Year 4ST: Blog items
Date: 5th Dec 2018 @ 5:40pm
Here are the spellings for Spring 1 in Year 4. Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.
Spellings will be tested on Fridays.
Year 3/4 word list
(‘u’ makes a hard ‘g’)
(‘chuh’ spelt ‘ture’)
(Prefixes ‘inter’ and ‘anti’)
(‘ian’ has a lot of jobs)
Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 12:42pm
This week Year 4 have been learning all about the seasons.
Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:26pm
Every Wednesday morning year 4 go swimming to East Manchester Lesiure Centre. At first some of the children were scared to get into the water but now everybody is doing really well with their swimming through perseverance!
Some children have already received their 5metres and 10metres certificates.
Keep it up year 4!!!
Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 10:22pm
This half term in year 4 we are learning to be computer programmers. We are using a program called turtle art to explore sequencing a set of instructions.
If you want to practise using this at home you can download here http://www.icompute-uk.com/primary-computing-resources.html
This week we practised dragging programming blocks to draw a variety of shapes. We then used the repeat button to make the instructions simpler.
We are looking forward to extending our knowledge next week.
Date: 25th Nov 2018 @ 9:55pm
As part of our school improvement goals to improve spelling at Ravensbury we will be using a new spelling programme called No Nonsense Spelling.
Spelling lists will be sent home at the beginning of each half term. Please practise the spellings for each week with your child at home using a range of strategies and tick the ones you used on the homework sheet.
Spellings will be tested on Fridays.
Spellings tested on:
Year 3/4 word list
Joe’s pencil case
Alice’s ice cream
Mrs Hughes’ car
Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 12:54pm
Today was polling day at Ravensbury.
The children had the opportunity to vote in our school elections for school council. During the week children who wanted to, gave speeches explaining why they would make good school council representatives.
After the votes were counted Phoebe was elected and will represent 4ST for the year on our school council.
Date: 15th Nov 2018 @ 10:28am
Today, Year 4 used 0-9 dice to play a 4 times tables game. They had to roll the dice and times the number by 4. If the number was in their line, they could cross it out on the page. First person to cross all the numbers out wins! You can download the template below to play at home with your child. There is a random number generator on google that you could use instead of a dice. Click here to use it.
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:48pm
In year 4 we are having a real push on children learning their times tables and division facts and we need your help at home! We are starting with 4,8,3 and 6. Please try and learn them at home and include the division facts. The children need to be really quick when they recall the facts. We will be having 10 minute practice times every day in school and a test each Friday where they will be able to achieve a bronze, sliver or gold level certificate. Remember repetition is the key! Keep on learning.
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:21pm
To launch our Mayan topic we tried some typical Mayan food. The children were really brave and even tried the chillies that were on offer! The enjoyed the chocolate even though it was dark. They were excited to find out that he Mayans were so in favor of corn that they even had their own corn god!
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:20pm
To finish our Mayan topic we held a Mayan museum exhibition for children in year 3. We showed them our learning books and held talks about what we have learnt this term. We also displayed our creative glyphs and masks which they really liked. Year 4 are really proud of all their learning.
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:01pm
In October the children had the opportunity to work with the school artist to create a Mayan Glyph clay tile. They had to use clay and layer to create the effect of a tile. The outcome was really effective.
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 3:59pm
This term year four are learning about earthquakes and their effect on people. To launch the topic children were 'transported' to an earthquake zone where they 'woke' to find a broken plate on the floor. The children generated some fantastic questions about what they would do in the situation. 'Find cover under a table' 'Get outside' 'shout for help'
Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 2:55pm
In October we had the opportunity to make our Mayan Masks with our school art teacher. We worked really hard to ensure that they had the correct detail. We used oil pastels to colour them. We were really pleased with the end reuslt. The mask being held up below would have been like a mask used in a Mayan festival.
Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 12:44pm
In October year 4 had a great day when they were visted by a Mayan Man! He came all the way from the ancient lands of Mexico and taught us about life in Mayan times.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 2:00pm
We spent an afternoon learning how to use oil pastels effectively to create stunning landscape drawings of Castleton. We are really excited that we’re going to be visiting this rural landscape next week as part of our Creative Curriculum work this half term.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:00pm
We have a wonderful time celebrating World Book day today. The children made a fantastic effort with their costumes – well done everyone. We has a great time in the hall sharing stories with other children from year 1 and 3. It was lovely to have some parents visit this morning to share a story with the children. I hope the they day encourages all the children to pick up a book and get reading at home!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm
Today year four had a visit from Dave, a volunteer from Water Aid. He told us all about the work the charity does in counties that don’t have access to clean water or sanitation. Its was really interesting. We decided as a year group that we would like to raise money this term to give to the charity Water Aid. We have been challenged to think of interesting ways to do this. What could you think of?
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:54pm
What a pleasure it was to come to school this morning and be greeted with such wonderful holiday homework. I was so impressed with all the models, PowerPoint presentations booklets. It was great to see it all! Oliver Pr even made us some Tudor biscuits from a recipe he found on line -how creative! He brought enough in for us all to share which was lovely, a tasty treat. Thank you Oliver!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:53pm
Thank you so much to all the children who did their extra home learning, following a Tudor recipe and making Tudor gingerbread!
We all had a taste of it this afternoon, some children loved it and others were not so keen. It is interesting to think about how differently the Tudors lived and learn about the good they ate. I wonder if you can research any more old recipies af home!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:52pm
Today we looked at equlivilent fractions using smarties and a fraction wall. This helped the children to see how fractions that are written differently but have the same value. We look forward to seeing you at our class maths drop in.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:50pm
We had a great day today at Ordsall Hall, the children loved the dressing up and meeting the Tudor charcters. It was a great way to bring the Tudor period to life. Apparently the house is haunted and some children saw the ghost of Lady Grey. I hope they all had a great day and were able to learn lots. Thank you to the three lovely parent helpers, you were great!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:49pm
Today in maths we had fun practicing our measuring skills. We used tape measures to answer different questions for example : a persons hieight is the same length as their outstretched arms – true or false?
Why not try at home and see what you find out.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:47pm
Today 4SH launched their new topic the Tudors, this term we will be learning all about Tudor life and exploring how the time period changed Britain forever. We started by becoming archaeologists and digging to find Tudor historical sources. We used these to explore what Tudor life would have been like and how it would differ to 2018.
The children had some great ideas, do ask your child at home about the dig.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:46pm
We had a great chistmas party today. There was plenty of food and lots of fun had by all. The children really enjoyed playing games both in the hall and in the classroom. We had some very good statues in one game and a great game of musical chairs.
Thank you for all the generous donations of food. I wish you all a very merry Christmas
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 3:45pm
We all enjoyed a very tasty Christmas dinner today. The children all had a great time and the food was delicious.