Welcome to Year 4
From all of year 4 team we hope you had an amazing Easter break and we look forward to welcoming the children back for another exciting term. Please continue to read our class web page and find out all the exciting learning taking place this term.
A very warm welcome to Year 4. We hope you enjoy reading our class page, especially finding out about all the wonderful things we have and will be doing throughout the year; latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.
Your teaching team will be Mr Elliot, Mrs Grange and Mrs Questa. Mrs Grange will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 4 on a Thursday and Friday afternoon.
Our PE days for the summer term will be Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that you are wearing your School PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster.
So that you can take your learning as far as possible, this page will be updated regularly with all the learning and events that will be taking place. Each half term our learning objectives will be put up so that you know what we will be doing and fortnightly we will be updating you on all the latest news from class and any upcoming events that you need to be aware of.
We are really looking forward to our time in year 4 this year, and hope that you are too!
Mr Elliot and the Year 4 Team
Tuesday 18th April - School opens for the summer term.
Thursday 27th April - First swimming session of the summer term.
Thursday 11th May - KS2 EPOS Rock Band
Thursday 11th May - Friends of Collingham School Boden Night.
Monday 22nd May - Assessment Week
Wednesday 24th May - Sports Day
Friday 26th May - School closes for half term.
What an amazing time we had at Temple Newsam and were very lucky with the weather!. During the morning After lunch, the park rangers demonstrated how we use compasses correctly and accurately (including cardinal and ordinal compass points). The children were then left to create their own challenges for another group to follow. A fantastic day learning in the outdoors. Photos to follow soon.....
WOW! I cant believe this is the end of our 4th week together as a class. In those 4 weeks we have achieved so much, the children have taken part in our geography field trip to Temple Newsam, started our weekly swimming lessons at Wetherby Leisure Centre, improving our skills in gymnastics with our fantastic coach Becky and we have been working really hard in Maths and English. Our class have shown great courage and perseverance in their learning but they have approached everything with great positivity and bundles of enthusiasm and myself, Mrs Grange and Mrs Questa could not be any prouder of their commitments and efforts. Well done Year 4!
Year 4 EUREKA! Explorers
Year 4 had a great day when we visited EUREKA! the children’s museum, as part of our science topic, ‘What goes in, must come out!’ The children took part in very hands on and ‘interesting’ workshop which was called ‘From the chew to the poo!’ This really helped to consolidate an exciting terms learning on the human digestive system. The children also had time to explore the many fantastic galleries on offer at EUREKA! Thank you to all the parent helpers as without you we can’t have these wonderful learning experiences.
KS2 Christmas Performances
For this years performances we would like the children to dress in black. Black top, bottoms and shoes. We have tried to keep it is as simple as possible. We ask that the children have this in school, in a named bag by Monday 5th December. This will then come home with your child/ren after the final performance on Wednesday 7th December.
Friday 3rd February 2017
Year 4 have hit the ground running since coming back from Christmas, so much so that I can't believe we are breaking up for half term next week. We have had the pleasure of Alesha from the Leeds Rhinos dance group the Rhinestones, teaching us Street Dance this half term. We look forward to sharing our dance with the school on the last Friday of this half term. We have also enjoyed learning all about electricity and the Anglo-Saxons in our new topics. We look forward to welcoming all our parents into school at the start of next half term to show you some of our amazing learning which has been taking place in our classroom.
Year 4 Viking Day
Year 4 travelled back to the Vikings times today with the help of a very fierce and fascinating Viking. The children (and staff) fitted in very well as they had the perfect Viking outfits for such an occasion. They were able to handle weapons and stand in battle lines. In fact you could probably hear their battle cries from home!
There was some amazing drama from a selection of children who acted out the story of when Thor’s hammer was stolen by Loki. We clearly have some stars in the making!
As well as that the children had the chance to hold and ask questions about interesting artefacts to study including Viking weaponry, drinking horns, bowls, combs and deer furs.
Luckily Year 4 arrived back to the present day just in time to go home! The visit gave our children a lively and inspiring ending to their history topic on Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Keep a look out for the amazing photos from our day, which will be displayed towards the bottom of the page.
Please see documents below for learning log homework expectations.
Curriculum this Half Term:
Our topic will be launched on the first Tuesday back. Once the topic has been launched, we will update you with further information.
READING (Word reading)
Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Read Write Inc. Spellings
Summer Maths Coverage
2D Shape: -Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations.
-Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry
Decimals: Find the effect of multiplying a number with up to two decimal places by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
Compare and order numbers beyond 1000
Decimals: Find the effect of dividing a 1-digit or 2-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise from dividing an object into 100 equal parts and in dividing numbers or quantities by 100.
Length/ Mass/ Capacity/Time: Convert between different units of measure (e.g. km to m; hr to min)
Position & Direction: Describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
-Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
-Plot specified points and draw sides to complete given polygon
Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½ and ¾.
Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
Science Planning – Chemistry – States of Matter.
Can I classify materials into solids, liquids and gases?
Can I explain how water changes state?
Can I explain that temperature determines evaporation rate?
Can I explain that different solids have different melting points (and explain why – most able) ?
Can I predict and test which solids are soluble and insoluble?
Can I decide how to separate solids/liquids?
Can I explain which changes are reversible and irreversible?
Where Are the Rainforests? To locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities in the context of rainforests.
• I can identify areas of the world containing rainforests. To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied in the context of rainforests.
• I can use maps and atlases to locate rainforests
The Rainforest Climate To identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night) in the context of rainforests.
• I can identify areas of the world containing rainforests. To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle in the context of a tropical climate.
• I can describe the key aspects of a tropical climate
Layers of the Rainforest To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle in the context of the layers of a rainforest.
• I can describe and understand the features of the layers of a rainforest.
Life in the Rainforest To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle in the context of rainforest inhabitants.
• I can describe the animals and plants living in the rainforest.
The Amazon To understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America by comparing the Amazon rainforest and Sherwood Forest.
• I can compare the Amazon rainforest and Sherwood Forest.
Protecting the Rainforests To describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in the context of rainforest conservation.
• I can explain the effects humans are having on the rainforests.
Our PE days for the Summer term will be Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that you are wearing your School PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster.