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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 4

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 Ancient Egyptians
  • The Anglo-Saxons
  • Digestion and teeth
  • Persuasive writing
  • Pablo Picasso

 

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.

 

 

Welcome to Year 4 Parent Presentation

Summer Home Learning

Summer Curriculum Map

Week commencing: Monday 12th July Class trip to Knebworth House

The children, and staff, had a fabulous time at Knebworth Gardens and Park.  As always Year 4 demonstrated excellent behaviour and were a joy to take out.

Week commencing: Monday 5th July L/I: To explore and create Egyptian Sarcophagi

The children completed Ancient Egyptian Home Learning producing amazing sarcophagi.

The children took part in Art's week.  They took part in a drama workshop; learnt how to make props; painted Egyptian tomb paintings; decorated stones for the well-being area and performed a class song to Year 3.

Week commencing: Monday 28th June L/I: To complete a bee survey, predict, collect data, present data and draw conclusions.

The children took part in the maths and science day which focused upon bees.  The children learnt lots of interesting facts about bees.  They made predictions, carried out a survey, produced graphs and drew conclusions.

Week commencing: Monday 21st June L/I: To explore new non-fiction books.

The children had the opportunity to explore the new books which have been purchased for the school non-fiction library.

Week commencing: Monday 14th June L/I: To classify solids and liquids.

The children investigated different objects and classified them as liquid or solids.  They discussed the criteria they were using to classify.

Week commencing: Monday 7th June L/I: To explore the Ancient Egyptians

Stevenage museum visited and we took part in an Egyptian workshop.  There were lots of different activities including the mummification of a body!  We had lots of fun and have learnt a lot.

Week commencing: Monday 24th May L/I: To explore greenhouses and stable structures

The children explored greenhouses discussing their purpose and the features needed.  They looked at different greenhouses and identified the features.  They then explored how to make a structure stable.

Week commencing: Monday 17th May L/I: To explore the climate of Spain.

The children explored information and data about the climate in Spain.  They then watched some weather forecasts for Spain and wrote their own using the data.

Week commencing: Monday 10th May L/I: To use the repeat command when using Logo.

The children explored using the 'repeat' command whist creating shapes in Logo.

Week commencing: Monday 3rd May L/I: To complete a simple circuit.

The children worked together to create a simple circuit.  They were then challenged to see if they could add an extra bulb and explain what happened.

Week commencing: Monday 26th April L/I: To participate in a Yoga session.

The children very much enjoyed participating in a Yoga session.  They explored different poses and learnt techniques to help them relax.

Week commencing Monday 19th April L/I: To explore Spain

The children started to explore Spain using atlases, Google Earth, photos and information sheets.  The children explored the similarities and differences between Spain and the United Kingdom and began to explore the physical features of Spain.

Week commencing Monday 12th April L/I: To explore and present poetry

The class have been exploring poems written by Allan Ahlberg.  They worked with a group to perform their favourite poem and also explained what they liked and didn't like about the selection of poems explored.

Week commencing: Monday 22nd March L/I: To explore the work of artist Frida Kahlo

The children explored the life and work of artist Frida Kahlo.  They used pastels to recreate sections of some of her famous pieces.

Week Commencing Monday 15th March L/I: To create clay tiles to represent the rainforest.

Week commencing Monday 8th March World Book Day

The children dressed up in some truly amazing costumes inspired by their favourite books.  We had fun guessing the characters and books and took part in lots of World Book Day related activities.

Week commencing: Monday 14th December L/I: To sew a seasonal stocking

The children have designed, sewed and evaluated their seasonal stockings.  Everyone worked exceptionally hard and should be proud of their lovely stockings.

Week commencing: Monday 7th December L/I: To present results and draw conclusions

This week we explored what had happened to the eggs in the different liquids.  We were quite shocked by some of the results and were able to conclude that drinking water and milk would keep your teeth healthy.

Week commencing Monday 30th November L/I: To make a prediction

In science this week we have set up an investigation to see what will happen to a boiled egg when placed in different liquids.  We have put the eggs into cola, milk, orange juice and water and will observe them over the next week.  We had to give our prediction and a reason why we have made the prediction.

Week commencing Monday 23rd November L/I: To explore Brazil

The children had a great day exploring Brazil.  They used atlases, Google Earth and pictures and videos to answer the question: Is land use the same across the whole of Brazil?  They identified physical and human features in different areas of Brazil.  They learnt about the weather, the size and location of Brazil and explored Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon rainforest and learnt about the products which the Amazon provides us with.

Week commencing 17th November 2020 L/I: To explore different stitches

The children explored different types of stitches which they will use when they make their seasonal stockings.  Nearly all of the children were able to thread their own needle and tie a knot in their thread.

Week commencing Monday 9th November L/I: To evaluate Christmas stockings

The children spent time evaluating Christmas stockings.  They discussed which features were necessary and which were for decoration.

Week commencing Monday 2nd November L/I: To explore non-chronological reports and build appropriate vocabulary

The children have started to explore non-chronological reports. They have identified the features, explored grammar techniques which will be used when writing their reports and collected appropriate vocabulary to use.  Next week, they will write their own report about an imaginary bird.

Week commencing Monday 19th October L/I: To learn about solving disputes and conflict.

The class shared examples of conflicts they had experienced.  The children completed a role-play of the conflict and how they could resolve it.  Some ideas for resolving conflicts were: walking away, finding a win-win situation, compromise and negotiation.

Week commencing Monday 12th October L/I: To explore Pablo Picasso

The children had previously explored art work by Pablo Picasso and learnt how to draw a self portrait.  They then produced their own Pablo Picasso inspired art work.

Week commencing Monday 5th October L/I: To explore mental health

To celebrate 'Hello Yellow Day' we wore yellow to school.  We completed our 'Hope clouds' and shared our hopes for the future.  We had an opportunity to take part in some relaxing meditation.

Week commencing Monday 28th September L/I: To investigate working collaboratively

We explored working collaboratively and read the story 'What the Ladybird Heard'.  We talked about how working together enables tasks to be completed. We then worked together to move a piece of paper across the table without touching it!

Week commencing Monday 21st September. L/I: To understand the process of invasion and settlement

As a class we played an invasion game so that we could see how the Anglo-Saxon invasion took place.

Week commencing Monday 7th September. L/I: To sort and classify food groups.

In science we sorted food into groups and then investigated which food groups give us energy and help to maintain our bodies.

Week commencing Monday 31st August. L/I: To explore our experiences of Lock down.

Welcome back to school!  It has been so lovely this week to see the children back and engaged with their learning.  We discussed our experiences during lock down and used these to write a poem.
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