Welcome to Year 4 2016-2017
|Phase Leader||Miss Jo Campling|
|Year 4||Teachers||Teaching assistants|
Miss Jo Campling (4C)
Mr Jonathan Kitchener (4C)
|Curriculum Jigsaw (whole year overview)||Useful resources or information|
|Autumn term curriculum
overview (Autumn 2016)
Thank you to all who were able to attend our French Café. The children had great fun practising their language skills and sharing their work.
This term, some of the children in Year 4 are taking part in 'Happiness Workshops'. The sessions form part of our on going social and emotional well-being and Lifeskills work and, if the trial is successful, we hope that this will become a regular part of the Year 4 curriculum.
What a busy term it has been so far! We have been 'getting stuck in' to our learning and showing responsibility in our preparations for our Lower Junior Production.
As our theme this term is France, on 28th February, Year 4 enjoyed making crepes, for our very own Pancake Day. The week before we had undertaken some very serious tasting of shop pancakes VS home-made pancakes and tried different fillings both savoury and sweet. Nearly everyone tried something new or a different combination of fillings for their pancakes. On Crepe Tuesday, everyone then made batter mix, cooked their own pancakes and added their chosen ingredients. It was great fun and everyone enjoyed their crepes.
Doing something Booky
We had great fun for our Roald Dahl themed Book Day. The costumes were great! Everyone created their own book characters and created their own Willy Wonka style sweet machine, creating a diagram to show how it worked and what the sweet looked like. A great fun day had by all!
Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits – rehearsals are going well. Everyone is working hard, practising their lines, song words and thinking about their stage directions. It is a really fun play, not long left now till show day!
4C are cooking this week. We hope you enjoy the tasty offerings they bring home. Any pictures would be gratefully received.
Times tables practice continues - this week please focus on the 3 and 6 times tables, especially the corresponding division facts. The website link below will take you to some fun games which may help. http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
We have been really impressed with how the children are getting 'stuck in' in order to meet their targets. Thank you for you support.
Maldon Visit - Beware of the Vikings!
On Wednesday 5th October, Year 4 visited Maldon Prom and took a stroll along the sea wall to Northey Island. On the causeway, we were halted by some fierce Vikings, who blocked the way to the island. Luckily, the Vikings turned out to be friendly and were able to give us lots of information about The Battle of Maldon and life during Viking times. Following a walk on Northey Island, we charged like Vikings down to the causeway and then walked sensibly back to the Prom. In the afternoon, we sketched the statue of Brythnoth, withstanding the rather gusty wind, and watched in awe as the tide came in and covered the causeway (thank goodness we were back on dry land)! Also, we followed a tree trail and identified some of the trees in the park. Despite the wind, it was a fantastic day. Thank you to all the parents who helped to make this a wonderful day for Year 4 to remember .
Abbeygate Concert Band
Year 4 had a great time listening to the Abbeygate Band on Wednesday 28th September. They soon got us tapping our feet and bouncing along to lots of great tunes. A lovely afternoon had by all.