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On this page we will keep updating information on what we are learning at school and give links to resources that will support learning at home.

 

Important message!!!

Remember reading at home can make a huge difference. We love reading at school but we also need to make sure we read at home too.

Geography

This term we are learning all about the water cycle and doing some research on the Great Rivers of the world. Besides that in art we will be doing some investigation of the painting style of Monet.

Below are some useful links to help you find out more information about this topic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z8qtfg8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zgbkq6f

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zyvr87h

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/british_history/waterlilies/

For your homework we would like you to create a model of The Water Cycle. You must include labels and information to show you understand the process of the water cycle.

 

 

 

Wild Water - Knowledge Organiser

Topic

 

For the next three weeks we are learning all about electricity and circuits. We are going to be doing some research on the history of electricity and we will be writing a biography on Thomas Edison.

 

Topic Homework

 

For your topic homework we would like you to create your own diagram or model of either a simple circuit or a lightbulb. You must include labels and information to show you understand the diagram or model.

 

Here are a couple of examples but I am sure you can do even better!

  

 

We would also like you to do some research on electrical safety and how to be safe around electricity. Please create a safety poster that can be used to educate others.

 

Please return your homework no later than Monday 18th December 2017. You will receive 10 dojos if you complete both parts of the project. Please remember you need to do both!

The top three from each class will also get a prize from the ‘prize box!’

 

Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic.

Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 1
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 2
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 3
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 4
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 5
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 6
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 7
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 8
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 9
Children have made some lovely lamps as part of their electricity topic. 10

Knowledge Organiser

 

 

Last week your child came home with an electricity knowledge organiser. Please look at this sheet on a regular basis and talk to your child about the facts on there. Your child needs to be familiar with those facts in order to achieve the expected objectives for this unit.

 

All of the objectives for this unit are below;

 

 

Wow Day!

This half term our topic will be Electrical Engineers, we introduced the topic by having a Wow Day .  The children got opportunities to explore and try different activities; they made simple circuits, found information on how electricity is created and completed comprehension questions as well as having a go at different games like operation.

 

The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this day, and it was a fantastic start to our new topic!

 

Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4

Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 1 Zara
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 2 Zayan
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 3 Subhaan
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 4 Manahil
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 5 Alyza
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 6 Alina
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 7 Rokaia
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 8 Manahil
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 9 Aleena
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 10 Zeshaan
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 11 Nasr
Some lovely project about Anglo Saxon produced by children in year 4 12 Tanisha

Trip to The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

In the museum children had learned more about the Anglo Saxon. They participated in different activities and explored around the Art Gallery.

Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 1
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 3
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 4
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 5
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 6
Trip to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 7

Topic

In Spring 1 and 2, we will be learning about the Anglo- Saxons. We will be exploring some interesting facts and finding of how they invaded Britain.

Below are some webpages with some interesting facts about Anglo-Saxons.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anglo-saxons/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zxvfvcw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zxsbcdm

 

 

 Children and staff in year 4 came dressed in traditional Anglo- Saxons clothing.The children took part in a number of activities, as an introduction to the topic of Anglo-Saxons.They made clay pots, wrote their name and secret messages in 'runes', looked at artefacts and sketched them, they also worked in pairs to create their own Celtic style cross and they worked as a group to become 'archaeologists' and try to put pieces of a puzzle together. Here are some pictures of our activities that we did!
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Picture 2 Making clay pots
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Picture 4 Decorating the pots
Picture 5 Writing messages and names in Roman
Picture 6 Making cross with different material
Picture 7 excavation
Picture 8 Observational drawing
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Picture 11 Decorating the clay pot
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Picture 13 collaborative working with their peers
Picture 14 Writing messages and names in Roman
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Science

In this term, we have been learning about the functions of different teeth and the digestive system.

Click below to find out some interesting facts about teeth and the digestive system.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=bitesize&q=teeth

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/digestive-system/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=digestive+system&sa_f=search-product&scope=

 

Some children have produced a lovely project about teeth and the digestive system well done to them. Thank you to parents/carers for their support. Here are some pictures of their fabulous work!

Picture 1 Rokaia 4A
Picture 2 Alyza 4A
Picture 3 Aleena 4A
Picture 4 Aisha 4A
Picture 5 Manahil 4A
Picture 6 Ahmed 4A
Picture 7 Sumaiyah 4A
Picture 8 Subhaan 4A

Thank you to parents and carers who attended the Healthy eating inspire workshop.

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It is so important that the children learn their times-tables in year 4. They should know up to 12 times table by the end of this year.

Here are some resources to support learning at home (as discussed in the parent workshop).

 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/tables.html

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=SpeedChallenge

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button    (this game is tablet friendly)

 

 

 

We will be sending a times-table poster home this week. It would be great if this poster could be put up somewhere at home so the children can practice everyday.

Here is a fun times-table poster to help you learn your times-tables at home!

Here is a fun times-table poster to help you learn your times-tables at home! 1

Autumn newsletter - year 4. So you know what we are learning at school this term.

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