Year 4

Welcome to Year 4
For more information about Year 4, please click below:
Please click below for the Project Map for terms 5 and 6.
Year 3 and 4 Wow Day!
We launched our Innovation, Ingenious and Invention Project o Wednesday with a fantastic Wow day! In the morning we wrote our names in hieroglyphics on papyrus paper, made scarab beetles, sunset painting and Egyptian flatbreads. In the afternoon we attempted mummification which proved to be trickier than expected. We also tasted our flatbreads with hummous and tzatziki dips. For dessert we tried two traditional dishes: a sweet apple cous cous and a honey pudding called palace bread.
On Thursday 3rd May, the children went to Churchill academy for a morning of challenging stereotypes. The girls took part in a science morning where they investigated slime, water and lung capacity. They also got to meet some lovely ladies who have worked in scientific/ engineering fields.
 
The boys were dancing all morning. They looked at body percussion routines as well as stomp routines and tried out different ways that we can make rhythm. The boys then learnt a routine, choreographed their own routine and then performed it to the girls.  
 
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We have worked really hard and produced these amazing biographies about Tutankhamun. The children began by writing a biography about themselves. They then looked at WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) and created a success criteria, as a class, to help them make their next one a WAGOLL. Following this, they researched the life of Tutankhamun using the laptops, ipads and books. The focus has been on editing and improving our writing all the time as well as using conjunctions to extend our sentences. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!
For your information-
Reading is so important!
We encourage you to listen to your child read and discuss the text at least three times a week. Sometimes it is hard to know what to ask them so below is some ideas of the type of questions that you could be asking your child whilst they are reading with you.
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Click on the link below for SPaG games that will help develop understanding of SPaG-
Times Tables
Being able to recall the times tables is  huge skill and will have benefits across all areas of the Maths curriculum. Make sure that your child is practising their times tables regularly at home. Here is some links that might help-