the new topic Multiplication and Division, Year 4 have been working hard to practice their times table calculations. We have been learning new strategies and using a variety of resources to aid our learning such as flip sticks, number cards, multilink cubes and multiplication squares. Lessons have involved investigating factor pairs and number size, multiplication and division facts, and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We will be looking further into using written methods for both Multiplication and Division as well as problem solving.
The children have been leading their own learning, challenging themselves with Mild, Hot, Chilli and Carolina Reaper challenges.
We strongly encourage children to continue to practice their times tables up to 12 x 12 as this is a Year 4 expectation.
In Science we have been exploring the topic Sound. Using musical equipment, pitching forks and model ears the children have had hands on experience of investigating how sound is made, questioning how we hear sounds and how sound travels through a solid, liquid and a gas. We have explored the whole school site listening to different sounds, watching videos of the famous composer Tchaikovsky and discussing different ways to describe sounds.
We will be looking at North and South America; using our map skills to locate and research various countries and cities. We will also be looking at the varied landscapes and some cultures found there.
Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Swimming on a Friday so please ensure the children have a clean PE kit on Monday each week, thank you.