Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome children, parents and carers to our 2016/2017 Year 4 class page. In Year 4, we learn a variety of fun and interesting topics these are Vicious or Valiant Vikings?, Ole!, The Curse of the Mummy, 3...2...1...Blast off!, North America and Smells, Spells, Lotions and Potions.
On Thursdays, we are very lucky to be taught violins by MAPAS (the Salford Music Service) who come into school. We all need to try to remember our violins every week.
We have lots of teachers and support staff who work with us every day; they are Miss Unwin, Mrs Hamilton, Mrs Wheeldon and Mrs Hammond. We are always here to help.
I hope you enjoy Year 4 as much as I do,
Autumn 1- (Vicious or Valiant Vikings?)
Library visit- Viking talk
At the library, we had a discussion about a range of fiction and non-fiction books. Then we were allowed to explore the fantastic range of texts. Finally, we were set a challenge to find out as much information as possible about the Vikings using the specialist books available. Some of the most interesting facts that we discovered were:
• The Vikings came from a place called Scandinavia
• During the winter, the Vikings allowed the animals to come and sleep inside their longhouses
• The Vikings were expert craftsmen as well as being fierce warriors
• One of the first monasteries that the Viking's raided and attacked was at Lindisfarne
In literacy, we have been completing a lot of work based around the Viking gods and goddesses. We have looked at a variety of myths, quests and now play scripts. We were all put into groups, then we had to create our own scene and dialogue, ensuring that all the characters had something to say. Next, we added stage directions and prompts and then we had to learn our lines. Finally, we performed our plays in front of the class and the audience stated what they thought went well during our performance but also what could be improved next time.
We used a range of media to draw a variety of portraits, including some terrifying Vikings. As a class, we learnt step by step, how to draw a portrait using guide lines to support our work. We a loved this task and some were even better than Miss Unwin's drawing.
Half Term Spanish Homework
Class Trip to the Bolton Recycling Centre (Science Links with Electricity)
Message for Parents
Our class assembly has been moved from the Thursday 24th November to Thursday 1st December (one week later). Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
ICT- We are toy designers
In our ICT lessons, we spent 5 weeks creating and designing moving toys. It was essential for our toys to have an input and output (Some of us also attempted to make our toy designs original). Firstly, we designed our toys on paper and then we transferred and improved the designs when they we made on Scratch. Here you can see a selection of our work.
Spanish Cooking Lessons YUMMY!
During our Spanish cooking lessons, we made a variety of Spanish themed dishes. These included sangria, stuffed peppers, gazpacho soup, peaches wrapped in serrano ham, sardines on toast and Spanish chicken. We also tried olives and a selection of Spanish meats. Although we thoroughly enjoyed eating all the foods it was also important to understand the basics of cooking and how to prepare the food, which included, food health and safety.
Spring 1- The Curse of the Mummy!
Another useful website to find out about Ancient Egypt
The Roman Numerals Jigsaw Challenge
Year 4 Trip to the Jewish Reform Synagogue in Manchester
Year 4 Trip to The Manchester Museum
Computing Session- Tuesday 7th February 2017
Year 4 Tag Rugby Festival (17.02.17)
As part of our journalism topic in Literacy, we spent one morning researching, 'what was in the news?'. We used a fabulous website called Newsround to locate the different stories. Then we used post-its to summarise, 'what was in the news?' Finally at the end of the lesson, we delivered a presentation of the news stories to the other children in the class.
During this half term, we completed a series of art lessons based on the work of famous North American artists. We used a range of media to create the pieces of work and eventually made an attractive display. Furthermore, whilst in our DT lessons we designed and created wind chimes using empty yoghurt pots, beads, bells and fishing wire. Take a look below and see if you can spot them on our display.
Finally, can you work out which work was completed by the artists and which work was completed by us?
Summer 1- 3...2...1...Blast Off!
During our first week of the summer term, we used a tie-dye effect in our art lessons to create mini wallets. Firstly, we designed what we wanted the effects to look like and then we choose the colours that we wanted to use for our designs. Next, we tied elastic bands round a piece of cotton and dipped the material into dye. The following day (once the material had dried), we began to sow the sides using a needle and thread.
Summer 2- Smells, spells, lotions and potions
During our first RE lesson of this term, we all participated in a discussion on prayer and attempted to answer five key questions. Take a look at some of the answers we gave above.