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Year 4

Welcome to Our Year 4 Class Page

Here you will be able to find out about the learning we are enjoying in school, as well as keeping up to date with important information about the class. The children have started their learning journey beautifully in Year 4 and we are already so proud of how well they are adapting to the daily routines and their new responsibilities. Thank you for your support at home - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office (admin@olol.org.uk) and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Kind regards,

Miss Gill and Mrs. Gee

Please find the slides used from our Parent Presentation below.

Important information

Miss Gill will teach the class on Mondays, Tuesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs. Gee will teach the class on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays.

Mrs. Trenoweth is our class TA on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There may be some weeks where this is different but we will always let the children know ahead of any changes to the normal routine.

 

P.E.

PE will be taught on Mondays and the children will have Forest School on Tuesdays. Please ensure that the children are in PE uniform - it would be preferable for children not to wear earrings on PE days, however if this is not possible they should be covered in micropore tape. Please also ensure that long hair is tied back.

 

Reading

Children have now been set up on our new reading scheme. Thank you for your support in helping your child to read daily at home - We are encouraging the children to change their books only once a week so as to have the opportunity to delve deeper into each book. You will find a list of appropriate questions to ask the children about their reading at the back of their home learning books.

 

Home Learning

Home learning will be handed out on Fridays and collected on Thursdays. Please encourage your child to be responsible for bringing their own home learning books in.

Term 5

English

 

This term, we have been reading Gregory Cool. A story which opens the children's eyes up to what it feels like to be in a strange place, outside of your comport zone as well as travelling the world.

 

This story is about a young boy called Gregory. Gregory lives in England, but he has to spend the summer in Tobago with his grandparents. He doesn't like the heat, the food and the lack of a television and gadgets. Do you think he will have a miserable summer?

 

A Caribbean Feast! (Geography)

In Geography, we have been learning about the distribution of world food. There are plenty of foods that are grown in hotter climates that travel the globe to get to us. We had a taste of these; sugar cane, plantain, salt fish and cassava chips were firm favourites.

In Art, we are being inspired by the Caribbean and creating our own batik designs on tropical animals and plants.

Learning from Each Other

We took the opportunity to learn from each other and to experience what it is like to be a teacher. Animals were the subject material. What a lot we know!

Term 4

We went over to join the Parish Mass with Father Jim and took our 'Door of Temptation' work to share. We spoke about our learning, what tempts us and how we overcome our temptations.

Forest School

We head out, come rain or shine, to learn in our outdoor environment. We have been looking at habitats and taking care of our planet by having a litter pick.

English

 

This term in English we will be looking at 'The Wolf's Footprint', a tale which delves into poverty, hunger and a family's struggle to survive with an interesting and magical twist. We will be using it to get into different mindsets and characters feelings. It will also closely tie in with our Science topic of Animals and Habitats.

Music Lessons

This term we have started our violin lessons. Year 4 have proved themselves to be very keen musicians!

TERM 2

This term, we have been reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. It is a classic adventure story about a young girl who goes on a quest to find the secrets of firework making. She comes across a fair few dangers but, due to her courage and the help of some loyal friends, she comes out the other side better and stronger. We have been using this book to learn how to use speech to move a story along and also using fronted adverbials to add more description to our writing.

Erupting Volcanoes

In science this term, we have been looking at volcanoes and earthquakes. We really enjoyed erupting our very own volcanoes and creating a bit of devastation and destruction in the classroom.

Archery

We were lucky enough to be visited by some amazing archery teachers who showed us how to score the most points. Year 4's focus during this was incredible and so many of the children made a huge amount of progress in just an hour!

Circus Skills

During Primary Enterprise, we learned some circus skills. You really have to practice, practice, practice if you want to get good at things. Our resilience and determination really helped us!

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