Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to Year 4.
Miss Ruddock is the class teacher and Mrs Murrill is the classroom assistant and will be supporting in class every morning.
Year 4 is the second year of Lower Key Stage 2 and we continue to build upon the foundations developed in Year 3 whilst preparing the children for Upper Key Stage 2. The children will be encouraged to continue to develop their independence and further develop their responsibility for their personal belongings, learning in school and with their home learning.
Year 4 is a very exciting and busy year where children will be continuing to develop a range of skills and knowledge alongside discovering and learning lots of exciting new things. The children will be encouraged to develop their 'Behaviour for Learning'. We will work very hard but also have lots of fun learning together.
This year we will cover a variety of skills, knowledge and understanding including the following topics:
The children will continue to have the opportunity to be involved with many pupil groups around the school.
We look forward to helping Year 4 develop and grow.
This week, year 4 began learning about Pablo Picasso in art. They looked at the blue period, rose period and abstract period and interpreted some of his paintings from these times. They also looked at drawing faces using the correct proportions and had a go themselves.
Over the past 4 weeks, year 4 have been learning about different Roman myths and the features included in myths. They spent a week writing their myth and then published them as their own myth book with a front cover and detailed pictures.
Over the past five weeks, year 4 have enjoyed taking part in weekly yoga sessions. This week they were practising different yoga balances including the flying flamingo and tree pose.
Year 4 have been learning about the story of Rama and Sita. This week we focused on the Hindu festival of light 'Diwali' and what Hindus do to celebrate their new year.
In dance this week, year 4 were practicing their straight leg kicks across the hall. Then they were encouraging each other during confidence circle where one child performs a move in the middle of the circle for the others to copy. The lesson was finished off with some theatre dance where the children had to use their bodies to become different objects or people including Venus the goddess of love.
In Science, Year 4 have begun our Animals including humans topic. We looked at the organs involved in the digestive system and labelled the outline of our own bodies.