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Year 4 Class News

Children In Need

Year 4 have wholeheartedly participated in supporting the school's fundraising Children In Need event.

Adhering to the Strictly Come Dancing glitter or spotty theme (and kits that reflect the disco lights!), the children looked amazing as they arrived into school.

They learnt the reason for the event, about under privileged children, children in need and what we can do to help them.

Supported by GL playing his drums, the children enjoyed the disco, playing games including a limbo challenge - Well Done NS! - the corner game - Well done ME-  and a dance competition. Lots of fun whilst raising money for a well-deserved cause.

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Poetry 

Year 4 are being taught the various types of poem including free verse poetry, limerick and nonsense poetry and sonnet and the children are learning how to incorporate figurative language to create an interesting poem.

Following a brainstorming session, the class have explored the use of onomatopeia and personification to produce imagery and paint a picture for the reader. As the lesson developed, the children have used what they have learnt to write their own poem which were then displayed within the classroom.

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Practising our Football Skills

Year 4 have worked hard on their football skills this half term. Over the last few weeks they have practised dribbling, passing, shooting and goal keeping. Today, the children put their skills into a practice game.

Working cooperatively and with awareness, the games were fast and showed good team play.

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Gymnastics

As part of our Physical Education lessons, Year 4 have been learning various techniques to develop their balancing skills in gymnastics.

Their module on balance culminated today when, directed by SS, each pair made a supported balance to create a superb class 'picture'.

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Studying Ancient Egypt

As part of their History lesson, Year 4 have been studying Ancient Egypt including The Pharoah's, The Pyramids and HIeroglyphics.

The children collated information on the various types of Pyramid, such as where they were made, what they were made of, how they were constructed and why. Each child then constructed their own Pyramid and detailed their individual research findings on them.

Year 4 are now eagerly awaiting to learn about mumification as part of their next History lesson!

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Melting and Freezing in Science

Year 4 have been using their scientific expertise to investigate 'Melting and Freezing'.

Using chocolate, the class conducted a fair test experiment, ensuring the same type of chocolate, the same volume of water and the same container were all used within the same room conditions.

The children then used their observations to record their findings in a table and added their own, individual, concluding statement.

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Investigating Place Value

Year 4 were challenged this week to use Base 10 manipulative to explain how they performed calculations using 4-digit numbers. The children rose to the challenge, and even managed to use place value counters in addition.

Being able to not only use but to explain using the manipulative resources demonstrates a deep understanding of maths concepts, so well done Year 4!

The children also enjoyed being able to work with a partner and explain their thinking to each other.

Miss Robertson was very proud of their hard work.

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Welcome back Year 4!

It has been fantastic to return to school and the children have approached all of their lessons with great enthusiasm.

Maths - Four Digit Placement

Year 4 have revisited place value and begun to extend their knowledge as they learn the place value of four-digit numbers, calculating the final number when removing a digit from the thousands, hundreds, tens or one's column.

English - Writing Rainbows

As part of their English lessons, the children have been developing their writing skills as they incorporate 'FANTASTIC' from the Writing Rainbow within their written work.

Super work Year 4, Mrs. Robertson has been extremely impressed with your efforts.