Year 4ST: Blog items

Spring Term 2 Update

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:00pm

This half term has been completely jam-packed! 

In Maths, the children have been doing lots of work on decimals and measurement, particularly in area and perimeter.

In English, we have been reading The Water Horse, which the children have loved and we have written our own stories around the theme of a mysterious creature! We have also been planning information leaflets on water and its importance!

In CC, we have been looking at the water cycle and how we can save water. We had a visitor from Water Aid come into the school and have decided to have a Bake Sale on the 2nd April at 3.30pm.

Ordsall Hall Trip

Date: 31st Jan 2019 @ 11:47am

On Monday we had a great time at Ordsall Hall. It was great to see all the children participating in the activities and learning so much about the Tudors. It really bought the topic to life. We were able to dress up, make scented bags and experience life as a Tudor servant in the kitchen. 

Thank you to our lovely parent helpers who helped made the trip a great success. 

 

Christmas Party

Date: 17th Dec 2018 @ 4:12pm

Today 4ST celebrated Christmas in style at our Christmas class party! We dressed up, played games, ate party food and won some cool prizes. Everyone was well and truly in the Christmas sprit and really enjoyed themselves. 

Thank you to all the parents for the generous food donations. It was all yummy!

 

Poetry Performance

Date: 13th Dec 2018 @ 12:45pm

Today in reading the children were asked to perform in groups one of the earthquake poems they have been reading this week. As part of their poetry unit we have learnt about the structure and presentation of poems, the reasons why poetry is written and the different literary devices that poets use. The performances were all excellent, some children were even able to learn their poems off by heart in a very short time. 

Christmas Dinner

Date: 12th Dec 2018 @ 4:53pm

 

Today was our delicious Christmas dinner. The children all enjoyed the tasty food and even those who chose to have a packed lunch still enjoyed their cracker. What a fantastic start to our Christmas celebrations! 

 

Santa Bus comes to school!

Date: 10th Dec 2018 @ 11:28am

This morning the children had a visit from a very special visitor. Father Christmas came on his bus to wish the children a Merry Christmas and give them all a present. It was a great time and we all loved it. 

Year 4 Spring 1 Spellings

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.

Week

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

1

(doubling consonant)

cornered

fastened

beginning

gardening

preferred

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

 

2

(‘u’ makes a hard ‘g’)

guide

guitar

guarantee

guess

guilt

famous

favourite

February

forward

fruit

3

(‘chuh’ spelt ‘ture’)

mixture

moisture

nature

adventure

picture

grammar

group

heard

herd

heart

4

(homophones)

scene

seen

male

mail

ball

bawl

height

history

imagine

increase

5

(Prefixes ‘inter’ and ‘anti’)

interrupt

intercept

international

antidote

antihero

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

6

(‘ian’ has a lot of jobs)

physician

optician

magician

politician

electrician

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

Decimal delight!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 4:36pm

This week in Year 4, we have been looking at decimals. Children used place value lines and dice to create random decimal numbers. They then practised saying the numbers out loud, not forgetting to say "point" for the decimal point.

Can you say the decimal numbers on these children's place value lines?

The seasons

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 12:42pm

This week Year 4 have been learning all about the seasons.

Swimming.

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.

Image result for swimming

Keep it up year 4!!!

Year 4 are computer programmers!!

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.

 

Image result for turtle art

 

Autumn 2 spellings

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:

Spelling rule

Year 3/4 word list

9th November

treasure

measure

pleasure

enclosure

closure

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

16th November

Joe’s pencil case

James’ bicycle

Hannah’s book

Alice’s ice cream

Mrs Hughes’ car

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

23rd November

peace

piece

main

mane

fare

fair

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

30th November

they

weigh

eight

grey

sleigh

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

7th December

young

touch

trouble

country

does*

blood*

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

14th December

chef

brochure

parachute

machine

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

School Council Voting day

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. 

4 times tables game

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.

Times tables

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. 

Mayan Food Launch

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! 

Mayan Exhibition

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. 

Mayan clay tiles

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. 

 

 

What would you do in an earthquake?

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' 

 

 

Mayan Masks

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. 

Mayan Man!

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. 

Oil Pastel Art

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.

World book day

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!

Water topic launch

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?

 

Tudor holiday home learning

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!

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